Posts tagged ‘Sunday’

August 8, 2011

Weekend Rewind

Why did the weekend have to end? Ever? Sigh… I think someone’s got a case of the Mondays…

Instead of being bummed about sitting in my cubicle for the next 5 days, I think I’d like to re-live some weekend fun. Thursday, Kev and I celebrated IPA Day with friends. Friday, we grilled out with neighbors. Mmmm… burgers. Saturday, we had a date day. I know you all are probably familiar with “date nights,” but this was sort of an extended version.

We started with some of this:

And continued with this:

floatin

The lake was so calm!

smooth sailin

Then we got cleaned up like twins (I promise I had on a cute skirt and didn’t totally bum it):

date night

And we ordered some of this:

pizza n' beer

I had an Old Hickory Hefe with my pizza. I do not recommend it. I also wasn’t all that crazy about my pizza (caramelized onion, prosciutto, and kalamata olives – thought it would have been better). What I did like – the restaurant had half-pints of beer. I got to try 2 beers but only had the quantity of one. Score! Kev liked his pizza:

shrimp on pizza?  ewww

So to make up for pizza mediocrity, I stopped here on the way home.

fro yo

Kev doesn’t eat sweets, so he didn’t get any frozen yogurt. I used to feel like a fat kid when he made me get ice cream alone… I got over it.

Last but not least, I defied my podiatrist’s orders Sunday. A girl can’t wear sneakers to church ya’ know!

nude pumps

So that was the weekend in a nutshell. I hope this upcoming weekend is a little healthier. Couldn’t be toooo much worse, right? 🙂 Stay tuned this week, I’m starting a new workout and have a new lunch bowl recipe.

What was the best thing you did this weekend?

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July 12, 2011

Belated Weekend Recap

I know that weekend recaps usually occur on Mondays, but this one is a little behind.  I really wanted to post my new workout the very same day I started it. 

As you probably know, Kevin and I hosted company this weekend.  I didn’t get to try any of our visitor’s home brews, but he left a few for Kevin and I in the fridge.  Yawhooo!  If you all ready Saturday’s post, you know there’s another timebomb in my fridge.  It’s crazy, but I didn’t get into that either even though it’s my favorite beer.

So what did I do?  I’ll show you through a lens.  Naturally, the pics focus on the food and drink of the weekend, but I don’t think you really want pictures of me grocery shopping and cleaning my house.  Didn’t think so…

On Saturday, we went here:

brewery

The local brewery also offers some food in their taproom, so the guys ate lunch there.  I, on the other hand, checked the menu online before we left and saw no healthy options, so I enjoyed a pb n’ jelly sandwich on the way.

peeb sammich

The guys got one of these.  Normally I’d be jealous, but I was happy with my brew.

brat

I was driving, so my portions were more like this.

mr & mrs beer

On the way home, we stopped by here and got these.  I’m not even a fan of buffalo blue cheese chips, but I had a couple anyway.  Fail. 

buffalo blue cheese chips

We stopped by a beer store on the way home, and Kevin picked up a six pack.  I wanted a pack of non-alcoholic beer, but the shop didn’t have any that was cold.  Bummer.  I stuck to water until dinner.

Speaking of dinner – the picture says it all.

bronx bomber pizza

*** I totally switched gears Sunday, and my heart/kidneys/liver thanked me. ***

I ate TJs raisin bran for breakfast with almond milk and black coffee.  I cleaned all day, except for when I took a trip to TJs.  My body was tired, and my feet were hurting!

Kevin and I both had grilled eggplant, grilled onion, spinach, and hummus pressed in a wrap for lunch.  (Not Pictured)  It was so tasty I made mini ones after without the wrap.  Aren’t they cute!?!

snackums

For dinner, I made scallops for the first time.  Scallops, grilled eggplant, red onion, orange bell pepper, and of course, olive oil.  It was totally fusion and totally rockin.  I served Kevin brown rice with his.  Oh, and we split a mango for an appetizer.

scallopsThis was so good!  I cooked the rest of the scallops again last night, but I served them with the rest of the black beans, brown rice, spinach, onions, lime, and cilantro.  I put the cilantro with most of the spinach and the juice of half a lime in the food processor so that it would mix well with the beans n’ rice.  Another interesting dish.

cilantro scallops

Have you made up any odd/unique/fusion meals lately?

