Mexican Omelette

I hope you had an absolute wonderful Christmas if you celebrate.  Jonny and I do not as we’re Jewish, so we went to see This Is 40 with my parents.  Itz hilarious and I definitely recommend it if you’re in the mood for a good laugh!  Although we don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, it doesn’t mean we don’t do Christmasy things on the day of.  The Itz’s dear friends have been inviting them over for Christmas dinner for the past 25 years, and the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to become a part of that tradition.  So Jonny and I not only ate a delicious Christmas dinner, we even got a picture in front of their beautiful tree!

christmas

Being Wednesday, itz also the last What I Ate Wednesday in December.  No!  Make that the last WIAW in 2012!  Woooooaaaaah!!!  Thanks as always to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting all the WIAW parties each and every Wednesday.

Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!  Speaking of 2013, have you entered my New Year New Rules healthy lifestyle giveaway yet?  Winner is being announced on Friday, so make sure you enter now.  For now, let’s talk food.  I’m only sharing breakfast and dinner with you because breakfast was really brunch and there were many snacks eaten in between.  My days are always so thrown off when I don’t follow a schedule, like when I’m in school at work.  But my breakfast sure is stellar and I even have a recipe for ya!

Mexican Omelette 1

So there were a few steps in this, but it actually came together rather quickly.  The day before, I threw a pound of black beans in the crockpot with some garlic and a diced onion.  Yesterday morning, I browned some lean turkey meat on the stove.  Then I added corn, green pepper, orange pepper, onion, garlic, and the black beans.  I also added cayenne pepper because we like it hot!  This made a HUGE pot; I’ll be eating this mixture for breakfast, lunch, and dinner over the next several days, I’m sure.

For the omelette part, I used three eggwhites and a scoop of the Mexican mixture.  Once my omelette was cooked, I sliced half an avocado, added a dollop of plain Chobani greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.  Mmm mmm mmm!  Talk about super filling and loaded with protein.

Since I’m not showing you a lunch, instead I’m going to show you a great picture of my parents and in-laws.  Jonny and I went out to dinner with my in-laws and his grandparents on Christmas Eve and then we went to my parents’ home for an after-dinner cocktail.  Jonny and I are so incredibly lucky to have our parents.

my in-laws on the left and my parents on the right

my in-laws on the left and my parents on the right

We arrived at our Christmas party and were greeted by a gorgeous table set by Caren.

caren christmas

Christmas dinner was definitely a treat.  We had beef tenderloin, Brussel sprouts with a sweet vinegar glaze, mashed potatoes, and tomatoes with artichokes.  So tasty.

xmas dinner

Dessert was an assortment of cookies, as well as these S’mores Sandwich Bar Cookies.  They’re a bit difficult to see on the plate, but I assure you they were fantastic.

xmas dessert

While I thoroughly enjoyed all the decadent food and drink over the past couple of days, you know I took my own advice and hit the gym for a sweat session in between all the meals.  I even sported some green and red on Christmas day.

christmas workout

festive headband by Running Skirts

I just did an easy 35 minutes on the elliptical, but it was better than nothing.  Gotta stay active!

What was the best thing you ate on Christmas?  Did you workout?

47 thoughts on “Mexican Omelette

  1. I sooo want to see This is 40! Looks so funny! We went to see a movie yesterday, but saw Django Unchained, which was AWESOME.
    Your omelet looks good!! Best thing I ate yesterday was a pork chop and cheesy cauliflower that my husband made us for dinner. :)

    • You’ve got to see the movie!! The dress is from Nordstrom – I love it! (Itz a newbie, so I’m kinda wearing it all the time recently haha)

  2. I’m going back to London tomorrow and my boyfriend and I plan on going to This is 40! I am SO FREAKING EXCITED! :D

    Anyways, this omelette!? YOU AMAZE ME.

    Love you like a sista

  3. You are so gorgeous!! Love the white outfit in front of the tree :-) And all your food looks fabulous- mexican omelette? yes please!!! I did not workout yesterday and so I’m itching to hit the gym today! I have to sweat out all the sugar I consumed yesterday!!

  4. Your tree really is beautiful. Love it!`

    The Mexican omelette looks sooo good. Avocado is yum!

    Great family pics. Sounds like you had a really great Christmas.

  5. You have such a beautiful family! And that table setting looks amazing! I would like to dine at the table ;). We were waiting around for our parents to arrive safely so didn’t get to enjoy a nice meal at home. Hopefully today. We are planning to watch Les Miserables as it is my dad and Tim’s favorite book! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  6. Wow busy holiday. I’ve not been working out at all…but I’ve decided to stop beating myself up over it too. I did load 20 cases of water in and out of a car today, that’s a lil working out and I’m sore from it!

    • Def not worth beating yourself up over! I’ve had a lot more time on my hands since I’m off work for the break :) And that sure does sound like a workout!!

  7. Linz, you are the cutest thing ever. I may be seeing This is 40 this week! I love your Christmas gym outfit and the dress you’re wearing in the pic by the tree. It looks a lot like a dress I have but I know it’s not the same one; still I wonder which brand yours is from? Oh and that beef and Brussels and tomato and tater combo looks FABULOUS. So does your omelette!

  8. How was This is 40?! I really want to see it! And that omelette looks delicious – I love anything Mexican flavoured.

    The best thing I ate on Christmas was a gingerbread cake with dulce de leche frosting that I made. And I didn’t work out on Christmas… or today. I’ve been bitten by the lazy bug, but hopefully I’ll feel like going tomorrow. :P

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