I'm actually feeling more like myself today finally.....it's only been almost two weeks! What is up with that!?!

Breakfast today was egg beaters and a Laughing Cow wedge on an English muffin. I threw in some salsa verde to the egg beaters which made it take FOREVER in the microwave. It kinda came out all over the place but it tasted especially good. Don't forget the strawberries!

There was no school for the kids today because of parent teacher conferences so I chilled out for awhile until it was time to get ready for Step and Sculpt. I decided to wing it and see if I could last and I did just fine....burned a little over 500 calories and felt much better afterwards. I miss my non-sick self!

Afterwards, I cleaned up and hubby and I went to both parent teacher conferences. I really enjoy these. It's fun to see what the teachers have to say....as long as it's good of course which it was. :)

Hubby and I decided to grab some lunch afterwards so we hit up one of my favorites: Sammy's Woodfired Pizza.

We started with the Chopped Chicken salad with the sun dried tomatoes on the side for me (hubby doesn't like them - his loss).

We had a coupon for a free entree so we decided on a mozzarella pizza. It hit the spot. I've been craving pizza in a bad way so this was perfect. We each had three slices (they are a little small).

When I got home, I did a bunch of laundry, wrapped a TON of gifts and did the first night of Hanukkah celebration with the family. We had a great time lighting the candles and opening presents of course. The kids had a ball! I enjoyed a glass of merlot during all the festivities:

For dinner I made a new recipe: Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti: (crazy lopsided picture)

I made a side of the standard veggies (zucchini, onions, mushrooms). I had a glass of chardonnay with dinner. My plate:

It was good! The hubby loved it!!!!! Here is the recipe:

You can cover and refrigerate the casserole overnight, and sprinkle with cheese before baking. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes until bubbly.

Prep Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 31 minutes. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
9 ounces uncooked spaghetti
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided
3 cups chopped cooked chicken

Preheat oven to 350º.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese, cooked spaghetti, and chicken. Spoon into a 3-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake at 350º for 15 minutes.

And that's that folks. Happy Friday!!!