Saturday, December 20, 2008

I wish every day was Saturday!

We had a nice day today and it makes me wish every day was Saturday! I got up and took Body Step and half of Body Pump (it was nice to not have to teach today!). Food shopping and errands followed. I came home and made a nice lunch of fruit and hummus and veggies/crackers for Josh and I. We then cleaned the apartment and ran a bundle more errands. Along the way we picked up the Dark Knight. The effects in the movie are very cool and I thought it was great (although a little long).

For dinner, we had mini burgers and fruit. I just mixed ground beef with cavenders seasoning and a little bbq sauce (HFCS free!). I cooked them in the oven at 415 degrees (it took about 6-7 minutes per side). I served them on fresh dinner rolls, some with low sodium provi cheese some with mixed shredded mex cheese. My plate:


Josh's Plate (he had one more mini burger after this ;):

On a side note, Josh and I decided to buy ourselves health themed Christmas gifts this year. We each got a new pair of gym sneakers and we purchased BPA free water bottles (for birthdays we usually surprise each other and for Christmas we usually decide on a gift we both want/need). For sneakers, I purchased Ryka Cross Trainers/Fitness Shoes. They are actually Kelly Ripa's (design, inspired??). I am really loving how light weight they are! They also seemed to fit perfect on first wear- no breaking in! Do you have a particular shoe you love?

25 comments:

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Hey Erica. Your mini burgers are so cute. Why is anything in miniature adorable...even ground beef? My favorite shoes are my LA Sportiva Fireblade trail shoes. Love them!

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous day, indeed!! Hope your night is just as fabulous :-) Oh and I STILL need to see "Dark Night"!! I'm dying to do so.

**My favorite shoes (which I practically LIVE in, haha) = Nike Shox.

Esi said...

I'm totally craving mini burgers. Hooray for BPA free water bottles. I just got my Klean Kanteen yesterday and I love it. I love heels...the higher the better. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE mini burgers!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

burger with fruits!!! Such a great combo!

I love saturday too, because I know that the next day is sunday (another leisure day). And also because saturday is groceries shopping day! :D

B_Hlthy said...

i love saturdays too! because you have sunday too look foward to and the whole day to do whatever you please.

love mini anything... and strawberries +kiwi = divine

I am an equation queen I think.

calculus anyone? remember that song!?! circa 1999-2000 ?

Heather said...

those look so good! your strawberries are gorgeous, too! i love your christmas tradition. nick and i always pick out PJs for each other and open them xmas eve, so we can wash them and wake up in them christmas morning.

i hope you have a wonderful christmas :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

What a nice day with Josh! Yay!
When are you guys moving to the casa?
I love Nike AND Adidas for gym shoes. Both based out of Portland. Just so ya know! ;)

ChickPea said...

I remember seeing those Kelly Ripa shoes in one of my issues of Self recently--they looked super cool!

I am totally hooked on Nike Air Pegasus. I could LIVE in those shoes.

PS What kind of water bottles did you get?

Aggie said...

Great shoes!! I really like them! And I am thinking of getting a few people some of those BPA free bottles, what kind did you get? Great gift ideas!

Love the mini burgers!

Sharon said...

Those mini burgers are adorable!

Pearl said...

ooh those look so cool!

Meghann said...

I wish everyday was Saturday too!

Your Mini Burgers are tooooo cute!

K said...

Sometimes I wish I could have a guy's appetite! Dinner looks great :)

I still need to see Dark Night, it looks great and plus Heath = <3

runningwithfood.com said...

Those little guys are so adorable! Everything is better when it's mini!!

My favorite running shoes = my Brooks Defyance. Feel like I could run forever in them! :)

Have a great day!

carolinebee said...

CUTE sliders, and sneaks! I have asics and i've noticed theyre a tad bulky for kickboxing and stuff. I love all my shoes- heels, flats, but my ugg slippers win out for coziness:D I'm so happy u can eat again!

Bridget said...

Love your mini burgers...so cute!! I need new sneakers too, but I asked for a HRM this year. Hope Santa brings it!!

Krista said...

Your fruit salad looks SO delish!!

Neat idea on the Christmas present exchange!!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

mmmm mini burgers. i love your blog because you always make meals that can be boy-friendly too which is what I need! it is so hard to find good meals that are easily adaptable you know? to make both people happy. so, thanks! :)

teenageveggiehead said...

aww those mini burgers are so cute.
i know what you mean - i wish every day was saturday too - so relaxing!

Jeena said...

I love the fresh fruit on the side it looks so colourful and brightens the the dish wonderfully.

I have some favourite high heels that sit brand new in my wardrobe still waiting to be walked in. It is usually my trainers (sneakers) that I stick to as they are the most comfortable. :-D

Fitnessista said...

i wish every day was saturday too!! the mini burgers are so cute!! it's funny, my nana won't eat "real" burgers but always orders the mini ones at chili's- she's so funny. i just saw your last post and i LOVE the wookies you made! they look fabulous :D
my favorite shoes are asics.. i adore them. let us know how you like the kelly ripa shoes!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

aw mini burgers! i never thought of making those- but I should because I hate when there is so much meat you cant taste anything else

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

loveofoats.com said...

love all that fresh fruit!

my new fave sneakers are my new asics :)

love your christmas gift idea!

Andrew R - Go Healthy Go Fit said...

Burgers, strawberries and kiwis... those are some of my favorites! Looks delicious. You've got some really tasty recipes here, I like the site!

All the Best,

Andrew R