Hummus Among Us

Well, I didn’t quite make it out to run by 8:00, but I did get out by 9:00.  That’s progress.  The weather was gorgeous all day actually.  It was a great run.  I’m treasuring every day I can get out.  I know the summer days are coming soon and I will have to join the gym.  I dread the treadmill.  Note to self,: Must get an Ipod before then.  Before my run, I had a quick bite:

I’m hooked on bananas with peanut butter and honey.  It was just the right amount of fuel.  Post run, I had a small bowl of cereal:

More bananas of course.

I had lots of energy.  I finally finished my laundry, and cleaned the house before going into work for a few hours.  I only work part-time, which is exactly what I want.  I still have a business (Compass Coatings) to keep in order, and I want to have plenty of time to work on being healthy, keep my house up, and enjoy life in general.  It takes time to plan and make healthy meals and workout.  I’m just not willing to over work myself and not have time for a life I love. I had to be creative and learn to live within our means.  There was a time I worked 50 hours a week and got paid a good salary, and my husband still worked Compass Coatings.  It feels like we have more now than then. 

Lunch was leftovers. That seems to be a trend.  Just hate to waste food:

After work, I came home to my husband and the neighbor drooling over our new Weber grill.  We’ve never had a new grill, only hand me downs.  I think my husband’s in love.  We sat outside in the awesome weather and enjoyed a glass of wine and some snackies:

Spicy hummus.  We polished this off.  It tasted as good as it looks!  Then off course, hubby wanted to use the grill, so this is what we created:

Buffalo chicken burger with melty Maytag blue cheese and grilled veggies.  Wow! this was amazing!!!! And the burgers were Organic and on sale at Target for half off.  I also used Target brand buffalo sauce.  Everything about this meal makes me happy!

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Crazy for naners!

It’s Tuesday night and all is well.  Laundry that I started yesterday is over half way done.  I had ten loads!  Washing bedding was 4 loads of it. 

 I started this beautiful Florida day off with:

PB & J on oat bran bread with half a naner.  I wanted to keep breakfast light, so I wouldn’t have to wait to long to digest before heading out for a run.  I didn’t get out the door until 10:00 and it was pretty hot.  Tomorrow I shall be out the door by 8:00.  Please Lord, give me the motivation.

After my run, sit ups, and push ups and a shower to cool down, I fixed some leftover Dirty Rice for lunch:

A bit blurry, but even tastier day 2.  Then I went to work for a few hours to get all my ducks in a row for the wedding this weekend.  I shall not forget my camera!  After work, I went to the bank and the grocery store.  I strolled leisurely through the store looking at new things.  I love grocery shopping as much as I love clothes shopping.  Good times! 

When I got home, I was definitely hungry, and my other half of banana was calling my name: 

This was heavenly smeared with peanut butter and drizzled with honey.  It could definitely be a dessert.  I bet it would be amazing with melted chocolate drizzled on.  I’ve been thinking about this treat ever since I ate it.  I predict another one in my near future.

I have subscriptions to several foodie magazines.  I’ve been going through them tearing out recipes I want to try.  Dinner was one of these:

Orange beef stir fry over soba noodles.  It’s a keeper!  I also picked up some kimchi at the grocery store.  I’ve been wanting to try this:

Kimchi is a spicy fermented cabbage.  Tasted like spicy pickles.  It was just okay.  I think it would be better in something, like a stir fry or even a wrap.

And for dessert:

Chocolate frozen yogurt with a Pepperidge farm “Bordeaux” cookie.  Perfect way to finish a perfect day.  Good night.