Hello hello! Can you believe this weather?? For those of you in the northern half of the states, you know what I mean. For those of you in the lower half….you’re verrrrry lucky. I can’t believe it was just two weeks ago that I was jogging outside in 60* weather. Now the windchills have been around -15* the past few days. It’s just miserable! What is the weather like where you live?
My parents on going on a trip to the Bahamas in February. I’m very happy that they get to do that, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a tad bit jealous. Oy.
Anyway, I suppose that’s enough complaining about the weather. Let’s get on to the eats!
Again, only one breakfast over the past week: Greek yogurt, cereal, and raisins. I actually changed it up over the weekend by adding some defrosted mixed berries. Look at that pretty color!
Kind of matches this sunset I witnessed on Saturday evening!
The day after we made this soup, I enjoyed a huge bowl as leftovers for lunch. I said it before, but there really is nothing like homemade chicken noodle soup when you’re sick!
This combination really is just amazing. It sounds like you all agree!
Over the course of two nights, I enjoyed this bottle of Apricot Cider. My dad bought it from a specialty store for me, and it was really good! And imported from England. 🙂
Finally, I made up a batch of Homemade Chocolate Clif Bars over the weekend, which I have been
living off of snacking on throughout the day today. (I’ve had a busy day.)
(Another recycled photo.)
Of course, there was the soup. But over the weekend I tried out a new recipe of my own creation. There is a recipe contest going on locally that I wanted to invent something for, and I came up with this amazing dish.
I’m going to call it: Savory Apple and Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops.
It’s a mouthful (pun intended) but WOW was it good! After I submit the recipe to the contest I will post it on here. It was especially exciting because I got to use my beautiful Dutch oven. 😀
On the side were some rolls. I cheated with these – I used premade frozen rolls. However, I doctored them up a bit by rolling them in butter then Italian herb mixture, and finished them off with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
I was in the baking mood over the weekend, and decided to whip up a small batch of vanilla cupcakes. I threw in some sprinkles last minute because I love confetti things (cakes, cookies, whatever!).
The sprinkles bled their color a bit, but the cupcakes were delicious and still pretty cute!
I’ll have the recipe up for you all soon. 🙂
Workouts January 20-26
Sunday: 35 minutes elliptical trainer
Monday: off (I was still feeling ill)
Tuesday: 25 minutes jogging + 20 minutes walking on treadmill
Wednesday: P90X Ab Ripper + 60 squats, 20 pushups, 60 bicep curls
Friday: 25 minutes jogging + 25 minutes walking on treadmill
Saturday: P90X Yoga
In other news, I still have not taken my camera to be fixed, which is why my WIAWs have been a little sparse lately. I really need to get that done…
I will end awkwardly with a question for you all: what is your favorite comfort food or food to eat when you’re not feeling well?
Have a great day! 🙂