The weekend has totally flown by but I feel SO ACCOMPLISHED! We managed to go from 0% of our Christmas Shopping complete to 90%. We cleaned, did laundry, set up our tree, completed our Christmas Cards and mailed them along with our Christmas packages! Oh, and I think I may have relaxed a little too somewhere in there
I have totally been wanting to try out this super spicy Pepper Sauce we bought in Barbados. They gave out samples that you drank out of the cup, I used my finger and well, The Husband drank it. His face was so red I just knew it had to be THAT HOT and good.
I thought it was interesting that the first ingredient is mustard since it doesn’t really taste mustard like at all.
I used the sauce to whip up a FANTASTIC veggie scramble.
1/4 c chopped yellow bell pepper
1/4 c chopped red onion
1/2 c chopped mushrooms
4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 Egg White
Splash of Fat Free Milk
Splash of Hot Sauce
Sea Salt & Pepper
Topped with 2 Tbsp Low Fat Cheddar Cheese
Preheat a nonstick pan with nonstick cooking spray over medium low heat. Add the veggies and cook 3-4 minutes. Combine egg, egg whites, hot sauce, milk, sea salt and pepper. Add egg mixture to pan and cook until done. Top with cheese.
I made up a Tropicana 100% Juice Spritzer to go with breakfast. 1/2 c OJ with fizzy water and ice.
I added extra hot sauce as I ate ~ SO GOOD! I could totally eat this all over again and it was only 4 WW points.
While The Husband slept in, I ran around getting things done around the house. I picked us up Starbuck’s to get our day started. Today I got a DIRTY LATTE! I LOVE ordering it – so fun. Grande FF decaf latte with 1-2 pumps of chocolate (depending on how much chocolate you want to taste). Each pump is 1 point and the grande latte is 3 points. YUM – it was like hot chocolate that wasn’t super sweet!
When we got home we were both starved and wanting something warm since it has been raining all weekend. I pulled out a box of the Campbell’s V8 Vegetable Blend Soup to try.
I have to admit when you pour it into the pan, it looks pretty nasty. I was surprised at how thick it was as I expected it to be a broth based soup. I honestly thought this soup was just ok ~ it was very canned tasting to me and I didn’t finish it even after doctoring it up with salt, pepper and hot sauce. (2 WWP)
The total highight of lunch were these Whole Wheat Lavish Wraps I bought at Whole Foods.
Check out these AMAZING stats ~ the entire thing is only 2 points. I totally want to use one to make a LAVISH PIZZA!
I made a Cheesy Mushroom Quesadilla to go with my soup.
1 Whole Wheat Lavish Wrap, folded in 1/2
1/2 c sliced mushrooms
1/4 c Big S Farms HOT Habenero Salsa
1/4 c Low Fat Cheese
Cooked up in nonstick cooking spray. It was AFTER I made it that I realized this would’ve been PERFECT in my new PANINI PRESS – ahhh! Oh well, next time.
I LOVE these lavish wraps – they are like a cross between and pita and a flour tortilla but super soft and loaded with flavor. (4 WWP). I had a baby organic Fuji apple for dessert that somehow went un-pictured.
After lunch, we broke out some of our Christmas decorations. We decided to go simple this year with our Charlie Brown Tree instead of re-arranging for a big tree. I LOVE our Jr TREE!
I spent the rest of the afternoon filling out Christmas cards and putting together packages to mail. I had planned on making the Potato Chowder, but, decided it could wait until tomorrow (sorry all I opted for leftovers ~ Delicious Arrabiatta Spaghetti with Meatballs a la The Husband. (8 WW Points). I skipped my veggies with healthy oil for tonight.
I am off to curl up with 1 of the 3 magazines I bought this weekend and some tea by our tree!