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Celebrating With A 4 Hour Nap

by Meghann on October 11, 2009

Running the 10k this morning sure did take a lot out of Derek. He basked the the glory of his accomplishments before passing out and taking a four hour long nap. He was able to get more sleep this afternoon then I had in total on Friday night. πŸ™‚

While he slept I managed to get a little work done, watch a full length movie and make a veggie filled lunch.


After a day of indulging yesterday and a plate of bread for breakfast, all I wanted was a big bowl of vegetables. And that is what I had.

  • Spinach
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Baked Tofu
  • Spinach & Artichoke Hummus

Hummus makes the best dressing. Its adds great flavor and gives the salad some extra heft.


The rest of the afternoon was uneventful and lazy.

At one point Derek and I did manage to make it to Publix where he discovered he has successfully gained back a couple of pounds. For the past couple of weeks Derek has learned the importance of a real breakfast and lunch. He now has more energy after work and doesn’t automatically want to pass out as soon as he gets home.

At Publix I kept asking Derek what he wanted for dinner, but he told me he wanted what ever concoction I was thinking up in my head. I happened to have an idea for a meal that I wanted to try, so I went with it.


My BBQed Tempeh, Sweet Potato and Apple creation was HangryPants inspired. πŸ™‚

On the stove top I heated up Tempeh, Sweet Potato, Apple and Onion. Once everything was soft I doused it in BBQ sauce and cooked it for another 10 minutes on low heat.

It came out amazing!


Derek even went back for seconds!

On the side I made a quick and easy homemade coleslaw.


For the coleslaw I coated a bag of broccoli slaw with a combination plain oikos, honey mustard, vinegar and some garlic salt. The slaw marinated in the fridge for an hour. It was still a little crunchy and not heavy like traditional coleslaw. I prefer my homemade version of a heavy store version any day of the week.

I was missing fruit today just as much as I was missing veggies. Dessert tonight was required to fill that void.


Mini- micorwavable Peach Cobbler –1/2 a peach sprinkled with cinnamon, nuked for 1 minute then topped with granola and ice cream.


Simple and delicious.

I’ve missed out on way to much sleep this weekend – now its my turn to make it up. As soon as i hit publish I am passing out. I can’t wait.

Good Night!

1 Apple Bottom Genes October 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

All those veggies look great! Sleep well!

2 Jenna October 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm

lunch looks great and so does your coleslaw for dinner and your dessert obvs πŸ™‚
enjoy a nice night of sleep!

3 Emily October 11, 2009 at 8:58 pm

love a great veggie filled lunch, especially if it includes hummus.

the microwave cobbler looks delish!

4 angieinatlanta October 11, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Yum! I love that tempeh concoction; it sounds like a great fall dinner!

And your homemade peach cobbler sounds easy AND yummy!

5 Evan Thomas October 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

That sweet potato and tempeh sounds delicious!
Haha, I am not a napper, let alone 4 hours!

6 Leianna October 11, 2009 at 9:02 pm

warm peach dessert looks so good! a four hour nap sounds deserved for Derek, glad the race went well for him!

7 Rose October 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Great job on the race, you guys! I would nap too πŸ™‚

8 Jessica October 11, 2009 at 9:05 pm

MMmmm your meal looks so good!

9 Danielle October 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Everything looks so yummy! I swear that reading your blog makes me realize how good veggies can be. Now I just need to EAT THEM!

Have a great week!

10 sue October 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm

that peach cobbler sounds so yummy!

11 Liz October 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I keep seeing tempeh and tofu at the shop…. I really need to be daring and try it because your meals look amazing!!! πŸ™‚

12 peaceloverunning October 11, 2009 at 9:17 pm

your dinner looks delicious! i need to get my hands on some tempeh and try it!

13 Island Girl Eats October 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

I love coleslaw. I could happily have just that for dinner!

14 Erica October 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I was just telling Josh about your 10k today! Still think its so great that you supported D through the whole thing! You are a rocking girlfriend. And then you made that awesome dinner + dessert! What a great day!

15 greensandjeans October 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm

more congrats to you and derek on today! my boyfriend is gearing up for his first 5k (a Turkey Trot) and I hope I can be as good to him during the race as you were to derek!

16 chasingthenow October 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I love everything about this post. The t-shirts, your support for Derek, and Disney! πŸ™‚

17 Simone @ P:T October 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Your dinner sounds amazing! I wish one of my friends would let me cook them whatever new creation was on my mind. You really do have yourself a winner there!! Hope you sleep well tonight!

18 joelygolightly October 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I’ve never had tempeh, but your din looks really delish! Congrats to you and Derek on the 10k!

19 Erin October 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Isn’t it nice to be active in the morning and then not feel bad about lazing around the rest of the day? I love Sundays!

20 Lizzy October 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm

veggie bowls are the best aren’t they! i love all the flavors and textures! πŸ™‚

21 Annamarina October 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Yummmm….that dinner looks delicious! And I’m definitely going to try your dessert! Enjoy a good night’s sleep πŸ™‚

22 Susan October 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Ahhh, yes, I used to be the queen of 4 hour naps. But they usually weren’t preceded by a 10k race πŸ˜› I LOVE your bbq tempeh/sweet potato/apple concoction! Those flavours sound like they’d be wonderful together!

23 Marissa October 12, 2009 at 1:50 am

Nap + baked tofu = great day!

24 Diana October 12, 2009 at 3:36 am

That dinner looks awesome πŸ™‚

25 Hangry Pants October 12, 2009 at 7:10 am

Congratulations to Derek! I loved your t-shirts by the way. Mark and I would definitely need those too, but I am pretty sure I could not pay Mark to run even a 5K.

Nice dinner. That Hangry Pants is so freakin smart. πŸ˜€

26 Rosey Rebecca October 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

I made a BBQ chicken, sweet potato, and apple dish last week. It was amazing!

Yay for Derek gaining a couple pounds!! Glad that he i eating healthily.

If you’re interested, I’m having a Newman’s Own Organics Giveaway on my blog:

27 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) October 12, 2009 at 9:14 am

You are so lucky! I wish I could get my husband to eat whatever I make. He just makes weird faces at me, haha.

I’m glad Derek is eating better and feeling better too. It’s an amazing thing once you discover it πŸ˜‰

28 Brandi October 12, 2009 at 11:37 am

congrats to Derek! The tshirts you two had on were so cute!!!! Glad you had a good weekend πŸ™‚

29 Tina October 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I would go back for seconds on that dish too! It looks so good. The apples seem like a great addition.

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