Yesterday was a great day (minus the fact I wanted to claw my eyes out). I guess I’ll always love fall more than spring thanks to allergies. However, it didn’t ruin the day, and as always, thanks for hosting WIAW Jenn!
I’ve been craving a change of pace with our usual routine and decided to kick it off with breakfast.
I can’t tell you the last time I’ve had a green monster. I always think they are such a hassle, but they really aren’t. And they’re freaking GOOD. So good that I was coerced into sharing mine.
We filled the morning by making a quick stop to pick up some supplies for our Cinco de Derby party, which I’m getting pretty pumped about. We also spent an hour or so at Barnes and Noble. Is it just me or could you spend a million dollars in there? I wanted to buy Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked, but I already purchased it through Amazon. I also wanted Shel Silverstein’s books, the Forks Over Knives Cookbook, a Melissa & Doug puzzle for Hailey and a subscription to Real Simple magazine. Thanks to a little self control, I left with none of it.
We made it home in time for lunch.
Hummus, spinach, avocado, sauerkraut and shiracha on rye.
Hear me out. I know this combo sounds incredibly weird, and it is, but it was surprisingly tasty. I bought sauerkraut this week to attempt adding more natural probiotics into my diet. Sauerkraut is a fermented food and is one of the few foods that contain Lactobacilli plantarum, a bacteria that has the ability to maintain health of the gastrointestinal tract, enhance the immune system functions, and provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the digestive system.
And luckily it doesn’t taste like I was expecting. It’s actually pretty OK tasting.
In the afternoon I grabbed a snack plate.
Red peppers, a pickle, string cheese, strawberries and bleu cheese dip
Then we were off to the gym.
Have I mentioned I’ve started back up Couch to 10k? I’ve been a little uninspired and unable to push myself with running lately, so I’m hoping this app will help me focus. Yesterday resulted in a pleasant wog of just over 3 miles.
Then, we went swimming! Or rather, splashing.
Our gym has an indoor pool, complete with an amazing walk-in kids area. It was Hailey’s first visit. Though hesitant at first, before long she was giggling up a storm, splashing and going down the slide like a champ. We totally need to add this into our routine.
Back at home David declared it happy hour and made us each a margarita. We followed up not long after with dinner.
Baby spinach and romaine, strawberries, red pepper, avocado, goat cheese and chopped roasted almonds with salmon.
I used yesterday’s carrot ginger dressing to marinate the salmon and it was awesome.
We spent the rest of the night making a playlist for our upcoming shindig. We like a wide variety of music, so the list is pretty varied. We have Old Crow Medicine Show to Michael Jackson and The Eli Young Band to James.
We’re going for a fun, laid back, mellow, good time vibe.
Have any song suggestions?