Hi everyone! Chanukah is off to a great start so far. So much so that Wednesday I lost my motivation to blog after spending the evening with great friends.
I brought wild berry vanilla hot cereal and an egg white to work for breakfast after dragging myself to the gym. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical which helped me beat the rainy day blues!
Lunch was during a meeting and utilized the second to last leftovers from Thanksgiving. Leftover turkey and cornbread plus fresh roasted carrots, green beans, and squash with BBQ sauce for dipping.
I snacked on a pear with peanut butter before heading out to happy hour.
The 5 of us at happy hour first met while studying abroad in Israel in 2006 and have stayed great friends since then. We all ended up in DC too and hang out all the time. Sadly our gathering last night was for Rachel (in the gray shirt on the end) who is moving to Israel at the start of the year. It was a farewell of sorts even though we have a few more weeks of shenanigans before she leaves.
After some red wine I came home and threw together a quick dinner of Alexia oven fries, roasted veg, and leftover Amy’s tomato bisque soup (1/2 serving) with spinach mixed in.
I fell asleep last night and didn’t wake or move until I woke up this morning which is extremely rare for me. I packed up breakfast to bring to work – blueberry pomegranate hot cereal with cinnamon and almond butter. This combination, with a crushed honey pecan, was fantastic!
I went to the gym at lunch for a quick workout – 3.55 miles in 35 minutes on the elliptical plus some weights for my arms. I picked up vegetarian chili and carrots from Au Bon Pain (both gluten free) for lunch and had a few edamame crackers from my snack drawer with it.
I munched an apple in an afternoon meeting and before I knew it the day was over. I had sadly come to the realization today that Thanksgiving was a full week ago and I should probably use up the last of my leftovers. I roasted some vegetables in the oven and enjoyed them with turkey breast and cornbread stuffing.
I decided just to finish off the cornbread so I had seconds of it.
Now I’m watching Grey’s and snacking on half a large pear with some nut butter. Tonight has been pretty low key but that’s just in preparation for the rest of the holiday. I’m feeling pretty worn down and am hoping the extra rest will help!
Do you need low key nights in between exciting, social ones? How long do you make leftovers last?