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Lazy Friday Night

by Meghann on January 16, 2009

For some reason I am always the least inspired to make dinner on Friday nights. Maybe its the fact that I am ready to relax for the weekend, or that old plea in the back of my head that Friday should be a date night, but the inspiration it just never there.

Tonight instead of getting out the cooking pans and making a big effort for dinner, I just dove into my freezer for a quick, pre-made meal. With the cold weather still looming I went with the most practical option, Oatmeal Chili. I didn’t realize until I was looking for the link that I made this way back in October… oh well it was still good. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I topped the Chili with some Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese

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…and had some Harvest Whole Wheat Crackers on the side for dipping.

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My freezer supply of soup is actually getting pretty low, I think I’m inspired to make some more next week, especially if this cold front keeps up.

My snack this afternoon was a combination I am quite proud of.

I started off with a Kashi Apple Cereal Bar…

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But when I was digging in the drawer for my snack I noticed my left over Cashew Butter from my morning snack and decided it would be a brilliant idea to dip the cereal bar into the cashew butter.

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I was right! it was brilliant and oh so tastey! I’m now convinced you can dip anything in nut butter and have it be great. ๐Ÿ™‚

After dinner tonight I headed over to Caitlin’s to catch up over the past two weeks.

She brought back a beautiful little jacket for Abbie from China Town that Abbie went nuts over. Unfortunately I never got to get a picture of it. But I know that Abbie loves her present very much.

For some reason, their apartment was overflowing with chocolate so I happily aided them in relieving the problem. No arm twisting needed.

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It was another long week and I’m ready to crash. I plan on getting a great run in early tomorrow morning.

Good Night!

1 Nicole January 17, 2009 at 12:01 am

Oatmeal chili sounds very interesting!

I agree with you about the nut butters. I have yet to find something I don’t like dipped in nut butter.

2 Sharon January 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

MMMM, now I need to try cashew butter!
Have a great night!

3 fitforfree January 17, 2009 at 12:09 am

cashew butter makes everything better ๐Ÿ™‚ especially apples!

have a great run tomorrow!

4 Mica January 17, 2009 at 12:30 am

I’ve never tried any nut butter besides PB, so I am off to find some this weekend!

5 caitlin January 17, 2009 at 1:04 am

haha for chinese jackets!!

6 eatingbender January 17, 2009 at 1:56 am

Totally agree with you on the nut butter. I put some in my sorbet tonight. Am I a weirdo or what? I’ve also put it in cottage cheese before – very tasty!

I love Lindt!

7 sarahannmatheny January 17, 2009 at 2:42 am

Sounds like a good night…low key is sometimes best, especially when you are hitting the pavement early! I’ll be right there with you, girl!

8 redheadyellowdog January 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

I definitely agree that everything tastes in good in nut butters!

Enjoy your run this morning! I wish I could go out but it’s 9 degrees outside!!!

9 VeggieGirl January 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

Fabulous chili!!

10 redheadyellowdog January 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

I definitely agree that everything tastes in good in nut butters!

Enjoy your run this morning!

11 Shelby January 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

I LOVE oatmeal chili! It’s so delicious =)

12 Melissa S. January 17, 2009 at 9:43 am

yay for movie w/ caitlin!!

and nut butter on the tlc bar…now that sounds like my kind of snack!!!

i just sent you an email about a meet up!! check it check it!!

13 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2009 at 9:48 am

Hey Meghann,
I’m the same ay with Friday nights as they were always pizza delivery nights for my family. Maybe I should start a new tradition with homemade pizza every Friday. That might be kind of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

I agree – nut butter tastes good on EVERYTHING!

Hope you had fun with Caitlin and the huz.

PS – I just looked at your Christmas pics from the last few years. You look like a completely different person from 4 years ago. Crazy. You look awesome.

14 Sarah W. January 17, 2009 at 10:37 am

glad u had fun catching up w/ caitlin! omg that oatmeal chili looks SCRUMPTIOUS!

15 kristi January 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I totally agree with you; ANYTHING can be dipped into nut butter! yum! And your waffles look veeerrry good, too!

16 angiismyname January 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

so your frozen chili made it even through your refrigerator breaking and it still tasted good. I am amazed! I wouldn’t be brave enough to try something like that

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