Sunday, December 27, 2009

One More "Christmas" Meal

Christmas celebrations were still in swing for us today. We still had not had Christmas with my dad and my sister's kiddos, so that was today.

Before heading to his house, I did get in a workout. I did Step Blast and a full upper body workout using a pyramid style rep pattern of light weights at 12 reps, medium weights at 10 reps, heavy weight at 8 reps, then back down. Each muscle group was worked in a superset (e.g., chest flys into chest presses).

Next on the agenda, another meal. Dad makes manicotti for Christmas lunch. Jason and I brought sauteed green beans with red onion, red bell peppers, and slivered almonds and homemade French bread rolls (I substitute some of the all-purpose flour with wheat flour and add ground flax seeds). My sister put together a very yummy, healthy salad. I'm happy to report that my niece (she's 5) likes my rolls so much she requested that I make some just for her to keep at her house. Melted my heart of course. You know that means I'll be making a double batch too!

Jason's parents live about a mile away from my dad's house, so we made a quick stop by their house. At Thanksgiving, I had mentioned that I really needed an apron. Guess what I got today!? Yep, an apron. I was sooo happy. It's a vintage apron she hunted down on eBay. She even got it to match my kitchen - blue. If I wasn't so full right now, I would be sporting the new apron making something for dinner. Right now, I'm back in my sweats!