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Hi friends! Hope you’re having an awesome week so far!
I worked from 9 to 3 today and both breakfast and lunch were eaten at my desk…cottage cheese and blueberries, a coffee, and then soup! Not very interesting…
I came home and cleaned for a bit before I got distracted by blog-reading…it always sucks me in! Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers posted a recipe for Nutella Granola and I was literally in the kitchen making it within minutes.
I need to make my own granola more often! I always forget how simple it is…
I overcooked mine so the flavor was a little off but it was still good! I would probably only bake it for 15 minutes next time so it would be a little chewy…It could just be my oven, though! I didn’t add the chocolate chips yet but I might.
I still haven’t made it to the grocery store so we’re eating the fridge…egg burritos and yogurt cups.
A good amount of TJ’s salsa verde was consumed with the eggs.
Reid just brought these in from the garden…they are massive! They would’ve been great with our eggs but I’ll just slice them up to snack on…dessert, maybe? Gotta get those veggies in!
The kitchen needs to be cleaned and my book needs to be read! I might even fit a quick run in there, too!
Favorite granola combo/flavor?
It really helps to schedule in your workout if you have a busy day! I planned to go right after breakfast and keeping it in my head that I needed to go helped get me out the door. I made the husband French toast (his favorite) for breakfast this morning since it’s his birthday and had a slice myself for a pre-workout breakfast and then headed out the door.
I warmed up with 10 minutes on the elliptical, then headed for the weights. I did a full body weight session (about 30 minutes) and finished with 20 minutes of spinning. It was a great workout and I was drenched by the end! It felt so good though!
I planned to make a smoothie afterwards but was too lazy. 😀 I grabbed an iced coffee instead, southern pecan with milk and sugar.
After running a bunch of errands I started prepping the husband’s birthday dinner…I’m doing a cheese fondue with different items for dipping and crème brulee with fresh raspberries for dessert. Hopefully it all comes out!
Since the crème brulee calls for 6 egg yolks I used half of the leftover whites to make an egg scramble for lunch. I hate wasting! Keeping with Eat the Fridge, I used what we had on hand…a handful of spinach, mushrooms, and feta. A slice of toasted sourdough completed the meal.
Our fridge is slowly emptying out! I will admit that I did purchase a few items for dinner tonight since it’s a little more special than normal…but other than that we are still on track!
I had plans to make eggs Benedict tonight but wasn’t in the mood to make the hollandaise sauce and poach eggs…I was feeling pretty lazy! Plan B: omelets with green peppers, mushrooms, and ham, hash brown potatoes, and a slice of bacon.
Easy and filling, though lacking greens!
I found a surprise waiting on my doorstep:
Oh, how I love thee! J.Crew was having an additional sale on all final sale items (30% off) and I ordered a few things…
A zippered cardigan, ruffled tank, and a corduroy skirt…I think the tank ended up being like $6 or something…I love a deal (and J.Crew)!
Just spending the evening with the husband, tea, and chocolate! We’re catching up on some shows…Hawaii Five-0 or CSI (Miami and NY) anyone?
Tazo Passion…my favorite!
A cookie may be consumed as well. 😀
Tomorrow is the husband’s birthday and I have a busy day planned to prepare for his birthday dinner! But I’m making my workout a priority!
Today was the second day of our Eat the Fridge adventure. This morning I went through our kitchen and made a list of ingredients that we have to use up. I’m really just focusing on perishables but put some non-perishables (such as pasta, gnocchi, lentils etc.) on the list too just as a reference when meal planning.
On the menu tonight…
Wild Alaskan salmon (caught by my dad on one of his fishing trips) with sesame teriyaki sauce, green beans, and rice pilaf.
To prepare the salmon I rinsed the thawed filet and patted it dry. It then went into a foil-lined baking dish. A quick drizzle of olive oil and topped with some sesame teriyaki sauce, it was oven ready. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until it flakes apart with a fork.
The green beans were frozen and the rice pilaf came from a box. It was delicious, though! 🙂 And super quick! The whole meal took about 25 minutes to prepare. Definitely my kind of meal! Yum!
I didn’t get a workout in today but we’ll see what tomorrow brings! I’m thinking of making eggs Benedict tomorrow night…I’ve never made it before but have all of the ingredients.
It’s a rather dreary day here in New England, though it is in the 40’s. We went to church this morning and then headed home. We are trying to keep our outings to once a week to save some money…one of our goals this year! Also on the list: to be more organized, pay off debt, try more new recipes, and set a new half marathon PR. I would love to run a full marathon too but that may be a little lofty for this year…
Once home I immediately change into my running clothes so that I wouldn’t make excuses.
I’ve declared it to be an Eat the Fridge week in the WRFF household. We really need to cut back on the amount of food that goes to waste and the amount of food in our fridge/freezer/pantry in general! I’ll only pick up milk this week and will try to come up with creative ways to use what we have on hand. We should have plenty of fresh and frozen fruits and veggies so I should be able to keep it fairly healthy.
So in sticking with our goal, I put together some sandwiches using some sandwich rolls that needed to be eaten. Other ingredients involved were turkey, cucumbers, pickles, banana peppers, lettuce, salt & pepper, and a sprinkling of olive oil and vinegar. It was quick and tasty. Served with some Cape Cod Potato chips.
I’m going to be a little more creative in the coming days, I promise. 😉
On a side note, as part of our goal to be more organized, I put the baskets that I bought last week to work…
Not exactly how I pictured it but it works. I wish they were a bit taller, though I do like the texture that they incorporate…
Now, off on a long overdue run! See you on the flip side!