Take a peek at my text messages and see how my meal plan is going!

Hey everyone! I had some great meals planned for this week that I shared in my weekly meal plan on Sunday. I am still on track with the meal plan, but that’s not to say without a few bumps in the road. Take a peek at some of my text messages to my sister on Sunday after my grocery shopping:


After reading my messages again I realized that I am very passionate about food. Not only does food make me happy and excited, it apparently makes me angry and violent! Also, it makes me skip a couple of words when I am typing super fast. Remember how pumped I was to make Parmesan risotto? I could not believe my store did not have Arborio rice. Then this:


In the pouring rain! Then this:


See? Even when you plan, mistakes happen. I had more than half a container of Arborio rice just sitting in the pantry. 🙂

All was not lost on Sunday night. I ended up making sour cream and chive mashed potatoes to go with our herb chicken and lemon sauce and it was tasty! The real hit in our house was the corned beef I made Monday night. Super D gets very excited for corned beef and cabbage! I cook my corned beef in the crock pot and cook my cabbage separately. I may be using one extra pan, but it saves me time from fishing out all of the cabbage. I chop my cabbage into bite sized pieces, boil with some garlic and toss it with a little butter and salt and pepper. Corned beef is very easy to make and over the years I have seen some really ingredient intensive recipes. I use only 4 and it is so flavorful!

corned beef

I thought this beer bottle was so pretty! I am not a beer fan, but I love it for cooking. I normally use a lager, but Dan picked this up a couple of weeks ago and the Pilsner was great with the corned beef. I have to mention that Dan saved the day for dinner. Take a peek:


Yep, I set the crock pot to low, but never plugged it in. I was at the gym, in the middle of my run and Dan texted me. Thank goodness he had the day off and noticed! I could only reply with “yes” because I was about to go flying off the treadmill.

I had the left-over corned beef on a sandwich today after my run. Delicious.

corned beef sandwich.jpg

I lightly toasted my Rye bread under the broiler and melted the Swiss cheese just a little bit. I made a quick homemade Russian dressing.

1/4 cup mayo (I use Olive Oil based mayo)

1 Tablespoon ketchup

1 Tablespoon relish

Small squeeze of lemon juice

dash of onion powder and garlic powder

I’m already looking forward to my sandwich tomorrow!

I had a really random work-out today, but it was awesome! The morning was cool and I was busy working and researching after the kiddos went to school so I decided to do my run later than usual. It warmed up a lot and I wanted to take Dexter for a walk, but first….. Zumba at home? I never thought to use You Tube for Zumba videos until today. I’m glad I did! Here was today’s work-out:

20 minutes of Zumba (in my living room)

1 mile walk with Dexter (he’s old….11.5 years)

1/4 mile warm-up at 9:20 pace

Speed work: 1/4 mile at 6:24 pace

1/4 mile at 9:00 pace

Speed work: 1/4 mile at 6:39 pace

1/4 mile at 9:00 pace

1/4 mile walk

My plan was to do 4 speed work intervals. Yep, didn’t happen. Listen to your body. I was tired, BUT I looked back at the last time I did the same 1/4 mile stretch for speed work in my neighborhood and it was the first week of October 2017. I ran at a 6:51 pace. Another example that treadmill work can not only maintain, but improve your running stats! As a side note, I really don’t understand how people run more than a 1/4 mile under 7 minutes…. I just don’t.

Dexter was feeling tired!


He is done, son!

Do you ever lose your mind over food??

What’s your favorite sandwich? I definitely eat A LOT of sandwiches.




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