Sunday, October 11, 2009

Celebrating With A 4 Hour Nap

by Meghann on October 11, 2009

Running the 10k this morning sure did take a lot out of Derek. He basked the the glory of his accomplishments before passing out and taking a four hour long nap. He was able to get more sleep this afternoon then I had in total on Friday night. :)

While he slept I managed to get a little work done, watch a full length movie and make a veggie filled lunch.

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After a day of indulging yesterday and a plate of bread for breakfast, all I wanted was a big bowl of vegetables. And that is what I had.

  • Spinach
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Baked Tofu
  • Spinach & Artichoke Hummus

Hummus makes the best dressing. Its adds great flavor and gives the salad some extra heft.

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The rest of the afternoon was uneventful and lazy.

At one point Derek and I did manage to make it to Publix where he discovered he has successfully gained back a couple of pounds. For the past couple of weeks Derek has learned the importance of a real breakfast and lunch. He now has more energy after work and doesn’t automatically want to pass out as soon as he gets home.

At Publix I kept asking Derek what he wanted for dinner, but he told me he wanted what ever concoction I was thinking up in my head. I happened to have an idea for a meal that I wanted to try, so I went with it.

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My BBQed Tempeh, Sweet Potato and Apple creation was HangryPants inspired. :)

On the stove top I heated up Tempeh, Sweet Potato, Apple and Onion. Once everything was soft I doused it in BBQ sauce and cooked it for another 10 minutes on low heat.

It came out amazing!

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Derek even went back for seconds!

On the side I made a quick and easy homemade coleslaw.

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For the coleslaw I coated a bag of broccoli slaw with a combination plain oikos, honey mustard, vinegar and some garlic salt. The slaw marinated in the fridge for an hour. It was still a little crunchy and not heavy like traditional coleslaw. I prefer my homemade version of a heavy store version any day of the week.

I was missing fruit today just as much as I was missing veggies. Dessert tonight was required to fill that void.

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Mini- micorwavable Peach Cobbler -1/2 a peach sprinkled with cinnamon, nuked for 1 minute then topped with granola and ice cream.

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Simple and delicious.

I’ve missed out on way to much sleep this weekend – now its my turn to make it up. As soon as i hit publish I am passing out. I can’t wait.

Good Night!

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