Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Everyday Paleo, Day 22

We had a full day today. Grace slept in, which means I slept in. Sleeping in is great! I got to work on breakfast as soon as she was up. The menu today called for eggs over easy, BACON, and bedtime blueberries.

Grace helped me make the blueberries. In hindsight, I now realize I should have taken pictures of her helping. She is such a spaz, but she's also one of the sweetest kids you could meet, and my secret wish is that she grows into a spazzy, affectionate teenager.
I plated the whole shabang just for looks, and gave my portion to Grace (which got mixed into her Greek yogurt), but put it all in a ziploc for *drumroll* PLAYGROUP! I also made some trail mix for myself using almonds, golden raisins, sunflower "nuts" (the seeds minus the shell), and the last of my Amano cacao nibs.
I was a little frazzled cuz Grace was taking her sweet time eating breakfast, and my neighbor stopped by to borrow our ladder just as I was fixing Grace some eggs (the girl packed away bacon, eggs, AND yogurt, ZOW!) & we ended up chatting for a bit. We were running very behind. When we got to the park (around 10:30/10:45, when it was supposed to start at 10), we were one of the first ones there. Stress goes poof! Gone.

Grace made a new friend at the park. They were holding hands, running around together, and rescuing eachother from various parts of the bigger slides. So cute!
After playgroup, we went to Grace's preschool for reading time. This time I came armed with "Lightning" snacks (dried fruit with Pixar's Cars characters on the package). Grace sat riveted through 2 books. HOORAY! My mission is to find more Lightning snacks for this purpose.

We stopped at Winco on the way home to start our shopping for Wed - Sat, and finally got home around 2. Grace ate a cup of no sugar added applesauce, and a couple bites of chicken before letting me know she wanted to go to bed (gotta love "Mommy, I tired. Bedtime!"). My lunch was chicken breast with leftover chimichurri & veggies. I was still kinda "eeeek" about the chimichurri being bitter, so I smothered it over my chicken before baking the chicken. It made a night and day difference! I was especially excited about the vegetables. I threw a Birdseye Steamfresh mixed veggie set into the microwave, and easily demolished the whole bag. It's, like, my entire day's allowance of carbs, but oh so worth it on the deliciousness scale.

When Grace got up, she was upset that she was wet & sticky (it was really warm today, so she was all sweaty), but I got her cleaned up, gave her something cold to drink, and headed out to Maceys to continue our shopping. Got a few extra things (discovered that gelatin has 0 carbs. I see some 0 carb pudding in my future), and made our way home by 5:30. Started dinner of steak chile rellenos with avocado dressing.
Sarah, you hit the ball out of the park with this one! Who needs burritos when there's steak chile relleno to be had? Never need a burrito again, tyvm! Even Andy said this bad boy was restaurant quality. There was 1 left in the pan, and I wanted it, but being the epic wife that I am, I deigned it for Andy's lunch tomorrow.
If you don't know what it is, it's an anaheim chile stuffed with steak, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and other nom noms.

I wanted to go to Sunflower Market after dinner to finish shopping and get Grace a balloon (she loves SM for that very reason), but Andy needed to work, and I was feeling tired myself. You know you're "done" when you lay on the couch for a minute and don't want to move the rest of the night.
So we put Grace to bed. She was soon up and a little distraught about being too warm, despite being dressed in boyshorts and a tank top. I took all the blankets off her bed, and set her up on just her sheets, opened her windows, and tracked down her fan. I gave her 1 blanket in case she gets too cold, and put it by her feet. Let's hope she'll be comfy! I hate summer heat.


Jennifer said...

I was trying to decide what to have for breakfast while reading this morning and you just made the decision for me. This looks so good! Eggs, bacon, and blueberries it is:-)

P Gersch said...

The blueberries are bedtime blueberries-- blueberries, coconut, slivered almonds, and OJ, baked in the oven, then broiled.