Back at Hotel Karen!!
After that small lunch today, I was sure craving carbs this afternoon!! Karen was too! We both had small bowls of cereal upon my arrival home. Kashi Vanilla Island and Quaker Oatmeal Squares –
Then we shared a banana a few hours later before we all went to exercise
Matt, Karen and I had the gym to ourselves. SUCH FUN!!! We chatted the whole time, and I did about twice as much weight lifting as I normally would have thanks to feeling content with my company. Score! I did 40 minutes of ellipticalling and about 20 of weights.
Karen and I finished up our workouts while Matt put together dinner. The evening meal is always fancier with 3 people!
We had an AMAZING caprese salad – maters, TJ’s seasoned mozz, basil, olive oil, balsamic, salt + pepper.
A pork tenderloin in a teriyaki sauce that was OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD because Matt cooked it down into a thick, sweet glaze. Those are chunks of garlic clove in there!
Risotto, which was more like white rice than risotto. The cook cut some corners, and we lacked parmesan cheese, wine and butter, which we now know are pretty important for good risotto!
Lotsa green beans sautéed in butter + Garlic Gold
I left some risotto and pork on my plate and licked up my veggies 🙂
We moved the table into the natural light. SUCH a difference!
A few more hours later….Karen talked me into sharing her craving for Yoforia! I have to admit, I’m feeling extra hungry today (maybe because of that small snacky lunch!?) and wanted yogurt as much to quench hunger as for the sweetness!
We got to Yoforia to see they now have Peanut Butter flavor!!! It was everything I’d hoped for.
I went PB crazy with Resee’s Pieces, choco chips and a PB cup. I got a blob of Ferrero Rocher on top (the darker color) and decided it had ZERO flavor so I scooped it off and gave it to Matt. No sense wasting calories on a flavorless bite. The peanut butter underneath more than made up for it!
Perfect summer night!
Very excited to sleep in tomorrow and have just a few things on my agenda for the next few days.
We’re going to Charlottesville on Wednesday-Saturday to hunt for a rental house. I sent a bunch of emails to set up appointments today and have a few top contenders. House hunting would be the time of my life if I weren’t nervous at the same time about finding something before someone else snatches it up! I absolutely love evaluating real estate.
I have a hankering there will be pancakes in the AM!!