Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
As you already know, I decided to post my recap today instead of Monday. I wanted to make sure my Thanksgiving recap had its own feature 🙂 This post will have a lot of photos from my random week, but with fewer words (straight to the point.) I have a busy day today! I need to get all of my stuff packed for my flight tomorrow morning, go for a run, head to an appointment, pick up a couple of things at the mall, pack the dog’s items and drop them off with my parent’s and head uptown by three! I just turned on Gilmore Girls, and now it’s time to blog about my week! Oh, and I plan on responding to all comments on the plane and airport tomorrow morning.
Last Monday’s Breakfast: Roasted veggies and scrambled eggs. I had more eggs this week (you’ll see) than some have in a year.
I knocked out so much work on Monday! I headed to my parent’s house later that evening.
I took one of my delicious white chocolate macadamia nut muffins for the drive!
I received a fun package from General Mills 🙂 Banana Nut Cheerios? Sign me up! They were so good!
Tuesday breakfast? Same as Monday’s + kiwi 🙂
And the day wouldn’t be complete without my Chemex! I am still addicted as ever. I tried the Italian Roast this time, and it was amazing.
Leo went to day camp all day, and Grumples sat by the door waiting for him. It’s cute how much they love each other! I went mirror shopping at Hobby Lobby! I’m trying to find a floor length one. I think what I’ve ultimately decided to do is buy a mirror at Home Depot and frame it myself with rustic wood. This would save me $100 and it I can design it the way I want.
I did find this industrial desk lamp. It was 40% off 🙂 Hobby Lobby always has a 40% code. Make sure to download it before heading to the store!
I picked up a salad at Panera Bread on my way home. I always order the Fuji Apple salad and customize it by adding kale, cucumber, blueberries, grapes, pumpkin seeds, extra chicken, avocado, egg, and no cheese. I usually add two cups of kale from home and half the salad into a large bowl and then having the same thing the next day. The Panera salads are always so big!
I spent all day on the computer Wednesday, went to the gym for thirty minutes, walked with the dogs, threw on a face mask and then ate the rest of my Panera salad. I ended up watching Gilmore Girls and falling asleep at eight.
My dad and I spent the day together on Thursday. We headed to Roco Rotisserie for lunch. I ordered the 1/4 white meat chicken, a side salad, and rice pilaf. SO GOOD!
My dad and I played a couple of rounds of tennis because it was 65 degrees! The weather is hot and cold every other day right now.
After tennis, I headed to Starbucks to pick up one of my favorite holiday drinks. I order a skinny peppermint mocha latte with coconut milk, one extra shot of espresso, and only one pump of the mocha & peppermint. It’s just perfection and the perfect treat.
Thursday night dinner: quinoa & rice, leftover chicken, and a bell pepper stuffed with corn, sweet potato, and ground turkey.
I did a four-mile walk with Grumples after Leo went to camp. After the walk, I had sweet potatoes and two eggs.
I did an afternoon run before the temps dropped. I have been trying to do all of the hills lately! I have a 5k coming up, so I want to be able to stay alive during it. I remember when running three miles was so easy! I bet you wish your post-run mirror selfie was that pretty.
Post-run lunch/recovery smoothie: 1 scoop collagen peptides, ice, hemp seeds, strawberry protein powder, cashew milk, 1/2 banana, and water.
On Friday night, I decided to make one of my childhood favorites. My mom would make this meal at least once a week! We were in love with it as kids. It’s not the healthiest recipe, but still tasty!
Ever heard of chicken Rice a Roni? It’s THAT with a little twist.
1. brown the rice with olive oil. (two boxes)
2. add 2 pounds of diced chicken breast to a pan.
3. add packets of chicken rice a roni on top.
4. top chicken with browned rice and 4 cups of water.
5. top with two cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
6. bake 45 minutes.
Best tasting meal ever! (it’s more of a side) I haven’t made this recipe is YEARS! Kyle loved it.
I had a chicken salad to go with it. I made a honey mustard balsamic vinaigrette to go with it. (dressing recipe here)Saturday morning coffee!
Breakfast: sweet potatoes & eggs!
I went out for a two-mile run, and two miles walk at the Riverwalk on Saturday afternoon. It was gorgeous out.
Kyle and I met up with some friends for dinner and a movie on Saturday night. We split some wings, and I ordered a Greek salad.
I met up with Meighan after breakfast on Saturday morning for a seven-mile walk with Leo! Kyle took Grumples on a walk while I was out. Meighan was watching an adorable dog named Bucky. He and Leo loved each other!
The walk was gorgeous, and Fall is slowly ending. Charlotte is beautiful this time of year.
I picked up some “pupuccinos” on the way back for the boys! Dinner: sweet potatoes and eggs!
Kyle and I headed out on a long walk with Grumples later in the evening, and I saw all the neighbors putting up their Christmas decorations. It inspired me to put my Christmas tree!
I will change up the mantel and do some more decor when I get back from our Thanksgiving trip. Kyle and I started watching the Law and Order Mendes Brother’s Case, and it’s so good. Perfect Sunday night binge-watch.
We are kind of obsessed with our dogs.
Starting Monday morning off right!
Oatmeal with hempseeds and trip to Home Depot!
Brussels Sprouts: olive oil, minced onion, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, red chili flakes, and sea salt. Teriyaki Chicken: Minced onion, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, red chili flakes, and gluten-free teriyaki sauce.
Dinner perfection 🙂
After a five-mile dog walk with the boys, I made the white chocolate & peppermint mocha muffins! SO GOOD! The recipe will be up soon.
My new runner came!:) I love the color, and it’s 13 feet long!
Dinner after our late night walk. Eggs, leftover chicken, and rice! Told you I ate more eggs this week than most people! I didn’t feel like going grocery shopping since I’ll be away for the Holidays! 🙂
Questions for you!
- What’s a childhood meal you haven’t had in so long? (even if it’s freezer section/boxed)
- Ever have an “egg all day, everyday” type of week?
- What are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?