Good Morning!!

Last night was good. I feel like I accomplished a lot. After work I headed to the gym to swim

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My meal prepped paid off. I came home and showered to get the chlorine out of my hair and skin then just popped a plate in the microwave and BAM! Yummy dinner

And it’s so simple to make.

Start anywhere between 1-4 cups of rice depending on how much you need. 2 cups got me 4 meals. 

In a saute pan or Dutch oven or anything that is big enough really heat up some olive oil on medium heat. I always add extra olive oil to make a ‘sauce ‘ chop up and onion and throw it in the pan. 

Chop up 2 bell pepper and throw them in with the onions.

Chop up a package of Polish kielbasa sausage and throw that in. 

Add some pepper and garlic powder. 

Cook until meat is heated up and the veggies are cooked to your desired doneness and serve over rice. 

I emptied the dishwasher and started a load of laundry. 

Cuddled with my puppy while watching some of the reginals for the crossfit games

I love this little girl so much

Before bed I threw my laundry in the dryer and prepped my clothes for Tuesday AM (I am writing this Monday night)

Here is to a great morning!!!!!

Blue Apron, planting and reading

Happy Wednesday! More than halfway to the weekend! Today was my first full day back at work this week. I’m not 100% better but I’m like 85-90% better. When i got home i took Artemis for a short walk since she’s been cooped up since our run on Saturday due to me not feeling good.

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She still knows she’s spoiled though hahaha.

I made my last Blue Apron meal from my box last week. Enchiladas. Sorry i failed to take prep and cooking photos.

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This has a fair amount of mushrooms in it and i dont quite love the taste if mushrooms in most things except ravioli and marinated and grilled button mushrooms but the flavor of the enchiladas totally masked the mushrooms which was perfect for me, i get the healthy benefits without having to taste them.

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These are some seriously full enchiladas. I brought 2 for lunch and ended up eating half for lunch and half for dinner.

I went to target on my lunch to get some planting stuff and found some great oatmeal on sale for practically nothing.

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This box has 8 instant oatmeals in it for $2.58!!! I got apple cinnamon and maple brown sugar. For $5 i now have lunch at work for the next 3 weeks. I can throw some fruit or nuts in to spice it up if necessary. Sometimes i LOVE target.
For planting

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I planted 3 more potatoes in the white containers

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I transplanted my first tomato and pepper start. I figure ill transfer 1-2/week and see how they fair.

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My peas and corn are still growing!!!!

Now off to bed so i can go to spin class in the AM. Goodnight!!!

How was your day?
Are you planting any food this year?

Blue Apron

Well this was supposed to post on Thursday but i guess it didnt lol.

Hiii!! I hope you are all well this Thursday.

I overslept for the 2nd time this week. I missed spin class so the goal is to wake up early tomorrow amd spin and swim. No spin class so ill bring headphones and rockout to Pandora lol
I don’t know if i just need more sleep (which would be difficult to accomplish with my schedule) or if I’m fighting something off.

I am really proud, 3 out of the 4 weekdays so far i have taken Artemis out for a walk that is a record high for us and i plan to continue it.

Now for my Blue Apron meal

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Boiling my beet. Then I read the directions and realized i was supposed to slice it so i sliced it then continued cooking it hahahahah.

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I deviated from thd recipe and added some honey. I have a million, almost literally, from my trail prep.

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Technically the fish was supposed to be on top when plating but this is in tupperware for lunch tomorrow so it ended up on the bottom lol.

Have you tried Blue Apron yet?

TGIF and blue apron

Happy Friday!!!!

It was a long crazy day at work.

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Yep chips and soda, thats the kind of day it was at work. I definitely think i am fighting something off. I woke up in the middle of the night last nighy very nauseas and feeling like crap and i had a headache all day that ibuprofen is barely denting. I have also had that slight pink to my cheeks that accompanies a fever. Uh oh.

In a happier note i made my 2nd blue apron dish of this week and it is SUPER delicious!

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I always add extra pasta to get an extra helping out of it hehehehe

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The finished product.
Then i added a little extra cheese and a smidge of red sauce

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This dish is awesome and is most definitely a recipe i will be holding on to.  And now I am going to pass out because i work tomorrow and i am already exhausted. 

A satisfying Wednesday night

Howdy!!!

Well i got home at about 6:10 today and Blue Apron was waiting for me!!

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You probably noticed i hadn’t had blue apron in awhile. It got to the point where i wasnt cooking everything or i didn’t love everything. Dont get me wrong, nothing was ever bad just some of it wasn’t to my taste so i was wasting things. And at $60/box that was unacceptable. So i took some time off and now my rule for myself is, id every meal in the box doesn’t look amazing then i skip it.

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Tonights meal (though im not eating it tonight)

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While cooking i managed to get a load of laundry washed and in the drying and a 2nd load into the washer.

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Garlic and almonds (i added onion)

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Add kale.
I added some aspargus, yellow squash and zucchink squash that i had in the fridge.

