One of the best things about the blog world is learning that I am not the only one who is struggling with the time change! I slept until 9am on Monday morning (and was in bed by 10 last night) and I should confess that the BOY isn’t even awake yet (as of 10am).
Sleeping Early Sunday Night
Cooper on the other hand seems to be adjusting just fine and was more annoyed than anything as he pounded his 11.2# body against our door this morning in request of breakfast, which eventually I provided. To him and to myself…
I ate a quick breakfast of rye toast and an egg with spinach and then changed into these awesome new workout tights that I bought at the GAP yesterday. I mean, yes they are awesome because they are bright and obnoxious, but even more so because they only cost me 5 dollars and some change. I like the GAP workout clothes and I got two other adorable long sleeve shirts on major sale too!
This morning’s workout was another tough one, but I think my arm muscles are starting to emerge. Woo Hoo!
The rest of the afternoon was jam packed. I met a friend and her little one for lunch and then raced back home for the BOY and my 3pm court time at the tennis gym. It was great to try out my new racket and I learned that in tennis, like biking, the right (and possibly more expensive) equipment can help a beginner look better : )
The BOY and I followed up tennis with our weekly grocery store run. I swear I spend way more when he comes with me than when I go alone. I had a plan, but apparently the BOY had a different plan for this week. I had totally forgotten that it is his spring break, so I picked up some things that he could make for dinner while I was working. When I got back home, I was starving! I snacked on some cheese and crackers while unpacking our groceries and putting chili in the crockpot for this week’s lunch.
I cheated a little bit and bought pre cut sweet potato, and it made this recipe come together really quickly! We had the most beautiful day today, finally, and so I almost didn’t want to make chili. I eat chili all year long, but just like everyone else, I am craving some warm weather and spring foods!
That being said, I like having a healthy and tasty lunch and knew that this would do the trick. While my chili simmered in the crockpot, the BOY made an awesome dinner tonight.
We had our first taste of spring today and with the time change, there will be more sunshine ahead (I hope!)
Did you have trouble adjusting to the time change?
Meal Planning 3/10/14
Monday: Shrimp and Pasta
Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Pesto
Wednesday: Salmon (for me) and Lamb Chops (for the BOY) + Veggies
Thursday: Pork Tenderloin with Broccoli
Lunch: Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili
Crockpot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili
From Iowa Girl Eats
1lb ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth
28oz can crushed tomatoes
15oz can beans (I used black beans, rinsed and drained)
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1 large sweet potato (about 1lb,) peeled and chopped small
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
Add ground turkey and onion to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until no longer pink, breaking turkey up as it cooks. Add garlic then cook for 30 more seconds then add to a 6 quart crock pot. Add remaining ingredients, except toppings, into crock pot then cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 5-6 hours, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Serve with your favorite toppings.