Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday!
I hope the week is going well for you so far and that you are enjoying some lovely weather wherever you are. It’s actually been borderline chilly here, but sunny and gorgeous otherwise. It’s really beginning to feel like summer, and I LOVE it!
I didn’t have time to do my Week in Review yesterday, and as I’m going to do it tomorrow, I might as well save the small talk for then and get right to the eats today!
Here are some of my favorites from this past week…
Hosted by the lovely Jenn. Check on over to her site for more WIAW madness! The one day a week where I know I’m not the only one oggling others’ food. ;-)
My breakfasts are so ordinary and repetitive that I apparently don’t even take pictures of them. Ha. But I’m definitely a creature of habit: throughout this last week I enjoyed my usual Greek yogurt bowl every morning. I just don’t have any new pictures to prove it.
On Thursday afternoon, I had my friends Briana and Amber over for lunch. I made Pesto Chicken Rollatini and Lemon-Scented Fusilli for us all and I think it’s safe to say we all loved it. ;-)
On Friday, after I spent a few hours at the high school, I met Dan at Panera for lunch. I got my usual, the BBQ Chopped Salad and it was soooo good. As usual.
Boy oh boy have I had some delicious snacks over the last week! First up, these two amazing granolas:
Alright, everyone…confession time: my mom and I single (double?) handedly polished off that Love Crunch granola in one day. It is so good I’m actually going to advise you not to buy it lest you want it to meet the same fate as ours did. Holy wow.
The Nature’s Path granola is just lovely. It’s very light and crispy, but none of the flavors are overwhelming. Needless to say, it goes great with Greek yogurt.
(Allergy side note: I found out something interesting while reading the nutrition facts of these two granolas. Both of the ingredient lists were totally, completely fine for me – no eggs or nuts – but the “Allergy information” at the bottom claimed they contained tree nuts. It wasn’t a warning – the boxes stated they contained tree nuts. At first I was sad I couldn’t enjoy them, but then my mom realized that the companies were warning about the coconut in both snacks. I guess it makes sense, as coconut technically is a tree nut, and it’s a common allergy, but I have never before seen it listed as an allergy/contaminate. Maybe this is a new thing? Either way, it definitely was a surprise to me! Have any of you seen that before?)
Other snacks included some of the first fruit of summer!
Sometimes, y’all, you just need pizza on a Friday night. Buttery, cheesy, delicious pizza.
A meal that I have been enjoying for a few days now (I made extra so there was leftovers) is the SparkPeople Cookbook’s Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken. Oh my goodness is this stuff amazing. I’ve been eating it for about 5 days now and I’m not tired of it.
I wasn’t kidding when I said I had been enjoying some good eats!
I made Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt. But I have plans for that recipe…please stay tuned!
Workouts June 2-8
Monday: Kickboxing, cardio, and strength videos (Snap Fitness has a little room with some pretty awesome workout videos, and my mom and I were checking them out)
Tuesday: 25 minutes running + 35 minutes walking on treadmill
Wednesday: Core video at Snap
Saturday: see Tuesday
Speaking of Snap Fitness, I am really impressed with it so far. My mom and I have gotten there around 6 or 7 in the morning, and there’s hardly anyone there, which is great. It smells really clean (not like a sweaty gym), and everyone there is friendly. It’s a small gym, but so far, so good!
In other news, this is my last week of “freedom”. The kids will be done with school next week, and my summer of full-time nannying will begin! I say “freedom” in a mostly joking way, as I love these kids and think I have the best job ever…but these past few weeks after school ended have been the most free I’ve had in years. All throughout college I took summer classes, and this has been the first break I’ve had in I don’t even know how long. It’s been wonderful to do what I want, when I want. But, like I said, I do love babysitting. :-)
It’s silly, but I think the thing I’m going to miss the most when I start working full time is hanging out with this little one:
Questions for the day:
Are you enjoying some summery weather?
What foods remind you of summer?
What is one food you just won’t give up? (Pizza is definitely mine!)
If you had one week with no obligations, what would you do?
Have a great day!