Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Fun Day


I like nothing better than a Friday, OK, maybe a Saturday morning. But never the less, Friday brings pure happiness. It's a sign that the week of long days at work are over and all the fun times are just about to begin.

To reward myself for all the good work - making my own coffee, lunches and home cooked dinners, I make Friday a treat day.  I start my day with ice-venti non-fat latte and a blueberry scone. 

This buttery, flaky and sweet scone is soooo delicious. The only problem, which I just discovered today, that this scrumptious treat has 460 calories, 190 calories from fat, 22 grams of fat and 12 grams of saturated fat. Let's make this clear - I don't count calories, I don't diet, I don't believe in restrictive eating and I believe in indulging every once in awhile, and eating balanced meals, but for a tiny breakfast that this is, it's just too much of everything.  So disappointing. But don't fret, Starbucks also offers "Tasty Bites - 350 Calories or Less" so I am sure I will find just as scrumptious replacement.



The rest of the day, my eats are all home made. Lunch - sorry no pics.... but it was a tasty sandwich with turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, hummus, cucumbers and arugula. Oh the peppery taste of arugula is so irresistible - I just can't get enough of it.

Dinner time was chef's go-to meal on boys' nights out - chicken pita pockets. So simple, so nutritious, so delicious. I love juicy tomatoes, flavorful feta, warm pitas...oh yeah, there was some chicken too ;) There is a lot of it left, so you can be sure I will be having this over a bed of arugula tomorrow for lunch! I do not have the recipe, but perhaps the chef will leave it in the comments section :)


My other treat of a day was a glass of Sauvignon Blanc - actually I ended up having two. Now that's a real treat....yum!!!!


Mili-Mali is in bed, sound-asleep and I am cuddling on the couch with the sous-chef and a new book that arrived today - The FLEXITARIAN DIET. I heard the author of this book speak at an event I attended last weekend - Dawn Jackson Blatner. She was an incredible speaker - enthusiastic, energetic, engaging and her topic was really interesting to me - the mostly vegetarian way to eating. Can't wait to  learn more!


Have a scrumptious weekend and wishing you many good eats!!!

xoxo, the Faux Foodie Girl



2 comments:

Keelie Sheridan said...

I love your Friday!

I can't wait to bust into my copy of The Flexitarian Diet- hopefully I'll have a break in school reading soon!

Anonymous said...

Easiest meal ever:

1. Cut chicken breast in chunks and cook in a pan with small amount of olive oil

2. Halve grape tomatoes

3. Mix tomato and basil feta cheese with tomatoes

4. Allow chicken to cool and mix with feta and tomatoes

5. Mix approximately 1/4 cup olive oil with powdered Italian seasoning/dressing mix. Pour over chicken, tomato, and cheese, and mix well

6. Toast whole wheat pitas and fill with chicken mixture

7. EAT.....after waiting for several minutes for the FFG to photograph her meal