May 15, 2011

Self-Reflection Sunday

Happy Sunday Bloggies!  I usually rest Sundays, so there’s no workout to report today.  If I feel up to it, I’ll go for a walk with Kevin later.  The only foods I have to mention are the two bowls of cereal I had this morning.  Cereal is dangerous for me!  It was yummy – just some Post Shredded Wheat.  Mmmmm!

Yesterday was more eventful.  I chopped my hair off, which I am still getting used to, and I got my nails done.  By the way, does anyone else think of that “My New Haircut” video every time they get a haircut?  No- just me?  “Jagerbombs!”  Okay, seriously, do NOT go look that up on YouTube.  It’s highly inappropriate and only moderately comical, but my guy friends made a big deal about it when it was new.

My new haircut

Then I went ShOpPiNg!  Woopwoop!  I got a semi-cute but very professional Calvin Klein dress, which looks stunning when you wear it but drab on the hanger, and I purchased that purple sweater in the pic.  I also picked up this random stuff for my dining room table.  Kev actually approved!

While shopping, a little boy looked at me and told his mom, “There’s Barbie.”  His adorable imagination really made my day.  I was pumped after hearing him say that, but then I began to realize how silly I was acting.  Why does an empty comment from a total stranger make such a difference?   I’m not saying we shouldn’t be happy to get compliments, but we should be happy with what we’ve got all the time… errr…. or at least more often.  I realize this is a LOT easier said than done, soooo I have homework for all of us.

Write a thank-you letter to yourself showing your gratitude for how awesome you are.  I’ll post a mini one here, and you guys leave at least one thing in the comments you’re glad to have.

Seriously! Write one; it feels goooood

Also, I went out to eat with two of my girlie buddies at a new restaurant near the house.  We all got salads, and it was terrible.  Don’t get me wrong!  The company was good, but my salad was pitiful.  I could make a better one any day of the week with anything in my fridge at any given time.  Oh well – that’s not why I was there; I was happy to catch up with the girls.  I hope you all had a good weekend too!

May 8, 2011

German Slow Cooker Pork

Today I enjoyed my favorite green monster smoothie.  Woohoo!  Just look at how green it is!  Gross, right?  Wrong.  It was great.  Learn more about green monsters on Angela’s site.

Smoothielicious

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop GNC all-natural vanilla soy protein powder
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 or 2 ice cubes

Whirl it up and enjoy!

Today consisted of cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and more cleaning.  Cleaning may not be fun, but at least I was productive.  It was also great that I only spent $80 on groceries this week, including organic chicken, organic yogurts, fresh produce, and the natural, local goodies I got at the farmer’s market yesterday.  Speaking of farmer’s market goodies, I whipped up a new recipe tonight.  It’s a wee bit Irish and a lot bit German.  I made it in the crock pot, and while it was cooking, Kev was kind enough to kick my but in a game of H.O.R.S.E.

My B-baller

Not a b-baller

Now…. for the much awaited dinner!  We had to smell the goodness cooking all day while cleaning, but at least it smelled good.

Prepping Dinner

Ingredients

  • 6 small potatoes (peeled and halved)
  • 1 handful baby carrots
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2.5 – 3 lbs trimmed bone-in pork shoulder (scored it from the farmer’s market)
  • 4/5 or 3/4 of a 32 oz package sauerkraut
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds and 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 green cabbage (another market find), shredded

Sauerkraut - Lovin' the Boar's Head

1. Place halved potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Scatter baby carrots and onion on potatoes.  Next, place the pork on the vegetables and cover with sauerkraut.  Top this mixture with the mustard and caraway seeds.
2. Cook on low 8-9 hours.
3. Turn heat setting to high and add cabbage around the meat.  You can put some under the meat if it’s easy for you, but don’t try to mix anything up or move it around too much.  Let the cabbage soften, approximately 30 minutes… or 25 if you’re hungry and tired of waiting.
Now dinner’s ready!  The bone should fall right out, but watch out for big fatty pieces or any remaining cartilage.  Enjoy!

Sunday Dinner

My lil' bowl of goodness

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