Saturday, December 27, 2008

Relaxation

by Meghann on December 27, 2008

Today has been a nice change of pace from the week I just had and the week I have ahead. I am currently vegging on Caitlin’s couch where we just watched the entire Harry Potter 5 movie in HD on her new AMAZING tv and are now preparing for a night out at the wine bar. It’s nice and refreshing not to be in any sort of a rush.

Rewinding back to earlier today I met Caitlin and fellow blogger, Kathryn, for a bike ride at J Blanchard Park.

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Again we took advantage of their free bike rentals. We took our time and did a nice, easy 9 miles on the bike. RIding bikes s really a great way to get to know people. The three of us chatted the entire ride and really got to know Kathryn. She’s just as sweet as every other blogger I have met. I have made another great friend in the Orlando area through the blogging world and can not wait to get together again.

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Before the bike ride I snacked on a tangerine, which of course did not hold me over at all on the ride. My stomach was growling the entire ride.

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After the ride Caitlin and I said good bye to Kathryn and went to one of my favorite places, Designer Greens, for a late lunch.

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I ordered a full salad of Mix Greens, Avocado, Tomato, Gala Apple, Mushrooms, Goat Cheese & Herb Dusted Chicken.

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I had the Feta – Vinaigrette Dressing on the side for fork dipping.

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Even though I cleaned my bowl, I was pretty hungry only an hour later. I blame the missing carbs! So I had a piece of toast with half Cashew Butter & half Raspberry Jam. It filled the void temporarily.

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This is the point in the day when we lounged on the couch and watched Harry Potter ๐Ÿ™‚

Dinner was a collaborative effort of both Caitlin and myself. Basically we just pulled everything from the fridge and mushed it together to make bean burgers ๐Ÿ™‚

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For the Bean Burger we combined:

  • Black Beans
  • Left Over Turkey
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Sweet Potato
  • Red Onion
  • Whole Wheat Flour

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We combined everything and made two patties we seared on the stove top. They came out really, really well. I loved the addition of turkey to the bean burger.

We also had Butternut Squash Fries with kethchup on the side.

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And a little Plum Tomato to round out the plate.

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To tame my sweet tooth after dinner I had a couple Dove Dark Chocolate covered Almonds. Yum!

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Now we’re preparing for an impromptu Bachelorette Party for the future Mrs. Future Husband.

We even got Caitlin in a nifty veil to hopefully attract some free drinks our way ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It’s Caitlin’s last weekend of freedom so we’re going to go all out! Don’t wait up!

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Pumpkin Pancakes

December 27, 2008

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