Sometimes you just need an egg mcmuffin (paleo recipe)

After yesterdays huge success with the dinner rolls, and then the dessert, I knew I just needed to try something this morning.

And it is a KEEPER!

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When I made the rolls yesterday, I also made some that were a little larger and flat. And they were the perfect size for an egg sandwich!

2 eggs + bacon + flat roll=DELICIOUSSSSSS

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A great way to start the morning, and kept me full from 7am to noon!

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Question for you:

Favorite breakfast?

Egg sandwich: Yay or nay?

Here we go again….

How is everyone doing?!? Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, it was CRAZY!!!

Things Andrew and I got accomplished: gym, meeting, out to lunch, doctor’s app. for Andrew, cleaned car, played in sprinkler, and watched a movie w/ some ice cream 🙂

TIred just thinking about it. haha.

Bad new is: Andrew started with the sniffles and deep cough last week. We chopped it up to allergies and the bathroom remodeling. But yesterday, we went to get it checked out (it was just lasting too long) SO he  has an ear infection, is getting his allergy medicine changed, eye drops, and nasal spray. UGGHH. not fun

 

We are officially our own pharmacy haha

 

And this is how I am spending my morning. Yep I now have the deep cough (thank you Andrew for all those kisses haha)

Question for yoU:

How did you spend your morning?

Gym personalities

Today, started out SLOOWWLLY.

Andrew spent the night at his dad’s house, so I slept trying to catch up on sleep (the night before I only got 3! eek!)

Unfortuantly, I’m still sick. Mono.Strep. Sinus Infection. Who knows! but Im going w/ the last. Might need to get on antibiotics.

I didn’t get out of bed till10!! It was awesome! Then my favorite breakfast and then Andrew’s basketball game

I then made it to the gym. Where I noticed there are a wide range of personalities at the gym. I only noticed this because their was this one 20-something year old walking around with some pretty big arm muscles, sleeveless shirt, just walking around. UMMM. dude. what are you doing?!?! He would do a few reps then walk around checking out everyone else. how does he get such big arms well looking at everyone else?!?!

EWWW is this even real?!?!!?

Then there are others who just keep their heads down and don’t talk to anyone (this is pretty much me. except when the older men start talking to me haha) Of course, there are also girls who have more makeup on that I have worn my whole life and just talk on their cell phones will walking on the treadmill. (they bother me haha)

Anywho, has anyone else noticed these types of personalities at the gym???

Well I’m going out w/ some girls from highschool.

How is everyone else’s weekend?

Are there any gym personalities you see? That annoy you?

In my belly

Yesterday, I ate everything in sight. I couldn’t figure out what was going on (except that I didn’t get any sleep. I was feeling BLAH from not working out) ILLNESS UPDATE: Andrew is not throwing up and no longer has a fever. My lymph nodes are still large throughout my body, but nothing hurts. I just feel really really tired.

SOOO today,  I decided to keep myself accountable and show you guys what I ate.

Breakfast: Egg, PB, banana sandwich

Lunch: Leftover Cheesy Pasta and grapes

Dessert: Wonton Wrappers + cinnamon/sugar (not healthy AT ALL)

Snack: Apple and colby cheese- YUM

Dinner: Taco Bowl w/ milk

Dessert: Yo My Goodness Fro Yo

Andrew and I really enjoyed it!

Calories:1731

Carbs: 200

Fat: 76

Protein: 86

OK. HOLY MOLY carbs. I did better on the calories than I first thought I would do. That meal for breakfast 500 calories!! EEK!!!!

(any advice. recipes. I will GLADLY take them. Im a sponge- give me info haha)

Question for you:

What is something you had today?

Love Fro Yo?

Christmas Presents

Today started out by sleeping in (won’t be doing that for awhile since Andrew will be on break. I started the morning w/ coffee and an egg/PB/Banana sandwich. YUM!

While wrapping, I had Pandora w/ the Bing Crosby Holiday. Loved it. Im sure people could hear me outside. I have a beautiful voice haha

I then got to packing.

 I loved this present! too pretty to open 🙂

And this was another favorite. (pssttt there are star wars pj pants in there haha)

On Christmas Eve, Andrew will be able to open the present with his pjs. Of course he wears them that night!

