(More) Bachelorette Party Fun

by Holly on May 2, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,Indian,lunch,recipes

Everyone’s getting married these days, huh?  This time it was one of my college besties, who I am a bridesmaid in her wedding.  Soooo excited!  We had her wedding shower today, which also had a kitchen theme.  I can’t even begin to tell you how jealous I am of all the things she got – baking pans, crock pots, utensils, serving bowls…all of it so much fun!  But before I get to all that, let’s start back at yesterday’s eats.

I was running late Friday morning (no surprise here!) so I grabbed a quick bowl of about 1.25 cups Kashi GoLean Crunch Honey Almond Flax (one of my Favorites!) with 1 cup Silk Vanilla Soymilk and a sliced banana.

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Friday is treat day, which means a medium coffee with 2% milk from Caribou Coffee – the best drip around!  For a 10am snack, another naner!

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Since there is no more eating out this month :(, I packed a whole bunch of food for both lunch and dinner since I knew it was going to be a busy, busy day.  I was going to save the AB+J sandwich and berry balsamic salad (baby spinach, sunflower seeds, Wisconsin raw goat cheddar, strawberries, blackberries & balsamic vinaigrette) for dinner, but it looked TOO good.  I had to have it for lunch! With the True North almond bites, a good, filling lunch!

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Since I had the big 10-miler to run today, I snacked throughout the afternoon to gear myself up for the run.  First, I had a yummy Braeburn apple (forgot to take a pic!), some organic carrots and then pre-run, a single serving of Cheez-Its and Diet Cherry Coke.  The Cheez-Its were probably not the best pre-run fuel, but they were the only halfway-decent carbs I could find in the break room vending machine!

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The 10-mile run actually went pretty well – the legs were definitely fatigued at the end but running with a buddy definitely helps things go by MUCH faster!  After the run, Jamie and I split this coconut water for a little replenishing then dug into my other meal I brought…leftover Curried Tomato Veggie Sauce with Whole Wheat Naan.  I ate it all, minus a couple bites shared with Jamie and her boyfriend :).  For dessert?  A nice lil’ handful of 3 Mission figs and some dried cranberries.

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Then perhaps, the best event of the night commenced – baking party for the wedding shower!  Between 7-Layer Bars, Strawberry Cupcakes (my contribution!), White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal cookies and Cinnamon Coffee Cake, it was a dangerous evening!  I stuck to the WCCO cookie dough – soooooo good!  I had about 4 dips into the bowl but probably could have eaten the whole thing!

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This morning, we were up and at em’ bright and early at 7:30am to set up for the wedding shower.  Since I knew I would delving into the delicious shower brunch mid-morning, I stuck with a banana and cuppa joe with skim milk (look at the adorable cup!) for breakfast.  Trust me, all those treats were looking REALLY tempting!

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Here’s a little peek at some of our yummy shower eats!

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7-Layer Bars

Strawberry Cupcakes

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

The whole spread was delicious!  Here’s my brunch plate: two sliced broccoli & cheese souffle, slice cinnamon coffee cake, 1 cup fruit (grapes, strawberries, blackberries & pineapple), a couple cheese cubes and a yummy strawberry cupcake.  After that, I had a small glass lemonade and a 7-layer bar!  Gosh, I am so thankful that (a) I went on a long run yesterday, and (b) showers don’t happen every weekend!

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This afternoon, I picked at 1/2 WCCO cookie, another cup or so fruit and 4 more cheese cubes. Now we are resting and relaxing before the big bachelorette party tonight – gotta have all the energy we can can!  Here are me and my ladies – Jamie on the left and the bride-to-be Jess in the middle!

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