Monday, August 8, 2011

Blog Goes Up…. Blog Goes Down

by Meghann on August 8, 2011

Oh, boy.

6 hours of blog downtime today.

I think that may be a new record.

Everything should be working now. If you’re reading this, I’ll take it as a good sign that we’re good to go. ;)

The blog may have been giving me a headache today, but at least the food was good.

Exhibit A:

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This meals screams southern comfort food.

There’s the left over cheesy grits from last night’s dinner

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Sauteed Kale

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And two eggs over easy.

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Garnished with a sprinkle of green onions.

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All that was missing was a side of fried chicken and cornbread. :)

We’re just over two weeks away from Healthy Living Summit and my mind is going crazy with all the stuff that needs to be done before hand. Today revolved around signing contracts, working on menus, and announcing the cocktail party location.

I needed to get out of the house, so I moved the work party to Starbucks and snacked on an apple on the way.

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When dinner time rolled around, I was sort of lost on what to make. We have a fully stocked fridge and pantry, but no plan on what to do with all of it. This is a bad habit of mine – shopping on a whim with no meal plan. Once upon a time I used to do weekly meals plans, maybe I should get back on that.

I mean, there was the standard fallback meal of roasted vegetables with marinara sauce, but I knew I could one up on that. So, I took the concept and just changed it up a bit.

My quick and easy version of stuffed eggplant:

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Take one eggplant, cut in half, clean out the middle, and make two eggplant boats. Bake the eggplant boats for 15 minutes at 420 degrees.

Take the eggplant ‘innards’ and sautee on the stove top with carrot, onions, mushrooms, and various seasonings. Add marinara sauce and a couple heaping of spoonfuls of ricotta cheese.

Fill eggplant boats with the ‘innards’ mix. Top with left over cheesy grits and a sprinkle of ground flax seed. Bake for additional 5 minutes at 420 degrees.

Done.

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After I started eating, I decided to add a piece of toast to the meal. The toast was great for soaking up the yummy juices, plus it the meal felt kind of light without it. :)

Derek’s mom brought over half a dozen of Ikea cinnamon rolls last night. I heated up half of one for dessert tonight.

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I’ve been tempted by the cinnamon rolls several times while standing in the checkout line at Ikea, but I’ve never had the guts to actually try one. I didn’t know what I was missing out on. After 30 seconds in the microwave this baby was warm, gooey, and oh so cinnamon-y. Love.

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Derek’s Mom did good. :)

DailyMile

This is something I probably should have done a while ago, but I finally took the plunge and registered for DailyMile today. I’m not sure what took me so long – it’s basically Facebook for runners. You can track your runs, rides, swim, and cheer on fellow runners. It’s a great support site for race junkies. :)

If you’re on DailyMile – let’s be friends! My profile can be found at http://www.dailymile.com/people/mealsandmiles

Or through the widget below.

Last Swim

1600 yd

00:40 /44:00 pace

Had to talk myself into getting into the pool this morning, but once I was in – the swim was a breeze. Kept it short and easy with a pyra… posted 21 mins ago

Week Miles
1 mi
2011 Miles
51 mi
Total Miles
51 mi

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