Those are the topics I claim to blog about, but sometimes I get sidetracked into talking about weddings and such. Since the beautiful wedding put us home late on Sunday, yesterday was productive (see, trying to stay away from the work busy!) as I set life up for the week.
First things first, I needed a sweat session. I wanted one that would let me feel it the next day in my thighs and I’m happy to report that this one did the trick!
I made a couple alterations for no other reason except they felt right to me. I used 9 lb weights and did 12 reps each round. After a few days of indulgent food and feeling soft, sweating felt so good.
Why yes, I did search for a filter that would smooth out my makeup-less face.
I also geared up for this week’s eats.
Monday– Taco night!
Tuesday– Greek-Style Shrimp with Quinoa Linguine and Roasted Asparagus
Wednesday– Grilled Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds and Broccoli
Thursday (HALLOWEEN!)- Sweet Potato Chili
Friday– Baked BBQ Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Tomato Slices
Breakfasts: Eggs on Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit
Lunch: Leftovers, Grilled Portobello Sandwiches, Millet and Vegetable bowls
Then Hailey and I hit up Healthy Home Market and Josh’s Farmers Market.
Totally grocery cost: $124
I’m not sure what prompted me to grab millet, but it was my first time making this gluten-free grain.
I used a mixture of water and chicken broth and it cooked up in 30 minutes.
I plan to use it on salads and in veggie bowls. I also served it with taco meat last night to Hailey and she approved.
Speaking of Hailey, she was still sad yesterday about leaving Nana and Papa’s house. In fact, she woke up from nap whining about it, so I decided we needed to have some fun. We spent the afternoon throwing leaves in the air (which she loved!), playing with stickers and doing holiday crafts.
She even got in on helping me make dinner by washing the peppers… and creating a disastrous indoor water table.
Her new jeans tend to sag during the day. I promise I’m not raising a hoodlum.
While she hosed the kitchen down with water, I made taco meat.
I’m a big fan of adding finely diced veggies to taco meat for added flavor and nutrition. Try it!
After dinner we watched an episode of Season 2 of Homeland before calling it a night. Despite it having the longest intro of any show ever, I’m a big fan.
What TV show has hooked you in lately?