Football dinner and a little music, please.

Dang it feels like Friday.  Not so, unfortunately!  I slept in a little later this morning, which was quite nice.

Pixie says “Don’t just sleep in, sleep all the time!”

Today is to be a grain-free day.  The challenge will be dinner out – for my football winning dinner!  😈  Poor John.

I made up a banana bread pudding for breakfast:

Topped with coconut butter and orange marmalade.  Yummy!  This is quite filling.

Doing well on my monthly goals.  I did my 3 miles yesterday – all outdoors because of the 54 degree day! Of course, it is always easier at the beginning of a challenge when motivation is high.

I continued working on the goals with lunch.

Two different veggies per day, which in  my world likely is broccoli and *insert other veggie here*

Since I wasn’t sure what veggies would be available for dinner, I made sure lunch included something.

I really put my head down and worked.  Super productive, which is great – so I finished up early!  John had made lattes:

(Does my thumb look weird, or is it me?).

Then I loaded up my mp3 player and headed out for a walk.

This is on my player currently:

Hot Club of Detroit – All 3 albums! (although the first album is my fave).

If you have 6 minutes, listen to this tune.

Hot Club of Detroit – Noto Swing from Mack Avenue on Vimeo.


Also on the mp3: Journey – Greatest Hits, Sweeney Todd Soundtrack, Gaelic StormDirty Dozen Brass Band – 2 albums, Harry Connick Jr,. 25, New Nile Orchestra.

A bit eclectic, eh?

Some scenes from my walk.

Yum! Even if there is a grammar problem with the sign.

Burning bush with berries:

Looks like a murder at the old Scarecrow house!

Personally, I think  it is this guy:

He looks creepy enough.

Then it was off to my winning dinner!

This is a new restaurant.  They are supposed to have local smokehouse products there.  I chose the pulled pork.  It came on a bun, but I didn’t eat it (no grains today)

Good thing I said sweet potatoes counted as a veggie for me this month!  :mrgreen:  These were sweet potato fries.  I had a couple bites of coleslaw as well.  There might have been some kind of starch in the BBQ sauce, but I will just be on faith there.  Good dinner!

Afterwards, there was an early concert here:

It was a free concert by the Air Force Wind Quintet!  A short program, about an hour and quite enjoyable.  It turned out to be a date night!  Really does kind of feel like a Friday  😀


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17 thoughts on “Football dinner and a little music, please.

  1. Fran

    Lovely evening you had Lori!

    One of the benefits of having a dog is that I have to go for a few walks outside everyday, no matter what the weather is. One of my daily goals is to make one of these walks last 30 minutes or longer but I have to admit the last 2 weeks I didn’t meet that goal everyday. Yesterday I decided that has to end because Bella loves to walk outside.
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  2. Helen

    I just love that your winning meal turned into a date night! So. Much. Fun. 😀

    My new challenge which I’m explaining in detail on Monday’s post, includes no grains – the horror!! I have a feeling I’ll be looking at your no grain meals for ideas… at least for as long as I can stand to do it.

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Burning bush is one of the most beautiful fall transitions, I think. Ours are just starting to turn now.

    As for “something”-free challenges, it would seem the spirit of the law is the most important part. Ordering wheat bread while on a grain-free challenge would be *A Violation* but a potential trace of cornstarch in a condiment or sauce shouldn’t keep you up at night. Unless, of course, it’s caffeinated cornstarch. 🙂
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  4. Alison

    You are rocking with winning the football picks each week. Just keep picking the Pack to win. 😉

    I’m going grain-free today. I started this challenge late in the week but that’s ok. I’ll do a couple extra here and there to make up for it. I even make oopsie rolls!
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