Any other bloggers out there feel like not posting when you're not running? That's how I feel right now. After Sunday's 9 mile hike my legs were feeling it, so yesterday's workout was a slow walk around the neighborhood at sunset with hubs. A nice stretch and a foam roller later, I'm feeling back to normal. We saw this rabbit on the way and spent too much time deciding if it was real or not. The little guy wouldn't move or blink!
Little bunny ran away...so I'm pretty sure it wasn't a statue. Genius right here guys.
I was craving some "comfort food" last night, and when I saw we had some sweet potatoes I decided to make mashed sweet potatoes--with a little extra ingredient. Of course, without an oven it was the "easy way"--i.e. in a microwave. But it was so easy and tasty!
-microwave a potato until soft
-mash with 2 tablespoons of milk (I kept the skin on)
-add in a heaping spoonful of PB and keep mixing
=PERFECT! The PB made this so creamy and comforting and it was exactly what I wanted. I paired it with a salad of spinach, mozzarella, flax, and balsamic.
I wanted to show you guys my savory oatmeal as well. It threw me for a loop at first to eat an oatmeal that wasn't sweet, but it can go either way. Into mine I added some wilted spinach, corn, and shredded mozzarella cheese. I also topped it with salt and pepper--it definitely helps to make the transition to savory.
I also have some big news....tonight will be the last night in a hotel! WOO-HOO! Seriously, after 4 months, you can not imagine how beyond exciting this is for me. Sadly our house isn't finished being built, but our wonderful neighbors offered to rent out their completely finished basement apartment to us. I'll be giving you the grand tour soon! It will be so convenient for us to be only 30 second drive away from the house site, plus....THERE IS AN OVEN! For 4 months, I've been making do with a mini fridge and a microwave. You better believe tomorrow I will be filling up the car with more groceries than you can think of.
Here's where you guys come in. Tomorrow night I will be making our first non-microwaved, non-salad, non-takeout dinner of 4 months, and I need some help thinking of a great meal. If you had an oven after 4 months without----what would you create?
In the comments, leave me a dinner suggestion. It can be short, it can be an entire recipe, I don't mind. If it's super elaborate with TONS of ingredients, it might be too much for me.
I will pick ONE dinner suggestion, and in return I will send YOU something for your time! I have been lucky in the giveaway department lately, so you'll get some of each of my winnings (plus some extras).
--Honey Stinger Energy Chews
-Chocolate #9 Gels
-Gotein Protein Powder
-PLUS some extra goodies!
Sound easy? It is! Leave me two comments: one with a recipe or meal suggestion, and one naming your favorite candy. If I pick your recipe, I'll do my best to find your favorites and send them to you along with all the other stuff.