Call me LunchLady

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
  • salt
  • 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?


  1. Oooo LOVE the eats! I always forget about sloppy joes, but they really deeeelish :)

    Hmm…best part of my day was just watching 30 Rock on tv…Tina Fey!

  2. get it girl with the football. i know my brother is way excited too!

    din looks amazing per usual, and great run! :) Be careful with those pains, don’t want to overdo it. I get those to sometimes, so annoying huh?

  3. YUMMY food this evening!

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile… thought it was time I said hello and that I love it!!! You’re meals are always incredible!

    My favorite part of the day was my pizza date night with the hubby :) Two of my three favorite things (third being my daughter) all in one :)

  4. sloppy joe, sloppy sloppy joe…


    Srsly, that manwich looks DEVINE!

    My best part of today was getting my hair did at the salon an hour ago. I love my stylist and she gives me fierce cuts each time.

  5. Best part of the day is right now when I’m going to watch Project Runway!

  6. Mmm that looks great! Nice job on the sloppy joes:D And the okra looks great!

  7. I had veggie sloppy joes the other night!! Yours look yummy!

  8. If you’re ever in the mood for vegetarian sloppy joes, you gotta try jenna’s recipe (from eatliverun)……’s amazing, but i’m sure your version was pretty tasty as well! :)

    And woo!! Love that you’re a sports girl….I TRY, at least!

  9. That okra looks amazing! I need to try that.

    Best part of the day was my workout. I finally felt back in the groove.

  10. LOVE your football gear :)

    that okra looks savory and crunchy – the best of both worlds!

  11. Those almonds make me a happy chica :) So perfect for on the go snack-a-lackage

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