dark chocolate dreaming.

by Janetha on June 9, 2009

in meals

heyo! more on the title in a second. first you have to listen to me ramble about yesterday!

well i am a genius and didn’t take my camera home with me yesterday, so all my photos were at work and no posting was going on.  that was okay though because i was a busy janetha b last night anyway!

i can’t even remember where i left off, but i do believe i need to tell you all about the monday eats.. right? yes.

breakfast was at my usual monday morning sales meeting. i was not feeling my usual eggbeater scramble so i switched it up.  i ordered one egg over easy, dry wheat toast, 1 piece turkey sausage & a small fruit.

i ate the fruit first.

and then the rest came and they were out of turkey sausage.  bah.  i was not about to eat any of the other protein choices (bacon, pork sausage or ham) so i just said forget it and i ate my egg and a slice of toast:


meh. not that impressed. sometimes i wish i didn’t have to go to my weekly monday morning sales meeting because it is at the same place every week (the original pancake house) and while they do have some healthy options, i have to watch everyone else i work with get belgian waffles and french toast and greasy scrambles.. here are two prime examples of what i am talking about… last week both of my bosses got the same thing: 3 eggs scrambled with bacon, sausage, ham & cheddar cheese. it looked like a heart attack on a plate! ick. and then one of my sales reps got a belgian waffle with ICE CREAM on top. yes, that is considered a breakfast at the good ol’ pancake house. i couldn’t believe they offered that, it is their new special. so crazy to me. although it did look delicious unlike the triple pork scramble i just mentioned. but not for breakfast.

yesterday was national jelly filled doughnut day.. i brought something to work but i did not indulge.. if i am going to eat something bad for me, it is not going to be a doughnut.. i just don’t love them enough.


oh! i had the most amazing lunch yesterday!  actually my mom is coming to my office today so i can recreate it for her. it was just that good.  like.. i was eating it and i didn’t want it to be gone.  so so good. promise.

flat out+turkey meatloaf+LCL+lettuce+sprouts & a veggie/hummus platter.


this is some of the meatloaf i made in my BSI recipe the other night.  i put the LCL on the flat out and then the meatloaf and heated it. then i added the lettuce and sprouts. i can’t really explain why this was so good, but it honestly was one of in not the best wrap combos i have ever made.. and if you know me, you know i do A LOT of wrappin!


the photos don’t do justice.. but honestly i am tooting a symphony of my own horns right now.

oh yeah, and of course i had me some veggies and hummus, because i am diligently working on turning into a garbanzo bean.

ain’t it the truth??!


(hummus was on the wrap plate)

that held me over through the end of work.  it was actually not a bad monday. no problems, no stress.. i was pleasantly surprised!  right after work i went straight to the gym, did not pass go, did not collect $200.. i would like to know where go is and what i need to do to collect $200 every time i pass it though, now that would be fantastic.

the gym was amazing! i have been a slack ass and haven’t been in awhile, i have been shredding but not full fledged gymming it, and that is what i need to be doing. so without further ado, i give you my workout.

i was debating what i should do in the gym, but since it had been awhile i went with my fave: lower body workout :)

barbell dead lifts: 5 sets of 15 reps w/ 40# barbell

i alternated these sets with oblique twists on decline bench w/ 10# weight, 50 reps each time.  i did a total of 200 reps (or 4 sets)

and then i did stability ball hamstring curls, 15 reps.  i used the body for life method of working out the sets, but not for number of reps or weight.  so basically, i did 5 sets of one hamstring exercise and then 1 set of another hamstring exercise, with abs in between.  i followed this same pattern with my quads:

first i warmed up my quads with some bench step ups with a knee-up with 5# dumbbells, 24 reps and i did a bicep curl with every knee-up. i don’t know how else to explain what i did. sorry if that makes no sense.

barbell sumo squats: 5 sets of 15 reps w/ 30# barbell

and then i alternated these with 50 ball crunches (4 sets)

and after my fifth set of squats i did stability ball wall squats w/ 7.5 dumbbells with a bicep curl on each squat.

then for some butt action i did two sets of 50 lying butt bridges w/ 10# plate and alternated this with two sets of 20 reverse crunches.

then i had sometime to do calves and i did 4 sets of 15 reps standing weighted calf raises @ 20# weight.

whew! the end. i had JLS when i left. JLS=jello leg syndrome.  my friends and i made that term up and we use it often after a long day of snowboarding. i looove jello-y legs!  so shaky you can barely walk.  love it.

i went home and hit the showers. marshall got home from california and i went to pick him up from the rental car spot. awe! stoked. i missed his hairy face (but i hope he shaves real, real soon).

well since i didn’t have a camera i will just quickly tell you what the rest of the night’s eats were. cauliflower + hummus (of course). then we went to my friend’s wedding reception and i had: 2 stuffed mushrooms, about 2 ounces of cheese (gouda & pepperjack) and 3 wheat crackers+artichoke dip. i think i fared pretty well considering the massive spread that was at my disposal.  what i did choose was DELISH!  it was too bad i had no camera, because it was really pretty, fancy looking food!