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I also had an extra salmon fillet in the freezer i thawed and cooked. With my few additions i made this into 3 meals instead of 2 :mrgreen:

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Lunch tomorrow :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
Though i didnt eat it tonight i did taste it and YUM!!!! The freekah (grain thing) with the fresh veggies and lemon juice perfectly balances the spiced salmon. At least in my opinion.
And 2 helpings went in the freezer. 

I also emptied the dishwasher and got another load started. And now 3 hours after i got home its time for bed so i can get up and workout in the AM before work.

Sweet dreams!!!!!
What does a productive night look like for you?

The rest of my weekend and blue apron

The rest of my weekend was mostly relaxing.

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I got in some workouts and Artemis is slowly getting better at hanging out with me while i workout in our little home gym.

I took her to the dog park for the first time this weekend but it was a muddy rainy mess so i didn’t take pictures.

I made blue apron mushroom and chard quiche, though i halved the amount of mushrooms they gave me and added red onion and put in an extra egg.

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I really only expected one quiche and was super suprised when it was two mini quiche. I turned it into six meals!!!! All i need to do is add a small side or make my snack between meals a little bigger but man totally got my money’s worth on that meal.

Ok sleep time for me!!!!!

Oh for a romance update i have re-signed up for eharmony so in a few weeks you should look forward to some dating hijinks posts.

Night!!!

How was your weeknd?

Christmas and Blue Apron

Christmas eve i enjoyed the house to myself and made a salmon pasta dish from blue apron.

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Weeks later and i still love the ease with which they make cooking. I love that there is little to no excess, everything is used in the cooking.

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And it is good quality.

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Leftover pasta water

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Its delicious!!!!

Christmas morning i got in a good workout.

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40 min on the bike

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40 min on the treadmill

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My hair is pincurled during my workout for christmas celebration

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Dressed up for Christmas

I went to my roommate’s family gathering. It was quite fun!

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They live on an old farm with a good amount of property and i want it!!!! Lol.

I even got a little gift of stocking stuffers from them :mrgreen: they made me feel veey welcome.

How was your Christmas?

A day of planned meals

Happy Thursday!!!!

Though i am writing this Wednesday night. It’s 8:20pm and i am in bed getting ready to pass out. I have a 5:30am training session in the pool. Oh the things we do to train. I am only doing blue apron every 2-3 weeks now so it is time to start meal planning again. It was time anyways if i want to lose some weight and start gearing up my training for an epic race year…..well epic for me Hahahaha.

Here is my meal plan for tomorrow.

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Protien bar before my pool workout. They are easy to digest and are light.

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Hitting Starbucks after my workout because ill have plenty of time to kill between workout and work.

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Morning snack, all cut up and ready to go.

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Lunch: a leftover blue apron dinner that i froze. North African shrimp cous cous.

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Afternoon snack: energy balls. Found the recipe on pintrest today. Though i made something a lot like it for the trail as well. So simple. Peanut butter, chocolate protein powder (vega for me), oats, honey, and mini chocolate chips (vegan for me) mix and enjoy!
I might have part of a naked juice blueberry protien smoothie if I’m still hungry.

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Dinner will be what i have been gobbling up lately. Egg, cheese and veggie sandwich on a whole wheat english muffin. Though i picked up some salsa today so it will be extra yummy!

I usually leave the tv to fall alseep too. Generally a movie i have watched a millions before. Just for some background noise. Tonight choice is

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Don’t judge lol.

I just bought this!

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And am excited to watch it tomorrow night and compare it to the book!

Also while drifting off i am flipping through this:

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Seeing of anything is nearby that i can do in  2016.

Do you plan your meals?
Do you want tv to go to sleep? Or listen to music? Or do you like silence?

Random Wednesday Wonderings

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My cheap replacement for my morning Starbucks. I get 4 bottles for the price of a grande. Not as strong but it’s something to help the budget now and then.

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Got this water bottle at the airport and it’s a quart. 2 of these a day and i am set! Yes i refill and reuse plastic water bottles for like a month.

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I have been drinking more and more tea lately.

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Leftover delicious lentil Bolognese for lunch!

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Next years calendar for my desk at work!!! I am such a dork i love to go through and write the years stuff on a calendar. Holidays, birthdays, full moons, new moons, paydays, and races. New years eve at work should be really slow so I’ll do it then :mrgreen:

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Artemis likes to surprise me every once and a while by eating one of my socks. And she always picks the good ones……

I got in a good workout today so that helped improve my day.

Took the dog for a walk. Did 40 min on the recombent bike and 40 minutes on the treadmill.

How was your Wednesday?

Recovering and blue apron

I am finally starting to see major improvement from being sick which is great. Another 2-3 days max and i should hopefully be 100%.

Tonight i finally made one of my thanksgiving blue apron meals. Cornish game hen and sourdough stuffing. Delicious!!!

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I finally cooked one of the meat dishes correctly hahahahaha!

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I am super stoked with how this turned out and i got 3 meals out of it. I took some tastes tonight and will have one helping for lunch tomorrow.

Talk to you tomorrow!!!!!!

Now its time for sleep!!!! Still need as much rest as i can get.