After breakfast, I checked the schedule for my yoga class and lo and behold, there was no more 11:30am yoga class! Good thing I checked – it must have been my intuition because I ever rarely check class schedules; I just assume they are always on. Instead, I ran a couple of errands – headed to the bank and then ran to the grocery store for a $10 grocery run. Yes, that’s right, 10$!
Since I know I am going to be super busy next weekend with wedding #2, I didn’t want to buy a full set of groceries, so instead I am going to (yet again) try using up what I have, plus a couple more staples. I picked up a big bag of spinach, bananas, carrots, 1 can of black beans and this new product…
Here are the stats:
Serving: 1 cup (120 calories, 3 g fat, 3 g fiber & 4 g protein)
Enriched with vitamins A,D,E, B12 and calcium
Lactose & dairy free, 100% vegetarian
I will let you know how it is when I try it – since I’m keeping it low-key tonight, I’m thinking of a second try at a green monster perhaps?
After errands, I came back and did some little things around the house before starting on lunch….cue dramatic music. So, yours truly thought it would be a fabulous idea to cook up a batch of brown rice for the week. You know, prepping ahead? I got the pot of rice and water together, let it boil then reduced to a simmer while I parked my butt on the deck in the glorious sunshine. Well, the sunshine was just soooo intoxicatingly warm, I didn’t realize I had forgotten about my rice until a funny burnt smell suddenly tickled the little hairs in my nose…
I darted up, ran into the house at super sonic speed and grabbed the pan immediately off the stove. I opened it to find a half-burned pan of brown rice. Ugh! Fortunately, about 1 cup was salvageable, which I consequently used to make a fabulous Mexican Brown Rice Bowl for lunch.
1 cup brown rice
drizzle of EVOO
pinch cumin, garlic powder & S+P
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 cup sliced green pepper
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup mild salsa
dollop of Greek yogurt
1/2 diced avocado
Layered all together to make this…
Oops – in the midst of the burning rice insanity (I definitely had to open the windows :)), I totally forgot to take a picture of this colorful, delicious lunch! Honestly, the rice actually added a nice smoky flavor to the dish. Who would have thought? Afterwards, I munched on a TJ’s fruit leather.
After lunch, I met up with my sister for a nice hour-long walk through some trails at our old elementary school. Looks like somebody else was in the mood for a walk too…
Suddenly, out of nowhere, my sister Alli and I saw this HUUUGGGEEE turtle just scooting along the path! Poor thing, I hope he found his way home.
After the walk, we decided on a day like today, there was only one thing left to do: go get ice cream! We headed to Cold Stone Creamery, where I got the Berry Berry Berry Good with Sinless Ice Cream (made with Splenda). I’m usually not one to get the artifical sweeteners, and honestly, I wish I hadn’t. My sister’s Berry Berry Berry Good with the Sweet Cream Ice Cream was soooo much better! Oh well, you live and you learn.
I don’t what to do with myself the rest of the day – all my friends are busy, my family doesn’t live here, I don’t have that many things left on the to-do list. I’m not good at being bored – help!!!! Have any fun ideas (that don’t involve money) I can do tonight? Let me know!