Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tempting Tea Time

Hi blog friends! I have to make it quick tonight as I promised big daughter she could get some computer time in before bed.

I slept in a little this morning - 7:30 a.m. Funny that I call that "sleeping in". It is still early as all get out, if you ask me! How I wish for the days when my daughters will be cranky teenagers and want to sleep until noon! Yeah, right;) Anyway, since I lollygagged (is that really a word??) around this morning, I got hungry and ate breakfast before my workout. I went with an unconventional turkey sandwich on an Ezekiel english muffin for 3 POINTS...


A little while after, I hopped on the elliptical for a huffy 30 min. I amped up the resistance gauge to toughen up the workout since I knew I only had time for a 30 min. stint. Mission accomplished! I was huffing after 2 minutes!

Then, it was off to shower and dress for a Ladies Tea that the daughters and I were going to this afternoon. I knew there would be lots of tempting goodies, so I decided to eat something before I went so that I wouldn't be starving and overindulge. I had a hummus pita which was 2 tbsp hummus (I revamped the recipe using only 2 tsp. oil, so it is only 1 POINT now), lettuce and pickles (a la Sharon )stuffed in a Weight Watchers 1 POINT pita. I also had a cup of sweet cantaloupe for a nice mini 3 POINT lunch...

The Ladies Tea was held at the husband's old Christian school and sponsored by a ladies group that does fundraising for the school. It is a yearly event and my mother-in-law is always so kind to treat us to this event. The gynasium is tranformed into a "tea room" with fancy tables, antique dolls, clothing, doll furniture and other Victorian-type items. The food is presented on a line of tables that must reach 30+ feet. Here is just half of it...

Many goodies donned these tables including a huge variety of tea sandwiches, brownies, cookies, scones, cheesecakes, iced cakes, nuts, fruit, puddings and candies. It was a bad, bad place. Thankfully, I had my "mini lunch" or I would have went nuts! I ended up taking a cucumber sandwich, fruit, and 4 little bites - 2 brownie, one oatmeal raisin cookie and one oatmeal bar...


Not sure how to count those guys. I'm thinking about 5 POINTS.
And I had a lovely cup of Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz tea. Delish....

It was a wonderful time shared with my mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, the daughters, Mom and Gram:)
After much chatting and a few errands on the way home, we got back just in time for me to make dinner! I made raviolis for the husband and daughters with a side of garlic and oil green beans. I searched around for something low POINT for myself and came up with this...


I blogged about this before here. I am a fan of this Lean Cuisine. The fish is delicious and even the pasta is fairly good (being Italian, I am not one to eat frozen pasta meals - it's a sacrilege!). I paired this with a side of garlic green beans for a fantastic 7 POINT dinner...



I felt like having dessert tonight, so I went with a serving of Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Frozen Yogurt for 2 POINTS...

Big daughter is giving me the hairy eyeball, so I will relinquish the computer to her so that she can participate in brain cell dissolving IMing with her friends:) Don't ya LOVE technology???

9 comments:

katecooks said...

your restraint at that event is WOW!!! i am very impressed :) have a great rest of the weekend!

thecleanveggie said...

amazing restraint!

love anything by ezekiel!! especially their english muffins :)

Madame said...

I'm usually skeptical about frozen fish entress (from upsetting experiences from other brands ...lol ), although I love most of LC products. I'll be sure to pick one of those up next time.

Vickie said...

I love the way you made that Lean Cuisine meal look like a wonderful, home made dinner! Nice!

Thanks for telling me about your experience with PB2. I think I'm going to go ahead and order a case.

biz319 said...

I love that flavor of tea - they have it at my office. Are those Ezekial muffins in the freezer section?? I can never find them!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

katecooks, thecleanveggie - whew, it was rough, believe me!!!

Madame - I don't love many individual frozen meals because it's usually not enough food and too POINTY or high cal for what you get, but this LC is a keeper!!

Vickie - I think you'll like it! So many different ways to use it!

biz319 - yep, in the freezer section. In most stores that I have found them, they are on the bottom freezer shelf (they like to "hide" the good for you stuff!)

Sharon said...

Hahaha, totally digging those pickles! And scrumptious eats! I want some green beans now. =D

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Seein the tea party lay out makes me wish I had a daughter. It could be a lot of fun to introduce her to te

Amanda said...

I think I gained weight just by looking at the table of goodies at the tea party! Yikes!! Good job!