Today’s workout: 2 mile run + 40 min spin class. Burned off 1/98th of this weekends junk!
Christmas Eve: worked until 5. Trader Joe’s. Cuddled and watched TV with John. John orders pizza and I fall asleep before it gets to us. I am no fun.
Christmas AM: Decide to not be a crazy and go to the gym on Christmas morning. Slept in, made whole grain french toast for John and I and I baked! I had a box of Trader Joe’s pumpkin bread/muffin mix from the fall so I dumped it in a bowl and used pumpkin puree instead of oil, 4 egg whites instead of 2 eggs, and threw in some oatmeal & bran cereal for crunch. Also lots of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. I don’t own baking dishes so I dumped the mix into a raised cookie sheet… Baked for 50ish minutes and it came out amazing! It looked more like brownies than bread, but the taste and texture were perfect. I had an enormous piece and saved the rest to bring to my co-workers today! How sweet.
We were going to go the movies but honestly… I hate going to the movies. There, I said it. I would much rather save $15 and 2 hours of my time on a day off and netflix it once it’s out. So we walked around Central Park for awhile along with at least 800 other people (tourists). It was warm-ish and no snow. To say I was a little depressed is an under statement… I was missing my family badly. Luckily John knows food has a 98% chance of making me feel better so we went to my favorite burger place for Christmas dinner. Class-y.
Five Napkin Burger was open and packed! If you have to spend a holiday away from your family, there is no better place than in NYC. You are never alone. We finally tried the onion rings for an appetizer because Christmas = fatass status.
They are crusted with cornmeal so they taste different and by different I mean AMAZE. Dips were bleu cheese (soo good) and their burger sauce. Not sure why I thought eating fried food on Christmas would exempt me from a killer stomach ache later, but I was wrong. I eat fried food maybe 3 times a year now, and I pay for it every time.
Best veggie burger in the city (or world):
That looks like cheese but it’s really a thick slab of their signature sauce. Really low in calories, I’m sure. Their pickles are so good, and this was the first time I got the bun. It’s multigrain, but I usually get it without. Very good and obviously the sweet potato fries are yum yum yum.
We hurried home to skype with my family! I’ve never really skyped before but it’s fun and i want to skype with everyone and make funny faces. I’m about 6 years behind on technology and matureness.
Can’t wait to go upstate in 2 weeks to celebrate a late christmas with John’s family and mine!
How was your Christmas?