Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bloggie Meet Up, Chicken Burrito Recipe, Successful Shopping Day and Halloween Costumes are (almost) Solved!

Oh Saturday. I continued lying around watching Friday Night Lights, then I showered, ate dinner, watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 with AustinAustin ordered pizza for dinner. Yes, we had other meals planned/cooked/in the fridge. But he wanted pizza. And I wanted comfort food. And it was GOOD. :) I tried not to overdo it, and it was fabulous. Then we watched Auburn get stomped by LSU. Lovely. Then I was off to bed early with baby Reuben. I ended up at 1,699 calories, 216 carbs, 68 fat grams and 78 protein grams. Not amazing, but not awful. Here’s what I ate.

Today I woke up (after having slept in) and felt SO much better. My appetite was back (I was actually craving food – the other days were more like oh…. I need to eat) and I was ready to get out of the house!! We had leftover pizza for breakfast (while making the planned breakfast. Hehe). And I heard from a fellow blogger! The lovely homecookedem had posted her past Halloween costumes. Hilarious! I was truly inspired by her Juno/Bleeker costumes and told her so, of course! She responded and said I should do it and could totally borrow Bleeker if I was in her area. And guess what? I was! She might live 2 miles from me! What are the odds?! Love it! We made plans to meet up at 7 p.m. at a Starbuck’s that was 5 minutes from each of our houses – how exciting!

I mean come on - who doesn't want to totally copy their costumes?!

Picture from homecookedem

In the meantime, I got to work on my Juno costume, and got it all together, but still needed a plaid skirt (to wear over my jeans) and a pregnant belly. Hmmm. I got ready and headed out to Forever 21, H&M, Macy’s, Hallmark, Halloween Store, TJ Maxx and Target. I came home with the following:

H&M: 2 Sweaters and 1 pair of cool long fingerless mittens
Forever 21: 2 pairs of patterned tights, 1 dress, 2 pairs of pants, 4 tops/cardigans, 1 hoodie, 3 pairs of socks and 1 recylable bag
Hallmark: 2 books of stamps
Target: 1 Halloween costume for Reuben, skirt for Juno costume, ball for Juno belly, umbrella, box of envelopes, sleeve of tennis balls and a laundry basket.

VERY successful day with lots of sales. I mean, the H&M sweaters were buy one get one FREE – are you kidding me?! I’ll take pics of clothes tomorrow – so excited! Anywho, raced home and had the Slow Cooker Chicken burritos – LOVE! Here’s the recipe for FOUR servings– a definite keeper for us:



1 pound chicken, boneless/skinless
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 envelope taco seasoning
Other: 8 mission carb balance tortillas, 4 tbsp fat-free sour cream, 4 tbsp salsa and 4 tsp canola oil.

Place non-cooked chicken in slow cooker. Mix tomatoes and taco seasoning. Pour over chicken. Cover. Cook on low 6 hours. Remove lid and turn off heat. Shred chicken with two forks. Measure out four servings. Divide each serving onto two tortillas.Seal. Heat pan over medium heat with 1 tsp canola oil. Spread oil to cover bottom of pan. Once hot, add two burritos seam side down. Cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook for 1-2 more minutes until brown. Remove, and repeat with other burritos (add 1 tsp canola; add 2 burritos). Then top each burrito with ½ tbsp sour cream and ½ tbsp salsa. Nutritional Information (2 burritos per serving; 1 tbsp ff sour cream; 1 tbsp ff salsa; 1 tsp canola oil): 450 calories, 48 carbs, 11 fat grams and 37 protein grams.

Hope you try and like it! After tacos, I tried on my Juno costume and realized my ball was too big. Dang! Back to square one on preggo belly. I hung out with the fam and then it was time to meet Homecookedem! She was SO sweet! We had yummy tea and talked and talked about everything from our our weddings, to weight, to cooking, exercise, families – you name it. I so enjoyed her company! By the time we got up to leave we realized we had been there for 2.5 hours – it was 9:30! Wonderful bloggie meet up – so appreciate her offering to lend us the Bleeker costume and so good to meet her! I headed home, threw together a quick Thai Kitchen single serving and am now watching a West Wing and blogging – woo! I ended the day at 1,690 calories, 243 carbs, 52 fat grams and 69 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.The pizza got me again…. Imagine that!

Well I hope you guys all had wonderful Sundays! I really appreciate you hanging in there with me through my blah/sick weekend!! Tomorrow I plan to post:
  • Halloween costumes (mine/Austin’s/Reuben’s!)
  • 2 Recipes: Country Egg Scramble (tomorrow’s breakfast) and Oriental Chicken (tomorrow’s lunch)
  • New clothes – yay! I’m excited about my inexpensive finds – I’m loving the new season (as per usual!)
K – I’m out – ttyt!

21 comments:

beforeandforever said...

I'm glad you are feeling better now!

inmytummy said...

I'm jealous. I want to meet you guys! I have thought about trying to arrange an Atl Blogger dinner or something but time keeps getting away from me. We definitely should do that though.

Mica said...

Yay, you're back up and busy/productive as ever. You and Austin will be totally cute in your costumes!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

haha, those juno costumes are awesome- great couple costumes.

no one lives near me! this blows. i do have an announcement cming up soon about how a ton of us can get together, though. thats not shameless promotion at all ;)

dailygoods said...

omg those costumessssssss!!!! that is so perfect! i can't wait to see all the pics! xoxo

Staci Dombroski said...

I absolutely love the costumes. What a great idea!

Pam said...

What a great Halloween costume! The burritos look tasty too.

