A staycation is where you are off of work, but you stay at home. Love it! I have a ton of stuff I want to do while I am off. I have lots of new recipes to try, one day I am going out to lunch with my Mom and going to a movie, then the day after Thanksgiving, Hannah and I are going to take the train downtown Chicago and see all the Christmas lights! And lots of fitness center time! 😀
I am glad I am not alone in grabbing the Christmas spirit too early! My blog friend (even though I am old enough to be her Mutti!) K and I are on the same page – Christmas music on the radio!! Um, since I have new readers this year, I have a confession to make. I like snowmen. Um, I may have about 300+ snowman of all shapes and sizes, not including the snowmen ornaments I have! It is my goal, to one year have an all snowman Christmas tree! 😀
Okay, back to today! I had no clue what to make for breakfast, so I stopped by Panera Bread. I called ahead, hoping my Power Breakfast Sandwich and Small Fruit Cup would be ready by the time I got there. Um, not so much! Now I have had issues with this Panera Bread before – they seem to have tons of people working, but its so f’ing slow! I get there, give them my name and he says it will be right up. Mind you, this is 10 minutes after I called in the order! I sit back, I wait. They said “we ran out of eggs so we are making more – it will be just a couple minutes.” Try 10 minutes later! So it took them 20 minutes to make a breakfast sandwich and fruit cup?
Once Tony has been to a place that has slow service, bad food, he won’t go back. Me, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. But I am seriously thinking I may just drive past this place! That being said, the Power Breakfast Sammie was. . . delicious! It has this sharp Vermont cheddar cheese that just pulled the whole thing together for me. So my thought is next time I order it 20 minutes before I want it! 😀
It was a very filling breakfast! I eat this around 8:45 and didn’t fix my lunch until 1:30! I took the rest of my Chinese food from last night and just rinsed it under cold water. I was left with 2 ounces of shrimp and 4 ounces of broccoli. I added carrot, bean sprouts and water chestnuts, and used my Korean bbq sauce at 20 calories a tablespoon for the seasoning.
Reason # 1,202 that I love my husband! He bought me these chips!
Yep – Habanero lime potato chips – so good! I had 1/2 a bag while the grill was getting to temperature.
Reason number #1,203 that I love my husband? He made dinner! I hog the kitchen all the time, but it is nice to sit back and get served dinner! 😀 On the menu? Man Food! Beef roast on the grill with salt and pepper baked potatoes. Heaven on a Plate!
Rare meat is at 140 degrees, so well pull our meat off at about 125 degrees, since it still cooks while resting. Perfect!
My plate: 6 ounces of potato, 1 pat of butter, 5 ounces of beef and 1 tablespoon of horseradish sauce.
Dinner was: 482 calories, 36 carbs, 16 fat and 47 protein
It was so nice out tonight that we sat outside and had a glass of wine while Tony was grilling. Thank you Tony for a great start to my relaxing staycation! I love you! 😀
Soon these days will be gone when our yard is filled with snow!
Stats for the Day:
- 1480 calories
- 44 fat
- 172 carbs
- 107 protein
- 18 fiber
- 50 minute walk at lunch
- 90 ounces of water – nice! 😀
Off to snuggle with Tony! See you tomorrow night! 😀