Day Light Savings Monday

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).

 

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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!

 

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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 : )

 

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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.

 

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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! 

 

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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.

 

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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

 

Ingredients:
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

 

Directions: 

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.

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21 thoughts on “Day Light Savings Monday

  1. Awesome you guys are keeping up with your tennis! And I love you bright tights! I need to venture out more from my black or gray tights I always wear.
    I am still a zombie on Tuesday. It didn’t help that I had to wake up at 5:30 on Sunday morning (so 4:30 technically) and 5:15 since!
    Have a great day!

    • Oh no I’m not sure I would have made it that early! I feel like I”m in zombie mode too. I need to snap out of it but with possibly 7 more inches of snow coming, I may just want to stay in bed tomorrow : )

    • No, not if you don’t overcook them. I’ve done squash and sweet potato in the crockpot a bunch and have only had them go mushy one time! You can also puree them!

      Enjoy! Hopefully non-chili season is right around the corner!

  2. Ooohh! I love those tights. I need to shop at the Gap more often. What a deal! The time change doesn’t bother me at all, or so I think. I am always tired so it is hard to tell if it is from that or staying up too late. The weather was amazing here today also. So uplifting!!!

  3. I’ve never really had the time change bother me too much. I don’t really like losing an hour, but it doesn’t affect my sleep or anything. I am SO looking forward to longer days and warmer weathe.

  4. I slept in on Sunday! I was dragging on Monday. Most people was saying it was the day light savings but that’s pretty much how it goes every Monday!! :(
    I have never tried Gap for work out clothes! $5 you can’t beat that! :)
    That chili looks awesome!! I would change out the meat/broth to make it veggie! But I like the overall ingredients! Thanks!!!!

    • Yes that would be an easy fix and now that I”ve eaten it, I can tell you that you can add some peppers celery or other veggies!

      Ok I’m still dragging htis week. I’m not sure I can blame the time change for that : )

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