I had a very productive day today . . . and yet, I still lazed around a bit
reading blogs doing nothing.
I ate a healthy breakfast.
Breakfast: Pumpkin pancakes with a side of bacon
I did a 40 minute workout that consisted of Jillian Michaels Quick Trouble Zones, along with her Boost Metabolism workout (thanks Comcast On Demand!). What an incredible workout! Both of those workouts are kind of short (20 minutes) and they give a great workout individually. But when you do both of them back to back, it makes for an even more intense workout session. Glad I worked out even though my shoulders were still sore from Saturday’s 30 day shred workout.
I ate a healthy lunch and healthy snacks.
Lunch: Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites with green beans that I roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper, and some garlic powder. Yummy!
Snack#1: a handful of Trader Joe’s triple ginger gingersnaps
I made a visit to Whole Foods for some pasta sauce. It was hard to get myself dressed and go out in 20 degree weather.
I played with my dog a bit. Cold weather and snow flurries do not bother her. She still wants to play her little heart out!
I did a little Christmas shopping online. I love online shopping! I was in my pajamas the whole time. Now I have all of my Christmas shopping done, except for one gift. Success!
Even though my husband is out of town, I still cooked dinner for myself. It’s really tough cooking for one and I will probably have leftovers for a while. But it was worth it!
I made Stephanie’s Pizza Pot Pie and I believe that she got the idea from Jessica. This dish was very delicious. I did make a few changes. I omitted the mushrooms because, well, I hate them. I used American cheese instead of mozzarella (the latter gives me headaches) and I added some garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper to the pasta sauce mixture. Also, I made my own crust because I can’t have yeast right now. For my crust, I simply mixed 2 egg whites, half a cup of nonfat milk, a cup of flour, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a quarter teaspoon of salt.
The meal came out really well. The only complaint that I have is that the pasta mixture was a bit soupy. Maybe next time (and there will be a next time), I will add more meat or less sauce to help with that.
I paired this dish with some more roasted green beans
And a piece of 365 Mighty Organic Multigrain Bread.
Now I am relaxing in front of my space heater because I am too
cheap stubborn to turn the heat on.
Question: what do you make for dinner when you are cooking for one?