Good Morning friends and Happy Friday before Thanksgiving!! I’m sure a lot of you are getting ready to go out of town – I know I am! Nick and I will be heading to Gainesville next week and of course, we’ll find ourselves at our beloved Disney World for a day! Unfortunately, my posts are going to continue being spread out because I don’t have a working laptop at the moment and although I have my personal desktop to work on, it’s not always as convenient. Until I decide on a new laptop though, I’ll try to keep y’all as up to date as I can!
This week has been busy with personal & work stuff! I’ve had something to do every single night and my boss’ computer died on him this week, so it’s been hectic! I certainly don’t mind staying busy, but it keeps me from doing other things I enjoy (such as blogging!) Wednesday was a really long day, but it was probably my favorite day of the week! Wednesday morning I met up again for Java Jog and it was a blast, per usual. I love running with Louise and Mary Lindsey, they’re at my ideal pace and they’re always a joy to be around.
I am loving those leggings I have from Fabletics! They’re the perfect thickness for a winter run and they’re maximum compression. I’m so glad I purchased these and they have a VERY FAIR PRICE when it comes to leggings! << I was not paid to promote Fabletics, but that is a referral link and any support is appreciated! They’re a monthly subscription fitness workout clothes service, but you can choose to not receive each month for as long as you want. Your 1st outfit is 50% off, so I got these Salar Leggings, a tank top, and a sweater for $39! Feel free to ask questions in the comment section.>>
I already have plans to purchase another pair or two for my winter marathon training!
I headed off to work after I got my delicious free coffee and worked from 7:30-5. There was a ribbon cutting that I attended at 4, so it lasted past my normal 4:30. After the ribbon cutting, I had some time to kill, so I went to a friends new apartment to check it out. Ended up spending a little more time there than I expected, but I finally made my way to the Healthy Holiday Cooking Class that I had been looking forward to! Everything was absolutely delicious and I cannot wait to make these at home.
This cranberry salsa was ON POINT. It had the perfect spiciness and consistency. I can’t wait to try this at home. I’m pretty sure Nick’s going to LOVE this recipe, possibly more than our usual Avocado Salsa. I look forward to trying it out on him and getting an honest opinion.
Banana Nice Cream is a big deal on the Health Starts Here Challenge because it’s simple, delicious, and perfectly represents ice cream without the added dairy and calories. Mary Lindsey went creative and made a Pumpkin Nice Cream with an added Gingersnap cookie. The combination was beautiful and really satisfied my taste buds.
Then came the stuffin muffins which can be made with vegetable broth instead of the usual chicken broth, but Mary Lindsey suggested that you add more of the fresh herbs and spices because you’ll lose some of the seasoning with that route. Covering the stuffin muffins was a pomegranate reduction sauce that was to die for! I love pomegranates and she taught us a different way of cutting them than I’m use to. Instead of the typical fattening (but delicious, I’ll say!) green bean casserole, she made a Balsamic Green Beans with Shallots recipe was wonderful. I wouldn’t say that I necessarily enjoyed it as much as the fattening and creamy green bean casserole that I’m use to, but it’s definitely delicious enough to make the switch more times than not. I think those green beans would also be the perfect side to an at home date night dish.
- What are you looking forward to making over Thanksgiving?
- Have you tried Fabletics?
- How was your week? Was it busy? Any fun things going on? I’d love to get an update!