2 new recipes and workout clothes dilema

Hello, Happy New Year’s Eve!

I tried to post this last night and for some reason I couldn’t so here it is tonight!

 

I did come cooking over the weekend. I had been wanting to make a walnut/date snack for a while now and just never got around to it. Well, this was the weekend!

 

The recipe consists of 3 ingredients only:

 

1/2 cup walnuts

1/3 cup oats

6 Medjool dates (pitted)

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Throw them all in a Cuisinart and blend until it becomes a kind of sticky dough that you can form into balls.

 

Pop in the refrigerator and eat them on the go. I need a snack that has protein and that I can take in the car with me on the way to the gym. They aren’t bad. They have a bit of a sweetness from the date and I feel the consistency of the oats. Easy to take and go!

 

Plus, how easy was that recipe? The worst part was pulling out my Cuisinart and cleaning it.

 

I also made a chicken pot pie filling in my crock pot. Not sure this is the healthiest recipe but I was dying to make it.

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Here is the recipe.

 

3 -4 boneless chicken breasts
1 (10 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

1 (10 ounce) cans condensed cream of celery soup
1 cup milk (I used 25 evaporated milk)
4 medium potatoes
1 package carrots
1 small onion, diced
thyme ( to your taste)
garlic
ground pepper
canned peas ( I added when it was done so they wouldn’t get mushy)

I also added a splash of white wine at the end to give it some flavor.

 

Directions:

1. Combine chicken, soup, milk, potatoes, onions and spices in crock pot.

2. Cook on low for 6 Hours.

3. Add package of peas cook for 10 minutes longer.

I poured over brown rice for a healthy option.

 

I have been looking for some workout shirts for the gym. I hate long sleeved shirts and pants when I work out. I don’t like to be constricted and I hate to be hot. So, I am looking for cute shirts, not just a regular T. I have only been finding long sleeved or sexy, strappy tanks that are long. Like these.

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Now, these technically would be ideal for me because they don’t restrict me and it is long and covers my belly. However….. For me, this a little too sassy to be wearing to meet with my trainer. Everyone is in a t-shirt and I would look like a loser in these. Uh, no!

Speaking of clothes.. Dan and I were in Ocean State Job Lot last week and we found a great CB jacket. I had never heard of this brand but Dan said it was a sports line that had been around forever and was once the “it” line to own. I guess it was created by a skier? I don’t know but Danny bought me the jacket for Christmas and I love it.

Best part? It was only $20.00! They had a bunch of colors and some had hoods and some didn’t. I wanted a hood for when we walk the dogs and we get caught in the rain. I also love that the pockets zip. I am always afraid my keys will fall out in the woods and i won’t be able to get home!  Here is a picture I took of the jacket.

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Speaking of walking dogs. In the past week 2 dogs have gone in the river in the park. One didn’t make it and a young man jumped in and saved the other dog from drowning, God bless him!  Please, please be careful of the ice with your dogs. I know the water looks frozen but it can be so deceiving. It is heartbreaking to hear of anyone losing their dog in the water. I know we would be devastated.

I went to Kohl’s to look for some workout stuff and I found a kind of sweater jacket. I can’t decide if i think it’s old ladyish or not. Maybe it’s the buttercup yellow color? Tell me what you think?

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Question of the day: What do you wear to workout in?

 

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