We were off to a late start this morning. I wish I could say it was because we slept in really late, but really it was because we were supposed to have a showing. A realtor called Saturday evening (at about 8:30 p.m.) to schedule a visit between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. today. When asked if she could narrow down the time frame she said it just wasn’t possible. Thanks lady. But I had to give in because what if this was the one?! Ugh. I am really, really disliking this selling of the house thing. It’s annoying and stressful to try and keep the house clean with two kids and no time; and if it isn’t disrupting my work day, it’s cutting into our dinner time. Would somebody just buy our house already?!
Maybe I wouldn’t be so irritated about today if the lady had actually showed up for the showing. We went through all the trouble of cleaning up, keeping it clean during the hour the kids were awake and getting out of the house with the dogs for 2 hours. What a waste of my precious time! Grrrr. I suppose one good thing that came out of the missed appointment is that the kids and I got to go the park and play for a bit. That brought some serious smiles to my little one’s faces.
On that happy note, I will move on to other happy things….food! I’m so excited about spring and warm weather that I wanted to be able to taste it in our food this week. Most of our meats were cooked on the grill and prepared for dishes that are best served cold and chock full of colorful spring veggies. One of my recipes looked so good I couldn’t wait to eat it and I made myself a bowl to snack on while I prepped. I will for sure have this one posted as quickly as I can because it’s just that good.
So here it is folks, my day of prepping…
For Daytime Meal Options:
- Blood Orange Cardamom Protein Bread
- Afternoon Glory Protein Muffins
- Almond, Coconut, Goji Bars
- Boiled Eggs
- Turkey Skinikopita
- Grilled Chicken Breasts
- Steamed Broccoli and Carrots
- Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Salad
- Asian BBQ Chicken Soba Salad
We had a great weekend of eating that left us with tons of leftovers to enjoy.
Finally, Makenna wasn’t sick and it wasn’t snowing or a holiday so we actually got to go to gymnastics again! I may have missed it more than her, but I try not to push too hard. I want her to love it as much as I did. Anyhow, a quick fix for dinner was a must and I am making a conscious effort to only have pizza Fridays once a month now. It will be hard, but I know I can do it! Instead we had Taco night. We use some extra lean ground beef, homemade taco seasoning and a nice crisp head of romaine lettuce. Served up with some chili-spiced sweet potatoes (of course) and chunky guacamole, oh it was so good.
I’ve added a sixth day onto my workout regimen so I was up way too early for a normal person’s Saturday. Even without work, it is impossible for me to work out during the day when the kids are around. I don’t mind though, a good workout is my preferred way to start any day! Plus I got to incorporate Justin’s new toy, the Axle Press, into my workout. It was a bit awkward to use, but, with time and a little practice, I’m sure it will grow on me.
I was toast after my workout so I wasn’t much for creativity. I stuck with our usual coconut flour pancakes, bacon and eggs. For lunch we had leftover taco salad and I made more chunky guacamole since we demolished the batch from the night before. Oops. And for dinner we grilled some Coffee and Molasses marinated Pork Chops, an Alton recipe, served up with some grilled Brussels Sprouts and Cauli-Mash. Yum.
Not only did we have to prepare for our non-showing, but Justin was participating in a cycling event that involved a 30 mile sprint so he was doing everything he could to get ready and get out of the house in time to meet his teammates. I re-heated some coco-flour pancakes from Saturday and scrambled up some more eggs and bacon. Everyone had a happy plate, so I would say our leftover breakfast was a success!
For lunch the kids had some peanut butter and honey on whole wheat sandwiches with bananas and strawberries, I had my new pasta creation and Justin ate what was left of the tacos.
Dinner was certainly the star of the day…Justin pulled out the grill again and cooked us a beautiful bird. The recipe: Asian BBQ Chicken with Zucchini and Carrot Soba Noodle Salad. I made some marinated cucumbers to along with dinner, but I completely forgot about them in the fridge, so we will snack on those throughout the week I guess. There was plenty of pasta and chicken left over too, but this was done on purpose of course. I shredded the remaining chicken and just threw it in with the soba. It will be another super tasty cold pasta dish for us to eat throughout the week.
Monday – Thursday
We are so eating the same thing all week long and we will love every minute of it! I don’t think I have ever been this excited about leftovers.
I can’t wait until tomorrow when I get to start eating all this food!
Until next week, happy eating!