Yesterday morning I woke up to the best smell. And no, I don’t mean coffee (though I totally love that too). I had set the bread machine on Wednesday night to have a fresh loaf done at 615 am. Waking up to major food smells really makes playing snooze tag difficult, which may be a brilliant trick to just getting up when the alarm goes off in the morning!
Anyway, I noticed Wednesday night that we were out of bread, and since my husband and kids live on sammiches for lunch and I didn’t feel like running to the store, I figured it would be easier to make some. What’s interesting is my kids loved having homemade bread – but my husband prefers the store-bought, perfectly uniform, and predictable tasting stuff. Wuss.
After a cup of coffee, I made a fresh juice of carrot, cucumber, and lime. Served in a wine goblet – which I am now calling a juice goblet! Anyway, my uncle said something ugly about my juice pic on Facebook – something about drinking that landing him in the potty for a week. I quipped back with some derogatory remark about his less-than-classy tastes. We have a goofy back-and-forth like that about my food, it’s kind of funny.
Lunch was out with D for Mexican, and I had fajita veggies, corn tortillas, and a bit of pinto beans. Dinner was something I dug out of the freezer – wasn’t sure what it was – but ended up being a spicy rice and bean dish I probably made a few months ago and didn’t label. It was yummy though, so that’s probably why I kept it!
Today started out with another fresh juice goblet. This time it was tomato, carrot, and radish, and then after juicing, squeezed a slice of fresh lemon. Wow, this one was neat. Totally different from what I normally make, and the radish gave it a serious bite. The lemon helped cut that peppery taste, and I just may have a new favorite. We’ll see
Lunch was from Whole Foods – a BAS with quinoa, chickpeas, tons of veggies, and a tahini dressing.
For dinner I wanted something really basic and almost bland (like eating plain oatmeal), so I made a dish of just millet, tofu, and butternut squash from Cooking the Whole Foods Way. It’s hearty, but manages not to be boring. Anyway, it was warm and simple which is just what I was craving.
Yesterday was a run day, and while it was cold, it was still nice. I did feel rushed though to get it in before my daughter’s long swim night (Thursday’s are 2 hrs!).
Today I did yoga at home, but that’s it. I actually tried to meditate, which was a totally hilarious attempt. I can’t shut my brain off for 5 seconds, much less 5 minutes. I’ve read that’s totally normal and to keep trying, but we’ll see….
For this being a short work week, it sure has been hectic! Not so much at work – mostly everyone is catching up on emails and meetings were relatively light – but with the whole work-life balance thing. The past 2 weeks I only had to worry about life!
After work yesterday was a trip to Sam’s Club, a run, and then swimming practice with my daughter. It was also my mom’s bday, but I won’t give her age away because women aren’t supposed to do that (it’s some code or something).
Today was work and then Whole Foods. My favorite kombucha was on sale for buy one bottle, get one. So I bought a case! It’s making me try new flavors, which is cool. It’s currently sitting on my back deck because I have no fridge room and it’s actually cold enough here to keep them chilled.
Then I picked R up from her after-school program and got busy in the kitchen. I have prepped all the veggies I bought. Collard leaves (to make wraps with), red kale, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage (shredded a whole head in the food processor), and cucumbers (sliced some for sammiches and salads and left the rest for juicing). I feel so accomplished, it’s ridiculous.
So now I’m going to read, get my running gear together to get ready for a really cold morning group run, and then go to bed early! Exciting Friday night, right??
I leave you with this picture that made me giggle…