Thursday, December 3, 2009

Peanut Noodles & Roasted Veggies

Last chance: You have until 11:59 PM tonight to enter the Aurorae Yoga Mat Giveaway.

Glad you guys liked the artichoke sandwich idea! Josh really enjoyed it and it is a fun alternative to a meaty sammy or a regular grilled cheese.

Thank you all for your ideas on what you would do if you had extra money this holiday season. I got a little performance bonus (nothing majorly huge but still a nice, fun surprise) from work and have been debating what to do with the money. I decided I wanted to spend it on treats for both ourselves and some of the special people (friends/family) around us. Based on all of your fabulous suggestions (and my list of wants/needs), I have decided to split it up as follows (I think ;)):
  • Donation to local Charleston Animal Shelter (along with a bundle of our old towels)
  • A few new fun kitchen things (mini muffin tin, baking sheet, Rachel Ray Casseroval)
  • A new pair of jeans (my jeans are SOOOO old and (no complaining on this one) somewhat big)
  • An edger for the lawn(Josh has really been wanting one)
  • A Starbucks gift card, so Josh and I can treat ourselves throughout the month
  • A ticket into the Charleston Festival of Lights + A Christmas Tree
  • Baking supplies (so I can make up some delicious treats for friends, family & neighbors)

How was your Thursday? Mine went well. Had the usual work followed by a few errands. I came home and prepped up a small bowl of peanut noodles and broccoli for Josh to eat before his basketball game.

I also made roasted veggies. Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower:

Topped with tomato and spices:


And a little olive oil, panko and parmesan cheese.

I think I’m going to throw these on a wrap later with some hummus!

Now, I am off to teach 45 minute Body Step & 45 minute Body Pump. I may go out later to meet up with Josh and his rec basketball team too. Hope you have a nice night.

47 comments:

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I LOVE roasted veggies so so so much and miss them ALOT while I am at school! Yours look divine!

Dawn said...

well knowing me I'd use it for the animal shelter and starbucks. I'm addicted to both :-)
I think I eat more peanut noodles than you LOL

Jessica said...

I love peanut noodles!

*Naomi* said...

i love roasted tomatoes-they taste so delicious and nothing like raw!! :)

kilax said...

Oh yum. Those Peanut noodles look so tasty. I may have to try that recipe!

inmytummy said...

That looks really good. I made something really similar earlier this week. Yay for peanut noodles.

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

Your food looks soooo good!

Molly said...

i just discovered roasted veggies - soooo yummy!
congrats on your bonus! glad you get to treat yourself and your family!

Krista said...

That sounds like a great way to divide your bonus!

lesley lifting life said...

That's a great way to spend your extra money!! :)

Can I can to your house for dinner?? YUM! I love roasted veggies and yours look perfect!

Abbys Vegan Eats said...

I could live on roasted veggies.. this meal is soooo up my alley. Look fabulous, Erica.

I LOVE how you are going to split up your bonus.. new jeans.. heck ya! :)

Alison said...

Congrats on your bonus! And OMG I am drooling over your roast veggies. The tomatoes seem like such a perfect addition and something I never would have thought of. I pretty much only steam veggies, I love this!

Lauren said...

Sounds like a great list to me! You deserve all of those gifts for yourself and how sweet are you that you were sure to include your donation first. You're amazing, always thinking of others before youself. :)

Glad you had a great day hun. Hope tomorrow is even better.

homecookedem said...

Awwwwwww, you are so sweet to donate some of your money to the animal shelter!! You just went waaaay up in my book!! :)

K from ksgoodeats said...

I need to stop being a lazy cook and actually roast veggies. Your veggie look absolutely amazing! Any leftovers you want to send to MI?! ;)

JEANS! Good call on that! Congrats on your bonus - that would be a nice surprise. Your list sounds lovely!

Real Housewives in one hour!!

fashionablyfit said...

I'm a little late to the party, I know, but if I had extra money I'd definitely be hitting up lulu lemon! :)

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

I'm a massive roasted veggie fan. I mean massive. Which works out since I'm vegan. haha

thedallasceliac said...

