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 

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Comments
  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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