Saturday, July 23, 2011

Up for 18 hours now

Yup, I've been awake since 4:00am. Guess who woke me up. I was ok with it, because I figured I would go for a run, but even after waiting 2 hours, this is what it looked like outside:

If you look at the bottom of the window you'll see a lake forming in our backyard. No run for this girl.  

So instead I whipped up a breakfast to get rid of the store-bought eggs we still have. I used some wheat berry Earth Grains bread and made some french toast.  

Mix up some eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla, dunk the toast and cook it up. I topped mine with fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. I only had two pieces but I could have had twenty.

After working this morning, we came home and had some lunch before running errands. Had ONE piece of the taco pizza from last night, and this salad which was actually 100 times better than the pizza.

It included spinach, chicken, toasted walnuts, strawberries and blueberries, and some dressing left over from the babysitter's leftover salad from Betty's Bread Basket. I'm not sure what kind of dressing it is, but it has poppy seeds in it and it's delicious.  

Tyler and I were pretty tired and crabby all day, so we just hung out together. Didn't get much accomplished except for preparing the awesomest (yes I know that's not a word) supper. Hubby grilled up some cajun salmon on a cedar plank and I made a quinoa and black beans side dish. This is one of my favorite meals we've done lately, and it's pretty darn healthy. Lots of protein!

Hubby and his cedar plank cajun salmon

Me and my tired self showing off a delicious side dish!

Here's the recipe, which I swiped from

Submitted By: 3LIONCUBS
Photo By: Dianne
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 10
"Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite."
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed
and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1.Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
2.Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,

Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

I followed it pretty much to a T, and it was ah-mazing. I guess I did ease up on the cilantro since hubby doesn't really care for it.  I love it so I put a little in. It has a little kick to it though, just warning you. Here's the complete meal:

Not the best pic, trust me it tasted great

That is all, I plan on getting some major rest tonight, so I can get geared up for a bike/run day.  Hoping to put in a long post tomorrow... have a couple thoughts I'd like to share with you!

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