TUESDAY!

i woke up and immediately did the shred.  working out in the morning makes me feel so great! i just wish i was a morning person so it was easier for me to do more often ;)

i now bring you to my title :)

what better way to enjoy my new purchase of PB & Co’s dark chocolate dreams than with a parfait ala k of course!

this one included a new variety of vitatop: peanut butter fudge.  i tasted the peanut butter on the vita after toasting it but before adding it to my parfait.  i am not that impressed with the peanut butter flavor and would probably prefer the deep chocolate over this one.  but, it was nice to try.

then i added some fage 0% and topped it with a scoop of the DCD crack! i can already tell this jar will go ultra quickly!

gahhh.. it was so good. i know i was saying that the ice cream on the waffle was more like a dessert not a bfast.. but THIS was for sure dessert-worthy! AND it was good for me! like my lunch yesterday, i was sad when this was gone.

a few more shots for pornography purposes.




straight up dreamy!

do i even dare buy the WCW???!

and that, my friends, brings us to the here and now!  i have not had a chance to catch up on all your blogs and my lunch will be with my lovely mom, but i am at work until 5 today, it is my late day, so i hope to catch up on all y’all sometime soon!

not much time for other news but there are a couple sweet giveaways going on over at jenny’s blog and erica’s blog!

oh! question!!! i am having a work party thursday, so it is time to tell me WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DISH TO MAKE & BRING TO A POTLUCK? (besides hummus ;) ha!)

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ellie June 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I’ve never commented before but thought I would say “hello” since I love reading your posts!

I never know what to take to potlucks either- though everyone does LOVE hummus! I want to try baking a savoury muffin to take to my next one so was thinking of hunting down a recipe for mini feta, spinach + sundried tomato muffins :)

Jenny June 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm

hey girl! thanks for the shout out haha though my name is Jenny, not Julie.. silly girl ;) no problem though.. i think people get the picture! I’ll be sure to give you your extra entries :)!

Have a great day!
Jenny

Run Sarah June 9, 2009 at 1:16 pm

The DCD food porn looks amazing, I knew you’d loveee it! Your gym workout sounds intense. I never lift weights – I did soo much when I was in undergrad and hardly did cardio (only a few machines, always taken) but now I don’t want to spend money on a membership and I have no idea what to use to lift in my own home!

jenngirl June 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm

OMG that vitatop porn is ridiculous! I’m soooo making that ASAP, but I only have WCW, so it’ll have to do! I do think you need to try WCW, I LOVE it!

Angel food, berry, and cool whip trifles always go over rather well, and they’re semi-healthy!

Coco Knudson June 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I really like making little caprese poppers. They are super simple too!. All you need are some skewers or tooth pics, mini mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, and some basil. Then just layer the three ingredients on the skewer toss some salt and pepper on them, then drizzle a little EVOO and balsamic over the top of them. PERFECTO!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) June 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Awesome parfait!

Tina June 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

And a light shone upon the Earth and the Lord spoketh to us and he sayeth: “Thou shalt indulge in PB & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams”… as we stood in awe of his magnificent presence, he added: “But not before you have you some good ‘ol hummus on a wrap!”… You said it…
PB + hummus = love…

tanglebeth June 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Isn’t PB & Co the best? I personally went completely nutzo over the WCW… for I am a white chocolate hussy. I can’t buy the stuff anymore though, because I can’t be trusted with an open container, sniff.

Your wraps do indeed look utterly scrumptious. I think I need more wraps in my life. I’m going to stalk your recipes, for sure.

tanglebeth June 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

p.s…this is Sarey from tracker. I forgot that I’m logged into wordpress under a different name!

ksgoodeats June 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Not going to lie, going to OHOP every Monday morning would get old really fast! It’s pretty common for my work to order pizza for meetings – bleehhhhh :(

OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE that comic! 300 lb of love is so true! I agree, the PB flavor is SLACKING in that Vitatop. That parfait makes me so proud – you’re taking it to the next level and I LOVE IT!

homegirlcaneat June 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Man I’m not a doughnut person either but those badboys look seriously good! But I would definitely have saved myself for the PARFAIT action at the end! YEEYEEEE! SO much goodness in one cup!

