This post title pretty much sums up our weekend in terms of food: we either had take-out or reimagined leftovers. Didn’t feel like cooking anything fresh!
One of the take-out feasts was Andy’s pizza with a side salad and a Trite IPA from local Aslin Beer Company. We picked this up from Stomping Ground in Del Ray (minus the beer) – loving their dinner bags!
And the other take out meal was from Kaizen in Del Ray – we had a random mix of salmon with rice and veggies, steak tacos, and ahi tuna tostadas. We had enough leftover salmon for me to enjoy it again the next day!
Last night for dinner I threw together a reimagined leftover feast for us using some leftover Mexican food (chicken, black beans, and slaw). I made some rice, added some cheese on top, added salsa and guac, and boom! A whole new meal. Yum! Plus some yellow peppers for crunch.
We also enjoyed the last of our leftover quiche this weekend, which was also from Stomping Ground in Del Ray.
I love mushroom quiche and having this on hand was so convenient! We took down the last of it as a mid-morning snack/second breakfast on Saturday, along with some leftover grilled zucchini.
Apparently I didn’t take any other food photos this weekend, but like I said lunches were all sorts of leftover odds and ends that we had on hand from the past week, and for breakfasts Riese and I had banana oatmeal one morning and my flour free breakfast pancake another.
For fitness this weekend, I did a virtual phone running date with friends Kathleen and Sarah on Friday morning:
On Saturday morning, Matt and I got in our usual routine of a live virtual boot camp class with Matt’s brother Drew (he’s a trainer in NYC). We’ve been doing his classes 3x per week now for 5 weeks and it has been a really nice routine – definitely getting stronger! The classes are fun and challenging and I really love that they are live and at a set time every week so it takes out the guesswork (and also removes the whole “oh, I’ll just do it later” option which always means I never do the workout at all…).
We took Saturday’s workout outside since it was nice out… Riese wandered around and joined for a bit and then eventually we set her up with some pictures to look at on Matt’s phone because she wasn’t having it.
On Sunday while Riese was napping I got in a lovely yoga class. I was feeling a bit keyed up/meh and in need of some grounding, so I did the “check out to check in” power flow class via Jen and loved it. I’ve been really struggling with getting yoga in at home because I get so easily distracted and end up bailing, so this time I made a lot more effort to get myself into the yoga mood and really to look at it as a full, intentional class.
I changed out of jammies/cozy clothes and into actual yoga clothes (even a sports bra!) AND I played some music, both of which really helped. I ended up doing the full hour long class and really loved it – I felt so much better afterwards! I played a fun country playlist (via Pandora – the “wagon wheel” station) for the first 45 minutes which was a faster flow, and for the last 15 minutes which were more chill, I played some calming instrumental music. I really liked having the music – made it feel more like a fun class vs. just me at home by myself on my laptop.
I will leave you with a couple random pictures. First, we put some flowers in the little flower box on Riese’s playhouse in the backyard – cute, right? And yes, those are Christmas lights up there too. 😉
And second, Riese was FASCINATED by this rain downspout. It was rainy yesterday when we went walking and she stared at this/played with it for quite awhile!
I hope you all have a nice day… I’ll see you back here on Wednesday with a yummy stuffed sweet potato recipe that will feature my how to microwave a sweet potato approach!
p.s. You guys may have noticed I have a new little “filmstrip” at the top of posts featuring what should be relevant posts (it will get smarter as time goes on by seeing what people normally click on), plus a little floating heart favorite button and search tool in the bottom right of the page. When you click on the search tool, you will obviously see an area where you can search for whatever you’re looking for, but there’s also a “my favorite pages” and “my visited pages” option on that page where you can see posts that you have “hearted” or favorited in the past, and also those you’ve visited in general. I hope it’s useful for you guys as an easier way to find posts or recipes you are looking for in the future!