Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Numbers

This is my last month of classes for my master's degree, and the countdown is on! 

3 weeks left of classes.
4 more papers.
1 presentation.
1 major project.

It will feel so good to be done all this and be able to focus solely on finishing my thesis ... and Christmas shopping of course!  BTW - 46 days until Christmas.

I have one Christmas party to attend in November.
I love when the festivities start early.

This week has started out great and has not been too busy.  I had some time to cook, which was nice.  I made some vegetarian enchiladas on Monday.

Vegetarian Enchiladas

6 large wraps (or 10 smaller ones)
4 small sweet potatoes, peeled
1 19oz can black beans
1 small can green chilis
1 small white onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt to taste
1 jar/can red enchilada sauce

Toppings: I used Cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, sour cream and cilantro

Directions:  Boil and mash the sweet potatoes.  Stir in the black beans, chilis, and spices.  Meanwhile, caramelize the onion with the garlic. Add this to the sweet potato mixture.  Fill the wraps generously and wrap tightly.  Place in a 9x13 pan that has been spread with some enchilada sauce.  Top with cheese and more enchilada sauce, or pico de gallo.  Bake for 30 minutes @ 350.



My plate 
(My eyes were bigger than my stomach, and I gave up halfway through):

After work today I whipped up some of my hippie sauce We enjoyed it in a brown rice bowl with tofu and loads of veggies.

Mmmmmmmm!  It tastes best when eaten with chopsticks.  I think all things do :-)

This time of year especially, veggies are a big priority for me.  I swear they help me fend off invading germs.  I am planning on polishing off an entire giant bag of Costco spinach this week.  Mostly in the form of Green Monsters.

Lately I have been loving this recipe for my monsters:

- Approx. 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (vanilla, regular, or chocolate)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3 giant handfuls of spinach
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 T unsweetened cocoa

Mix it to smithereens and get your glow on!

How has your November been so far?  
What are some of your November numbers?  


Simply Life said...

congrats on being so close to finishing!

Allysia said...

Woo hoo, only one month! Those enchiladas look awesome - Logan and I love the sweet potato/black bean combo, especially once you throw some avocados in there!

I'm with you on the veggies being immune-boosting. Back in the day when I ate like crap I got sick all the time, but I haven't been sick at all this year! And in the last few years, the worst that's gotten me is a mild cold. Plus, veggies=love.

Kacy said...

November has been pretty good I'd say. Two weeks until I go home for four days! yay!
Good luck with your last month of masters classes. That is awesome!

Faith @ For the Health of It said...

Good luck with the last month! I bet you're crazy excited to graduate...almost as excited as I am about these enchiladas ;)

SIL said...

Those enchiladas look amazing. Consider your recipe STOLEN by me;)

My November numbers are 14 days til Kacy gets here!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Good luck with all those papers! And then your thesis! Ay yi yi!

My November number is 4... which stands for the round of antibiotics I am on. Yep, 4th round. I am hoping this is the last, though, and I think it will be as it's a really strong drug!

Mom on the Run said...

You are so close!!!! I remember when I was that close..I had to write my thesis and just remember how stressed I was.

Those veggie enchiladas look awesome!

I just want to thank you for stopping by my blog :) Your comments always put a smile on my face.

Anonymous said...

I feel like you just posted about starting school - you must be so excited that the finish is in sight!

I've never seen the coconut M&Ms in Canada... only pretzel. And now the holiday ones are out here! Today I got MINT and CINNAMON flavors at Target and I saw CHERRY CORIDAL but didn't buy them... I might have to go back!

Biscoff spread is made from ground up Biscoff cookies, which kinda taste like a sugary, cinnamony graham cracker. Does that help? Haha.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo - the last month!! That dish looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

8=lbs i've gained. Anyways at least you still have time to cook and enjoy healthy things while you are busy...remember our pact for next year! :) SF or bust!

Unknown said...

My November Numbers:

3 Papers
1 Paper/project
1 Exam
3 pints of Strongbow (that's what I drank when I went out last night:)
3 extra strength Advil & 1 giant bottle of water (what I needed this morning after my night out)


asmita said...

The enchiladas look amazing. Have family coming for the holidays and am going to try this recipe for sure.