Lazy Afternoon

July 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm 5 comments

It is totally normal to take pictures of the TV while you are watching it, right?

Season 1:  Sookie is asking Jackson out over the phone!

Before that evil Jess arrived on the scene!

This is what happens when I am left alone for an entire day.

So this afternoon, I watched too much TV and finished off the rest of that MEGA SANDWICH.  It was fantastic!  (Have I mentioned that?)  For dinner, I knew I wanted to go low on the carbs and high on the veg, so I made up a veggie and fruit plate.  To increase the protein, I whipped up some hummus!

I just use a basic recipe including:

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch of cumin
  • bit of ground black pepper

Just blend it all up in a food processor!  It is so much cheaper than buying hummus at the store.  I estimate that this entire batch cost about $1.25 or so to make.  I once told husband to shoot me if I ever purchased store bought hummus again.  I hope he realized I was using hyperbole 😉

I was so proud of my plate.  Check out the colour!

Broccoli, carrots, cherries, 2 apricots, crackers, almond butter, and hummus

I was hungry about an hour after eating this, so I finished up the rest of the baked pasta which was about 1 cup worth.

I was most excited about my plans for dessert:  Chocolate Cherry Bomb!  How else to live it up on a Saturday night?

  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • Topped with cacao nibs for extra antioxidant purposes, and also texture and flavour purposes 🙂

I think this was the best one yet!  I really love almond milk in my smoothies.  This is the revelation for the day.

Hey, look, a new centre piece!

Table by Ikea.  Centre piece by Cuteness.

Cheaper than flowers…kind of 😉


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. andrea @ a cake for a wife.  |  July 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I have the same table — go Jokkmokk! 😀 I also seem to have a very similar centre piece many days, hehe.

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

      Jokkmokk is now my new favourite word! Haha.

      • 3. andrea @ a cake for a wife.  |  July 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm

        Hehe — Shaun thinks it’s weird, but I totally refer to all of our Ikea furniture (and we have a LOT!) by their ‘given names’. LIke Jokkmokk and Karlstad and Billy. Total Ikea nerd. 🙂

  • 4. Carrie @ TV and Dinners  |  July 4, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Gilmore Girls! Oh, how I loved that show. And yes, Jess sucked. Big time.

    Your dinner looks delicious.

    • 5. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  July 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

      I have such mixed feelings about Jess which I may elaborate on another time 🙂


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