We were looking for something quick and easy again for the evening, this week has been crazy with a first day at a new job, dinner with girlfriends, a flat tire, a haircut and about 40 hours of work already. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! Tomorrow evening we have a Willamette Valley Wine Event and I needed to stop and get wine and prep an appetizer for the event. I am making a Roasted Leek and Potato Salad and did all the chopping, roasting and dressing making. I sliced the fingerling potatoes and leeks-
Prepped the salad, and made a container of dressing so that we can grab and go tomorrow evening.
While the leeks and potatoes were roasting I dug through the pantry and found a Bear Creek Tortilla Soup mix that would be ready in 15 minutes. Winner! A good tortilla soup is one of my favorite meals and this was ok, not great. But definitely edible for a weeknight meal. I think I preferred the Minestrone Mix over the Tortilla Soup.
After a crazy busy evening last night that didn’t wind down until about 10 I had a hard time getting out of bed at 5:30. But we did, and it is nice to have someone there to push me to get up rather than look at me like Clifford does with those eyes that say don’t get up mom stay in the nice warm bed. 30 minutes on the elliptical reading the current issue of Experience Life and then a back/abs workout.
Lat Pulldown 3×10
Barbell Deadlift 3×10
Seated Row 3×10
Roman Chair with Weight 3×10
Bicycle Crunh (3@30 seconds)
Plank with Knee Touch (3@30 seconds)
Boat Pose with Crunch
After all my oatmeal explosions at work I decided to give it one more shot, I grabbed a bigger tupperware container and had a 1/2 cup of oats with a 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of almond milk and a pinch of salt. I microwaved for 3 minutes stopping about every 15 seconds after the first minute to stir so they would not explode! Toppings were a handful of trail mix, chia and flax seeds, a packet of sunflower seed butter and a few tablespoons of Uncle Sam Cereal. This might be one of the best combo’s I have had. Delicious Although I did get a few- “Ewww, what is that” comments from coworkers.
We have a very important client meeting here today so we are all running around like crazy with last minute printing and organizing. What is new, it always seems to come down to the last minute!