Saturday, August 13, 2016

Savoring my Saturday....

I hope your Saturday has been as good as mine.  We had our Wine Tasting PJ party last night that was a lot of fun.  We had tons of appetizers and wine.  I tried to snack on those things that are in the eating plan.  Salmon, shrimp, rice crackers, hummus, veggies, fruit.  But I couldn't resist a little bit of cheese and dark chocolate that was recommended by the sommelier to have along with the wines we were trying.  I am estimating that I consumed probably 4 glasses of wine during the evening.

When we awoke this morning Frank made breakfast.  Pork Sausages and Blueberry Pancakes.  He tried to make special pancakes for me using almond flour and oatmeal but had some technical difficulties.  We are going to have to work on the recipe a bit.  So I ended up having the regular pancakes with pure maple syrup.  Frank makes the best blueberry pancakes!!

We sat around visiting after breakfast and after a couple of hours we all snacked on guac and veggies.  When company left I headed out for a mani/pedi.  I came home and finished the remainder of the Asian Chicken Salad for lunch along with a plum.

We went to 4 pm Mass and then John and Kirsten took us out to dinner for my birthday since we will be up north and they will be in North Dakota on my actual birthday.  I had broiled salmon over a bed of spinach.  It was delicious.  The restaurant wanted to give me a free Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puff but I declined since I had strayed from the eating plan last night and this morning.

After dinner we headed down to the city for a graduation party.  I was glad I had eaten before hand because there was a lot of yummy fried chicken and brownies floating around that party.

When I got home, I snacked on some hummus and veggies which is the meal I am sharing with you today.  I bought some individual size tubs of hummus and guacamole to take along with us on the trip.  They will be great to take on the dive boat with us.  That, some veggies, a hard boiled egg and some fruit will provide us with a great lunch both days.  I will take some nuts for us to snack on in between dives.