I am loving have a good sized chicken again to work with!!!
Oh my gosh how I love having a kitchen again!!!! I am loving cooking!!!
Salads are making a come back in my life.
A little veggie stir fry using yakisoba noodles from the grocery store (teriyaki flavor) then added any veggies I had in the fridge that needed to be used up.
Homemade guacamole!!! This will be happening a lot this summer I think.
Beef straight from the farm!!!!
Another meal kit I will be cooking up this week.
Brandon made breakfast for me this weekend. I cook most of the time but when he does he blows me away! This was so good and had amazing flavor! I think he used pepper and garlic salt and who knows what else. And on rosemary bread, oh yea!
Someone gave me a donut at work last week, YUM
Last weeks dish! I may have had it for a few meals cause it was delicious.
This is how broke people trim their hair hahahaha. I have actually done this for years, I only pay for a haircut like once every 2 years. Since my hair is curly you can’t really tell if I don’t cut it totally even!
Got in a little run yesterday with the pup, it was beautiful out! I did couch to marathon day 3. It was a 5 min warm-up walk, then 7X of run 3 min, walk 2 min then 5 min cool down walk. Of course someone who runs faster is going to get farther than the 2.36 miles I got hahahaha but it was good. 1 run of a minimum of 3 this week, done!!!!!!!!
After my run I checked on my peas, beans and zucchini I had planted on Friday before the crazy storm hit here on Saturday and turned our yard into a pond. They survived!!! Everything was still upright and growing, my spinach looked a little worse for the ware so we will see what happens with that.
I got the email notification and my tomato plants and herb plants have shipped so I will probably need to plant those this weekend and I think some of my other starts are ready to get in the ground so it will be a busy planting weekend this weekend.
I also made some potato leek soup which I have a pictures and a little video but of course they are on my tablet and not my phone so I will post those tomorrow.
The BF and I avoided housework and watched a movie together. Housework piles up fast. Today or tomorrow I need to get on that hahaha.
The goals for the year broken down for this month:
PROPERLY train for and run a half, full and ultra marathon, Miles needed this month: Running the half marathon, a week off to rest then start training for marathon- 77 miles
Revamp my diet and STICK TO IT!!!!
Breakfast-juice and coffee
Midmorning snack– Slimfast or smoothie
Lunch– Soup or salad
Dinner– Anything I want as long as it is make at home
After dinner– tea or hot chocolate, popcorn is fine
Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Maintain size 8
Stop overspending!!!! Keep no money on you, put at least $20/month in accts and at least $75 in savings
Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. Change 5 minutes a day to 10 minutes a day and celebrate full and new moon.
Plant 3 plants a week minimum.
Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon- 1 weekend outing, 1 meal a week and 1 hour a week gardening together
Read 1 non-school book a month
As I mentioned on Monday over the weekend Brandon and I watched the movie “Julie and Julia” which I have already seen more than once and have read the book probably twice hahaha. Now that we have a house on the way to us, 7 weeks and counting!!!!! I am starting to dream about all the cooking I get to do!!!!! One of the cookbooks I really want is Mastering the Art of French cooking by Julia Child.
Since I read Julie and Julia several years I ago I have fantasized about also cooking my way through her book (except the aspics and the pates, ewww) hopefully now I will be able to do that. Look forward to some great meals in the future.
I am starting to get so flipping excited about planting food and cooking and eating!!!
I have been on a serious sweet tooth kick over here. Made my coffee a mocha.
Always fun to study something that no one knows what it does
Artemis and I enjoyed the eclipse by going for a run. It was pretty eerie. People looking at the sun with glasses while it got dark then as a group would turn and look at us run by, very pod people-esque. I kept waiting for zombies to jump out at us.
Life has been food, running, work and starting to freak out about Europe hahaha. Talk to you soon!!!!!
I got this recipe off pinterest.
Using some more blackberries! This was actually perfect timing because I used the last of my jam last week.
2 cups mashed blackberries
.75 cups sugar
juice of 1/2 a lemon
combine fruit and sugar in container or plastic bag and let the sugar break down the fruit in the fridge for 2-24 hours (mine actually sat for about 36 hours)
When ready to make the jam pour the sugared fruit into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Let it boil and bubble until it reduces to a syrup-y substance. Stir periodically so it doesn’t burn.
When it reaches 220degrees fahrenheit remove it from the heat. (or when it has reduced down to a jam like consistency)
Add lemon juice and zest and stir.
This jam will keep in the fridge in a sealed jar for a few weeks.
SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and so easy!!! this will definitely be a thing for me from now on.
My food has been up and down since the half marathon and I working to get it back on track.
But there has also been way too much pizza and snacking and things like that so I am trying to reign it back in.
I did a huge amount of food prep just recently that means I will have dinners set for like 2 weeks which is great and cuts down on my food costs on the week in between paychecks. I just need to remember to look in the freezer next week when I plan my meals instead of making new ones.
My stomach has been bugging a little bit again because of all the bad food but not as bad as it was before so I know I am at least keeping a little balance hahahahaha. Let’s turn this bad streak back around!