He will also be able to open the ornament. This year I made his by super glueing the pieces together of a small lego. Now I just need to figure out how to hang it on the tree……………………………haha

The little fellow only had a half day, so I picked him up and we made some cookies. I first made some Paleo cookies (I got some coconut flour!) The cream cheese frosting is not paleo. Andrew was my taste tester!

(did you spot justin?)

Here are some of the recipes we used:

cream cheese frosting
Paleo sugar cookies
sugar cookies
 

Im so excited for christmas! Now we are ready to go! Im a little bummed though. Tonight, there doesn’t seem to be any christmas movies on tv 😦

Question for you:

What family traditions do you have?

New Love

Today, was such an amazing day. And I have a new love!

It started off with an egg, banana, and PB sandwich

Then my second cup of pumpkin coffee for a chilly 9am soccer game.

andrew in the yellow socks in the middle
 They didn’t end up winning, but had fun while I was freezing my booty off

After the game, we visited my grandma. and then it was time to highlight my hair haha

 

 It has a lot of blonde….. of course you can’t tell by the tired/pale picture

After this, Andrew and I headed to Soulard’s farmers market. I was in heaven and I am officially in love with this place.

They have every fruit and vegetable you can think of. Jewelry, venders selling food and drinks, beer, flowers and even rugs!

We found some goodies

 Luckily Unfortuantly,  we didn’t need many veggies and fruits. But we did get a lb of grapes and two oranges. (I asked Andrew what he wanted, and he said “An orange please.” What a cutie!)

We also got the two yellow mums. they were only 5 bucks a piece!

 Put them into pots, and found the perfect place for them.

 Then time to cut andrew’s hair

 

 Im actually get used to using the trimmer.

For dinner, my mom, Andrew, and I headed to the Boat House in Forest Park for dinner. I started off with a raspberry beer. Of course, I stuff myself with a cajun chicken sandwich and fries.

 

And thennnnn we got ice cream from DQ. I had to get the pumpkin pie that I have been dying for!

ice cream w/ leftovers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 When I ordered the Medium, I had NO idea it would be this HUGE. Don’t worry. I didn’t eat it all, I put 2/3rds of it back in the freezer. More for tomorrow!

It was really a nice day. Even though it seems like we did a lot, I never felt that we were just running place to place and not enjoying the day. I absolutely hate running around with Andrew, I feel like I don’t give him attention if all we do is run errands.

Question for you:

Do you love farmers markets?

Do you feel guilty when you eat a ton and don’t work out? How do you not beat yourself up?

Veggie overload

Today started off with getting Andrew to school, and then a much needed nap.

(last night and this morning I had this HORRIBLE headache. For the most part that means Im dehydrated and its time for bed.)

So breakfast was at 10am. (NICCCEE)

egg,PB, banana sandwich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 remember yesterday’s yoga class? Well my shoulder muscles are on FIRE! I don’t have much upper body strength, and can now see how yoga is so worth it! (in many ways)

So no upper body workout today. Instead I went to the gym and did the treadmill intervals for two miles. Then waked a mile at a high incline. Got extremely sweaty! I was going to go to target after, but needed to shower (as a courtesy to the other shoppers haha)

Goodies from target!

 I had a coupon for 12 dozen free eggs, and a dollar off the Light n Fit yogurt.

I also got some Xmas cards (I know Im ahead of the game, but they are really cute!)

 Now I just need a picture of me and Andrew (let me know if you want one! haha)

I also got these awesome pumpkin candles for the mantel!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 My dad also worked on my sidewalk that we started working on FOREVER ago.

 Well we needed to cut some of the stepping stones. But I first had to buy the blade and my dad said it was a lot easier than he thought (YEA!)

 

 Now we will have to just even them out, and lay the rest of the them. Looks SO much better than when I moved it.

Dinner was pasta, chicken, and every veggie I could find.

 

 I was craving veggies- can you believe that? Red pepper, carrots, and broccoli. All, I had to add was parmesan cheese. DELICIOUS!

 Question for you:

Do you like veggies or fruit?

Do you ever crave certain foods?

Dirt Bath

Today it was a MILLION degrees in St louis. But my house has to get done sometime!

After church I was starving, and stuck with the good o’ egg/banana/ PB sandwich haha

Then off to my house to sand the kitchen walls. My brother put the mud on this week. There was white stuff everywhere! I told my dad that I aged 40 years working in my house already haha. It was all in my hair!

