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April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

Ohh, what a weekend. Where should I begin? How about with food?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Friday night ย when my boyfriend finalllllly arrived we sat down and made pulled pork sandwiches. I have 2 things to say about this. 1.) This is the easiest recipe ever. 2.) Have you ever had bone suckin sauce? You must go buy this RIGHT NOW.

Obsessed. This was my first time making pulled pork even though I order it every time I eat out if it’s on the menu. Who knew it was so easy to make?

Pulled Pork

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 3 lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 can of vegetable broth
Place it all in the crock pot on Low for 9 hours. Remove pork and shred (remove fat). Place back in the crock pot. Serve on Whole Wheat Buns. Clearly I like BBQ sauce,so my sandwich is drenched in it… But whatever you choose to do with yours, PLEASE use the bone suckin sauce. You won’t regret it.
Since I made 3 pounds there were plenty of leftovers… We could’ve easily made these sandwiches again. But I have a.d.d. and a new ย pan
so it must be put to good use. Cuban panini’s sounded like a good plan to me ๐Ÿ™‚
and they were. Whole wheat bread, honey mustard, leftover pulled pork, deli turkey, Muenster cheese and of course pickles! Sorry about the bad picture :/
Saturday was rainy so we dyed some easter eggs in the morning.
Don’t mind the clorox bottle… My boyfriend’s a little messy.
Since it was raining we needed a comforting, warm breakfast. So we had a “healthier” version of my Overnight French Toast Casserole.
The “healthier” version included whole wheat bread, egg whites, unsweetened almond milk, earth balance “butter” and sugar-free maple syrup. Still JUST as good as the regular version, so save the calories if you can ๐Ÿ™‚
The sun magically appeared and we headed to Camden Yards to try to scalp tickets to the Baltimore vs Yankees game. My boyfriend is a HUGE baseball (yankees) fan so being the great girlfriend I am ๐Ÿ˜‰ I agreed to give up my dreams of trying out the new Vegan restaurant to have blue moons and hot dogs.
Best part about it? We got FREE tickets 20 rows behind home plate!
Worst part about it?? My car was towed…To the tune of almost $400!!!!! Baltimore city is THE worst.
So annoying.
That left us a good 4 hours of sleep before Church the next day.. Somehow we managed to look presentable.
It turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL day so after taking a million pictures outside we headed to my mom’s for Easter linner.
The Easter Bunny had dropped off a basket for me – Sprinkles cupcake mix (dark chocolate), pretty cupcake liners, sugar-free peeps, jelly beans, lindt chocolates, a notepad, hand madeย note cards and of course REESE’S EGGS! I politely asked the Easter Bunny to go easy on the Eggs this year because I knew I would eat all of them. So there were 2… I approved.
Aren’t these notecards GORGEOUS? Every detail isย hand-made… I’m saving them for a something special!
NOW, for the food. We easily ate ourselves into a food coma… But, that was the plan.
Honey Baked Ham

Spinach Salad w/ feta, dried cranberries & sunflower seeds

Grilled Corn salad with cheese, tomatoes and avocados

Homemade mac & cheese

Grandma's Mashed Potatoes

Unpictured: Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, and rolls.
My plate went like this:

Carb Loader

My boyfriend and I were in charge of dessert and I’d like to think we succeeded.

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Crumb Cake from Carlos Bakery in Hoboken

My plate:
I had to try everything ๐Ÿ˜‰
It really was an AMAZING weekend (minus the car being towed) with surprisingly beautiful weather. I went to bed at 745 pm to catch up on sleep from the night before in hopes of feeling normal today. It didn’t work. BUT, I am hoping to be back on track by tomorrow. I have a little confession…
I’ve been eating horribly, not going to the gym and I’m really starting to feel gross. So, tomorrow I need to get back on track… I need to get to the gym, I need to pack healthy food and I need to get out of this funk!! Give me some motivation ๐Ÿ™‚
Let’s make this week a good one!!

Questions: What do you do for motivation? Send me some!! ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s your favorite memory from the weekend?

April 20, 2011

WIAW

What did I eat this Wednesday? I know it’s on every single one of your minds…right?! Well, if it’s not – It’s on Jenn’s! So I’ve done this post in honor of her ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast: Smoothie Bowl – 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 cups of spinach, 1 pinch of xanthan gum for thickening

Looks gross… I think it needed more liquid

Snack: Banana & a 2 pretzels the girls shared with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Lunch: Half Waldorf Salad (no cheese & dressing on the side)

Snack: Green Apple

Dinner: Shrimp, Broccoli, Spinach & Zucchini in a stir fry sauce

Snack: Cinnamon Sugar pita chips, Graham Bunnies, A handful of Gerber Strawberry Puffs ( yes, a baby food) and ChipIns – You know how you go to the grocery store and buy things you havent had before and want to taste everything? No? Ok, well thats what I like to do.

Today also included a visit to the easter bunny, dyeing easter eggs, baking bunny cookies, making kites, running around topless in the sprinkler (the children, not me) and an unexpected lunch with 10 people in my family ๐Ÿ™‚

The lovely Cara over at Chic Meets Healthy has awarded me with the bootylicious award. How appropriate!

Here are the rules:
1. Post this award with the picture and name whoever tagged you in it
2. Do the STUFF
3. Award to 7 others and tell them you did so!

THE STUFF:
1. Name 3 things that are lying right next to you โ€“ A glass of water. I’m FOREVER dehydrated. I’m sure my boyfriend is tired of hearing me complain constantly. My iphone…dead of course. Last but not least – ย my laptop that’s on my lap.

2. Name 2 foods you cannot live without – Just two? Ah geeze, um… Peanut Butter obviously and Chocolate! Can i combine that into one thing such as a reeses and name my third as cereal? I’m a cheater.


3. Name 1 thing you did today โ€“ Ate, Contemplated moving into target, grocery shopped, worked, watched a movie, cooked, cleaned, went to the mall…You get the point.

I couldn’t pick a couple of people – So if you haven’t done this feel free to go ahead!
I’ve been feeling extremely run down today so it’s off to bed in hopes of feeling like myself tomorrow. Have a good night ๐Ÿ™‚

QUESTIONS: What was your favorite meal today? What is theย one food you wouldn’t be able to live without? Probably the toughest question I’ve ever asked ๐Ÿ™‚