I ended up postponing my morning run to an evening one last night. After posting my recipe, I started feeling sick with a sore throat and an upset stomach.
Feeling far from my normal self might have something to do with an out-of-control sweet tooth I’ve had lately.
I went from skipping sweets to eating enough for a family of four within a week’s time. Since my birthday’s coming up next week, I’ll let it slide until then… but that’s it.
Running later worked out better because I had great company.
We’re starting a new tradition of going on a family run with Roadie every Monday. I was so proud of him for keeping up with us last week, but now I’m proud of myself for keeping up with him.
Who would have thought our Roadie – the stray we took in a little over a year ago – could keep a steady pace of 8:52 mins/mile the entire 3.5 miles?
Yesterday’s lunch AND dinner were nothing short of completely random. I’m trying out a new strategy of accepting leftovers as meals with two end goals:
1) To eliminate wasting food.
2) To save money.
Before making a trip out to the grocery store to buy stuff we (seemingly) don’t need, I’m making it a point to use up whatever is “on it’s way out” in our fridge and pantry.
Luckily, Scott understands how much this can help us and hasn’t complained about the meals I’ve come up with that make no sense whatsoever.
Yesterday’s lunch is a perfect example of an incidental meal that somehow seems to work out.
It started out with pouring a glass of freshly made iced tea then progressed to not only the using up the rest of our minestrone soup, but also a portion of homemade tomato bisque. Both were enjoyed alongside Sunday night’s leftover vegetables and an almost expired whole wheat English muffin.
And, yes – for those of you who are wondering – I did dip my muffin in the tomato bisque. It’s a must around here.
Sticking to my must eat all leftovers guns, I looked in the fridge to find three things I would never actually plan to put together for dinner.
Yup, you saw right: chicken and Cajun brown rice served with a side of baked beans and strawberries. If that’s not odd, I don’t know what is.
Odd… but surprisingly satisfying.
Today, I’m planning to use up the rest of our bananas in some kind of smoothie concoction.
Any suggestions of what kind to make are welcome and appreciated!
Do you box up leftovers or throw extra food away?
Do you ever put random leftovers together to create a meal?
My husband is a master at what to do with leftovers. He can make an amazing meal out of small amounts of any kind of leftovers. I never ever throw food away…it will always be eaten and made into something 🙂 Love your dog 🙂
That amazes me. We had a friend stay over once and cook us pasta with some kind of homemade sauce made up of who knows what! He also made a pineapple mango salsa – from whatever we happened to have laying around.
So glad I’m not the only one who puts together random meals!
We almost ALWAYS save the leftovers and I’ll take them for lunch the next day. I don’t usually use them for another dinner meal, but I do pair random foods just to try to use what we have in the house. One night we had a dinner of chicken casserole, edamames, and mixed berries! Your little dog is so cute!
Hey works for me! Love it. And, thanks – we think he’s cute too! 🙂
Shannon from Healthiful Balance
Aw, sorry you werent feeling too good! Hope you feel better now! 🙂
When I have a raging sweet tooth, I try to find healthy options that taste pretty much like the real thing. 🙂
I love leftovers!
I think it’s a head cold..but I’ll be okay!
I agree…I try to keep healthier options available like skinny cow ice cream or 100 cal baked chips ahoy packs.
Tina @ Best Body Fitness
Love leftovers! They make meals so easy and yummy.
Hope you’re feeling back to normal soon!
Thank you Tina!