I then pulled a million weeds in the front yard, and then attacked this!

we worked for 5 hours at my house! We got a lot done, but still has a way to go before my Bday on saturday!

I then took a bath, because this wouldnt do….

gross I knoow. there was more dirt on me than on the ground. I was a mess!

Luckily I thought ahead, and put a pork tenderloin in the crock pot with potatoes, carrots, water, and spices

and it was ready for dinner at 6!

it was delicious! I also needed something sweet! (like always!)

I know they make PB with chocolate. But I just put PB, then melt the chocolate chips and then spread. it does a body good!

The finally plan of the evening, shaving my son’s hair. He wanted a mohawk and since he isnt in school and doesnt get to decide many things, I went with it.

Before Picture

He loves it haha

He looks A LOT like his dad now….who has the same hair cut haha

Then I had some popcorn and watched tourist, with JOhnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. It was ok. Nothing special.

Now bed~ more work tomorrow 🙂

Question for you:

Do you let your kids decide their hair cuts?

Do you like Angelina or Johnny?

-I love the pirate of the caribean movies. and I just saw Salt, which was really good!

celebrity crush

Breakfast was the usual

Lots on the TO DO LIST: kohls, target, and jcpennys

At Kohls I got an american flag, necklace, easter decoration, and kitchen rug for $7 BUCKS!!!! I had $10 mailed to me and when I returned kitchen towels, I got $15 back.  Love getting deals

Lunch was leftover spinach salad and watermelon. And then it was off to my house! My dad and brother have the ceiling and 2 1/2 walls up, just 1 1/2 to go!

ceilinginto the dining room
into the living room

I also got my garage cleaned out. And by that I mean I moved the finished cabinets to the basement to give more room out there.

I then attached this part of the back yard.

all the ivy on the left is gone. I saw lots of bugs and worms and I didnt scream once haha

I will show updated pictures, when i attack the rest!

Then it was time for yoga! Oh boy did I need this. I even accepted downward dog, which im not the biggest fan of.

ANNNDDD then this might have happened

Yep. more banana bread.

Even better the second time around. I added vanilla extract this time,  more yogurt,  and baked for 25 minutes. It was moist and perfect.

Now I am watching Star Wars Episode III: revenge of the sith. Yes I have a small huge crush on Hayden

source

Question for you:

Do you have a celebrity crush?

I also updated my recipe page– check it out!

3 new! (PB banana bread)

As I went back to look at pictures for the day, I realized I had a different lunch, dinner, and dessert. Love when I try new things.

Unfortuantly luckily breakfast was the AWESOME egg, banana, pb sandwich (dont knock it till you try it!)

It was POURING in st louis today ( I guess no pool)

okkkkk it wasnt that bad. haha (source)

SOOOO what to do….

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It was a really cute movie! We stopped at the gas station to get drinks (diet for me. bug juice for him) And he got a snack. I packed my own (YEA ME!) I went with 100cal kettle corn popcorn and Cocoa covered almonds. It did the trick! All for about 250 calories.

After hitting up sams, it was already 130 and I was HUNGRYYYYY. Lunch was a chicken fajita.

With a side of watermelon

simple and awesome. I also had two dove chocolates to end the meal

Then around 5oclock I got hungry. I got some colby cheese and a bowl of fiber one cereal and soy milk. Not pretty to take a picture of, but this is!

Im not sure who I stole this recipe from, but I did change it a bit.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Ingredients:

-2 bananas, mashed

-1/3 c low fat greek yogurt

-4tbsp PB

-3Tbsp light butter (I used 2)

-1 egg

-1/4 c white sugar

-1/4 c brown sugar

-1/2c splenda

-1 1/4cup whole wheat flour

-3/4 tsp baking soda

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 350

-Mid first five ingredients

-Then add sugars

-Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon

-Add to banana mixture

– Pour in 9X5 pan coated with cooking spray

– Bake for 25-30 minutes

 

I made this while I ate shrimp, spaghetti noodles, and laughing cow cheese

 

Now…Im wondering how long I have to wait for that to cool before it will burn my tongue…..Im going for it! haha

 Goodnight!

Question for you:

What do you use “bad” bananas for?

– I also am freezing some bananas for banana soft serve!