Crock Pot Comfort

Okay,I’m loving my new George Foreman toy, but my all time favorite small appliance is the Crock Pot.  I love coming home after work and smelling the delicious aroma of Pot Roast before I even get inside.  Sooo comforting.

With a side of potatoes and carrots of course.

Breakfast was wonderful as well. Katie has shown me my new favorite way to have oatmeal: Baked oatmeal!

http://www.healthforthewholeself.com/2010/10/baked-oatmeal-with-apples/

Delish.  Then I went to the gym for some weight training and running.  I’m loving how much stronger I’m feeling.  After lunch, I showered and grabbed a great lunch before heading out the door:

Thanks to my meal prepping on Sunday, I had grilled chicken and brown rice in the fridge to form the base of my lunch.  I added some Cholula hot sauce and microwaved.  Then topped with leftover mango salsa and Greek yogurt and more hot sauce.  It hit the spot.  I had some great eats today!  And more to come tomorrow.  Manicures and lunching with my lady friend.  Can’t wait!!

I’m also looking forward to this spooky dessert that I’ve been enjoying all week:

Reeses Pieces and peanut butter filled chocolate eyeballs, yum.  Fun fact.  The man’s nickname for me is “Peepers”.  That’s why he brought me home these chocolate peepers.  The package says “Creepy Peepers”.  Is he trying to tell me something?

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O.M.G. S.O.R.E.

Ouchy ouch ouch ouch.  Day 2 of weight training is going well but painful.  Yesterday I did chest, calves, and abs, and this morning, the pain woke me up.  Today I did quads, hamstrings, and biceps.  Wonder how I’ll feel in the morning.  To fuel myself this morning, I had a hard-boiled egg and oatmeal:

With peanut butter, apple butter, and banana.  Lunch was some leftover chicken in a salad:

I made six boneless chicken breasts yesterday so I could make a few meals and snacks.  It made dinner last night, lunch today, and a snack I brought to work later which was half a chicken breast and a Kashi kids size peanut butter granola bar, and dinner tonight (and I still have some left for tomorrow).  Dinner so easy to throw together, as I also made a big pot of brown rice yesterday.  I got home late from work, chopped up 2 cooked chicken breasts, and threw them in a big pan with a can of black beans, a cup of frozen corn, about a cup or so of salsa, a pinch garlic powder and onion powder, a palmful of cumin, pinch of coriander and cayenne and simmered for 15 minutes.  I served it over brown rice and melted some fat-free cheddar cheese, with a dollop of greek yogurt and hot sauce:

Awesome!  And if it didn’t hurt so bad to move, I would get up off this couch and get me some chocolate.