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Staying In

by Meghann on July 1, 2010

I was [this close] to having dinner with my Dad, sister, and Anthony tonight.

They were all heading to a hole in the wall italian restaurant that had peaked my Dad’s interest when he drove by it earlier today and anytime my Dad states a place peaked his interest you know its gonna be good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I got in my car, plugged the address into my gps and realized I just wasn’t in the mood to eat out again. I have been eating out all week and knew I would be eating out again all weekend. I just couldn’t do it tonight – my one chance to stay in.

Plus, my tastebuds were elsewhere. All day I had my heart set on a sweet potato and can of black beans that were waiting for me at home. My taste buds were craving the combo and no matter how good that italian restaurant was I knew I would never be satisfied if my heart was set somewhere else.

I’ll see my family tomorrow night and I know I will get to try that restaurant eventually, but tonight it felt good to just stay home and enjoy my sweet potato and beans.

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The sweet potato was chopped and microwaved for a couple of minutes, then topped with black beans and heated a little longer. I topped the winning combination with some plantains I had heated up on the stove top and a generous scoop of salsa.

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I’m all for listening to my body and tonight my body told me to stay home and relax. You have no idea how happy I am that I listened. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dessert was a serving of vanilla ice cream with fresh blueberries and dark chocolate edamame.

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I snacked on some cherries earlier this afternoon.

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A special guest just arrived! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Someone was lucky enough to have tomorrow has a corporate holiday and came up a day early to taunt me with his freedom. Pshhh… how rude. I suppose I should put him to work to make up for it? My floors could use a good cleanin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 Jenny July 1, 2010 at 9:37 pm

It’s good that you followed your instincts- sometimes you need a night in! Put that boy to work:)

2 Courtney @ Three Months July 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Sometimes you just need a night in! Have fun with that special guest! ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com July 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Good for you for taking some time for yourself! And yay for Derek time!

4 Rosey Rebecca July 1, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I would have done the same thing! Sometimes it’s good to just hang out at home and eat your own food!

5 kaztronomic July 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Sweet potatoes and black beans are ever-so much more tasty than any restaurant meal, anyways. ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy your night in!

6 Lauren @ Eater not a runner July 1, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Sometimes there is nothing better than a night at home ๐Ÿ™‚

7 emilydianne July 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Oooh, fresh fruit (blueberries especially) alongside ice cream? I haven’t done that in forever! I’ve been eating so much fruit during the mornings, and while I’m TEMPTED to eat it now, I’ll wait until tomorrow night!

8 Lisa @ bakebikeblog July 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm

oooh I am having a stay at home night too – with homemade pizza yum!

9 Allison July 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I know what you mean about eating out often. It’s always nice when it’s a once-in-a-while thing, but once you do it a few times in a row, or multiple times a week, sometimes you just want to cook up your own food combos at home.

10 Kellie July 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I wish that I always followed my instincts. They always seem to be right!

11 Meg July 1, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Sometimes staying in is the best choice ๐Ÿ™‚ Dinner looks amazing – just like a restaurant meal, see ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you have a great night!

12 runnerforever July 2, 2010 at 12:47 am

What an amazing dinner, hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening!

13 Marina July 2, 2010 at 5:15 am

Amazing looking dinner!
It’s nice sometimes, to stay at home, enjoying some lone time ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Katherine: What About Summer? July 2, 2010 at 7:42 am

Carwash! always the best thing to earn room and board. you’ll get a shiny vehicle ๐Ÿ™‚

15 inmytummy July 2, 2010 at 8:15 am

I get so sick of going out to eat sometimes. I would have stayed home too!

16 christina cadden July 2, 2010 at 8:21 am

It is always good to listen to your body!

17 Marissa July 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

I know what you mean. And you definately deserve some downtime! You’ve been go-go-going forever. If you wanna sit at home and eat potatoes and beans, you should!

18 dianacheung July 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

i have a feeling this weekend will include derek shennanigans ๐Ÿ˜‰

19 newleafeats July 2, 2010 at 10:04 am

Mmm. Sweet potatoes and black beans. Been meaning to try that combo for a while!

20 pinkflipflops July 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

I definitely understand about the craving..

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