By Saturday morning, I thought I was on the mend. So much so that I even took my bike out for a short ride around the path. By Saturday night, I knew it was just a medicine induced false sense of wellness. The BOY and I ended up canceling our sushi date night and instead brought sushi take out home. We were both in bed early although neither of us slept well. The BOY having some pre Bar panic attacks and me having just plain old trouble breathing. By Sunday morning, it was clear that I would need some antibiotic help to get through the week ahead.
This weekend was filled with couch time, movies, cleaning, the Tour de France, and Cooper. Actually, not a terrible way to spend 3 days and something I have been saying that I need. The 4 day sinus infection, sore throat, and headache on the other hand. I definitely didn’t need! Heading into the weekend, our house was a mess, I was a mess, and Cooper was a bit of a mess…with the BOY not too far behind on that scale.
Now I can say that I am a little more organized and a little less of a mess. I would have loved to have gotten myself to a yoga class this weekend but my sinuses were not quite ready for downward facing dog. I’m hoping that the antibiotics will help with that! After the doctor’s office, I went straight to Whole Foods for probiotics.
I should note that I made my meal plan with an optimistic mind before I hit rock bottom last night. Tonight’s dinner was really easy so that I got made in between catching up on trashy TV shows, but we’ll have to see how exhausted I am after going back to work tomorrow. I may be living on leftover meatballs all week.
Speaking of meatballs…for this recipe I kind of combined and adapted the meatball from Skinny Taste with the delicious sauce that I am still talking about from these Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches. What made this sauce so great was the accidental purchase of chopped tomatoes with olive oil, which I couldn’t find at the grocery store this week. It kind of makes me wonder if I made them up…hmmm!
With my foggy medicine head, I did the best adaption that I could. And then took my sick self back to the couch to drink tea.
The BOY is on his own for dinner this week (by choice he has officially moved into the library) but I know he’s wishing he had a delicious meatball sandwich tonight.
For dessert…one of my favorite summer snacks! Almond butter and dark chocolate stuffed fresh figs!
When it comes to sinus infections, some times you have to feel worse before you get better. Unfortunately, that was today. My stomach, my head, a harsh cough…nothing was feeling happy. I am hopeful that 24 hours of antibiotics will have me feeling strong and ready for work tomorrow morning.
Meal Planning 7/20/14
Sunday: Burgers and Mushrooms
Monday: Crockpot Italian Turkey Meatballs
Tuesday: The World’s Best Chicken (we shall see)
Wednesday: Salmon and Veggies
Thursday: Work Meeting
Italian Turkey Meatballs
Adapted from SkinnyTaste
1 lb ground turkey breast, 93% lean
1/4 cup panko
1/4 cup grated Reggiano Parmigiano cheese
Oregano and Basil
1 large clove garlic, crushed
Salt and Pepper to Taste
2 14oz cans tomato sauce, low sodium
1 can crushed tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
6 oz tomato paste
1 tbsp olive oil
Garlic, Basil, Oregano
Stir together tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, olive oil, and seasonings in the bottom of large slow cooker, sprayed with cooking spray.
In a separate bowl, mix turkey, panko, cheese, egg, and seasonings. Mix well with your hands. Roll turkey mixture into small meatballs and place in slow cooker.
Cook on low for 6 hours until meat is cooked through.
Serve on sandwiches, over pasta, or with your favorite veggie/squash substitute.