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A Rare Free Saturday

by Meghann on May 7, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!

This is the first weekend in a while where I have absolutely no plans. πŸ™‚

Of course, that doesn’t stop me from trying to make them. Last night as Derek and I were driving around he kept pointing random landmarks out and I would immediately reply with ‘ohhhh… we should do THAT tomorrow.’ Sitting at home is not in my nature.

Last night was a relatively low key night in.

Derek and I both had a random craving for breakfast skillets and since we’re trying to cut back on how much we eat out (it’s been getting a little out of hand lately!), we challenged ourselves with staying in and recreating the breakfast skillets ourselves.

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Not exactly the same greasy skillet you’ll find at any of our favorite diners, but it did the job. πŸ™‚

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The skillet started with chopped potatoes and onion. Once the potatoes were soft we added tempeh, mushroom, broccoli, and spinach. The eggs were added last and I topped my portion with swiss cheese and salsa.

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Plus a piece of toast with jelly on the side.

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After dinner conversation:

“Let’s go see a movie!”

“Ok, as long as it’s not Prom.” (Confession: I really want to see Prom. πŸ™‚ )

“Fair enough. Something Borrowed?”

“Alright, but only because there’s nothing else playing.”

Woo hoo!

Unfortunately it turned into a wild goose chase. The first two theaters were sold out, then we stumbled upon a drive-in theater (had no idea we had one!) that was only $7, but it was cash only and we only had $5 in cash. Boo.

We ended up renting due date from the $1 Blockbuster kiosk and falling asleep to it in bed.

This morning I was happy to get a 6 mile run in.

I found a new route in my neighborhood that included a 2 mile stretch around a big lake. It was really pretty and the perfect way to start a Saturday.

Breakfast

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Cantaloupes are inching their way back into season. πŸ™‚ This makes me happy!

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1/2 a fresh Cantaloupe filled with Superfruit Oikos and topped with Kashi Go Lean Crisp

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Now, what to do on my planless Saturday?

hmmm…. Derek did promise to take me to the batting cages. Derek LOVES baseball and I’ve never hit a ball in my life. Should be fun!

1 Kristy @ KristyRuns May 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

Oooh! That breakfast looks perfect after a run! I’m currently downing a smoothie bowl after my 7 miler. I need to try the cantaloupe idea though! Have a fun day!
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2 Amy May 7, 2011 at 9:47 am

Oh my gosh that cantalope looks AMAZING!!! Sounds like you were productive so far today; great run!! Have a wonderful Saturday!
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3 Chad @ thebreakupnote May 7, 2011 at 9:47 am

The cantaloupe is the bowl… woooooow do you eat the whole cantaloupe? That would be impressive.

it is not in my nature to be at home on a sunny Saturday either. I can’t even stand it.. it’s like time stops and says “I won’t budge until you budge”
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4 Ellie @ The Mommyist May 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’ve never gone to the batting cages either. You should do that so I can know if it’s fun. I’ve always expected it would be. Kinda like how I hated golf when I gave it a chance but I loved going to the driving range.
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5 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

Lucky you! My plans include a research paper and huge project :/
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6 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 7, 2011 at 9:56 am

Ooh that’s such a cool method of eating cantaloupe! No dishes required. I’m dying to see something borrowed, even though it got awful ratings. And it’s awesome that you have a drive-in movie theater so close. Maybe you should try again with that tonight?
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7 Michelle May 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

We were going to see Something Borrowed last night but saw Fast Five instead. It was alright.
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8 Kacy May 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

That skillet looks great! I actually want to see Something Borrowed – love Kate Hudson! Have a fun free Saturday!
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9 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

Have a great saturday together!

you deserve a little time “off” πŸ™‚

10 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

I saw Something Borrowed yesterday…it is very good!
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11 Mimi May 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

Ohh, the batting cages sound like fun! I’ve never done that before either!
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12 Amy May 7, 2011 at 11:18 am

That breakfast is a great idea. Yum!
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13 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun May 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

I ADORE the rare plan free Saturday. Such a nice break. Enjoy it!!!

And I love the idea of a yogurt cantaloupe bowl. Must try.
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14 Mac May 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

Good luck at the cages! I can’t wait for all the delicious veggies and fruits to come back in season too!
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15 Kelly T. May 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

I saw Something Borrowed last night…SO cute! Definitely go see it if you have a chance. πŸ™‚

Also, I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and this post just made me SO hungry…!

16 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

Enjoy your planless Saturday! Those are my favorite type of weekends.
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17 Shannon May 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I went to see something borrowed last night with my boyfriend. I thought it was really cute and I especially liked it since i read the book years ago. Of course the first thing he says when it’s over is “that was horrible” haha o well he can pick next time.
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18 Amanda May 7, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I love weekends sometimes when I have no plans….sometimes plans just create themselves in a spontaneous way, and the weekend ends up being just as fun!
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19 Christine May 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

What a foreign concept- a free Saturday! Have fun at the batting cages- keep your eye on the ball!
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20 VeggieGirl May 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Enjoy your relaxing day! πŸ™‚

21 Sarah K May 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

yumm cantalope. Enjoy your weekend, whatever you do. Did you enjoy Due Date?
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22 Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted May 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Batting cages sounds like a great date! I wonder if I have the patience to learn from my husband… πŸ™‚ Sometimes we throw a football around but I just can’t get it to spin!
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23 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Batting cages are really fun – you will have a blast.

I love skillet breakfast – it is a great way to use up leftover cooked veggies.
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24 Karolina May 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

What a fun way to serve breakfast! Also, Your skillet breakfast has me thinking about a new creation I’d like to try for dinner. Hmmmm… Enjoy a day of rest:)
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25 Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

open Saturdays are the BEST! go where the wind takes you! but batting cages should be fun! enjoy!
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26 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I love that idea for a cantaloupe yoghurt bowl! I love cantaloupe! I hope it’s still in season once I’m back in the US this July.
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