Oh man, I had The. Worst. Run. this afternoon. I wasn’t terribly exciting about going running, but the weather was so gorgeous that I convinced myself I would enjoy it once I was out there. Not this time! First off, my dumb iPod headphones would NOT stay in!! They kept bouncing out all over the place. I am still not sure if it was the fleece I was wearing or more likely, the fact that was chilly outside and my ears weren’t sweaty to hold them in and/or they shrunk in the cold air! Whatever the case, I almost CRIED in the middle of it I was so mad. Then I was 2.5 miles out and my stomach felt like it had a rock in there. I just can’t run if I have any veggies at lunch. I finally just stopped and walked for about 10 minutes, and then I got COLD! The sun was setting and the earth was freezing over again. So I picked up the pace and trudged back home. I did about 5 miles, but only because I was 2.5 miles from home when I quit!
About an hour before I left I had this snack, which didn’t feel that heavy at the time, but probably didn’t contribute to my vegetable filled stomach. I was really, really hungry when I got home from class and wanted something filling.
Toast with PB + PB and an apple and tea.
When I walked through the door after my run the husband had cracked open a beer. I took a few glugs – how refreshing!
Dinner redeemed the evening! We made this recipe I stumbled upon a few weeks ago on Megan’s Munchies: Black Bean Pumpkin Polenta Chili.
Only we discovered we had no black beans!! So we used pinto instead. Here’s what went into our pot based on what we had in stock:
- Can diced tomatoes
- Can of pumpkin (the husband accidentally put the whole can instead of just half a cup!)
- 6 oz can of tomato paste (because we didn’t have sauce)
- Can pinto beans
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (he doesn’t like spices so we went lighter on these)
- Few dashes cayenne (but he does like spicy spice!)
- About 1.5 cups veggie broth
- 1/2 cup quick cooking polenta, such as Bob’s Red Mill
It was awesommmmmmmmme! Nice and thick and perfectly tomato chili with just the essence and thickness of pumpkin. I topped mine with a little almonds –
On the side we had a mix of cheddar and sesame Kashis
And finally, the husband brought home a huuuuge cosmic brownie from Great Harvest and I had a piece of it while he chowed down on the rest.
I am stuffed with chili and ready to go read in bed.
Tomorrow’s FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!! We’ve got plans to pass out candy with our neighbors over some pizza, salad and beer. And I think we’re assembling a fire pit in their yard for s’mores!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE roasted marshmallows. Sounds like it’s going to be a sweet day!