I love lazy weekends. For the past two days, I’ve honestly done nothing but lay around, read magazines, work out, and eat.
Yesterday morning, I indulged in a huge Saturday breakfast:
I scrambled one egg and popped two Van’s Blueberry Waffles in the toaster. I topped them with real butter and syrup. I had apple wedges on the side.
After letting my breakfast digest, I did Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones. I’ve been doing it every other day for the past week. I love this strength-training workout. It kicks my butt every time! I had been doing it every other day in January, but stopped at the beginning of February. Let me tell you, picking it back up is no easy task. If you’re looking for a challenging workout, this is definitely it!
When lunchtime rolled around, I was hungry for a couple different things. Here’s what I came up with:
- A toasted whole wheat pita
- Yellow Pepper Strips
- Sabra hummus
- Kashi Fire-Roasted Veggie Crackers
- Laughing Cow Queso Fresco & Chipotle Cheese
For dessert, I ate a Nonni’s Cioccolati Biscotti:
I love biscotti! Does anyone know of any other companies that sell biscotti in interesting flavors?
Dinner last night was one of my favorites:
Baked Cheesy Pasta! I love making this dish because it’s so easy and versatile. Last night, I used whole wheat rotini frozen peas, parmesan cheese, whole wheat bread crumbs mixed with basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper, and Newman’s Own Cabernet Marinara sauce. Just preheat the oven to 350, and cook the pasta according to the box directions. While the pasta is cooking, steam the peas in the microwave, and place two pieces of whole wheat bread (remove crust first) in a food processor with the spices. Pour a bed of sauce in a baking dish, and then top with cooked pasta, and more sauce. Mix in the peas, and top the whole thing with bread crumbs and 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Then, remove the foil, and bake for another ten minutes, switching the oven setting to broil for the last two minutes! And tada! Baked, delicious, cheesy pasta!
Jeff and I both went back for seconds. 🙂
This morning, I woke up bright and early to hit the gym before meeting up with these lovely ladies:
Amy, Alicia and I had been planning to have Sunday brunch at Country Corner Cafe in Saratoga Springs all week. I hadn’t seen Amy since the summer because she’s been away at grad school, so I was super excited to see her this morning.
I managed to forget my camera (duh!), so these pics are courtesy of Alicia. 🙂
The last time I was at Country Corner with Amy, she ordered this huge blueberry oatmeal pancake, and that’s exactly what I ended up getting this time:
This thing had to be 90% blueberry. That’s my kind of pancake! Not going to lie: I devoured and enjoyed every last bite.
We had a great time catching up. I love going out to brunch!
I was in the mood for yoga a little while ago, so I spent 30 wonderful minutes on my mat, and now I’m off to make potato soup! I’m using my hand blender for the first time. Wish me luck!
What did you do this weekend?
Are you a pancake or egg type when it comes to Sunday brunch?
Have a great Monday! <3