What I Ate Wednesday – Off Day

Posted: November 16, 2011 in cat pictures, wiaw

Last week I had a beautiful, glorious entire day off!  A miracle right! I didn’t work, I didn’t go to school, I didn’t clean anything…it was awesome!

Can I have this mom?

Now I can’t say for sure what mischief Minnie got into while I was gone…but here’s a little What I Ate Wednesday “off day” version for ya!

The morning started off pretty usual.  1 cup of Kashi Go Lean with almond milk.  Then I took off for a long run and fueled up after with a banana and protein shake made with water.  Now here’s where it gets a little interesting!

My mom, our friend Leslie, and I headed out to see an 1145am showing of The Help.  It’s at a place called the “Cinema ‘n Draft” house.  Basically you can eat, drink, order food all while watching the movie. And our movie was only $1!

Mom & Leslie

We snuck a few snacks in as us frugal women do!  I enjoyed wheat thins, apple, pear, and a dark chocolate orange bar.We also felt a mid-day celebration was in order so my mom ordered a bottle of the joint’s finest white zinfandel! 🙂  It was after 12…I think! 🙂

You stay classy Virginia.

We enjoyed the wine, some jalapeno poppers, and a pretty good movie.  I read the book and I felt like it stayed pretty true to the original story.  I didn’t like the ending in the book, so I still didn’t like it in the movie.  I wanted something more uplifting!After the movie we did a little shopping and then went home to relax and cook up dinner.

I enjoy home-cooked meals when I’m visiting mom.  I know they’ll be healthy and full of veggies!She made lemon pepper chicken and I roasted up some butternut squash.  She also made a fresh waldorf salad and brussel sprouts.  See – I told you lots of veggies!

My mom is like Sandra-Lee…she excels at semi-homemade cooking that doesn’t take forever and she has beautiful table settings! Isn’t it pretty?

What a great day off! Can I get another one of those soon?  Survey says….NO! 

Cass hoping for chicken scraps.

Did you see The Help?  What did you think?
Love and happy hour, Carissa and Kyle 

  1. Not yet but I want to see it! It just went to the cheap theater here so now I will go 😉

  2. that sounds like my kind of movie theater!

  3. Ahh! Loving the cat photo! How cute. 🙂 Happy WIAW!Whitney

  4. I didn't see it. Even woith your dislike of the ending would you still recommend seeing it?Those brussels sprouts look divine and jumped off the screen into my mind! I love the Cinema n drafthouse. I don't get to go often and I think there is only one left in VA. That I know of.Happy WIAW! I'm a little late.

  5. I really want to see The Help but I think I want to read the book first. I haven't been to a movie in so long. Sounds like a fun day!

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