How was the weekend? Mine was pretty quiet and quite nice. We had pizza and saw American Hustle, got in some workouts (after a two-week break!) and spent lots of time in the kitchen. I’m so ready and excited for Christmas!

This daily eats is what a standard Sunday looks like around here…

coffee/breakfast: I don’t usually eat breakfast on the weekends, and after an indulgent meal the night before (wine, crab legs, eggnog and too many brown butter snickerdoodles) I definitely wasn’t hungry this morning. I enjoyed my coffee (and 1/2 & 1/2!) with a side of RHOBH and some blog/learnist work.


workout: 6ish mile hike to, up and back from Runyon canyon. I love being able to get a good hike, right from our house. I didn’t take a picture today, but this is what it looks like:

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I also decided that as of today, I’m always wearing a hat when we go for hikes. No wrinkles for me!

snack: when we returned home, I was (of course) hungry so I dug into some Rosemary & Olive Oil Triscuits. I don’t buy these crackers often because I eat them in three sittings…every time I bring them home.


lunch: I wanted to go out, but we had a Packer game on the DVR and little desire to “get ready” so lunch was random. Leftover pizza (from Stella Barra – yum!) + some frozen chicken & kale dumplings that we had made a few weeks (months?) ago + a cookie for dessert.


wine: I sipped some wine while making mushroom lasagna – béchamel and all!


snack: saltine crackers, a bit of pickled herring and another splash of wine

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dinner: Sadly, the mushroom lasagna wasn’t for us…it smelled SO good. But it did put me in the mood for pasta, so I swapped out the planned sweet potato fries for mac & cheese. :)  Chicken legs + mac & cheese + green beans…and a cookie, of course! (I buy organic chicken legs from Costco, they are tasty and pretty inexpensive.)

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I hope you have a very, Merry Christmas! (What’s on the menu?)

11 Comments (Reply )

  1. Hyedi
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    How was American Hustle? I can’t wait to see it.


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:19 am

      I thought it was really good! I loved the entire cast, but Christian Bale was amazing.


      • Karla @ Foodologie
        Dec 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

        That was exactly what I was wondering! I’ve been sort of apprehensive to see it but also interested.


  2. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    I’m with you on the Triscuits thing. WHY do they make a cracker with a serving size of SEVEN. No. Nope. Not reasonable. I saw the pic of your mushrooms (I’m assuming that was for the lasagna) and they looked so good – too bad you didn’t get it eat it yourself! :) Merry merry Christmas to you and Richie!


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      So unreasonable! The mushrooms we’re for the lasagna…I’m making a pan for us very soon. :) Merry Christmas to you, Megan!


  3. erin
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Gorgeous hiking spot! Wishing for warmer weather right now as we’re about to drive north to -20! Ha… I know *exactly* what you mean about not wanting to “get ready.” It’s so much work sometimes! :)

    Merriest Christmas to you, friend!


  4. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Dec 23, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I have been on such a pickled herring kick lately. And those crackers are not allowed in my house….unless someone else brings them over. :)


  5. Lori
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    The view from the hike is amazing! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!


  6. Alice @ Daily Sweet Potato
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    Your pasta looks so good! Hope you had a great Christmas!


  7. Chloe Baker
    Dec 28, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Those dumplings look amazing! Recipe pleaseeeee?! =)
    Oh and merry belated christmas!


  8. Amanda Thirya
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 3:43 am

    Love this post! And those pictures makes me wanna cook!


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