Monday, November 2, 2009

Dinner and a Movie, plus some

Sunday was a great domestic day, but you probably don't want to hear about how I vacuumed the couches or hand dusted the floors on all fours.

I'm a horrible cook, but sometimes I like to give it a shot. I attempted Turkey and Dumplings in the slow cooker. This was my recipe: . Not too bad. I should have used less water to make it thicker and added more veggies (next time fresh rather than frozen but I wanted to use it up). The recipe called for frozen biscuits and I managed to find reduced fat ones.

Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 7
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 414.3

* Total Fat: 14.4 g
* Cholesterol: 45.2 mg
* Sodium: 2,151.2 mg
* Total Carbs: 46.1 g
* Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
* Protein: 29.8 g

I was kind of proud. It was tasty. =)


I'm also on a new kick of booting margaritas for November (cry cry), but finding new wines to try. I took some friends' advice and picked up 7 Deadly Zins from Lodi Vineyards and I really liked it!

Mr10yt and I rented Grand Torino. I liked it, he thought it was stupid - said the idea was good, but the acting was horrible. I'd watch it again, but I love Clint Eastwood.

**Stop reading if you don't give a flying f-bomb about my fitness progress.**
All is good!
10-miler on Saturday, and a weights session tonight with my trainer!
Warmup 5 minute sprint @ 7:40 per mile pace. Holey shit.
- step up alternating side lunges for 1 minute, then bicep curls, then jungle arms with medicine ball; 3x
- chest press with abs engaged and elevated legs, then 10 lunges on each leg; 2x
- tricep pushdowns with abs engaged, then prisoner squats (20); 2x
- 3 sets of inclined pushups
- back extensions with oblique crunches
- ab work
All followed by 30 minutes on the bike.

That's it for now! Day 2 of NaBloPoMo DONE! Bitch please, this is easy.


amber said...

I'm so glad you're expanding your wine horizons. :)

Violet said...

Ooh, I should try some of this wine! And thanks for the heads up on the turkey and dumplings recipe. I am looking to trying out lighter versions of homestyle favorites (especially with the weather getting colder here).

Serendipite said...

The acting in Gran Torino was atrocious, although it had a good message. If you can handle racial slurs, then you might find some humor in it. I need to try the turkey and dumpling in the slow cooker! YUM!

Insomniac said...

I hate that friggin movie.
I like that wine.
I like dumplings.
I hate exercising.
I like you. :)

Angie Eats Peace said...

Awesome job on your fitness progress!

A Feminist Gold Digger said...

I hope those dumplings taste better than they look! [giggle]

Winnie said...

I thought that movie was just meh. However, I did enjoy seeing some Asians in an American movie.

Simply Life said...

those dumplings look great!

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