Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baking and Beef and Broccoli Plus

Today has gone by too fast, but it feels like this is true every Sunday! Did you enjoy your day?

I got up and went to Body Pump and then ran to Kohls to pick up a new cookie sheet (the only one I have in the apartment is in terrible shape). When I came home, I took Frank for a walk, watched the Eagles (they won!!) and then got to baking! I made Sarah's granola:

Some banana muffins from this recipe for Josh to eat for breakfast this week:

And I used this recipe to make Oat Bran Chocolate Chip cookies (I used smart balance instead of butter, egg whites instead of an egg, and I made a half batch):

Originally, I was going to use this recipe and make beef and broccoli over brown rice for dinner, but neither Josh nor I wanted rice and I didn't want any beef. I followed the recipe, but instead of rice, I just added broccoli slaw and chickpeas to the mix. I gave Josh all of the beef ;). Josh's bowl:


And mine...

I need to try to memorize some Body Step choreography tonight!! How is your week looking?

41 comments:

biz319 said...

My daughter and I made granola too! Isn't it easy?

Wow, you got a lot done. My weekend wasn't nearly as productive, but it was relaxing, so that's good!

Heather said...

looks good! i love making granola at home. those banana muffins sound mighty tasty :)

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

One busy night in the kitchen! I love homemade granola! I bet your house smelled amazing with all those baked goods. Did the broccoli stench get through? :)

My week is looking pretty much the same as last week, but hopefully things will pick up. Hope you have a good week Erica. Good luck memorizing your choreography tonight. Are you loving the Bumble Bars?

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Sunday baking day!!!!!!!! :D
I miss mine! :)

loveofoats.com said...

yay for the eagles!!!! can ya believe it :)

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh granola and muffins!! Looove it.

I start classes tomorrow - eeeek!!

eatingbender said...

My first comment didn't save! Oh well, I just wanted to say that I am amazed by all the goodies you made today! The banana muffins are my personal favorites :o)

My week should be busy as usual! But just so you know, I'm rooting for the Cardinals next week ;o) Nothing personal, girly! My brother is a devoted fan ever since my family moved to AZ. I gotta jump on the bandwagon! It will be a friendly competition, haha.

Sharon said...

Week is going well, tomorrow I have to head back to the city for school!

And love your baking!

ttfn300 said...

stupid eagles (the giants are my long-time fav)... but i'll root for them here on out.... grr, it was pretty ugly. but they did play well.

ANYWAYS, have you tried foodblogsearch.com? i was thinking of your "oat bran" search...

dinner looks great too :) and i have yet to make granola!!

Krista said...

You sure were busy today! Everything looks great!

I need to get moving on making some homemade granola!!

Becca said...

Funny, I made granola today too...but yours looks better! My week is looking the same as last week but it will be a full week without Thursday off...

From the previous post, I'm jealous of your bars!

Amira said...

you're such a chef, those eats look incredible! I am officially now craving banana muffins...yummm!
Body step is my favorite class, it's so fun but i tend to always feel uncoordinated at the beginning lol!
Have fun learning the new routine, my week is looking very relaxing...

strongandhealthy said...

What a wonderful day of baking! You amaze me! I am looking forward to the week ahead. I hope you are too! Have a wonderful night!

lborg said...

All your food looks great! I think it's fun to bake and cook a bunch on a day off : ) We had some quinoa for the first time tonight, that was fun to try. Week is looking all right, but it has come too fast, as always!

emilydh211 said...

I just love looking at all the fun stuff you cook up! It always looks great!
My week is totally up in the air, i just hope the weather gets better over here...its been sooo rainy and cold!

greendogwine said...

Looks like you were a cooking fiend today! :)

Those banana muffins are making me drool! :)

Megan said...

omg your dinner...... i want it!!

such a baking queen you are!!! those banana muffins would be my favs I think, love love love it.

K said...

You were quite the cook today :) Everything looks great!

