I’m making a variation of these tonight (no, I’m not a clean eater— LOL forever at that mental image):
My general mission is some sort of turkey meatloaf muffin. Wish me luck! This isn’t a food blog, but isn’t it fun to create great meals? I love getting inspired on Pinterest and being able to take time to craft something satisfying, delicious, and wholesome. I’ve tried to get Kyle to let me be a stay at home wife but he says no.
Dinner will be served with roasted green beans AKA one of the easiest go-to side dishes you’ll ever meet. Roasted veggies are one of my new favorite things. Basically you take any crunchy veggie (carrots, green beans, broccoli, brussels, asparagus, potatoes, etc). mist it well on both sides with olive oil (I use a Misto which is awesome and you should buy one), then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and desired spices. Bake at 425 for 15-30 minutes or so, flipping halfway through. If you like french fries, you’ll like the crunchy saltiness of roasted veggies… promise! I like to get mine nice and brown, but I also enjoy burnt toast edges and the baby fries that get dark brown from being caught in the deep fryer so I’m probably not the best judge.
I’d also like to try my hand at making homemade granola/protein bars. It’s weird how cooking urges strike me sometimes. There are weeks where I just want to eat cereal every day and glare at the oven, and weeks where I want to cook ALL THE RECIPES. In general, I cook a lot of the same stuff and keep it pretty simple because I’m at a very busy time of life right now with work, school, and trying to fit in having a life in there somewhere.
What easy and or healthy recipes are you loving right now?
GUYS! I made homemade pizza last night and it turned out great! I used a modified recipe from avera.org for a wheat and flax crust. I used 2 cups wheat flour, 1/2 cup white flour, 1/2 cup flaxmeal, and the rest of the recipe was the same as here: http://www.avera.org/heart-hospital/healthy-kitchen-recipes/whole-wheat-and-flax-pizza-crust/.
Kyle had pepperoni and veggies on his half, and mine was a veggie and sharp cheese extravaganza. I actually have never liked pepperoni very much at all— when I was a kid it was too spicy, and now I just think it looks weird :) I do love me some sharp and sometimes stinky cheese though.
The weather here is supposed to be low to mid 60’s all week— I hope it sticks! I’m on spring break from classes so that means lots of time in the evenings to walk the dog, go running, and enjoy being outside. I’d like to break out the fire pit at some point. It’s so nice to sit by the fire outside with a good beer or glass of wine, amiright?
Saturday is looking really nice for race day- highs in the mid 60’s with currently 0% chance of rain. That means high 40’s and low 50’s for the morning hours which is perfect. Let’s do an anti- rain dance and hope it sticks :)
Root canal is scheduled for Thursday, so if you could send some positive vibes it would be much appreciated. I knew that I was getting out of winter too easy since I haven’t been sick or had an earache yet. Hopefully a root canal is enough to balance the universe so that I don’t get injured or ill for a while. ;)
How was your weekend?
Have to have a root canal. A fracking ROOT CANAL.
There’s a cavity under the filling that takes up like HALF MY MOLAR.
I never get anxious about medical procedures, but stuff with my teeth freaks me the heck out.
I brush 2-3 times a day, floss 2 times a week, and haven’t had a real soda in… 5 years? I don’t even remember. I even got compliments on how nice my teeth are (humble brag). I didn’t have braces ever. WHAT THE EFF Y’ALL THIS IS CRAP.
EFF. EFF. EFF.