Week of Kitchen Sink/Cupboard Eats, Movies, Chess, and a Birthday!

FOOD

Okay, another week, another chance for some fun eats.  This week we had a bet that we could eat yummy stuff every day without actually going grocery shopping because we’re such massive food hoarders.  Okay, maybe not that, but I have a tendency to shop and buy stuff that I “plan” to make, and then don’t and then buy something else.

Anyway, the week started out with some Sweet and Sour lentils that were just amazing!  Loaded with carrots and pineapple, I could eat this (and did as leftovers for lunch) for days!  It was largely inspired by this recipe, but modified for what I had on hand and to increase the veg content.

on some basmati, it was perfect
on some basmati, it was perfect

Other eats include smoothies, salads, stir-fry’s, and easy eats.

brain food
brain food
a bit hot ginger tea
a bit hot ginger tea
Cajun tofu cutlets with mashers, roasted maple sweet potatoes, and sage gravy.  My personal fav of the week!
Cajun tofu cutlets with mashers, roasted maple sweet potatoes, and sage gravy. My personal fav of the week!

D’s bday was yesterday, and his meal was a special request – though comfort food at it’s finest.  Including mushrooms, mashers, gravy, stuffing, and salad.  And cake, of course!  This was a triple layer chocolate cake with chocolate malt frosting!

another upside down pic.  Sorry!
another upside down pic. Sorry!
so, he's not actually 04...but the numbers were correct (just in the wrong order!)
so, he’s not actually 04…but the numbers were correct (just in the wrong order!)

For V-day breakfast, D went out to Yorgo’s to get me a vegan breakfast burrito!  Tofu scramble, Diaya cheese, potatoes, tempeh sausage, and red onion.  I added a ton of hot sauce and loved it!

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FITNESS

I’ll be honest, only one run this week.  It’s so cold, and I no longer have access to a treadmill.  So – lots of yoga and a few workout DVD’s at home.  Not as much fun, but better than freezing!

LIFE

Another week gone by, and it was pretty normal.  Lot’s of work and studying and as much family time as I could get.  I’m heading out for a week at the end of the month for a work conference (Vegas…I know….suffering, right?!), so being home is where I want to be this week.

D pulled some major muscle in his neck and ended up at urgent care and then mostly immobilized for a few days.  He’s a lot better, but not healed all the way yet.

We’re on a chess playing kick the past few days.  M beat me in a game.  I beat R (barely).  And then the kids did their own little tourney last night.

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Friday I went to see The Big Short and loved it.  Wow, I totally want to see it again!  Other than that, we’ve watched Forest Gump, Indiana Jones (finished out the series), and James Bond!

And here are the obligatory pictures.  Beginning with how Ginny doesn’t want me to study…

and when I gave up, she started to use my pillow too
and when I gave up, she started to use my pillow too
oh look, you're really busy...rub my belly! (yes, a cat who loves her belly scratched)
oh look, you’re really busy…rub my belly! (yes, a cat who loves her belly scratched)

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Morning pictures….

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And miscellaneous fun!

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while not my studies, she still couldn't handle me reading something....
while not my studies, she still couldn’t handle me reading something….
"while you all play chess, I'll just sleep in the box..."
“while you all play chess, I’ll just sleep in the box…”
have been a big fan of Andrea Bocceli for years, and was excited when there was a whole playlist on Spotify!
have been a big fan of Andrea Bocceli for years, and was excited when there was a whole playlist on Spotify!
such snuggles!
such snuggles!

Have a great week, and I’ll post again soon (ish!)

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 yo busy career single mom, attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free & nut-free vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Week of Kitchen Sink/Cupboard Eats, Movies, Chess, and a Birthday!

  1. Lol, I tend to be a food hoarder too especially when I find deals at Grocery Outlet! 🙂

    Great eats! I have that same Meaningful Paws cup now too thanks to hubby. Great pics and fun about chess, hubby and I need to get into it!

    1. I LOVE that cup. Picked it up at the VVC Bizarre when we were in Austin. I’m so new to chess, but have wanted to play for a long time. It’s fun and the kids are loving it too!

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