Today has been a productive day. Usually it takes me a while to mentally get back into the swing of things, but I’ve been chugging along fabulously!
Around 9:30, I had the last of my Z-bar stash (very sad to see it go!). I definitely prefer Chocolate Chip the most!
Lunch – Polenta Lasagna
I discovered a polenta log in the back of my fridge this AM and since it desperately needed to be used, I decided to make Polenta Lasagna for such. This is a really easy recipe and is much less labor-intensive than regular lasagna!
Ingredients (for 1 serving):
- 1 serving of polenta log, cut into 6 thin slices
- Several leaves of fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup pasta sauce
- 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease two cupcake tins.
- Layer each cupcake tin as follows: slice of polenta, scoop of pasta sauce, scoop of cottage cheese, sprinkle of pepper, second slice of polenta scoop of pasta sauce, scoop of cottage cheese, sprinkle of pepper, third slice of polenta, and scoop of pasta sauce.
- Cook polenta lasagna for 35 minutes. Remove, sprinkle with cheddar cheese, and bake for an additional 2 minutes.
- Let stand for two minutes, scoop from cupcake tin, plate, and enjoy!
On the side, I had a bunch of freshly steamed broc.
Mid-Afternoon Snack #1
I had my first mid-afternoon snack around 1 PM. I had 1/2 cup of Grape Nuts and skim skim.
Wedding Details: Hotel Guest Welcome Bags
Because we just moved from Pennsylvania 1 and 1/2 year ago and Future Husband is originally from England, I’d say about 75% of our guest list is from outside Florida.
We made our out of town guests Welcome Bags to make them feel comfortable.
I bought the plain white paper bags from Target for 99 cents, and the tissue paper was only 99 cents per 8 sheets.
The "Thank You" tags were actually regular Thank You cards, which I cut in half to create a tag.
On the back of the Thank You tags, we printed a personalized message to our guests and signed it "The Future Mr. and Mrs."! Yay!
Inside the Welcome Bags are two bottle of water, a bag of candy and mints, and brochures to local attractions like Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.
Last, but not least, I prepared a Wedding Brochure reminding guests what time the ceremony begins (personal details have been blurred for privacy). It also includes taxi cab phone numbers, directions to the wedding site, a list of our favorite places in Orlando to eat and party, and a list of fun things to do in downtown Orlando, including a description of my favorite running path.
I hope this makes our out-of-town guests feel more comfortable!
Back to work! See you for a sweaty workout later. 🙂