Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Weekend!

We've had such a delightful weekend & I'm exhausted! Of course food is involved. Isn't it always? Friday night we had Mexican. Caliente is turning into a Friday night routine. We had queso with hamburger meat for an app & that stuff was soooo good!!! No pics, I forgot.
I had flautas for my meal. So, so good. This is proof of how your taste change. I LOVE the rice & beans now. I never used to eat Mexican & I HATED the rice & beans.
This is chocolate flan. We didn't order it. The owner is always at the restaurant on Friday nights when we go & since we're regulars & a couple of our friends know her she's used to seeing us & she sent this over. Of course we had to eat it. It was really good but we were so so so full.

Saturday morning I went to Yoglates. It was tough! My heart rate monitor shows I burned 711 calories! Later my parents came over & they brought Logan with them.
Being silly for the camera!
Aren't you tired of taking pics??
We played cars! He loves those things.
He showed me how strong his "big muscles" are. His expression cracks me up! This week we only had to check the water in the pool once. It was still cold.

Saturday evening Dean & I went to Mass & afterwards we had dinner at Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro. This is another local restaurant. I've always liked it but we haven't eaten there in years because the last time we did Dean got sick. I convinced him to try it because of this
That would be a King Cake Cheesecake!!!!
A little wine!
This was my entree. It's called  Rock Shrimp Bistro. It's shrimp, asparagus, roasted garlic, sugar snap peas, onions & peppers in a citrus soy broth on jasmine rice. This isn't something I would normally get but it was only 550 calories & since I was planning on cheesecake I wanted to eat light. It was soooooo good!  I can't believe it's not more calories than that. I only ate half of it because I wanted my own piece of cheesecake! I'm having the rest tonight.
There's even a cute little baby on it!! Y'all this was sooooo good!! I may never eat another piece of regular king cake ever, ever again. Afterwards, we went to Whole Foods so I could buy Almond Meal. I have a recipe that I'm trying out.  After that it was to a local grocery store for their wine sale. We've never gone before but we've heard it's a big deal. Apparently, it was because the wine was very picked over but we were able to find a few bottles. It was a really wild Saturday night! HA!!

This morning I went for a run. It was Day 7 of working out this week. 4 Yoglates classes this week & this was my third run. I made it 3.1 miles in 35:20. Not fast but not super slow. I'm happy with it because I thought I may have to stop before I made it the 3.1.

The weather was fabulous today. It was in the high 70's & sunny. I pulled some weeds. It was nice to be able to work in the yard. Now I'm laid out on the sofa watching Live From The Red Carpet. I love Giuliana Rancic & I'm in LOVE with her dress. Soooo gorgeous!!



  1. Looks like you had a wonderfully deliciously good weekend!

  2. Wow! What a great weekend. That cheesecake made me drool a little bit.

  3. All that looks so good!

  4. I started exercising (Rockin' Body) the first of the year and it is kicking my behind! I guess that is a good is fun. What kind of heart monitor do you have? I need to get one but I don't know a thing about them. It sounds like you have a great exercise routine going on! I love flan...and chocolate sounds divine!

  5. It is so nice that you and your hubby get to go out so often. We never did when we were you! All of the food sounds so darn good. Good thing my dinner is cooking:) I am starving! I wish I had your motivation to work out. I can't seem to get my butt in gear. I need to get one of those heart monitor things, where did you get yours? Have a great week. XO, Pinky

  6. I cannot believe the weather that we have been having, Traci. I actually worked in the yard today. That King cake cheese cake looks sooooo good!...Christine

  7. King Cake Cheesecake!!!! Sounds awesome. I just ordered a king cake for us and one for my sister on the Gulf Coast....she can get them whenever, but it's kind of a thank you for sending us some delicious gumbo at xmas! I miss southern food :( Hope you're having a good week.

  8. Great post. Wow 81 degrees lucky you!! All the best for the marathon as well....way to go. Thanks for stopping by My Dream Canvas. Anu