I dare you to buy wcw…it’s pretty damn slammin’!

Jessica (jesslikesithot) June 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm

BUY white chocolate wonderful!! I’m telling you it tastes JUST like a reese’s peanut butter cup!! The parfait a la K is looking GORGEOUS though, ummm i think I need to make one of those, now!

Ha, and I remember when I went to the pancake house with friends sophomore year, no joke….ordered that apple pancake! Basically it’s like a fluffy, sugary, apple pie….mmmm was so good!!! Good job for sticking with the healthy, non-artery clogging foods though! haha!! Definitely get an omelete (do they even have those, I forget??) or more fruit next time so that you can have a more satisfyin’ meal!

Oh PS- you KNOW I love my jalapeno pepperjack cheese, it’s my fave kind! :)

Anne K. June 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

That parfait looks off the top delish! Yum. DCD pb is ah-mazing. WCW is yummy, too! I love all their pb’s.

burpexcuzme June 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm

ice cream with belgian waffles for breakfast? I’d love that once in a while, but not every single week. That’ll be asking for trouble.
man…I’m gonna be dreaming abt that parfait alllll night…thanks a lot! lol!

Susan June 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I’m with you on the indulgences. If I’m going to eat something that’s bad for me, I want it to be something I LOVE and not just something that is sweet and kind of yummy.

I like bringing salads to potlucks. But not like lettuce salads. More like a bean salad, or quinoa salad. Something with substance that I can fill up on if everything else at the potluck is crap :P

Erin June 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm

The.best.PB.evah!

I like to take a cheese platter + flatbreads/crackers to potlucks.

Megan June 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

hahahaha wowww that parfait looks like some 5,000 calorie dessert! ahh soo good.. i need to find me some vitatops STAT!

broccolihut June 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Totally agree with the hummus cartoon!

Holy crap, that parfait looks SO GOOD.

cookeatrun June 10, 2009 at 12:06 am

your parfait is making me hungry! and i just ate dinner :) hah

Lauren June 10, 2009 at 5:07 am

I LOVE the hummus cartoon – so true ;)

I also love Dark Chocolate Dreams, and that parfait looks unbelievably good. Yes, buy the WCW – I think it’s just as good!

I’m going to a potluck next weekend, and I think I’m going to make blondies and some sort of appetizer (easier than a main course!).

CurlyTop June 10, 2009 at 6:43 am

Janetha,

If I’m going to a potluck I love to bring a HUGE veggie platter with more unusual veggies-sweet bell peppers, raw green beans, steamed asparagus, matchstick zuchini, etc and some Almost No Fat Pesto (recipe’s on my blog). Makes everyone look twice since it’s not the usual broccoli, carrot, and ranch trio!

It’s also fun to bring some stevia lemonade so I’m not tempted to hit the diet crack.

Have a happy humpday!

With Love,

Emily

Kristie June 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I always think it’s kind of hilarious when breakfast places offer things like waffles with ice cream. That’s dessert, not breakfast! I mean alright, once in a while for a very special treat maybe I’d splurge on something like that for breakfast. But on a weekly/regular basis? Heck no!

Three hundred pounds of happiness… hahaha. Now that’s true hummus lovin.

You are a gym MASTER lady. Whoa. You can be my trainer any day. I never get jello legs. I never work hard enough for that. I definitely don’t do near enough strength. Then again I’m not a member at a gym. If I was I would definitely go for some more weights action but I just do stuff at home with my piddly little hand weights. Bah.

I’m terrible at working out in the morning. I’m always way too unenergetic. I WISH I could just pop out of bed and be ready for it because seriously, morning workouts RULE. Getting it over first thing? Best feeling ever. But it’s oh so rare that I have enough energy to get er done.

I KNEW you’d love the DCD. I so badly wish I could find it around here. But seriously, you HAVE to buy the WCW. It will change your life. And I can’t get over how completely seductive that bfast parfait is. I’m dying. I want it RIGHT now.

Potluck? Gah. Usually for fam dinner things we bring either some kind of healthy dip or dressed up goat cheese log, or some kind of broccoli/cauliflower baked dish.

Lara (Thinspired) June 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Jelly filled donut day?! I had no idea! It wouldn’t be my indulgence of choice, either. For me, I would wish they have a “Chocolate Fudge Brownie Day”!
That meatloaf wrap sounds SO good, and your veggie plate is perfectly pretty!

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