I’m Not Sleeping but Sunday’s are Still Sensational :)
Posted Apr 10 2011 11:05pm
Yesterday was rough! I traveled about 3 hours to NY for a cousin’s baby shower, just me and the Little Bean. In and of itself that wouldn’t have been a big deal. But getting home at 10PM and then trying to get some sleep while nursing a 3 week old just wasn’t happening. I vented a little on Baby’s First Year blog . Little Bean seems to have his nights and days mixed up. It’s pretty normal and I know it will pass but right now it’s killing me! I’m exhausted.
But I’ve been keeping up my food journal!
It’s the little things I do for me that help me stay sane. :)
Then a small plate of pasta. Have I told you this party was on my Italian side? ;)
For the main course we had our choice of a few dishes. I went with the salmon.
It came with a side of fried mashed potatoes. That’s what that mozzarella stick looking thing is. I took 1 bite and left the rest. Why? Well because I knew…
The cake was coming.
After the shower I went to visit my great Aunt and Uncle. Again, on the Italian side. Of course I couldn’t escape without eating something. They bought an Italian cheesecake just for us. I didn’t really want it but I couldn’t turn it down either. SO I took a half of slice.
YES, that is actually half of what they hard portioned out for a serving. Unbelievable, right?
On the 3 hour ride home I decided on some protein. I discovered this gem a few months ago and it’s now my go to road snack when I need to pick something up in a pinch. Only 80 calories a serving and a nice lean protein!
Today started with a serving of a new experimental soup I was making for GreenLiteBites. It came out great and I hope to post the recipe tomorrow! (with better photographs as well. ;)
After the soup I straighten up in preparation for our houseguests. A couple of my friends were bringing over their kids to meet the baby. I made everyone grilled cheese on whole wheat and we tons of fruit and veggies on the side. It was a great lunch! I didn’t snap a photograph as I was too busy hosting. :)
After everyone left, Little Guy and I made some of my "Not Your Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies " Honestly, I just had a craving for them! I’m happy to say them came out great AGAIN! I’m also happy to say I stuck with a serving, unbelievably. Especially considering last time I made them, I downed at least 10. I just couldn’t stop myself.
In the afternoon, Little Guy and I went out to pick up groceries while The Husband stayed home with Little Bean. We also stopped at the candy store for a treat and I picked up this yummy chocolate bar.
It was a nice size serving for 190 calories. As you can see, Little Guy got something too. ;)
When we got home we put away the grocery. Honestly, we kind of just threw them in the fridge but hey.. at least we are prepared for the week.
Once everything was put away we made dinner. Using a package of Trader Joe’s pizza dough , I made a fabulous pizza out of leftovers and some fresh greens we just picked up tonight.
Honestly, it was DELICIOUS! I mixed some leftover taco meat and chicken in some leftover sauce I had in the fridge. I added a layer of diced up baby spinach and kale then topped it with some fancy shredded mozzarella and mexican cheese blend. The Little guy loved it too. :)
At the end of the day I sat with my two boys, nibbling on pizza and doing crafts.
There was no other place I wanted to be at that moment. It was the perfect ending to a fabulous weekend.