Belated Weekend Update 12/15/13

Sorry I have been MIA for the past few days!

This weekend from Friday to Tuesday I had a Kaplan course to prepare me to take the NCLEX. Who knew you had to take a class to learn how to take a test. I will say their method works so I’m glad my school made me take the class.

Anyways…. I did do a couple fun things besides sit in school all day!

Friday after class my nursing friend Sarah and I headed to Bulldog Lowertown for some yummy food and drinks.

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What Came First? Sandwich!! So GOOD!

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Saturday after class I made cookies. I made classic oreo balls for a cookie exchange and then I made some healthy Thumbprint Cookies!

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I found the recipe for the thumbprint cookies from Lee over at Fit Foodie Finds. By making this recipe I got introduced to Designer Whey Protein powder and not going to lie I kind of love it! I mixed the white chocolate protein powder with almond milk yesterday and drank it after my workout! New favorite protein powder!

Sunday after class I headed to a cookie exchange. This exchange was extra fun because it was at a bar! Beer and cookies!! YUMMY

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Oreo Balls I brought!

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Table of cookies!

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Some people made really cute cookies!

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All my cookies!

I really enjoyed doing a cookie exchange, then you go home with lots of different types of cookies instead of being stuck with a whole bunch of 1 kind of cookie! I will definitely be doing this next year.

Monday morning before class I got in a swim!

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There really is no workout like swimming! I can tell I burned a ton of calories swimming because I was so hungry all day. My goal is to try and swim at least once a week!

This is my last 5 days in a nutshell! I can’t believe that Christmas is a week from today! So much to do before then 🙂

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

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Whats Cooking This Week

Last night I had an amazing time with Scott, Mark and Sarah. We went to Bulldog downtown St. Paul. Their food is to die for!!! I had the Hawaiian Volcano Burger with garlic fries!!! So good. I highly recommend going to Bulldog.

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The boys had fun together! I was designated driver once they decided to order liter beers!

We had a great night.

This morning I decided I had to make pancakes so I could use some of my leftover strawberry cream.

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So delicious. I love pancakes and bacon 🙂

Today we may head to Mall of America (MOA) to walk around and then we are heading to our friends Luke and Steph’s for dinner!

I have another very busy week ahead of me so I am going to try to meal plan for the week.

Tonight I am bringing an Autumn Chopped Salad to go along with what Steph made.

Monday: Ginger Infused Honey Chicken and Pumpkin Scones

Tuesday: Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Quesadilla Casserole 

Friday: Leftovers

Hopefully I am able to stay on track with this meal planning. It will definitely help reduce the amount that we eat out. We eat out way to much and one of my big goals is to stop eating out as much. Hopefully meal planning will help!

Hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend! It’s actually sunny here today 🙂

Whats on the menu for you this week?