Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Mish Mosh

Hey guys. Happy ALMOST Thanksgiving! Hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend. I’m glad you liked seeing all of the pictures from hiking yesterday. Today was another good one! I got up early to squeeze in a 6 mile run prior to the rain:



Then I went to Publix and got our mini week of food shopping done. I swung home to drop off the groceries and pick up Josh. We went to the car parts store to get a new battery for my car and Barnes and Nobles for some books. While at B&N, I picked up a grande non fat misto with three pumps of the new Carmel Brulee syrup:

The Carmel Brulee is pretty good. Its VERY sweet though (sort of like the cinnamon dolce). I still think pumpkin spice is my #1 and gingerbread my #2 (in terms of syrups...I like a good plain misto most of the time). Do you have a favorite coffee drink?
The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing and watching football. While watching football, I checked out the official race results from my 10 miler the other week and found out that I came in first in my age group! I had no idea and was totally excited!!
I also made up a random combination of foods for Josh and I for dinner. Josh started with Nachos using leftover black bean soup and cheese:


Next, he had oatmeal with bananas, maple syrup and walnuts:


I started out with my favorite carrot chips:


Then another salad topped with leftover black bean soup:


And now I'm eating an apple with nut butter. Josh will probably have a melty salami sammy in a bit too ;). I kind of love random dinners. What are you having for dinner?

51 comments:

Jessica said...

Happy Almost Thanksgiving to you too! Tonight we had chili for dinner topped with creme fraiche. Yum!

thedallasceliac said...

You know my favorite drink :)

I'm having fake baked ziti, which is basically just veggies mixed with marinara and topped with cheese and baked. But you know, fake baked ziti sounds more gourmet. Hope you had a nice weekend!

Britt said...

Congrats on the age group win! Yay!

The hubby snacked too much ealier while watching football.... cheese & crackers, then popcorn, so he was all set. I had some left over lasagne & a field greens salad. Now sipping some jasmine green tea. Ahh....

Ada said...

Random dinners are the best! It looks like your trip was a blast as well:) Have a nice Sunday night!!!

Liz said...

We had Acorn Squash and chicken in an orange sauce. It was my first time of cooking squash and it turned out well!

Anna said...

Happy AlmostThanksgiving to you too!!
I had a vegan wrap with beans, peppers, honey mustard, hummus, banana peppers, cukes, and pico. and some melon which was surprisingly good considering its from the cafeteria

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for Thanksgiving coming up!! :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I am officially addicted to the pumpkin pie syrup!! I am ALWAYS trying to figure out how I can squeeze in a Starbucks pit stop now. Just had one today :)

laura dishes said...

You're such an early bird! I'm still not convinced that you sleep. :)

I want to try the caramel brulee- I heard a girl yesterday at Starbucks say that the CB latte is REALLY sweet, so maybe the way you had it is the way to go.

Congrats on the age group win!

Sarah said...

Quite the mish-mosh of dinner foods, but I kind of like that too! My lunch was a mish-mosh today- split pea soup, a fresh roll from the batch I just baked, some pumpkin seeds, and some cranberry sauce (just made too!)

Dairy Free Betty said...

Hey Erica!
Thanks for commenting on my blog!! :) I will get back to it for sure, it's amazing how easy it is to loose motivation!!
Anyways, thanks for stopping by!! :)

Holly said...

Congrats on coming in 1st place in your age group - that is awesome, girlie!!! Super speedy, you are. :-)

I made lasagna for some friends/family tonight....SOOOO good. (if I do say so)

just me said...

great job coming in first! whoohooo!!!!

Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said...

Congrats on an awesome race!!!

Pumpkin pie and gingerbread spice syrup are my fav. I just like a pump or two in a regular coffee.

Abby's Vegan Eats said...

Random dinners are the best!!

Congrats on your race, btw.. good for you!! You are a rock star. Do you get a prize or anthing??

Cannot believe its almost Thanksgiving.. crazy! (in a good way);)

Jessica said...

Congrats on your race! Those carrot chips are neat. Never seen 'em!

veron said...

Those nachos look yummy. I'ves started to run and worked up to 3 miles, then I injured my calf muscle. Will be starting up again soon though.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

The Carmel Brulee ...do you get the sugar or sugar free versions?

I confess to HATING fake sweeteners and always get the full on real stuff. I know it's pretty bad for me but I figure if I am gonna pay for S'Bucks and not brew my own, I may as well go hog wild, huh :)

I am def. a carmel fan. G'Bread would be #2 and Pumpkin is good but it's like a twice a year thing for me. It overwhelms me.

Gimme the 411 on the sugar(free) syrup deal and what you do...

Fresh Local and Best said...

My favorite coffee flavor at Starbucks is Pumpkin Spice, I wait all year long for it!

For dinner we had salmon wrapped in nori and a side of stir-fried veggies.

homecookedem said...

Congratulations on being first in your age group!!!! That is something to be VERY proud of!! :) I'd be on cloud 9, hell cloud 10 or 11 if I was able to run that fast! ;)

I don't like any kind of coffee. I've tried to like it, but ick. Love the way it smells though!!

We had leftovers and FINALLY remembered to eat the top of our wedding cake - this was shortly after publishing my anniversary post. haha! So glad I remembered before the day ended!! :)

Lauren said...

