I’m so tired today. Wahhhh! I could have easily laid down and taken a nap this afternoon. 😕 I have no reason to be tired though. I’ve been getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night and sleeping pretty well (minus the annoying night sweats). I assume it’s the dreary weather that’s making me feel tired? It’s so interesting how weather can affect one’s mood. Hurry up and get here, sunshine!
About an hour after I got home from work, I snacked on a homemade granola bar. I ended up smearing a little “hippy butter” on top of it. 😉 Perfect!
For dinner, I tried a new recipe from a cookbook that I was sent to review the other day. Flipping through, I stumbled upon a recipe for “Mac and Cheese with Shredded Chicken and Cauliflower.” Real Simple has a similar recipe that I absolutely love, so I gave the Skinny Chef’s version a try tonight.
The recipe called for roasted cauliflower, so, as directed, I wrapped the florets in tinfoil and cooked them in the oven.
I love this method of roasting veggies! I’ll definitely use it again in the future. It was so easy.
The recipe turned into a tasty, comforting, and satisfying dish. Pasta + melted cheese is always a winner in my book! 😉
But, I have to admit, I like the Real Simple version better. Maybe because it’s baked? Or because it calls for extra sharp cheddar instead of mozzarella? I like strong, stinky cheeses, so mozzarella just doesn’t do it for me. It’s too bland.
All in all, I liked this recipe, but I’ll probably stick to the Real Simple version in the future.
For dessert, I had a handful of Panda Cherry Licorice that the company sent me to sample. Surprisingly, it tasted a million times better than I expected! I’m not a huge fan of licorice, but the cherry flavor was really good– soft, sweet, and sort of juicy. I might just help myself to another handful. 😉
First Friday at Gordon’s
For the locals…
Here’s a fun, FREE event at Gordon’s Wine & Liquors this week: First Friday!!!
Not your average wine tasting! Come out in style and taste this fabulous spread of over 20 wines from Carolina Wines. Great for a date, group outing, or pre-dinner activity. A jazz duo will be here to entertain throughout the evening. Cocktail attire encouraged. Hors d’ouvres will be served.
This event is totally free, but make sure you register online!
Off to Body Pump! See ya! 😎