The last couple days have been awesome around here… it finally dipped under 100 degrees, and our prayers have been answered.
It finally rained. Not a lot, but enough to cool things down.
I do have a couple food pictures to share today- have to make up for Thursday!
Friday morning we whipped up some homemade egg and English muffin sandwiches with ham and pepper jack cheese.
Lunch was a taco salad burrito. Taco meat, cheese, spinach, taco sauce, plain Greek yogurt, and crushed tortilla chips- all wrapped up in a spinach tortilla.
My Friday afternoon was super busy, and then we had another softball game (which we won). So by the time supper came around at 8:30, I wasn’t too motivated. I had a tiny bit of leftover shredded chicken, so I combined the chicken, black beans, salsa and some queso blanco in a bowl and heated it up until it was nice and melty. Then I finished off the bowl using some blue corn tortilla chips. Salt city.
Saturday morning I think I had about 5 glasses of water to counteract the salt from the day before. Then it was time to hit up the farmer’s market, but before I did that, I had a little bit of fuel in the form of homemade zucchini bread that Tyler’s babysitter’s mom made. It was delicious, mostly because she added a couple handfuls of chocolate chips.
We scored big at the farmer’s market- cinnamon rolls, homemade jam, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, grape tomatoes, and farm fresh eggs.
Since it was so nice out, we decided to head out to Backbone State Park, which is about 10 miles northwest of our tiny town. It’s really pretty there, and is surprisingly hilly, so Hubby took his mountain bike to do some trail riding.
Tyler and I played on their jungle gym, which was awesome because of the ground surface.
We went for a walk around part of the park, then we played at the beach for awhile.
Tyler really enjoyed the sand. So much that he decided to do reverse snow-angels in the sand, which means he did them face-down.
You can see Hubby in the background. Apparently he had a little bit of a wipe-out and scraped up his knee and elbow. It was pretty disgusting.
Since both boys were just disgustingly dirty, we didn’t get to eat my picnic lunch I packed for everyone. So when we got home and got everyone cleaned up, we all had our sandwiches, baby carrots, and of course, Cheez-Its.
That afternoon I had another kitchen “fail”. My patients are all wonderful, especially the ones that bring me fresh produce in the summer. A huge bag of kale was left on my doorstep last week, and even with mixing it in with spinach a couple times, I still had a bunch left. What to do, what to do…
I decided to try out kale chips again, since I loved them so much the first time. I did everything the same, and I was super pumped. I decided to check on them after about 10 minutes, instead of waiting the full 15 like my original recipe said, and oops. I guess the fresh kale from the garden was a little more delicate than the stuff from the store I bought the first time around. It wasn’t burnt, but they were totally flattened and some of them turned a weird brown color.
There were some that were pretty good, nice and crispy and not overdone. I quickly gobbled up the good ones, so I guess it wasn’t a total fail. Just wish I would have checked on them a couple minutes earlier. I still have them all in a plastic bag, thinking maybe I’ll crumble them over a salad or something.
That afternoon we headed over to our friends’ Doug and Erica’s house for a bbq. We had a feast.
They made homemade guacamole, which was ah-mazing. I think I ate most of the bowl. Erica also made the most delicious brownies for dessert- brownies on the bottom, a layer of Reece’s peanut butter cups on top of that, and a top of chocolate fudge and rice krispies. So rich and soooo good.
We were home by about 7:30 and spent the rest of the night glued to the tv, watching the Olympics. I’ve already watched more this year than any other year. I’m addicted! I especially love beach volleyball and swimming, ever since I did all my swim training for my triathlons.
This morning I woke up with what felt like a brick on my forehead. I’m pretty sure it’s allergies. Last night I sat outside for a little bit and my eyes were watering and I’ve been sneezing nonstop. The worst thing about plugged sinuses is not being able to taste anything. Despite my efforts of taking all my natural supplements (Allerplex and Antronex for those who are interested) for allergies, and doing the Neti-pot (gross but effective), I still couldn’t clear it out to taste much.
So here is my blah day of eating:
oatmeal made with coconut milk and chia seeds
tons of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower- all raw
a piece of whole wheat bread with peanut butter
and a leftover turkey dog from last night
No major adventures today, just a walk to the park and played for awhile, until my head felt like it was going to explode from being outside.
I did manage to get to the gym today, despite my sinuses (it actually helped a little) and the fact that my legs were still sore from Thursday’s workout. I felt great all day Thursday, but I was right- Friday I could hardly walk straight after all those squats and lunges. Today was just a shorter total body weights workout. I did some planks to finish it out, great way to strengthen the core and protect your low back from injury.
Alright kiddos, it’s time to head to bed. Hope your weekend was fun and safe. Go USA!