Post-Halloween Damage Control

We had a few friends over for Halloween and enjoyed some naughty treats.  I made Candy Corn Jell-o Shots:

Layered Jell-O Shots

Dirt cake with gummy snakes:

Dirt Cake

Mummy dogs (I left out the cheese, and I should’ve cut their poor little arms a little longer):

 Mummy Crescent Dogs

Pumpkin seed brittle:

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

made from these guys’ innards:

Her Pumpkin His Pumpkin

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing:

 Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing

And of course we played Cards Against Humanity, as we do at all our social gatherings.

Cards Against Humanity

So after the debauchery of this weekend, we’re getting back to basics with our cooking.  I was a bottomless pit yesterday, and I know it’s because my body was so out of whack from the crap I fed it Friday (and some leftovers Saturday).  It’s insane how “hungover” I feel after eating the wrong things (carby, salty, sugary, gluteny things).  Today I was achy, puffy, depressed, and irritable among a host of other unsavory characteristics.  I wish I could bottle up that feeling and take a small shot of it when faced with making poor eating decisions.  I might make wiser choices if I could more clearly remember the impact these foods have on me even several days after consuming them.

Dinner tonight was a couple of tuna steaks marinated in Soy Vay Hoisin Garlic sauce alongside some zucchini I spiralized and briefly cooked in a skillet with some onions, olive oil, and a couple spoonfuls of Trader Joe’s Many Cloves garlic sauce:


We also went to the gym tonight for the first time in FOREVER.  I updated my Facebook status earlier that I’d be going to the gym for the first time in over a month – I thought for certain we hadn’t been in about 6-8 weeks.  Well, as we left, we asked the desk clerk to look up the last time we had been there.  JULY 13TH.  WOW.  Wedding stuff really consumed my life for the last couple of months of our engagement, and I’m SO glad to try to get a handle on all the stuff I let fall by the wayside.

If I keep up the clean eating and gym-going, before too long I’ll be feeling a little less Piggy!