I’m thrilled that I decided to finally get organized about our meals and plan ahead. It has made cooking dinner so much easier and less stressful. Each evening I take out my binder and pull out the recipe for that night. I know that I have all of the ingredients, so all I have to do is cook! I’ve stuck to my plan for the most part – except, I have to admit, for last night when I got home much later than expected and was absolutely exhausted, so we ended up ordering a pizza…oh well…life isn’t always predictable.
Here are reviews of the meals so far this week:
Whole wheat pasta with chicken, tomatoes, basil, seasonings, and mozarella (baked in the oven): delicious!
Falafel Burgers (a Rachael Ray recipe): not so delicious. They had a very mushy texture – I may have over processed the beans – but I don’t think I will make them again. I did, however, love the Ezekiel sprouted grain pitas that I served them in.
Flank Steak with Spinach Couscous: delicious! I’ve been craving red meat, which is rare for me, and my husband always enjoys a good steak, so this hit the spot! I forgot to take a picture, because we were so hungry, but it looked just like the picture from the recipe.
So, two out of three meals so far this week were great. I guess that’s alright since I’m trying new recipes! Oh, and the pizza was delicious of course 🙂
In the running department, things are going well. Cali has joined me on my short runs this week, and she has been doing much better (as long as she gets to stop once and roll in the grass). My training schedule only has me running 10 miles for my long run this weekend. The long run decreases in distance after a few mileage increases. I’m going to see how the air is on Saturday from the fires. If the fires are still burning, I may only do 8 miles or so and just see how I feel. Even though the fires are far from here, you can still notice a faint smell of smoke in the air, which definitely isn’t good for long runs!
Cali asked to have her picture taken for the blog tonight. Here she is playing with her toys:
I hope everyone is having a great week!