Happy end to your Humpday people!
I’m happy to report that my head feels much better than yesterday and earlier this morning. I can still feel a tiny bit of a headache, but it’s so much better than it was. Thank you, thank you for all your well wishes and suggestions :) I definitely would have tried the spoonful of ice cream suggestion last night, but I had none!
Lunch today was tasty and fast. I had a meeting today and Nick ended up having to come over a bit later for lunch, so we ate pretty quickly before heading out.
I had a serving of the butternut/mushroom risotto and some leftover broccoli and cauliflower.
The risotto was even better today – all the flavors have really soaked into the rice and veggies. I’m glad I still have a serving left ;)
I also had a local apple!
After eating and reading up on football news, I dropped Nick off at work and headed over to my meeting. It was actually much shorter than I thought it would be, which was nice. I got out of there, went on a secret chocolate mission (you’ll find out about it later – no worries), and went back to work.
I had a 4 mile run on the plan for today (er…Monday that I was doing today) so I tried out one of my new chocolate grass bars.
First thing I noticed: super chocolatey outside layer and I just smelled chocolate. Good way to start, I think.
Verdict? I loved this! Katie, I’m so excited (still!) that I won this contest and was able to try these bars. I’ve only eaten one and I’m already starting to think of how sad I’ll be when they’re gone.
The middle reminds me of a Larabar, but not as sweet. I loved the big chunks of nuts, and the chocolate layer on the outside was great.
Thanks again Katie and Amazing Grass!
In running news, today was awesome! The weather was perfect, I had NO side stitches (rare for me) and I just felt good. We ran about 4 miles – both of our HRM batteries were dead so we went without today. I have no clue what my pace was, and today I didn’t care. It just felt great.
I think October is my favorite running month – it’s not cold enough that I need my hat/running gloves, but it’s not so hot that I’m sweating just standing outside either.
We got home, showered, and started on a quick dinner.
When Nick’s parents came through town yesterday to pick up Harley, they dropped off some super-fresh Carolina shrimp from their trip.
Nick cleaned them and cooked the shrimp while I cooked up some couscous and broccoli.
The shrimp were amazing – so fresh and sweet.
Nick shelled them and just quickly boiled them until they were perfectly pink. After they were cooked, he tossed them in a mixture of:
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- crushed red pepper
I made some couscous with some broth, garlic, and parsley to serve the shrimp on – and it tasted great together, especially with a little extra of the sauce poured on top!
I love how quick and easy it is to make couscous. You can have a grain with dinner without having to wait 30-45 minutes.
I’m thinking the rest of the night includes some more stretching, pajamas, and some hot tea while waiting for Top Chef.
What’s your favorite quick meal?