SYTYCD Monday Marathon (and Other Stuff)

I finally had a few hours of down time today, so I spent them cuddled with Cooper catching up on this season of So You Think You Can Dance auditions.  Nothing says summer like my favorite reality show : )  And just in case you wanted to ask…yes, I do think I can dance!  And that Dad Dance Off had me laughing out loud.


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I think Cooper may have missed that one.  He curled right up on my lap and then when I got up to move around the laundry, he stole my spot, where he slept with little kitty dreams and twitchy ears through most of the show.




Meanwhile, tomorrow’s dinner cooked in the crockpot as I delayed getting off the couch to make tonight’s dinner.




Eventually, I hit pause and dragged myself into the kitchen.  Thankfully, I had picked an easy recipe for tonight’s dinner, Greek Flavored Turkey Burgers.




Which were inspired by the pita and roasted red peppers hanging out in my pantry and expanded with some Costco favorites.




The BOY arrived home and packed up his pita quickly running off to eat it, so I didn’t get a good sandwich shot.




I did make it through most of the episodes on my DVR though, so that’s a win! 

So much got packed into June that I almost couldn’t find the post with my 4 small goals written on the bottom of it. 

June Goals

1. Stay healthy and active on vacation

2. Cook with farmer’s market produce

3. Do some ab exercise daily (I’m working on the LC challenge)

4. Keep strength training


But I did.  And I am thrilled to say that I rocked 3 out of 4 of them!  I had active and healthy vacations and came home and dove right back into my daily ab work (which was a little lax on vacation) and strength training.  Missing this month was trips to the farmer’s market, but that’s what July is for right?!  On a totally different note, I finally reached my goal of doing a pull up!!!  And…I’m heading into the second half of this year feeling centered and grounded after a month full of yoga!


July Goals

1. Get stronger & continue with daily ab work

2. Start half marathon training (I’m running a race in September)

3.  Cook farmer’s market meals

4. Do Yoga



Meal Planning 6/30/14

Monday: Greek Flavored Turkey Burgers


Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches


Wednesday: Pork Chops with Veggies


Thursday: Baked Potato Bar with Chicken



Greek Flavored Turkey Burgers

From Cooking Light JANUARY 2005



1 cup chopped red onion

3/4 cup chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs

1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried dill (I ran out so I subbed in mystery Israeli spice)

1 pound ground turkey

Cooking spray

4  hamburger buns or pita

1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1-inch strips



Place egg white in a large bowl; lightly beat with a whisk. Add onion and next 6 ingredients (through turkey); stir well to combine. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. *I made smaller patties to fit into our pita pockets.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 6-8 minutes on each side or until done.

Place patties on bottom halves of hamburger buns or into pitas. Divide peppers evenly among burgers; cover with top halves of buns.



Are you setting summer goals?

What are they?

Do you watch SYTYCD?

6 thoughts on “SYTYCD Monday Marathon (and Other Stuff)

  1. […] This week’s meal plan had a last minute switch when the BOY got home early from studying last night.  He made the pork chops, which turned out fantastic and we devoured them almost immediately.  Tonight, we had the Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches, which I made Monday in the crockpot. […]

  2. I am loving SYTYCD this year. I just got caught up on all of it tonight too. And yes, I can definitely dance too….or so I like to think. If not, I must be one HOT MESS in the dance fitness class that I have been taking!! 🙂 Oh well, the lights are turned down so nobody can see me anyways!

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