We came, we saw, we tackled the whole thing ! I still do not know the entire distance of the floor plan of Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, but we gesstimate it is 3/4 of a mile to walk the length of all 3 floors. Based on a cemetary map, odometer, adjustments for bends and so forth it is the best we can figure. It was a great day !
The day began with pumpkin oats . Take rolled oats and cook them in a mix of water, solid pack pumpkin and cinnamon, add a little brown sugar, and cook. Then top with 2 T ground flax, 1 T almond butter, 1t flax oil, 1 T coconut, 1 T dried blueberries and 1 T crasins. A great tasting, healthy, stick to your ribs , fun to mix 400 calorie breakfast ! Then off to the mausoleum.
This is the exterior as best as I could capture it. The whole thing would not fit in a shot ! Looks massive, but inside it is a museum of peace, reverence and reflection
One of the hallways- this one is named Our Lady of the Rosary
One of the numerous alcoves- lots of beautiful stained glass windows
son and hubby in front of one of the mosaics. We walked and walked, oohed and ahhed, and when we completed the walk , it was off to Sweet Tomatoes for a healthy lunch
first plate- a great salad with romaine, baby spinach, butternut squash, red onions, raw beets garbanzo beans, black olives, feta cheese and fat free french dressing. Captured with my phone camera, which does not take the greatest pics.
Plate 2 was their signature salads for this half month- from the top clockwise Broccoli Wockoly, wild rice , taffy apple and Strawberry Fields. So good !
Then a pass at the soup and bakery station- split pea soup with ham, a piece of brushetta foccacia, roast garlic foccacia and a spiced pumpkin muffin. I was happy and full ! After lunch we stopped off at a Trader Joes on the way to stock up on some supplements and grab whatever else we found. Coffee found its way into my cart as well as hard cider.
Dinner was pork roast in the crockpot cooked with carrots( remember pigzilla ? This was one of the 11 meals it became) with roast brussel sprouts , diet soda and Hard apple cider. My hubby has never had hard cider before and it just sounded so good going with pork roast. We rarely if ever drink, and this six pack will last us for a long time. It was very tasty ! And roast Brussels sprouts are "da bomb "! You simply cut and pare them, put in a ziplock, toss with 1 T olive oil and then spread on a cookie sheet and salt and pepper to taste. Roast at 400 for 25 minutes. No bitterness, just a great mild taste. The food was 311 calories, the cider was 120. Ouch !
After dinner was family boardgame night and dessert of an Aldi's Skinny cow ice cream. This time they had strawberry cheesecake flavored ones, which were pretty good- 120 calories each.
I don't know what my calorie count was for the day because of the lunch option, but I remember it was a definite good option from weight watchers point calculation, so I feel pretty safe with the day.