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Pump, Party, Pumpkin, and…Soggy Nachos?

by Courtney on December 5, 2010

Today was finally the day

I made it to BodyPump!! Almost 5 weeks now since I had last attended and I must say…

I am going to be SORE tomorrow. :shock:

But it’s ok…I just loooove that “I got an incredible workout so I don’t care if my whole body aches” soreness. ;)

I was glad that I was able to make the class, since I wasn’t sure how late our Christmas party was going to be last night. Luckily, we didn’t stay too late, but we sure did have a good time hanging out with my parents, my brother and Meg.

There was a little silliness happenin’…

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Plus a little bit of this…

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And a whole lotta this…

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‘Tis the Season! ;)

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So this morning after BodyPump, I was more than ready to come home to some FOOD; the last 15 minutes of class, my tummy started grumblin’ and all I could think about was what I wanted to eat. I dug right in…

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A plain Chobani + pumpkin puree + pumpkin butter + raisins + cinnamon + 1/4 crumbled oat bran muffin. Soooo good!

On the side, I had a slice of some homemade chocolate chip sweet potato bread (!!!) that my mom gave me on Friday. This stuff is amazeballs. :-P

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A mug of lamp-lit coffee was also enjoyed,

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next to the “Christmas Tree.” ;)

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Our afternoon consisted of a few different odds & ends, including some family photos, a little Christmas shopping, grocery shopping, kitchen consulting, and a little baking…

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I can’t WAIT to sink my teeth into these babies! I’ll be sharing with you guys this week. ;)

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By the time we knew it, it was 4:30 and we were definitely in need of some food! I cut up some celery + hommus, and whipped ourselves up a nice, big ‘ol plate of NACHOS:

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I simply layered up some tortilla chips + a can of 99% fat free chili with beans + salsa + Mexican shredded cheese and popped ‘em under the broiler to get nice and toasty. Unfortunately, toasty doesn’t mean crispy – they got incredibly soggy in the middle. :oops: Does anyone know how to make non-soggy nachos???

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Obviously, the soggy nachos had major impact on our ability to polish off the whole plate. ;)

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Now Jay and I are set to relax on the couch with a movie. We rented “Toy Story 3” which I’ve been wanting to see for a while now, so I’m pretty psyched! We’re actually “celebrating” today – it was exactly 11 years ago today that Jay and I first started dating as teenagers! WOW how time flies, right???

Well, hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!

Question for the Evening:

So really, how DO I make nachos that aren’t soggy??? ;)

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1 Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries December 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Can’t wait to see the recipe! Loved Toy Story 3. I hope you enjoy, too!

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2 Jess December 5, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I loved Toy Story 3 – and all of them!

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3 Charlie December 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I don’t use anything liquid when I make nachos so this might be the problem. Try using plain black beans mixed with chili powder and chopped tomatoes (I add olives too), add cheese, bake, then serve with salsa.

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4 Darcy Pogue December 5, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I just made nachos today too! I agree, don’t add anything liquid……I spread out the nachos on a cookies sheet, add taco meat, black olives (if you like) and then sprinkle with shredded fiesta cheese. Bake for about 10 min on 300. They come out very crispy. THEN, you could dip them in your liquids , like salsa, refried beans, sour cream, etc……

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5 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices December 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I love those wine glasses- Holly :D
& all of the baked goods look so good!
Toy Story 3 is really cute! I watched it with my Mom over the Thanksgiving weekend, we both agreed that it was worth watching, for sure!

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6 Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com/ December 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

When I make nachos, I cook / prepare things separately and then assemble. Chips, beans and cheese are baked in the oven while chili is cooked on the stovetop. When chips are ready, I scoop them over chili and then top with fresh veggies, guac, sour cream & salsa. They’re perfect.

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7 Nat December 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Chocolate chip sweet potato bread? Can’t wait to hear that recipe!

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8 Courtney December 5, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I WISH I knew the recipe! My mom actually ordered it from a woman who sells baked goods at her work…it’s not her recipe. :(

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9 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Happy dating anniversary. And what’s more appropriate than a movie of youth for this?

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10 Liz @ Blog is the New Black December 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Your hair looks really great in those pics- haha! Really shiny! :)

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11 Courtney December 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Haha, thank you! :)

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12 movesnmunchies December 6, 2010 at 1:54 am

hmm i’ve never had the soggy problem! try making the bowl more shallow so there isn’t a clunk in the middle that could mess up the temp cooking time…
that breakfast looks amaze!

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13 squigglefloey December 6, 2010 at 2:33 am

I love that little kitty dish! And also, your hair color looks gorgeous :) Happy holidays!

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14 Jessy (squeezetheday) December 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

OMG, everything looks so good! The bread, what you baked and nachos!! To be honest, anything covered in cheese makes me drool, haha.

Happy anniversary! That’s quite a long time. :)

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15 CaSaundra December 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I’m not sure I could last through a body pump class..it sounds intense!

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