Oops. Time got away from me, and I ran out of time to post my Thanksgiving travel plans. Added to that, my ‘plan’ to blog while away was foiled by my own fumbling thumbs.*
So I flew up to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving with my BFF. Sweet–the flight is only 1 to 1 1/2 hours! Of course also involved was some driving to the airport, and then having to spend the night before in a hotel because I was worried about commuter traffic. Sigh. There is no way around it. Travel is expensive.
Still, we had a wonderful time, filled with laughter, quilt shop visits, sewing, cooking (well, my friend cooked, I watched,) and lots of movie watching. Only one walk took place. It was pretty rainy, and we were pretty busy doing other fun stuff. I’ve got a couple of new recipes to share with you!
First up–I had cut this Light Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe out of a magazine and wanted to try it. Pretty darn good, although I think I like traditional pumpkin pie better. That was the only thing I cooked for Thanksgiving! Heads up on the recipe: For some reason they don’t have you blend the cottage cheese in the blender. I added this step to make a smoother (and thicker) filling.
My friend had this recipe sent to her from her daughter-in-law, after telling her that all the recipes in a recent magazine were for side dishes that were over 500 calories per serving. This green bean recipe was absolutely outstanding (how much do I love that these recipes are already online!) And only 56 calories per serving. Tasted like much more.
Last up was cranberry relish. I had never had this before. No cooking necessary. It was especially outstanding when eaten in combo with the waldorf salad. I can also envision mixing it with cottage cheese. Or baked into the baked oatmeal? Even mixed into a chopped green salad with some turkey. Oh, the uses are endless when you find a new delicious food!
So on the long drive home (from the airport) I wrote out a renewed schedule that includes plenty of time for reading, quilting, exercise, and cleaning. The four major activity groups, right? Have I forgotten anything? Oh yes. Cooking. For me that does take a bit of time. Have to add that one into the schedule. My new, and hopefully realistic, exercise plan is to walk 1 hour in the morning Monday-Wednesday-Friday, and to visit the gym for one hour Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday.
I also thought about a renewed eating/losing weight plan. I’ll let you know more about that later in the week. For now I’ll leave you with a picture of this morning’s breakfast–something long time readers will know is unusual for me.
My version of an omelet. 1 egg, 2 egg whites, spinach, onion, and mushrooms. Pretty tasty and I just analyzed it–only 125 calories with 16 grams of protein!
* The fumbling thumbs reference is referring to my new Kindle Fire. I had grand visions of using it to blog while away from home. First of all, evidently WordPress does not have an ‘app’ for the Kindle Fire yet. So all I could have blogged was a post title. I even thought about writing the whole post in the title slot. But second of all? I need practice finger typing on this thing! I got so tired of trying to send emails and commenting on blogs, only to have all my hard work disappear because I brushed the wrong button, that I gave up after a while. I had a lot of fun playing video games on it though!