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Sunday, June 26, 2011


What a beautiful day!  It was overcast here, but the sun came out just in time for our BBQ with our friends.

I’ll rewind to this morning.. .I had a sandwich made with toast with cheese (kind of like a grilled cheese).


Cheese sandwich… meet ketchup!


I spent several hours cleaning today.  When we were all done I asked A how it takes us so long to clean??? I swear, we do keep a clean house… but when people are coming over, I take so long to clean this place.  It’s not even a huge house!

We had our BBQ and I (of course) didn’t take any food photos.  Perhaps it was the 2 SkinnyGIrl margaritas I had?  They distracted me…

Here are some photos of the food aftermath though!

Black bean and corn salad with avocado…


Roasted potatoes


and the MEAT (wings, bratwurst and chicken sausages… as well as a little wiener for the toddler)


We actually had a big bowl of different meats (off the BBQ), the guys were in heaven.

There was also pasta salad that my friend brought.  It was really good, it was a vinegar based dressing as opposed to mayo (so much better).

Then, came dessert.  I am really disappointed in everyone.  I was so sure they’d eat so much more.  I made a low fat trifle, some triple chocolate cookies, s’mores cookies and some stuffed dates.  1/3 of the trifle got eaten and 1 cookie got eaten.  Do you want to see how many cookies are left??


Good thing my parents are going to be here next weekend… my dad will be able to put some of those away (although, I don’t know how many will be left by then.  I live with a boy who has a sweet tooth and can be a cookie monster!)

Here’s what LEFT of the trifle.


Alex and I are now sitting down to watch some UFC and drink (what we refer to as) our “special drinks”.





We buy these drinks periodically and they’re something a little different than pop or water.

Overall, I am fairly happy with my portion control today.  I did eat a few too many cookies earlier in the day, but now they’re off limits. You can check out my food diary for specifics!

I’m going to do another post on the SkinnyGirl margaritas… but before tweaking it, I did have to give it a thumbs DOWN on its own.  At least I can say I’ve tried it.

1 comment:

Tara said...

OMG, you are killing me with the dessert pictures!! Is the smore cookie recipe easy??
Can't wait to hear about the Skinnygirl margaritas. Did you get them here or from the states?
You did very well with your eating yesterday considering all the good stuff around :) Nice work!!!