Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Recipe, Book Club Sleepover, Birthday Celebration

Thanks you guys!! Sounds like we’re lots of Hungry Girl fans – love her! Also, I needed the support on the running – good to know I’m not alone that runs don’t always work out. Homecookedem said “Some days I go out and can knock out 6 miles no problem, other days I want to stop after 1.” I feel like some days 25 minutes at 6.3 is NOTHING, and other days… after 10 minutes I don’t think I can go on – so strange! I’m getting used to it though and am looking forward to a time when I can run more consistently – I’m hanging in there! I really appreciated Melissa’s advice to about cutting down the speed – I may try it! Also, LOVED your thoughts on rompers. Gabriela brought up a good point about the hassle of going to the bathroom – SO true! Haute Teapot also cracked me up in that she was actually wearing a romper at the time of reading the post! Haha

So let me rehash the weekend in a nutshell – no photos – dead camera – eek! Friday I worked, walked 4 miles during lunch, worked more, then headed home to be with Reuben and cook a new recipe before book club – Chili Noodle Bake by Recipes For Moms – loving this blog! Here is how I made it for SIX servings:




1 pound 96/4 Ground beef
1 can (15 oz.) Hormel 98% fat-free turkey chili with beans
¼ cup fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
1 oz. Cabot 75% light cheddar cheese
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 11 oz. can corn
8 oz. egg noodles

Preheat oven to 350. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, brown beef until no longer pink. Drain noodles. Drain meat. Combine Meat, chili, tomatoes, corn and noodles. Transfer to greased 13x9 baking dish. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5 – 10 minutes or until heated through.

Review: Love it! I'm not a huge corn fan but liked it in this recipe, and loved the egg noodles- super creamy! Next time i'll add a little spice to the meat - maybe cook it with some chili powder or cumin to add a little kick.

Nutritional Information: 388 calories, 48 carbs, 7 fat grams and 31 protein grams.

After dinner me and Reuben headed over to Crystal’s for book club sleepover! He had so much fun with her little yorkie Annie, and I had so much fun with Crystal, Stacy and Devon! We talked a good bit about the book, and then everything else of course – jobs, babies, exercise, nutrition – you name it! Great girl night! I was SO tired and went to bed ready to REST. But bad weather woke baby Grady which woke Reuben so we didn’t sleep long! Eek! I ended up at 1,998 calories, 168 carbs, 49 fat grams and 95 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

On Saturday morning I ended up waking up around 7 and driving home to go to sleep until 1. Bliss! I had a Big Pig in a Blanket, a string cheese and some pretzels, showered, and then me and Austin hit up Crate & Barrel before heading to my sis’s new house in East Atlanta! They moved in Friday, so we brought over a giftie and visied with her, my mom and my stepdad! Then we rolled over to Smyrna to Monica’s for her birthday party! We got to Mon’s around 6 and had so much fun visiting with everyone, playing flipcup and hanging out. The weather was A.W.F.U.L. but we didn’t let it ruin the fun! Apparently too much fun – the neighbors called the cops on us for the music! And Austin knew the cop – so funny – it was a guy from college! LOL We ended up staying the night in Smyrna and I ended up at 1,960 calories, 166 carbs, 41 fat grams and 62 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

So yes, I had two sleepovers this weekend! Good times – and so great to have little Reuben with me all weekend! So how was your weekend? Any run-ins with the cops? LOL

24 comments:

Tyler said...

That recipe sounds delish! I wanted to call the cops on our crazy, loud neighbors. They are AWFUL! It's like a barracks fraternity (Army boys) down there every weekend. Bleh! Hope you have a happy and healthy week!

Big Pissy said...

SO fun seeing you guys yesterday! I always laugh so much when I'm with y'all. :)

Forgot to tell you on your romper post: there are pictures of me wearing rompers back in the 80's when you were a toddler. haha!!!

Kacy said...

My last run in with the cops was getting pulled over for driving too slowly, lol.

That recipe looks great! I love corn in things like that.

inmytummy said...

I definitely have days where I feel like I can't run at all.

No run ins with the cops except for a speeding ticket or two.

homecookedem said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend!! That chili noodle bake looks awesome!! Too funny about Austin knowing the cop - small world!!

jqlee said...

Looks like a good dish! I never make casseroles or baked dishes. I really should though - they always look so good and easy to make!

Staci Dombroski said...

What a busy and fun weekend for you :) I hope you have a great week!

Gabriela said...

Glad you don't think I'm weird about the romper comment- it's just all I can think about when I see them! Sounds like you had yet ANOTHER amazing weekend, minus the run in with the cops! You definitely have a fun group of friends :) Hope you have a great Monday love!!

Samma said...

Hahaha- I love that the cops got called on y'all. I don't know if Auburn was like UGA in this respect, but I still have that flight instinct when cops are called on a party. I have to remind myself that I am waaaaaayyy over the legal drinking age, and there is no need to run. Hee.

Lex said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyy that recipe looks so good!!!

Anne Marie said...

The recipe sounds like something right up my alley!

Pam said...

What a fun weekend! The casserole looks and sounds delicious.

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

That casserole looks amazing and simple to put together...perfect! It sounds like you had a great weekend! Here's to a great week too!

Erica said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend :) Love good girl time. That noodle casserole looks ah-mazing! I need to make that for Josh (and maybe a bean filled version for me). Love that you brought the puppers to sleepover too. The weather was super stinky, at least its nice today!!

Mica said...

I am a big fan of casseroles! So easy and so few dishes (usually). I just made something similar to this last week, and I enjoyed it heartily.

No cop run-ins last weekend, I am sad (not) to say...

biz319 said...

Hooray for girls night in sleepovers! Haven't done that in a long time - it's my daughter that does the sleepovers!

Glad you had such a great weekend, in spite of the weather!

Kelly Olexa said...

OMG. I am so making that recipe when I get home. I LOVE YOU for posting so many recipes and pictures!!
NOM NOM!!
;-)

Thinspired said...

I feel the exact same way about running! Some days I can rock it, others I just can barely lift my legs. I know I need to be more consistent about my runs, which is probably the main problem. I think it's important to "listen" to what our bodies are telling us, though! I have to remind myself that walking is good exercise, too :)

Your chili bake looks delicious!

anotherannabanana said...

I LOVE all your recipes! Hubby and I are trying out your ranch-chicky slow cooker recipe this week and I cannot wait!

Fashion Meets Food said...

That recipe looks absolutely amazing! I think I just may have to try it out!

xo

Stacy said...

Thanks for the link & I'm so glad you liked the recipe!
- Stacy @ Recipes for Moms

cabotcoop said...

Isn't the Cabot reduced-fat cheese delicious?! This recipe sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!
~Jacquelyn

cabotcoop said...

Isn't the Cabot reduced-fat cheese delicious?! This recipe sounds amazing, thanks for sharing!
~Jacquelyn

Fashion Meets Food said...

That recipe looks absolutely amazing! I think I just may have to try it out!

xo