For various reasons, I didn’t have the best day. I won’t go into details because after about 4:30 p.m., my bad day turned good.
I was finished eating dinner, sitting with Craig at the table and went on my iPod touch to see who won fANNEtasticfood‘s Stonyfield yogurt giveaway and I saw my name announced as the winner! I thought I was imagining things. I couldn’t believe it and yelled with joy. I cannot wait to get my coupons and try all of those yogurts! Yogurt has been my favorite food since I was about 6. As a kid, I used to beg my parents for it and say “I want yogurt”–I know, I am a weird person. I eat it every day and find it helps my tummy troubles a lot. Thanks Anne and Stonyfield for the awesome giveaway. You truly made my day.
Eating a healthy, yummy dinner and going to yoga with Craig also made my evening excellent.
Since I have been paying attention to the fact that I need to be more creative in the kitchen and use recipes, I did precisely that tonight. Also, it helped that I literally had a dream about this recipe last night and I was eating it and saying how yummy it was. When I woke up, I thought, “I must make that for dinner tonight.” Of course, this dream was triggered by my reading Cooking Light magazine before bed last night and my focus on how good the recipe looked.
So, to fulfill my dream, I stopped by a grocery store on the way home and picked up the ingredients.
I made Brie, Apple and Arugula Quesadillas from the October 2010 issue of Cooking Light magazine.
It was a super easy recipe to prepare and make, which was what I needed so it could settle in my tummy and I could get to yoga on time.
It was light and tasty! I think I may make another one tonight and pack it for lunch tomorrow.
Craig and I went to yoga at the YMCA tonight. We warmed up on the elliptical a little and then got settled on our mats in the mini-gym. I really like the teacher on Thursday nights. He has a cool, calming voice, explains things well and I like the poses he has us do. Craig agreed. My husband is more of a Yogi than me, which is surprising to some people. He meditates every day, 40 minutes in the AM and 40 in the PM. Yoga was exactly what I needed after some tense moments throughout the day.
Recap of breakfast and lunch:
Breakfast was boring Honey Nut Cheerios and excellent Alterra coffee
Lunch was a quinoa dish, a blueberry Chobani yogurt and the baby carrots and the Newman’s Own Organic graham cookies were my dessert (they were super yummy). The banana & pretzels were my morning snacks. The pretzels were Newman’s Own Organics and weren’t my favorite.
Aaah, tomorrow is Friday! I may leave work a little early so I can hit the grocery store again. Meteorologists are predicting our first snowstorm of the season for Friday night into Saturday. Boo!