I spent the day cooking! First cooking dried beans from a mix we sell at Great Harvest, then the soup that followed. I have two mom friends who just had babies, and I’m taking them both dinner! 1 big pot of soup, 3 families to feed. I’m so glad to take dinner to new moms – it makes me so happy to think about how much we appreciated it during the first few weeks and paying it forward.
Chicken + Bean Curry Soup and Spinach Salad plus Great Harvest Rolls and GH cookies!
I also roasted some squash for the fun of it. And you know butternut – it takes 30 minutes to just prep for the oven. A very time intensive kitchen day.
Luckily breakfast was a heat-n-eat affair!
Leftover baked pumpkin oatmeal with hot apple on top.
I just microwaved the apple to save washing a pot. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sunflower butter.
For lunch I took bits of what I was cooking to eat.
A little chicken breast, some squash, spinach salad, chopped apple, raisins and almonds. Since all the ingredients were prepped, it took no time to assemble lunch.
I went out to deliver to mom #1 today – Rosie and baby L! Baby L was so cute and tiny and slept sweetly the whole visit. Maze on the other hand was rambunctious in my arms! Drooling and snorting. But also very cute : ) Mom #2 delivery is tomorrow
Afternoon snack of yogurt + cereal. Photographed one handed with baby in the other.
This evening, I went with my friend Kirsten to a Pure Barre class! Valerie, who I walked with yesterday, opened the studio here in Cville and invited me to try a class. Kirsten and I drove out to the 5:30 class.
I loved the studio and liked the class. It was hard – especially the first 5 minutes of solid abs. My abs are completely gone after baby stretched them out, and 5 minutes was a bit much for my first ab workout postpartum. I just barely kept up! Thankfully the workout got a little easier after that when we moved on to other parts of the body. I sort of wished the class was more ballet barre and less Pilates-style floor moves, but maybe I just caught a more mat-centric class. But it was a good muscle workout. I’ll tell you this: I will be sore tomorrow. And if you did this workout regularly you would definitely have a rock solid core! It was a really fun change. I’m so excited to get back into FITNESS of all kinds!
Karen and Matt watched Maze together and had a bottle on hand, but he didn’t need it because he slept on his KK the whole time!
The soup was delish – I loved the chicken.
Hiiiiiigh Fiiiiiive. Toasted with some butter.
I had a peppermint patty from Valentine’s Day for dessert. Imagine that.