Amira said...

yea those are the one's offered at my gym, i've taken attack- which is an awesome workout
i've done bodyjam, it was a bit too easy though
I also tried out bodyvive, the one with the little ball i thought it was a pretty good class but it got canceled
I've never tried pump though, those huge weights look to intimidating for me, though I hear it's a great workout!
I just find bodystep hard but still really fun that's why i love it!

lborg said...

Yeah, we've really been enjoying the Boflex! It's so nice to just be able to go downstairs and work out. Thanks for asking : ) Have a good Monday!

amy. said...

Oh my goodness, you are a baking queen! Can I come live with you? :)

I agree, today did go by fast! Have a great evening Erica!

B_Hlthy said...

Love all that baking!! And with Smart Balance too!?!?! I should totally work for them because I pretty much use it in everything instead of butter...

Hope they turned out yummy- they look fantastic!

Jeff signs for his new truck tomorrow!!! I cant wait until he gets back home!
I start classes tuesday ... blah.. and I am looking into working at a fitness center- saving a little money and getting certified through ACSM!!! :-)

Laura said...

Muffins AND cookies? Yum!

I've got a pretty typical work week ahead of me, then a 4 day weekend because Monday is a holiday and we are off for the inauguration. :) I'm going to head to Raleigh on Saturday to visit a friend.

Esi said...

So sad the weekend is almost over. You just reminded me that I need to make granola again soon.

B_Hlthy said...

I am excited for my january too! I would get upset when Jack would first do it- and it still bothers me- but at his parents house , its about 6 acres of woods that go down to a lake. Jack will circle the house, kinda checking in, but never listening to us to come in. I get more upset at home because our streets are wayyy busier!

HangryPants said...

I love making granola! The muffins you made for Josh look great. :D

calicodaisy said...

Hi. I just landed on your blog traveling from one cooking blog to another. I live in Lexington, SC. I like to find and read other SC bloggers and see what is going on around the state. I'll have to bookmark you and come back. -- Michele

Marissa said...

Yor dinner looks yummy!!

My week is crazy busy as usual :)

Lisa said...

Go Eagles! We are fans also. Love the healthy food.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

You are a baking machine! Glad you enjoyed your Sunday AND that you got some QT with the Frankster - given that you're working from home a few days this week, you can take a picture or two of him...maybe? :D Have a great day Erica!

Meghann said...

Your the second person I've seen make stir fry. I like the idea of chickpeas in it, I may have to make a version of it this week.

My week is unfortuatnely going to be just as busy as last week at work. I'm living for the weekends. Luckily Caitlin comes home this week. Yippee!!

pigpigscorner said...

A day of baking! The granola and muffin looks good.

just me said...

lots of great baking!!! your hubby's a lucky one!

and that granola looks awesome!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

You did quite a bit of baking and it ALL looks amazing! Love your dinner! So YUM! Have a good day today!!

Maria said...

I love homemade granola, it is the best! Everything else looks tasty too! The week is busy for me at work. I have a presentation tomorrow, I am talking about healthy cooking and healthy lunch options for work...so I am making my black bean soup for them to sample!! I will be busy tonight cooking! Have a great Monday!

Danielle said...

Beef and broccoli is like the only chinese food I like, this looks like a delicious healthy alternative.

lauren said...

oh yum - chicken and broccoli is my fav chinese food.

healthy ashley said...

My Sunday was busy! Thanks for reminding me I need to make some granola!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ya'll are like the inverse of me and Ben. I love the meat and he eats little to none (unless it's good soft meat.)

Fitness Surfer said...

I’m normally not in the mood for beef, but I’ve been craving it lately. I know my immune system could use a little boost, and who know I may be low on iron. Beef and broccoli sounds delicious. I just realized I’m hungry.

Maria said...

The day was ok for a Monday:)
The soup recipe is one we have made before. Look under soups, black bean. It is a good one!! Have a good night!