Labor Day Happenings

Well, I’d say today has been a pretty good Labor Day for me. How about yours?

After spending a good half hour lounging, sipping, and thoroughly enjoying my fresh mug of coffee from the new pot, I got to work on a few other labor-intensive activities that I wanted to get done on this rainy Labor Day.

  • Organize pictures
  • Respond to emails (<—still working on it…sorry for the delay!)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Workout (<—I wound up doing the speedy interval run– always a doozy!)
  • Bake a batch of these cookies
  • Bring up fall decorations from basement
  • Decorate upstairs

Unfortunately, the one thing I really wanted to get done today got pushed to the side and will have to wait until tomorrow.

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Hey, at least it’s all out and ready to go, right? Winking smile

Mid-way through the afternoon, I fueled up with an un-pictured cherry pie Larabar, a banana, and a rather interesting smoothie combination.

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I used this packet of Vega Shake & Go Tropical Tango as the base of my smoothie and then just sort of “winged” it with the rest.

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  • 1 packet Vega Shake & Go Tropical Tango
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior
  • 1 cup cantaloupe
  • 5 ice cubes

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I’m not quite sure I’d recommend the cantaloupe. I mean, I suppose it was alright, but it wasn’t a favorite. I would have added a frozen banana, but since I had already eaten one earlier in the day, I didn’t want to overload (<—too many bananas = no good for the tummy).

Dinner

Once I got back from the grocery store, I got to work on tonight’s dinner. It was a GOOD one!

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I put together a couple Mexican-inspired salads for Jay and I tonight, after getting a huge craving for a Chipotle burrito bowl mid-grocery shop. Lucky for me, my salad fulfilled my cravings…and THEN some.

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In my salad:

  • romaine lettuce
  • mini cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion
  • black beans
  • corn (cut off the cob)
  • taco seasoned chicken
  • Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa
  • Crumbled corn tortillas (broiled in the oven for about 8 minutes to get crispy)

Jay took care of cooking up the chicken, which was a package of chicken tenders that he cut into chunks and rubbed with some of our homemade taco seasoning. He took the majority of the chicken, but I made sure to snag a few bites. Delicious!

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The pineapple salsa was definitely the perfect “dressing” for this salad, too. Just a hint of spice, but loads of flavor to compliment the taco goodness.

Dessert

Oh yes, there was definitely dessert tonight.

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Candy Cookie (sugar cookie ice cream with chocolate candy pieces) + Cookie Dough ice cream from Stewart’s.

I have been craving ice cream…real ice cream…for like, three days now. Well actually, I probably crave ice cream every day…who am I kidding? But these past three days have been intense. Jay and I were going to stop and get some last night, but we never did. So this evening after dinner, we went out and got a couple of our favorite flavors.

Definitely a perfect way to end a great holiday weekend. Hopefully your weekend is ending just as “sweet” as mine is. Winking smile

Comments

  1. says

    Yay for fall decorations! I just bought a “spiced cider” candle from bath and body works today :). I need to make a mexican salad soon…that looks so delicious! And that ice cream looks amazing. I just had some real ice cream too- oreo cake batter flavor. It was totally worth those $4 haha
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  2. briana says

    mine is definitely sweet as well fro yo last night and pb cake tonight, I’m hoping I fit into my wedding dress in three weeks!

  3. says

    Ice Creeeeeeeeeeam! I’m a firm believer in “real” ice cream. I don’t buy into any of that fake sugar/low-carb frozen crap. Yours looks so good! Your salad also looks like perfection, minus the red onion. I don’t think I’ll ever like the taste of raw red onion.

    I hope your NASM studying is going well! I kept my book (obvi.), and lately I’ve been thinking about skimming through it again, but still haven’t!

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