Starting the Weekend Off Right

Good morning and welcome to the weekend!

I started coming down with a cold yesterday morning and it just got worse as the day went on.  Congested sinuses, difficulty breathing, etc…still went to work, but felt pretty crummy the whole day.  Still had a nice lunch with work peeps and Stephanie who was headed out of town since she has a few weeks off before she starts her new job.  We ate at R Club, a local restaurant across the street from our building. They have a delicious Greek salad with grilled chicken, and the house made Greek dressing is so good! No photo as I just dug right in.

There was some talk on the FB page on Tuesday of tacos so I was inspired to have tacos for dinner last night, but since coming down with a cold was not feeling super motivated and kind of just wanted to rest. So the hubs and I went to Qdoba for dinner instead. I had a Naked Burrito (though I prefer the term burrito bowl) with brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies (peppers and onions), pico de gallo, corn salsa, salsa verde, and hot salsa – it sure hit the spot and I was full after eating the entire bowl!  We also shared some of their delicious chips and guacamole.  The rest of the evening was spent at home catching up on the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, watching a couple episodes of Sons of Anarchy, and listening to part of the Michigan State basketball game (we don’t have cable).  We’re on season 3 of Sons and LOVE that show – brilliant!  Still have 4 more seasons to get all caught up!

Burrito Bowl!
Burrito Bowl!

This morning I woke up feeling okay (as far as my sinus cold goes), but with the most terrible pain in my back – must’ve slept on it weird.  Hoping some stretching, foam rolling, and maybe a short run later will take care of that.  I was feeling the need to eat some veggies, so I scavenged the minimal ingredients we had around for a super yummy breakfast – Sweet Potato Hash with a Turkey and Greens Scramble.

Sweet Potato Hash (with carrots and bell pepper)

I diced the sweet potato in about 1/2 in. cubes, and sauteed in about a 1/2 Tbs. butter for about 5 minutes with some season salt and black pepper.  Added 1 diced carrot and cooked for about 5-10 minutes more.  Added diced green bell pepper and cooked for about 5 more minutes.

Scrambled Eggs with Turkey and Power Greens

While the Sweet Potato Hash was finishing (after I added the peppers); I added a 1/2 Tbs. of butter to another pan and sauteed some diced turkey breast and cooked for about 3 minutes on medium-high.  Then I added Power Greens – about 1/2 – 1 C, torn up into smaller pieces.  Once those were slightly wilted (only takes about 1 minute or so), we (Noah was helping at this point) added 5 beaten eggs and scrambled together.

Saturday morning breakfast – delicious!

This finished breakfast was so yummy!

What about you, do you like to cook breakfast at home on the weekends? Or do you prefer going out?

Noah and I love both, but usually end up cooking at home.  Sometimes if we go out for an early morning long run we’ll go out to breakfast afterwards.  We also enjoy random days off during the week and going out to breakfast.

What’re your plans for the weekend? 

We have nothing planned, per se. Probably going for a short run (3-5 miles) today at some point.  We also need to take recycling back (starting to pile up in our garage – yikes!). Also, must go grocery shopping today.  Then tomorrow is our long run – 8-9 miles. It’s supposed to be in the high 50s – 60 degrees tomorrow – a regular heat wave!

Have a fabulous Saturday!


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