I had one of the best days I’ve had in ages (in terms of relaxation, contrasted with exciting days). The fall weather, the option to do whatever I pleased, playing outside with my camera and my husband.
I found a new subject!!!
Any ideas for names!?
Playing with the camera settings while he worked on the computer:
Juxtapose such a lovely day with one of the worst workouts I’ve had all year! We set out for a run around 4:30, 2.5 hours after I’d had lunch. But I felt like there was a bowling ball in my stomach!! I didn’t eat that much at lunch, but gosh it was horrible. I couldn’t breathe, my HR was up in the 170s. Quote Matt "I’ve never seen you run this slow." No idea what my problem was, but I blame lunch. We ran to the YMCA (2.2 miles), I wimped out on weight lifting quickly and then we ran 2.2 home. The run home was a lot better after I’d had the run there to expedite digestion!
Once we were back in the neighborhood the plan was to bike to a field and play sports. We decided to play in our cul-de-sac instead
Got him!! (Doesn’t he look just a little like Nate Archibald!? Minus the bangs?)
After our frisbee we walked to the grocery store (the short way – we were tired!) to pick up the week’s produce. Once home we showered while the rice cooked and came down to assemble dinner.
Peel-N-Eat Shrimp with Maple Date Collard Greens + Brown Rice
The shrimps were from our tailgate. Reheat + eat!
As for the collards, I made them my favorite way: sugary sweet!
Take a huge bunch of kale and rip into pieces off of the stem into a salad spinner.
Wash + Dry
Steam in a huge stock pot with a bit of water in the bottom for about 5 minutes on medium high heat until collards are tender.
Meanwhile chop ~4 dates
And stir them in with about 2 tbsp maple syrup. You may need to drain the collards before serving.
I think any vegetable tastes better sweetened!
Lundberg Short Grain brown rice. Only the best.
Gotta have old bay like my mom!! This Old Bay was sent to me as a sample from the company itself. I’ve been eating it on shrimp since I was in the womb and they aren’t the same without it! (Yeah, cocktail sauce is good too 😉 )
We watched the movie Two Lovers after dinner. I was NOT a fan at all….
We each had a little dessert to enjoy. Some Living Harvest Tempt "ice cream"
I tried the Mint Chocolate Chip, which Matt picked out as his flavor. I did not care for it at all. It tasted very chemically to me 🙁 The Coffee Biscotti flavor is so rich that I was really surprised at the contrast. I let them sit out a bit to melt.
I had a really, really fun weekend and these next 3 days are going to be work, work, work to prepare for a test on Thursday and a few more assignments off the list.
Off to tuck my camera into bed 🙂