In other words, get ready for lots of candy and lots of beans. I can’t believe the day is finally done! Now I get to wake up tomorrow morning and do it all again. Except I’ll be replacing the class portion of the evening with a movie, haha. Not SO incredibly draining :-).
Mid-morning snack happened at 10:30 with my sugar cookie sleigh ride tea and some yogurt:
This was 1/2 cup plain yogurt with 1/3 banana, 1/2 chopped apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and 1 tbsp kashi golean crunch on top:
I put the Kashi on when I packed the lunch last night because I love how the soggy/chewy texture it gets from sitting in yogurt. Almost like oatmeal, which we all know is a major addiction of mine.
Kind of like candy. I bought myself these sugar-free mints hoping they would slow me down on the candy front because I’d actually rather eat real sugar than fake sugar. But it did not work because I had four of these today:
Which would not have been so bad had I not also discovered this candy tin in the 2nd floor kitchen at work during the parents’ group:
I think I ate about four candies from that? Ohhh, right, and two giant lollipops, once of which was another candy chicken:
I really love these chickens, though. It gets spicer as you go because of all the chili powder inside. I tried to capture the texture in that second picture. Can you tell? It makes me want to try grilling peaches with cayenne pepper or something. And, um, I’m pretty sure I also ate another chewy strawberry fang. So the sugar-free mints were not effective. They were a complete failure.
Someone brought these mini pumpkin muffins in from Whole Foods. I was tempted, but the first ingredient was sugar. In a pumpkin muffin? Come on, WF! And, errr, since we all know how opposed to sugar I am, I did not eat any of these.
Except that there were crumbs left in the muffin cups when the muffins were gone:
And since I have this compulsion about not letting anything go to waste and all …
Yeah, I might as well have just eaten a muffin. I know.
Then it was time for the parents’ group. I had packed a lunch (of course) since you never know, but I’ll just save it for later in the week (there’s a rumor afoot that Vianni’s bringing me more food tomorrow). But anyway, Inginia made the lunch for the parents’ group. I had about 1/3 of this bowl of the crispy rice from the side of the pot. Yes, it was white rice, but do you see how perfectly crispy it is???
I had two bowls like this for lunch:
I made a soup salad combo, so one side was for these amazing beans cooked in pork broth:
The other side was veggie soup (with the best shiitake mushrooms in it!):
I followed the bowls with another cup of steaming hot beans, mmmmm:
And (maybe 5 cheez-its and) a graham cracker:
My 4:30 pm snack was this orange:
And samples of manchego cheese and hot chocolate at 5:45 while on the way to class:
At about 6:45, I broke into my dinner: 1/2 cup of kale & date curry (still delicious!) and 1/2 piece of the pumpkin kibbi I made last night (both recipes are on the sidebar):
My last bite of the night came in the form of this apple around 7:15:
I left class at 8, got home at 9, blogged till 9:30, and now it is bedtime. I’m tired. Are you tired?