Monday, August 30, 2010
Peas and Carrots!
I am not gonna lie, I got a little giddy this morning when we went on our morning walk today when I got chill bumps from the chill in the air. Come on fall! My workout felt so good this morning. I got up on time at 5:50am, got going with some boot camp, then muscle toning (where I focused on my inner thighs and shoulders - weird, but felt good), got the boys out the door, ate some apple cinnamon oats and then off we went for our walk around the park. Yep that about covers it. Not too bad...

I made a big Sunday dinner last night. Not that I don't cook every night, but last night was a treat...there was roasting, baking and sauteing involved. I know I have talked about it before, but we are really working on lowering our food budget and eating a little more earth friendly, so when meat is involved it is a "treat" for the boys. They are actually really good with this plan. Thank goodness!

In fact, we are making a lot of food compromises lately. You see, I am not a huge fan of rice. However, I like brown rice. So, the illustrator and I have been talking a lot about how we eat and how to incorporate more of our (our meaning everyone's) favorites and how to improve things so we all like what we are eating.

I also feel it's important for our meals to have the same basic components. I thought the brussels sprouts were going to be the best part of dinner last night, but really the whole thing made us ALL happy!

The menu last night was oven roasted chicken (boys), chickpea patties (me), sauteed brussels sprouts and "not" chick'n flavored rice with peas and carrots. YUM!

Have you tried the Not-Chick'n broth yet? Oh my gosh, it is the best I have ever tasted before! The illustrator will back me on this too! Every time we run out of it, he tells me it needs to be a new staple. The man is all about his staples. We LOVE it!

The other part that made the rice so good...frozen peas and carrots! Jay meet vegetables...vegetables meet Jay. This morning, he actually told me that it was the best chicken flavored rice he ever had. I realize he is 12, but I will take that. I was afraid the peas and carrots would get mushy, but I added them in the last 20 minutes to the top of the rice so they essentially steamed and they were perfect!

Oh and just for HEAB...the boys' brussel sprouts were sauteed with rendered bacon fat.  Mine were sauteed with delicious coconut butter!

I am off to enjoy the leftovers!

Does it feel like fall where you are?

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