Ooh the roasted veggies look fabulous. I'm sure they'll be good in the wrap with hummus.

Oh and CONGRATS on the bonus! I'm sure you totally deserved it and it's always nice to have other people recognize it. :)

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

I love your list of items to put your bonus towards, fabulous! That casseroval is too cute, I've never seen it before? Sounds like you have a great roasted veggie dinner waiting for you, yum :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

thanks for the artichoke follow up, i was at the store for them today. and forgot them. like DUH why/how did I manage to do that??!! LOL

Hate to plug my own peanut sauce, but this stuff is divine WITH noodles WITH brock. your plate is just calling for this action:
http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2009/10/raw-vegan-pasta-n-pesto-peanut-sauce.html

just me said...

that dinner looks awesome! and i want roasted broccoli now...nom!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Nice job dividing up the cash!! You are sweet. Love the PB noodles. My hubby has been asking for them ... thinking I need to make 'em soon!!

laura dishes said...

That's a great list- very well-rounded! An unexpected bonus (no matter what the size) around the holidays is wonderful... and good reinforcement/motivation to keep doing good work! :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Love the list! Your food looks delicious!

Anne said...

The peanut noodles look so yummy! I roasted some veggies tonight, too. I love em :)

Yum Yucky said...

panko. panko. what is panko? I'm hopeless, aren't I?

Marissa said...

PB noodles look great!!

teresa said...

i'm loving the looks of those noodles! the gift ideas are great too!

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

YUMMM peanut noodles!! I need to start getting more creative with my dinners.....

thanks for the comment on my blog - no I am not joined to a gym, but I do have a gym at my condo. I need to up the cardio, but it is so boring to me.......help......lol!!!

XXOO

MizFit said...

hmmmmm Id donate to a country where girls are not traditionally educated in hopes of making a small change.

Pam said...

Went to a Festival of Lights last evening...so much fun!

Great ideas!

Enjoy!

Britt - Runnerbelle said...

Yum great looking dinner! Great idea on dividing up your "fun" money. Little something for you and and for others.

lizzy said...

i seriously love roasted veggies! i would have some everyday, and what a great idea putting them into a wrap for another meal idea!!!!!! Happy Friday! :)

Julie said...

dude that's an AWESOME list!! you're a good soul for numero one and i'm all about the new jeans and starbreezies card! definitely good ways to treat yourself :)

hope you got a chance to go out and parrtay with josh and his rec team!! yay for friday!!

Holly said...

What fun ways to spend your "extra" money!! You should definitely treat yourself...you're a hard workin' girlie!

Pam said...

Hey Sweetie Pie...I get the Betty Lou's Nut Butter Balls @ The Vitamin Shoppe. I have seen them at other health food store too.....hope you find them...they are so good and chewy!

Have fun @ the lights when you go!

Hugs!

emptynutjar said...

Brussels and broccoli are my two favorite veggies.
I was so happy to read that you will donate some money to a shelter. How wonderful.
I dislike all the chatter about me about lack of christmas time to shop or decorate. It is christmas. A time to give a little and lend a hand. That says a lot about you :)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Mmmmm your roasted veggies look amazing!

Great way to spend your money! :)

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Your dinner looks so fresh and delicious. Mmm!

RunToTheFinish said...

oh that is a fantastic way to divide up your bonus!!

Tricia said...

I love roasted veggies, never tried peanut noodles. Thanks for the heads up on them!

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

Peanut noodles and brussell sprouts! Two of my faaaavorites:)
Nice job on the performance bonus! Gotta love those!
Have fun at step and pump!

Kerstin said...

Congrats on your bonus!

Those veggies sound so perfect in a hummus pita - yum!

bhealthier said...

hmm love those roasted veggies! wow, i must do that next time with the tomatoes, spices, evoo and bread crumbs! thanks for the great idea

Lanie said...
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Lanie said...

YUM! I linked to this on my Friday Favorites! ~Lanie

Chef Fresco said...

Tasty looking peanut noodles!