Being the dork that I am, I really wanted my Fall Flavors Giveaway to be on the first day of fall. Because of this, I didn’t get to share my day with you yesterday and well, I know it made both of us extremely upset.
Thursday = always a rest day… well, from cardio morning workouts at least. I woke up to have a leisurely morning before work and had some hot oats to start a 90 degree day in Chicago. Really first day of fall? 90 degrees? Come on.
I was feeling a little fun yesterday morning, so I decided to have my oats in my signature margarita glass. It never fails to put me in a good mood!
Thursdays are crazy at school — every. single. week. I spend my mornings shuffling my kids around from special to special, get tons of grading done, and my head is spinning by lunch time.
I was happy to have this waiting in the fridge for me…
I also had the last of Ashley’s Sweet Tater Apple Pancakes (I totally butchered that name I think). I am very sad to see them go… ::tear::
Do you want to see the stack of papers I graded? There were TONS of them. Collecting notebooks from your students to grade an assignment is never fun — but it had to be done yesterday.
Yes, your head would be spinning too. Needless to say, after school I needed to BOLT! I got so much done during the day that it didn’t even matter either.
After school I had the usual apple/almond snack and came home to work on a few projects which included:
- giveaway pictures
- baking project (recipe to come…. just you wait.)
- make dinner
Dinner for me was delicious. I had Chickpea & Veggie Lettuce Wraps.
These were so insanely simple that I don’t even feel as if I can insert a recipe.. because they were just SO simple. But I will for you.
Chickpea & Veggie Lettuce Wraps
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- any other veggies you like, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- few splashes of balsamic vinegar
- salt, pepper, garlic, chili powder, red pepper flakes to taste
Sautee all your veggies and spices in your 1 tbsp olive oil. Add your balsamic vinegar and chickpeas and heat thoroughly.
See? Totally easy.
The lettuce part kind of speaks for itself. Take any variety of lettuce (I used iceberg which we needed to use up since I never use iceberg) and wrap it all up!
I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in these babies — they were so good!
Since I knew the husband wouldn’t eat anything with chickpeas, I made something special just for him… Meat Slop Sheppard’s Pie — using my epic failure of a meatloaf.. which I know was surely appetizing for you all. As disgusting as it even sounds, he gobbled it up like a little kid in a candy shop.
And then, he did this…
Yes, that would be parmesan cheese all over out kitchen table. This could have been one of the funniest things I saw yesterday (the first one being one of my students tying her shoelaces together with another student’s at recess so they could have a 3 legged race… and then they couldn’t get their shoes untied. I was dying of laughter. It took them 5 minutes to get separated.).
Anyways… he shook the can of parmesan and the top wasn’t on all the way… parmesan everywhere. Hilarious.
I spent the rest of the night blogging and watching Grey’s Anatomy!
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a great weekend
Question: What is the funniest thing you witnessed today/yesterday?
PS: Don’t forget to enter my LARABAR GIVEAWAY!
PPS: Be on the lookout for new recipes this weekend!