Sunday, March 15, 2009

Parties And Birthdays And Friends, Oh My

This has been a fun weekend! Yesterday, the weather was beautiful, so I went for a 5K run in the morning. Then, it was off to big daughter's basketball championship game which was so exciting! Mom, Dad and Gram came to cheer her on and we were jumping out of our seats, yelling and cheering! They won and had a celebratory pizza party following the game, which I ducked out of to take little daughter to a friend's house to play. I headed home to make ESPRESSO BROWNIES to bring to the neighbor's St. Patrick's Day party that night. No pics. Trust me, you do NOT even want to see these!!! They sprout instant devil horns, tempting you to do the unmentionable. Pretend you NEVER heard of these - *fingers in ears* lalalalala :0) I was so busy getting everything together and everyone where they needed to be, that before I knew it, it was time to go to the party and I hadn't eaten dinner first as planned - DARN! It was a great party; lots of fun and FOOD, but I was so chatty that I ended up only DRINKING MY DINNER - haha!!! Mmmmm...margaritas are VERY nutritious ;)

It was a late night, but I felt pretty good this morning...considering. I started my morning with a non-liquid breakfast of a Kim's Light Bagel topped with a Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge and 2 hard boiled egg whites for 4 POINTS...



I did a measly 30 min. on the elliptical. Soon after, I was ready for lunch. I went with a Buffalo Turkey Burger cooked on the George Foreman Grill, served on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with lettuce and 1 tbsp. Marie's Lite Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Delish! I had a side of Kettle Baked Hickory Barbeque Potato Chips and a Fuji apple. An awesome 8 POINT lunch...


I spent the rest of the afternoon prepping for my friend, Coleen's birthday dinner. Her daughters came over to play with the daughters and I had them all stay for a Birthday Celebration! I made Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken in a white wine sauce. To make this, I cut a pocket in boneless chicken breasts and stuffed it with my Spinach Artichoke Dip (this dip is one of C's faves), then browned the chicken, covered and cooked it through. Then, I made a white wine sauce with a bit of light butter, flour, garlic, chicken broth and white wine and poured it over the cooked chicken. Yummy! I served this with roasted sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus with lemon zest, leftover cheese stuffed zucchini, garlic and thyme roasted mushrooms and amazing Italian bread. A happy 12 POINT dinner...

The birthday cake was a homemade angelfood cake topped with strawberry syrup and fat free whipped topping. I made the strawberry syrup using 1/2 c. of Smucker's Sugar Free Strawberry Jam melted down in a saucepan and added fresh sliced strawberries. Amazing! A "berry friendly" ;) 2 POINT dessert...


It was a great weekend! Lots of fun with family and friends. I'm coming down from the excitement now and fading fast! I'm going to clock out and get some sleep, but look forward to catching up with everyone's blogs tomorrow! Hope you all had a rockin weekend :)

7 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

I should have hung out with you all weekend!

I heard Margaritas are only 1 pt if you drink them really fast..lol!

The strawberry angel food cake is making me want to drool!

MizFit said...

man you look like you had a FUN weekend.

mine? in comparison? 'fine'

Angie All The Way said...

You had me at "espresso brownies".... :-D

Kelly said...

Great weekend!
That chicken looks so good. What a great idea. I'll have to try that.

Sharon said...

Great job with the run and all, and what an awesome weekend overall!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

I don't know why I'm always suprised to not see those egg whites filled with hummus... lol.

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Yummm! Your food choices look so yummy and healthy too! I am going to have to try making your strawberry sauce!