Love mish mosh dinners and yours my dear looks awesome as always. Don't you just love eating anything and everything in the salad form?!?! SOooo good! ;)

Glad you had a great day sweetheart. Now go have a fantastic night!

Marissa said...

I cannot believe it is almost Turkey Day! Sundays + random dinners are always nice :)

Maria said...

We had a fun day in the kitchen-we made mushroom barley soup, whole wheat bread, whole wheat cinn. raisin bread, and coconut lime cookie dough-it's chilling:) It was fun.

Mom on the Run said...

That is awesome that you were first place in your age group! Congrats!

I love those dip chips. My daughters would love them. We do not have a Publix though :(

Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Priyanka said...

I really like how you jazz up your salads! I ate pizza and salad today!

BroccoliHut said...

Love those Tostitos Scoops--they're perfect for nachos, taco salads, and Mexican dip!
I had chili for dinner:)

ktbwood said...

okay FIRST of all ive never seen carrot chips!! WHAT! thats awesome..maybe im just on another world

those home made nachos your man made are lookin pretty tasty!!

Miz said...

YOU ROCK!!!

first in your age group? thats amazing.

Have a great monday, Erica.

Alison said...

CONGRATS on placing FIRST in your age group on the 10 miler! Way to go!

What a great way to use up some left overs, I love random, clean-out-the-fridge kind of dinners too.

Yum Yucky said...

It's morning now, but I got lazy so I ran out and bought on of those roasted rotisserie chickens form the grocery store. First time ever, but it was real GOOD!

I will eat good all week. I pinky swear.

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

Nice job on the run! I love lazy Sundays of watching football and just hanging around. Sometimes random dinners are just perfect for those said Sundays :)

Diana said...

Happy Almost Thanksgiving to you, too! My fave drink is a vanilla soy latte. But around the fall I love pumpkin spice and around Christmas I love the peppermint mocha! :)

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

Happy Almost Thanksgiving! we had chicken and noodles for dinner last night - so good! I love how many meals you are getting out of a simple pot of soup!

Diana said...

PS Would you be interested in a Thanksgiving Challenge (spreading the healthy-love and making over a Turkey Day dish)? http://thechiclife.typepad.com/the_chic_life/2009/11/thanksgiving-food-challenge---whos-in.html

Julie said...

ha! a melty salami sammie. i haven't heard anyone bring up salami in AGES. that's hilarious!

sundays are the perfect day for just random eating especiiallly when watching some good old foozeball. my mom was all about making my younger brother (now that he's home for thanksgiving break) some crazy chili dip yesterday haha.

mmm i'm excited for you to go to tjs! lately i've been obssessssed with the 21 Salute seasoning (it's salt free) and pretty much has EVERY seasoning under the sun in it. i lovee it. and another good pick if you really love spicy things is their Smoked chipotle hummus. verrrry spicy but so good :)

K from ksgoodeats said...

I love the random dinner! There are nights where I would love to do the same thing (something savory and then oatmeal) but then I think, 'no people will think I'm weird.' No more! I'm going to go with my cravings now!

I'm boring when it comes to coffee shops - black coffee. A few years ago I had a gingerbread latte and it was pretty delish!

I just got your comment (how funny!) and I agree that I can't wait to see how the new Housewife is. We CAN make it through this mini week!!

*Naomi* said...

mm the carrot chips look awesome!

from Sbux...I like just the regular coffee-no flavors because I am nto a huge fan of the extra cal's in the syrups-PLUS i love a cappucinno with a few shakes of cinnamon!

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Pam said...

Congratulations lil peep....YOU deserved it! I am so happy and excited for you! I really appreciated your comment!

I love Iced Coffee's with Stevia!

Enjoy the day!

Krista said...

I liked the caramel brulee, too!

lilveggiepatch said...

Happy almost TG!

I tried a sample of the creme brulee the other day... I thought it was pretty sweet, too. When I want sweet I usually go for Chai with a double shot of espresso; for unsweet, a skim misto with a shot of espresso.

insideiamdancing said...

Happy almost Thanksgiving, Erica! I LOVE sweet drinks but found the cinnamon dolce too much for me... I love a hazelnut misto or a vanilla skim latte though :D

Dinner...tofu panini!

Anne Marie said...

I love homemade nachos-they are the best!

biz319 said...

Holy cow - congrats on the winning in your age group - whoop whoop!!

I love the skinny lattes at Starbucks, with SF vanilla.

I made crab ravioli - it turned out so good!

Juliana said...

Happy Almost Thanksgiving to you too :-)
Congratulations on the age group win!What an accomplishment...By the way, I have an surprise for you, please visit my site under Breakfast with meat sauce

Shannon said...

how awesome is your age group win?!? you rock girl :) so excited for turkey day!!

teresa said...

what a lovely salad, and i love those carrot chips

i'm lacking inspiration for dinner tonight, perhaps we'll mish mash it too!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love nachos. I found a recipe for spinach quesdillas I'm going to try tonight w/ corn tortillas and black beans--I bet you'd love them!

Molly said...

can't wait for thanksgiving!!!!!
congrats on the running!!!

Kerstin said...

Congrats on getting first in your age group - that's awesome!!! Glad you had a good weekend!

Le Lite Bites said...

I agree, the caramel brulee from sbucks is yummy... but VERY sweet. I was happy that it tasted great with soy, sometimes I feel like not all their drinks taste right dairy-free.

Love your blog!

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