Girls’ Day Out was a ton of fun!! I hopped on my bike and pedaled 4 miles to meet Michelle, Diana, and Amanda (Amanda, get a blog!) at Dean & Deluca in the sunny weather. My nice husband offered to bike there with me to keep me company, so that was fun too 🙂
I can’t pass up a big salad for lunch, so that’s what I had.
The layers included:
- Mixed greens + spinach
- Roasted veggies
- Roasted red peppers
- Sundried tomatoes
- Dried cherries (the highlight!)
- Avocado (about 1/4 of one – yum!)
- Garbanzo beans (~1/4 cup)
- Dijon dressing, which I used about a tbsp of.
After lunch I had a cracker with raspberry jelly + cream cheese for dessert.
We moved next door to see He’s Just Not That Into You. I brought my bag of Jelly Belly to share and had two small handfuls of those – and a few of Michelle’s sour patch kids!! Yay for candy at the movies!
The movie was very cute. Kind of like Love Actually with all the different stories and very cute romantic comedy style – not cheesy either. And I though it was a very ‘pretty’ movie to watch with the settings, fashion, etc.
Soaking Up Sunshine
I biked home solo, but the weather was gorgeous and I took my time. I knew when I got home I wanted to keep playing outside! I decided I’d let the husband be the boss and would ask if he wanted to go running, walking or just sit on the patio and let him decide. Much to my surprise, he wanted to go running (he said it was “restless” today). He also chose and route and the mileage, so we ended up doing a 5-mile loop to this park. It was a nice run, but I am always more sluggish in the afternoons.
I was hungry when I got home, so I had this Kashi bar before we went on our run –
I took about 2 bites and felt it was kind of boring, so I jazzed it up with Barney Butter!
Dinner + Drinks
After a quick second shower, we sat down to watch an Office episode before we started on dinner.
I asked the husband to make me a POM cocktail while I got the computer all set up, and look what he made! He had one too (his had vodka 🙂 ) Mine was POM, tonic, a splash of cherry juice, a splash of orange juice. I think he snuck in a splash of Triple Sec too 😳
I also put the husband in charge of the slaw side tonight. (Cabbage was $.47/lb so we decided to center the meal around it). Here’s the dressing he made to toss with about 4 cups of cabbage:
- Zest + juice of two oranges
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 tsp red curry powder
- 2 tsp mustard
- 1.5 tbsp mayo
- Salt + pepper to taste
It was very good!! Best slaw we’ve ever made. However, we both agreed that some carrot, apple, raisins, orange, and/or nuts would have been very good in this too.
But the “entree” of dinner was Spinach + Fontina chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s.
I butterflied mine to make a sandwich on GH Sourdough bread. Plus ketchup and mustard.
While this dinner was filling and satisfying, it desperately missed sweet potato fries!
Check out this hilarious Trader Joe’s video Fig sent me today! I feel like there are so many products I have yet to try!
Our forecast suggests this warm weather is going to stick around for a few more days. I bet we only have one more cold spell and spring will be here! I remember that spring came early last year too.
I don’t have my two nutrition classes tomorrow due to a big webinar that the ADA is putting on, but I do have 9:30 Biochem. The original plan was to go to Biochem in my workout clothes and come home and go to the gym, but the boss said at the end of our run that he’d rather go first thing in the AM (which means getting up at 5) to get it over with and get his body clock back to early mornings. Going first thing would give me more time to study, so we’ll be getting up early tomorrow after all!