Monday, September 28, 2009

Perfect weather for dog walking!

I don't know why the weekends pass so fast but they do and it's Monday again.  On Mondays I like to have an extra special breakfast to make things a little easier.  Today I had homemade bread, Nutella, and banana.  My favorite yogurt flavor, raspberry, and herbal tea because I still can't drink the real stuff! :( 

Lunch was an Amy's spinach feta pocket.  I try not to eat a lot of frozen meals but I feel okay about eating Amy's stuff.  Plus it's so yummy.  Served with a low sodium V8 and an apple.  I know "real" veggies would be healthier but I love a V8.  Only the low sodium ones though.  The original is way too salty! 

For dinner I decided to make shepherd's pie.  I've made many versions of this but my current favorite I saw on an episode of Emeril Green.   It's on the Planet Green channel and it is my new favorite cooking show. 
Basically Emeril is at a Whole Foods and he helps people pick out fresh, local ingredients and cook great meals.  Anyhow the original recipe is here but I make some changes such as all ground sirloin and no lamb, no onions, ect.   This meal is so good.  The base is ground sirloin, carrots, mushrooms, and garlic and the top is homemade mashed potatoes with sharp cheddar.  I use 2% cheeses to save fat/calories. 
 After dinner we decided it was a great night to take Cocoa for a walk.  It's very fall-like.  Brisk and chilly.  I put on a sweatshirt and was ready to go.  So was Cocoa!  I tried to get a nice picture of him but he knows his harness means he's going somewhere so he's WAY to excited to pose! lol!

He looks a little more normal here. Why these pictues say they were taken in 2007 I don't know because  I suck at figuring out electronics.  I took this right before our walk.  We walked for about 45 minutes.  According to my heart rate monitor I burned 360 calories.  That seems high but our neighborhood is very hilly (as is all of WV) and my husband is 6'5 so I really have to move to keep up with him!  I'm only 4'11. 
  I did pick up a small indulgence since it was so chilly out.  A sugar free vanilla cappuccino from the gas station.  It's not Starbucks but it's pretty good for $1.05!   


  1. That shepards pie sounds delicious! Would you believe I've never had one before??

  2. mmmm homemade bread!!! And who couldn't pass up a nutella sandwich :)

  3. omg... your puppy is soooo cute! I can hardly wait to move into the house so we can have one