Sunday, May 29, 2011

sunday funday

This morning was filled with loving my new makeup organization, a smoothie and shredded wheat'n'bran, couponing, grocery and menu list making and then grocery shopping at Target. While there I got suckered into buying a small bag of maui onion chips. They pretty much tasted like plain kettle ships, I did not sense any onion flavor at all! But they were still good. 

After stopping to buy ice for the frozen yogurt to be made later (forget to purchase at target) and hurridly putting away the groceries, I went to my Weight Watchers meeting (more on that later) and enjoyed a string cheese, prune ones and an iron girl bar before the meeting. I was hungry! I didn't really eat lunch, which is probably why I impulse purchased scarfed the "onion" chips. 

After the meeting, I came home and was pleasantly surprised that my mom had been able to prep 6 cups of strawberries as well as make the mixture for our Berry Frozen Yogurt . I had found this recipe a while ago and was dying to try it, but it's kind of an ordeal to get our the ice cream churner. I thought memorial weekend was the perfect excuse! I mean what is healthier than fresh fruit and yogurt! Plus I am not a fan of the gross fat coating left on my tongue and spoon after eating homemade ice cream. My mom ended up doubling the amount of plain yogurt. Partly because she thought the mixture was too sweet and partly because we bought a big tub of plain yogurt and it needed to be used up. Since we used fresh strawberries, the mixture had to sit in the fridge (I am impatient and put it in the freezer) for a hour to chill before churning. 

While the yogurt churned away I made some deviled eggs. Mom had already boiled them, but of course I had to make them. They were pretty good, but I was feeling fancy and added a dash of relish to the yolk mixture. I would not do this again. 

After the eggs were deviled and not too many eaten in the process, I proceeded to make the angel food cake to go with the strawberry yogurt. 

I love the batter! So tangy and zippy! 

All ready to bake.

While the cake was baking, I prepped some corn for the grill.

This is my new favorite way to make corn on the cob. Drizzle with EVOO, then top with seasoning and wrap up! That's it! You can cook it in the oven or grill. Either is delish.

All ready to go.

Since mom and I are Weight Watcher-ing we bought two kinds of hot dogs. The ones on the right are black angus beef dogs with no nitrites though they are definitely the better of the two, they have 5 points plus values a piece b/c of the fat content. The ones of the left are turkey dogs made with white meat. Because of the white meat, they have absolutely no fat and are only 45 calories each and 1 points plus value. They are not quite as tasty as the beef ones, but still pretty good.

While the grill was a grillin, we had a garden photo shoot. 

We munched on some banana peppers and bib lettuce straight from the garden.

Oh yeah, before making the deviled eggs, I also made some spinach dip! To be enjoyed with baked ruffles.

After enjoying my memorial weekend cookout food and watching the rest of Pirates: Dead Man's Chest , I headed to Academy Sports to get a foam roller. Success! Though it is a Jane Fonda workout thing with a DVD, but it still gets the kinks out. 

I also bought some new flavors of gels. Yes, I know that on Thursday, I tried a Gu before my run and was very disappointed.  But after my run on Saturday, during which I was so thirsty and tired, I thought it would've been nice to have a gel thing to give me a little pick-up. Plus I think I will need to learn to like 'em since I'm running a half marathon in October.

After testing out the roller for a couple minutes I decided it was strawberry frozen yogurt time! 

After this photo was taken, I immediately removed my cake from the bowl. I do not like soggy cake.

Sam does not seem to understand that we SHARE the bed and that he shouldn't lay right in the middle. He always acts so put out when I make him move...

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