I don’t really know how to approach this post. It seems pretty irrelevant what I ate today. Today, my Aunt Jan went to heaven. And while I know through and through that I will be with her one day, it still hurts so much, (but only in the moments that I can grasp that it is real). Aunt Jan was the funniest story-teller I have ever met. Most of my memories are sitting at her kitchen table at the farm, talking and laughing. Cracking up laughing! There was never a sad moment at the farm, only celebrations. So today and everyday, I will celebrate her life. Everyone who knew her loved her, and she will be greatly missed.
I embraced the celebration of life and went for a leisurely walk/run this morning. (Ate a banana before I went). Came home, showered, and got ready for work. Made a green smoothie for the ride to work:
It’s ugly, I know. In the mix: 2 cups raw spinach, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen mango, 2 frozen strawberries, a couple frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, 2 T ground flax-seed, 3 T oats, 1/4 cup apple juice, a splash of water to thin it out. Tastes much better than it looks.
My dinner time quest was to figure out what the heck to do to that meat loaf to keep it interesting. My meatloaf hash did the trick:
I roasted some potatoes in the oven on 400 for about 25 minutes, sautéed some green and yellow peppers with some onions in extra v olive oil. Added the leftover cut up meat loaf, some garbanzo beans, cut up the taters and added those. Then I poured in the leftover meatloaf sauce, thinned out with a little water and cooked for about 10 minutes. It was quite tasty!
Dessert was a Ferrero Rocher and a couple bites of hubby’s Little Debbie cake. My eyes are sore and tired. I think I’ll go to bed soon. I love you Aunt Jan!!!!