Friday, June 7, 2013

Bye, Bye Andrea

by Meghann on June 7, 2013

Happy Friday!!

So we had a fun day yesterday…

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Man, Andrea came out of nowhere. I first heard about the storm on Wednesday night, then Thursday there was no escaping her. We got some rain, a lot of wind, flooding, and a couple of tornado warnings. As far as tropical storms go, Andrea wasn’t a terrible one, but still worth watching. We got lucky compared to what other parts of the country are dealing with right now. REALLY lucky.

What worries me is that hurricane season officially started on June 1st and we’ve already had a named storm make landfall. eekk. not good. Hopefully this isn’t a bad omen for the rest of the season, otherwise it’s going to be a long rainy summer!

I got an unplanned rest day out of Andrea (I just switched my Friday rest day for Thursday) and the opportunity to work from home (three cheers for that!). All signs are good that today will be back to normal. I’m going to try and squeeze my swim in after work and already got my track work on before work this morning.

What I’ve been eating

Yeah, so I’ve pretty much given up being creative in the kitchen lately. There was some twice-baked sweet potato action (that involved black beans and everything!) last week, but otherwise I’ve been relying on other people’s recipes (and Pinterest) for meals.

On the other hand, meal planning has been going great. I started the habit a couple of weeks ago (see here) and it’s just made my life so much easier. Every Sunday I find what recipes I want to make for the week, make a grocery list, and buy what we need. I don’t assign dates to the meals, but it’s nice knowing there’s an A, B, or C option ready to be made when the time comes. I’ll generally plan 4 meals and fill in the rest with leftovers or other food from the fridge.

Here’s what we had on deck this week:

Sunday night:

  • Bean and cheese enchiladas
  • Steamed broccoli

Monday Night:

The soup was good! We had enough leftovers to each have some soup for lunch the next day for lunch (which I paired with a leftover enchilada). I think next time I would add more bacon though. You can never have enough bacon. 😉

Tuesday Night:

Derek made the cucumber and chickpea salad while I was driving home from swim practice. It was an easy recipe to follow and the final product was so refreshing after a hard workout at the pool. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day and plan to make it again over the weekend so I’ll have more leftovers for lunches next week. It’s a great summer dish.

Wednesday Night:

More leftovers! The burger wasn’t as flavorful as I was hoping. I went light on the jalapeno, afraid it was going to be super spicy, but it wasn’t – should have added more. The good news is the leftovers were enjoyed on Thursday and will be enjoyed again today for lunch.

Thursday Night:

  • Grilled roast beef and horseradish cheddar sandwich w/ sauteed onions and mushrooms
  • Steamed carrots

Derek’s out of town, so I kept Thursday night easy. There’s nothing wrong with a really good sandwich for dinner. Nothing at all. 🙂

Friday Night:

  • OUT!

I’m going to pick something up on the way home from swim practice. I think I earned a night off from cooking for the week.

Now what should I get for takeout tonight? Pizza? Thai? Sushi? So many choices!

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