Hi there – how were your weekends? For those of you that celebrate Easter, what did you eat? Anything special?
We kicked off the weekend on Friday night with a shrimp and noodle dish with broccoli and snap peas. I love snap peas – so crisp! This was a Sun Basket meal but we went a bit rogue and added extra veggies, etc.
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After we got Riese to bed Matt and I made popcorn (with butter, salt, and nutritional yeast) and watched Tiger King – what a bizarre show.
Saturday morning started with some toast with nut butter, yogurt, and berries.
Mid-morning (after a snack – I forget what we had, maybe more toast?) Matt, Riese, and I joined another of my brother-in-law Drew’s live virtual workout classes! It was nice out so we took the laptop, some weights, and yoga mats out to the backyard.
Riese joined us for a lot of it and did pretty well wandering around the yard by herself for the rest!
Post-workout shell painting – she loved this!
For lunch on Saturday we had a thousand leftovers – basically a “must go” where we just took all the leftovers in the fridge and made weird combinations of things with them. It worked.
We got a lot of chores done while Riese napped on Saturday and then that evening we decided to order pizza. We had some homemade salad to start with spinach, carrots, and cucumber:
And then the pizza had pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, and red and green pepper.
For dessert I had a big salty oatmeal cookie – so good.
On Sunday morning, we had some oatmeal for first breakfast and then second breakfast was a yummy sausage, egg, and spinach casserole!
I threw it together the night before while we were waiting for the pizza to arrive – it was a recipe my friend Chelsea sent to our local mom friend text group chain, and I mostly followed it but made a few swaps/additions based on what we had on hand and what I was in the mood for.
It was so good and just what I was looking for for Easter morning – something easy but that felt a little more fun/special than our normal breakfasts. 🙂
Here’s the recipe if you want to try it:
- In a 9 x 13 baking dish, mix together: 8 eggs (beaten) + 4 sliced of bread (cubed) + 1 cup grated cheddar cheese + 1 pound of cooked sausage + 2 cups milk + 1 tablespoon dijon mustard + 1 cup (tightly packed) fresh spinach (chopped)
- Let sit in the fridge overnight, then the next morning bake, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Yum. Riese loved it, too! I had big plans to make my Vegan Strawberry Scones this weekend, too, but ended up deciding to save that as a project for the week instead. I have all the ingredients, just need to feel like baking!
Late morning yesterday I went out for a virtual run date around the neighborhood with my original running buddy, my friend Ashley! Really long time readers will remember me training for my first 10 miler and my first half marathon with her back in 2009/10, shortly after starting my blog. She lives north of San Diego now and I miss her! Her running view was much nicer than my neighborhood views, so here’s a picture of her view rather than mine. 😉
It was so great to catch up with her via phone while we both ran! I forgot to put my watch on but I think I probably covered about 4 or 5 miles with some running and some walking.
Post-run lunch was an easy rice and beans with wilted spinach situation. I wanted something vegetarian after the meat heavy brunch!
I got some work done while Riese was napping, and after she woke up we had a fun little Easter egg hunt around the house (just hiding plastic eggs around for her to find) and gave her her Easter basket, too. For dinner we ordered in some Sweetgreen salads – neither of us felt like cooking and we were both craving something crunchy and cool.
I had the kale caesar with salmon – just what I was in the mood for!
Matt, Riese, and I also all shared another of those salty oatmeal cookies. So good!
Hope you guys are all doing okay out there – I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for some recipe inspiration. Until then!