Erica said...

How cool that ya'll live so close together!!That is going to be one amazing set of halloween costumes. I can't wait to see the pictures!

Therese said...

Yay so happy you are feeling better!!

That's a great idea for a costume. I think the hubbie and I are going as 80's glam rockers :) He has a costume but I have no idea what I am going to wear yet! I think some fishnets and lots of hairspray will be involved!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the burrito recipe...looks good! Glad you are feeling better....can't wait to see the pics!

biz319 said...

OMG, those costumes will kill!

I am going as Julia Child - it should be pretty funny!

I used to use www.calorieking.com, but when I went on, saw it was expired and I haven't gotten my new debit card from when I lost my wallet.

I tried thedailyplate.com, but it doesn't give totals for each meal, jsut the day!

So I am going to check out your sparkpeople - calorieking said if I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week, eat 1400, thedailyplate said 1700! Interested to see what spark people says! :D

homeocokedem said...

You are so sweet to write up such nice things about our visit!! I had such a great time talking with you!! You are an instant friend!! :) I'm already looking forward to our next meet-up. I'm thinking shopping maybe?! Or a walk?? I really hope the Bleeker stuff works out!!

Hope you had a great Monday!! :)

P.S. Those slow cooker chicken burritos look great! So easy and cheap!!

Mom on the Run said...

That costume is awesome! I wish more bloggers lived closer to me because I would like to meet more blogging world people. Those burritos look amazing!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

I just stumbled upon your blog for the first time, and it's great! You are so organized and detailed, and I love your recipes- makes me wish I owned a slow cooker!
-Joelle (The Pancake Girl)

Anne said...

Sometimes when you are sick comfort food does the trick. Mmmm...pizza.

I am going to have to try those burritos. I do love me some mexican food.

Glad you are feeling better!!

fittingbackin said...

Beforeandforever: Thanks!!

Inmytummy: I'm SO in - let me know!

Mica: You know it! haha I hope so. :)

Everygym's nightmare: I thought so too! aww i'm sorry! haha keep me posted!

Dailygoods: i thought so too! Def - will post ASAP!

Staci: I loved the idea, too!

Pam: Thanks and thanks - it was really good!

Erica: I know it - pleasant surprise! Thanks!!


Therese: Thank you! Love it - you must go to american apparel - it's insane how 80's that place is - like one big throwback.


Melissa: def! We really liked them. Thanks!!

Biz: Thanks! Oh interesting... debit card? I didn't know the charged! Yeah- daily plate didn't work for me. That's SO funny - let me know what Spark says! haha

Homecookedem: of course - you're so sweet! I can't wait either and am IN for either! :) I'm sure it will - we so appreciate you loaning us that stuff! Yup - they will be a household staple: easy + cheap + yummy!!

Mom on the run: I know - this was my first one but it's nice to talk to someone on the same page as you!!

Joelle: hey!! Thanks - you're so sweet! And yes - you must buy a slow cooker - i'm finding it magical!!

Anne: it REALLY did - when doesn't pizza sound good though? haha You should! They couldn't be easier! Thank you - I really do!! :)

fittingbackin said...

Beforeandforever: Thanks!!

Inmytummy: I'm SO in - let me know!

Mica: You know it! haha I hope so. :)

Everygym's nightmare: I thought so too! aww i'm sorry! haha keep me posted!

Dailygoods: i thought so too! Def - will post ASAP!

Staci: I loved the idea, too!

Pam: Thanks and thanks - it was really good!

Erica: I know it - pleasant surprise! Thanks!!


Therese: Thank you! Love it - you must go to american apparel - it's insane how 80's that place is - like one big throwback.


Melissa: def! We really liked them. Thanks!!

Biz: Thanks! Oh interesting... debit card? I didn't know the charged! Yeah- daily plate didn't work for me. That's SO funny - let me know what Spark says! haha

Homecookedem: of course - you're so sweet! I can't wait either and am IN for either! :) I'm sure it will - we so appreciate you loaning us that stuff! Yup - they will be a household staple: easy + cheap + yummy!!

Mom on the run: I know - this was my first one but it's nice to talk to someone on the same page as you!!

Joelle: hey!! Thanks - you're so sweet! And yes - you must buy a slow cooker - i'm finding it magical!!

Anne: it REALLY did - when doesn't pizza sound good though? haha You should! They couldn't be easier! Thank you - I really do!! :)

Anne said...

Sometimes when you are sick comfort food does the trick. Mmmm...pizza.

I am going to have to try those burritos. I do love me some mexican food.

Glad you are feeling better!!

homeocokedem said...

You are so sweet to write up such nice things about our visit!! I had such a great time talking with you!! You are an instant friend!! :) I'm already looking forward to our next meet-up. I'm thinking shopping maybe?! Or a walk?? I really hope the Bleeker stuff works out!!

Hope you had a great Monday!! :)

P.S. Those slow cooker chicken burritos look great! So easy and cheap!!

biz319 said...

OMG, those costumes will kill!

I am going as Julia Child - it should be pretty funny!

I used to use www.calorieking.com, but when I went on, saw it was expired and I haven't gotten my new debit card from when I lost my wallet.

I tried thedailyplate.com, but it doesn't give totals for each meal, jsut the day!

So I am going to check out your sparkpeople - calorieking said if I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week, eat 1400, thedailyplate said 1700! Interested to see what spark people says! :D

inmytummy said...

I'm jealous. I want to meet you guys! I have thought about trying to arrange an Atl Blogger dinner or something but time keeps getting away from me. We definitely should do that though.