Happy Official Start of Football Season!!!
This is going to be quick :)
My head is still being kind of weird and loopy – not as bad as earlier this week, but it seems to be taking its time getting out of here. Be gone, weirdness!
I had a green smoothie today for one of my afternoon snacks:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup of so water – CLEAN already boiled + cooled water :)
- 2-3 cups spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 Tbsp pb2
Then I needed a little something else so I opened up this package.
I love these cocoa roast almonds! Just chocolatey enough without being overly sweet. Plus I can’t eat handful after handful since they come in single serving packets :)
While waiting for Nick to come out to the car, I talked football with my Dad – that was fun. I’ll tell you, that is not something I would have ever been able to have a conversation about 5 years ago. But I love it now.
We came home, changed and went for a 3 mile run per my training schedule. Good run and great pace, but I had some really bad cramps/side stitches today :( At least I can still run at a good clip while in pain, right? I felt great afterwards, at least.
After stretching, showering, and putting my pjs on, I concocted the BEST sloppy joe recipe ever.
Super Sloppy Joes – Who Needs Manwich?
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp Country Bob’s BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
- onion flakes (or cook a little onion with your ground beef – I was lazy tonight)
- couple dashes of hot sauce
- pinch of cayenne
- 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
Brown the ground beef, then add in the rest of the ingredients and let simmer until the sauce thickens up a bit.
The Country Bob’s made this sauce! It was my first time trying it; I’ll definitely be using this a lot. Such great flavor!
I guess you can just call me The Lunchlady.
I kind of based this okra on Kath’s Better than Fried Okra recipe, but I made a change:
Instead of dipping in milk/egg, I just took them straight from the cutting board and tossed them in some cornmeal seasoned with salt/blackened seasoning.
Easy! Bake on a foil lined sheet pan at 375 for 20 minutes. These were awesome!
Plus they were fun because it was a mix of green + purple okra from the market.
Alright…I gotta go – this game is crazy!
Halftime will be my time to pack my lunch + get my outfit ready for tomorrow :)
What was the best part of your day today?