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The End of Another Weekend

by Meghann on March 15, 2009

I decided to be a bum in front of the TV the rest of the afternoon and watched a marathon of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Sometimes being a bum is the way to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

After a few hours of being a bum I was oddly inspired to do my 30 Day Shred Video. I missed out on shredding yesterday, but I will use my Sprint Tri and 2 Mile walk as my perfectly good excuse for the day.

I think each time I do the 20 minute work out it feels shorter and shorter, which is fine by me! My body is adapting to the moves and I am glad that I am now half way to starting level 2!

My fridge is now full to the max with vegetables from my overindulgent shopping at the Farmers Market today. Everything just looked too good! So for dinner I knew I wanted a veggie filled feast. ๐Ÿ™‚

I revamped my ‘Cheesey’ Chickpea Cauliflower Casserole and made a Vegetable Extravaganza Cheesey Chickpea Casserole

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I tweaked the recipe below.

  • 1 cup Broccoli
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 small Apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped Onion
  • 1/2 chopped Tomato
  • 1/2 Acorn Squash
  • 1/2 can Chickpeas
  • 1 cup Fat Free Milk
  • 1 cup Cheese (I used Sharp White Cheddar)
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Wheat Flour
  • Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • Oregano
  • Garlic
  • S&P
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Chop the Carrot, Broccoli, Zuchhini, Apple and onion into big chunks and place them on a baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes
  3. While the veggies are roasting, peel the half of the acorn squash and cut into chunks. Microwave for 5 minutes or until smashable with a fork.
  4. On the stove top heat up the milk in a small sauce pan.
  5. Add the smashed squash and cheese to the milk mixture and wisk until combined
  6. Once the ingredients are combined season the cheese mix with the garlic, oregano and S&P. Add the WW Flour, bring to a boil then reduce to low to thicken.
  7. In a 8in baking dish combine the roasted veggies, tomato, chickpeas and cheese mixture
  8. Sprinkle with spread crumbs and any remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 30 minutess at 375

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I really enjoyed this, but did not find it quite cheesey enough. Next time there will be more cheese! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I did enjoy the multiple vegetables and the apple gave the savory dish and unexpected sweet twist that was very apeasing. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a piece of Pumpernickel Toast on the side.

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For dessert I took advantage of my Strawberry Farmer’s Market find.

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I had Teddy Grahams, Strawberries, Fat Free Cool Whip and a Bliss Chocolate Square on top. Yummy!

And now I am sad to say the weekend is just a couple hours away from being over. No fun at all. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend as well and continue to enjoy the remaining hours of their Sunday evening.

Good night!!

1 Debbie March 15, 2009 at 8:29 pm

It sounds like you had a great weekend. I missed out on going to our local farmer’s market this week…hopefully I can get around to it next week since it’s only open on Thursday:) Your casserole looks awesome!!

2 Meg March 15, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Yeah for being a bum and relaxing. Great dinner creation!

3 redheadyellowdog March 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm

ah that cauliflower mac and cheese was so good. I bought some cauliflower to make it again but ended up eating it with spinach and artichoke hummus instead ๐Ÿ™‚ the sacrifices I make for hummus…

ahh monday don’t come!!!

4 Meg March 15, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Your dinner looks so good! I adore the farmers market!!

5 eatingbirdfood March 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I did the 30 day shred tonight as well, but today was my first day.

Your cheese veg casserole looked delish. I love having something sweet like apples or raisins mixed in with a savory dish.

6 Sarah March 15, 2009 at 9:42 pm

yay for more cheese next time — you can never have enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Run Saraaah March 15, 2009 at 9:48 pm

What an amazing looking casserole – I have to try it out!

8 nancy March 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Hey Meghann,

I’m soooooooooo happy your sis is okay! (I know it’s a bit late on that) BUT i wanted to say that before I ask…. Is it just me or does she seriously look like Caitlin?? does anyone else think that??

9 Amanda March 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

I’m watching the J&K+8 marathon too!!!

10 Hallie March 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Totally watching Jon and Kate. Is it weird that seeing that craziness makes me want kids?!?

I ordered The Shred. You guys just make it sound too good ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 15, 2009 at 10:35 pm

That casserole looks like it was fun to eat!

12 Katherine March 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Congradulations on your tri! You are a great inspiration!

13 Kristie March 15, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Mmm Chickpea Casserole. Looks delicious!

14 Natalie March 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm

I was watching that marathon to!

I was thinking the same thing Nancy was, your sister and Caitlin look a lot alike!

15 Maggie March 16, 2009 at 1:33 am

I love farmers’ markets ๐Ÿ™‚ Dinner looks awesome!

16 Sarah March 16, 2009 at 1:34 am

Jon & Kate plus 8…I am Kate (type A, aggressive and obnoxious) and Chris is Jon (laid back, chill, kid at heart). Shocked, aren’t you?

17 Erica March 16, 2009 at 6:02 am

I watched a lot of tv yesterday afternoon too – but it was great! Relaxing feels so good something ๐Ÿ™‚ Great dinner- jealous of your famers market finds! Ours finally opens back up on April 11 and I cannot wait to head in! have a good monday

18 VeggieGirl March 16, 2009 at 6:47 am

Glad you had a relaxing evening!!

19 Mica March 16, 2009 at 7:12 am

I watched some TV too. Yay for bieng a Sunday bum! And love the casserole. It looks great!

20 NAOmni March 16, 2009 at 10:56 am

Casserole looks freaking amazing!

NAOmni

21 Allison March 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

MMM that casserole looks and sounds fantastic!

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