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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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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!

1 Apple Bottom Genes October 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

All those veggies look great! Sleep well!

2 Jenna October 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm

lunch looks great and so does your coleslaw for dinner and your dessert obvs πŸ™‚
enjoy a nice night of sleep!
jenna

3 Emily October 11, 2009 at 8:58 pm

love a great veggie filled lunch, especially if it includes hummus.

the microwave cobbler looks delish!

4 angieinatlanta October 11, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Yum! I love that tempeh concoction; it sounds like a great fall dinner!

And your homemade peach cobbler sounds easy AND yummy!

5 Evan Thomas October 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

That sweet potato and tempeh sounds delicious!
Haha, I am not a napper, let alone 4 hours!

6 Leianna October 11, 2009 at 9:02 pm

warm peach dessert looks so good! a four hour nap sounds deserved for Derek, glad the race went well for him!

7 Rose October 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Great job on the race, you guys! I would nap too πŸ™‚

8 Jessica October 11, 2009 at 9:05 pm

MMmmm your meal looks so good!

9 Danielle October 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Everything looks so yummy! I swear that reading your blog makes me realize how good veggies can be. Now I just need to EAT THEM!

Have a great week!
Danielle

10 sue October 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm

that peach cobbler sounds so yummy!

11 Liz October 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I keep seeing tempeh and tofu at the shop…. I really need to be daring and try it because your meals look amazing!!! πŸ™‚

12 peaceloverunning October 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm

your dinner looks delicious! i need to get my hands on some tempeh and try it!

13 Island Girl Eats October 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I love coleslaw. I could happily have just that for dinner!

14 Erica October 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I was just telling Josh about your 10k today! Still think its so great that you supported D through the whole thing! You are a rocking girlfriend. And then you made that awesome dinner + dessert! What a great day!

15 greensandjeans October 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm

more congrats to you and derek on today! my boyfriend is gearing up for his first 5k (a Turkey Trot) and I hope I can be as good to him during the race as you were to derek!

16 chasingthenow October 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I love everything about this post. The t-shirts, your support for Derek, and Disney! πŸ™‚

17 Simone @ P:T October 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Your dinner sounds amazing! I wish one of my friends would let me cook them whatever new creation was on my mind. You really do have yourself a winner there!! Hope you sleep well tonight!

18 joelygolightly October 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I’ve never had tempeh, but your din looks really delish! Congrats to you and Derek on the 10k!

19 Erin October 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Isn’t it nice to be active in the morning and then not feel bad about lazing around the rest of the day? I love Sundays!

20 Lizzy October 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm

veggie bowls are the best aren’t they! i love all the flavors and textures! πŸ™‚

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21 Annamarina October 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Yummmm….that dinner looks delicious! And I’m definitely going to try your dessert! Enjoy a good night’s sleep πŸ™‚

22 Susan October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Ahhh, yes, I used to be the queen of 4 hour naps. But they usually weren’t preceded by a 10k race πŸ˜› I LOVE your bbq tempeh/sweet potato/apple concoction! Those flavours sound like they’d be wonderful together!

23 Marissa October 12, 2009 at 1:50 am

Nap + baked tofu = great day!

24 Diana October 12, 2009 at 3:36 am

That dinner looks awesome πŸ™‚

25 Hangry Pants October 12, 2009 at 7:10 am

Congratulations to Derek! I loved your t-shirts by the way. Mark and I would definitely need those too, but I am pretty sure I could not pay Mark to run even a 5K.

Nice dinner. That Hangry Pants is so freakin smart. πŸ˜€

26 Rosey Rebecca October 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

I made a BBQ chicken, sweet potato, and apple dish last week. It was amazing!

Yay for Derek gaining a couple pounds!! Glad that he i eating healthily.

If you’re interested, I’m having a Newman’s Own Organics Giveaway on my blog: http://roseyrebecca.com/2009/10/10/pb-love-and-newmans-own-organics-giveaway/

27 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) October 12, 2009 at 9:14 am

You are so lucky! I wish I could get my husband to eat whatever I make. He just makes weird faces at me, haha.

I’m glad Derek is eating better and feeling better too. It’s an amazing thing once you discover it πŸ˜‰

28 Brandi October 12, 2009 at 11:37 am

congrats to Derek! The tshirts you two had on were so cute!!!! Glad you had a good weekend πŸ™‚

29 Tina October 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I would go back for seconds on that dish too! It looks so good. The apples seem like a great addition.

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