Despite having no where to be, I was up today at my all-too-common 5:30 am wake up time. Luckily I felt well rested and was able to enjoy a leisurely morning around the house. Something I like about living alone? I can keep my apartment clean but if I want to wait and do dishes in the morning there’s no one to stop me.
So this morning I picked up a bit and got some of my finances in order. Plus I picked out a lunch recipe and walked over to the store to buy some ingredients.
By 9 I was definitely ready for breakfast though I didn’t want anything too filling.
I discovered a particularly juicy looking watermelon at the store and chopped up a few big slices.
Plus a “toasted” (I still haven’t replaced my toaster – today the oven sufficed) bagel thin with some light Cabot cheddar.
The store was out of my usual 75% but I figured 25% wouldn’t kill me. I’ve been debating switching back to full fat cheese and just being careful about portion size. In the past cheese has definitely been a big downfall of mine but in general I’m feeling more in control. Something to ponder…
Next it was off to my massage. I’m so amazed at how well my hip held out through the half marathon – it feels better now than it did two weeks ago! I credit the massage, advil, and lots and lots of icing. I’m almost back to normal now. I even arranged to meet a friend at body pump Thursday so we’ll see how that goes.
Emma came over to keep me company this afternoon. We were on different eating schedules but she was happy to sit with me while I cooked and ate.
First I pulled out all the ingredients: (excuse the knives and water pitchers in the background)
- olive oil
- tomato sauce
- maple syrup
- hot sauce
- bay leaf
- and of course cannellini beans
I followed the recipe pretty closely though I’m not a big measurer and I might have gone a bit overboard with the hot sauce…
While the beans did their thing I baked a sweet potato for the base.
I also chopped, sprayed, salted, peppered, and baked some parsnip fries.
Hooray for actual cooking – I missed you.
A close up of the good stuff:
So now I’m off to be productive for a while and then meeting a friend for dinner this evening. Is it a problem that I’m thinking of making more chocolate kettle corn for a snack?