Well, as you could clearly see, Miss Bella and I had a blast yesterday afternoon baking those tiny cupcakes! Ain’t she adorable, folks?! Seriously—I just loooove her “baking outfit”, complete with hot pink leggings and tiny flats. And she wouldn’t even hear of wearing my HUGE chef coat to cover it up (I wouldn’t either if I looked that cute) so she wore her new cupcake apron! Can you tell that someday I hope to have little girls??! 😉 I can’t wait to play dress up!!
Can you tell the girl likes pink?! Love it.
Bella’s mom came around 4:30 to pick her up and I had a little snack because I wasn’t really in the cupcake mood. I’ve spent WAY too long in front of an oven today! After 12 hours of baking, sugar just doesn’t seem as good and your body actually starts to crave healthy things! So, I had a yogurt with a yummy weetabix biscuit in it!
Funny enough, weetabix biscuits used to be my FAVORITE cereal when I was little. I loved them because they were actually like a biscuit and I could pick it up and eat it or smash it in my milk. I’ve sort of forgotten about them over the years and then today at Greenwise I saw a girl with a box of them in her cart and something in my brain clicked—I LOVE those! They are incredibly healthy and a great source of whole wheat. I am envisioning yogurt bowls with weetabix + almond butter + raspberry preserves in the near future 😉
And then for dinner last night, Ryan and I hit up our favorite Mexican restaurant right down the street, Chihuahua. We have eaten there once before and we both loved it and last night was no exception. I ordered the spinach enchiladas with veggies and they were AMAZING. Two corn tortillas stuffed with spinach and garlic and topped with monterey jack cheese and sauce. Surprisingly, it was actually quite light when compared to my old favorite—CHEESE enchiladas. In college, my good friend Amari and I would make every Thursday “Mexican Night” and we would go to this total hole in the wall place near campus and eat chips, salsa and cheese enchiladas to our heart’s delight. This veggie version was actually tastier (lots of garlic!) and I’m sure healthier! I was starving and definitely cleaned my plate =)
I also had a glass of sangria—they make the best!
And a few chips with salsa before the food came—
And then I promptly passed out as soon as I came home. I actually woke up this morning around 4:45, a major downfall of my job. My body is just so in tuned with going to bed early and waking up early that it makes it really difficult to break the habit for two days during the week! So, I woke up at 4:45, laid in bed til’ 5:45 and then woke up, ate half a banana with pb and set out for my run!
This morning I wanted to “test” myself since my 5K is a week from today. Unfortunately I picked the coldest morning EVER to do it! When I woke up, it was about 38 degrees outside and I seriously debated just saying screw it and going to starbucks instead. But alas, I put on my shorts, long sleeved nike top, shoes and old sorority hat and hit the road. Just so you know—I really did NOT enjoy it! How in the world do yall stay so dedicated in the cold??!!! Sammie, I am talking to YOU! 😉 I actually only ran 2 miles because I was just SO darn cold!!! And, right when I left the house, I shot like a bat out of hell because I was so freezing and I think I totally wore myself out because after only 6 minutes, I was huffing and puffing and freezing and shivering……not fun. All the other runners looked so warm in their sweats and vests and gloves and there I was, in my tiny shorts! No wonder I was cold. I definitely will NOT be doing that again any time soon. I thought I would warm up once I got my body going but…no. This Florida girl was counting down the seconds until I was back in the heat!
When I got home, I decided to do something I haven’t done in FOREVER—-go to Panera! Now, in my industry Panera is often just referred to as the “enemy”—sorry if any of yall work there, but it sort of puts to shame all of us scratch bakers because nothing is really made from scratch at Panera and yet it is SO popular. I know I am totally busting your dream of bakers in the back mixing flour, water and yeast together and producing perfect bagels every single night, but they do get everything in frozen and already par-baked. ANYWAYS! Regardless, I still do love me a Panera bagel…..whole grain (or, as it used to be called, nine grain) to be exact. When I was a freshman in college I probably ate one of these bad boys AT LEAST three times a week because the coffee shop on campus carried Panera products and was on the meal plan. I haven’t had one in a few years but today was time to rekindle the old flame.
Here’s my yummy toasted whole grain bagel with reduced fat cream cheese and the other half of my morning banana:
In all its glory:
I haven’t had cream cheese in forever and this made me realize how much I missed it! So delicious and creamy!
So, Ryan is out of town for the rest of the weekend on business (his flight left at 7 am this morning!) and I actually am taking a little trip to Orlando today to have lunch with none other than the fabulous Fitnessista at Whole Foods! She emailed me last week to tell me she was coming into town and asked if I wanted to meet her and her friend Megan for lunch. Of course I do! And I can’t wait for a trip to Whole Foods heaven….we have one here of course, but the Orlando store is just aaaaaaaamazing. I know I work for the competitor but I can’t break my Whole Foods addiction that is still going strong after about 5 years.
I will be back later this afternoon with pictures galore! Have a WONDERFUL Saturday! =)