Fake Meatballs

by Heather on February 26, 2010

Be sure to check out my guest post at Then Heather Said in her “More Than” series!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  Oh.my.gosh I am so glad it’s the weekend!  I know I wasn’t at work yesterday, but turns out it’s hard work letting a scared puppy out to painfully use the bathroom every 20 minutes.  Being a fur-mom is hard!

Yesterday in the midst of mentally planning dinner I made pecan pie bars for work treats:

They’re AMAZING, and I used this recipe, but made sure to double the pie part since I was making them and that’s just how I roll!  They’re so good…I had a bite of Nate’s piece this morning and will likely be getting my own darn piece soon :) While these were baking I did my workouts that I listed on the HPJ page.  That Whittle Your Middle mess from Oh She Glows is HARD!  ‘Specially after you just finished doing the harder version of the exercises in 30-Day Shred…but the great news is I did it all and I felt incredible…invincible even!  Thanks Angela!

Dinner was Tortellini Primavera from Eating Well:

I made some meatballs for Nate based on Ashley’s meatball recipe, but I was feeling left out!  So I warmed up a Morningstar Farms Tomato Basil burger and cut it up for my “meatballs.”  I didn’t try the real ones, but they smelled amazing.  When I was cleaning up the kitchen I was SO CLOSE to just popping one in my mouth…that’s OK, right?  Just one?  NO! I made a vow for Lent, and I am glad to say I kept it…with a lot of prayer though!  I tried to get a little fancy for dessert:

It’s the last of our low-fat vanilla bean ice cream with about 1/3 of a cup of chocolate chips melted with a tsp of butter.  Turns out this does NOT keep the chocolate creamy, so it hardened up on top of the ice cream pretty much instantly.  OOPS!  Still tasted good though :)

I woke up early-ish this morning to do Day 2 of Whittle Your Middle and some yoga…lots of floor work today, but I feel very relaxed and rejuvenated already :)  Breakfast was another black bean burger!  I was planning on topping it with an egg (Christie said it was good that way!), but I was running late and therefore did not:

And a nice cup of tea to start the day off right :)

Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments about hoping Keira’s feeling better!  She was pretty down and out yesterday, but doing much better today!  She even slept through the night with no problem…hurray!  I’m so excited about 3 things in particular:

  1. Our friends Jason & Stephanie found out they’re pregnant!!!!!  This is a huge deal because they’ve been trying for 5 years, and found out yesterday that they’re now expecting!  There were a lot of happy tears and lots of praising God :)
  2. I wrote my first guest post on Then Heather Said.  She said I had swagger.  I was excited :)
  3. We’re (hopefully!) going to ski Winter Park tomorrow!  Apparently their base is now 10 inches more than what it was the last time we were there, and it’s been snowing the past 7 days.  Yay for skiing!

What are you happy or excited about today?  If you can’t think of anything, what are your weekend plans? We’re going to celebrate with Jason & Steph no matter what tomorrow night and I’m so incredibly excited!  I’m going to be a friend-who-calls-herself-an-aunt! :)

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