Monday, January 18, 2016
I am actually still weekending so this is going to be a quick little recap for me today. As I mentioned Friday I am off today and what I didn't say is that I didn't tell anyone, as in my kids or my ex. He has the kids so I figured just let them stay with him another day and I will enjoy quiet house. So on the agenda... laundry that I didn't do all weekend, reading books and magazines, meal prep for the week and snuggle on my couch with the dog in front of a fire. Perfect winter day off!

Anyway back to the weekend. I am finding that being on Whole30 gives me a lot less material for a post on Monday. Not for lack of being busy but I am really not going too many places or doing much socially. I felt like this past weekend was going to be hard for me so I kind of just avoided the hard stuff. I stayed home Friday night, had a fire and caught up on my dvr. Saturday I spent the whole morning it felt like, backing up shit off my old phone and getting my new phone up and running. I had cleaning on the agenda but when one of my girlfriends texted and said come walk the Big Creek Greenway with me because it's too pretty to mop floors I caved. We walked a few miles, I took the dog and we had good conversation, fresh air, sunshine and exercise. It was a very good executive decision. I actually felt kind of energized and came home and busted out my hardwood floors anyway. I grabbed a shower and headed to Sprouts and the grocery store because my life clearly revolves around food right now and planning for the week. Sunday tennis doesn't leave much time for that  and I really wanted Monday to be all about nothing. I hooked up with my dealer at Sprouts and got a fresh supply of healthy nut butters among other things that don't matter nearly as much. Saturday night I ate half a rotisserie chicken, drank some Kombucha, watched Top Gun and crashed out early.

Sunday tennis was frigid in the 30's but bright sunshine made it bearable to be outside as long as I was moving. My partner and I played a grueling 3 set, 3 hour match and we came out on top after coming back from a huge deficit in both of the first sets. We finished up 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 making full use of our time on the courts! We always provide lunch for the team we are hosting so my co captain made a big crock pot of chili and I did loaded baked potatoes. Seriously, if you ever need to bring a super easy hot side that everyone loves do baked potatoes in the crock pot. Rub each with EVOO and sea salt, wrap in foil, cook low for 8 hours or high for 5 or so and boom... perfect potatoes. Serve with cheese, bacon crumbles, chives, sour cream, butter... oh and top with chili if you have it!  My five quart crock pot fits an entire 5lb. bag of potatoes. It was actually something I could eat too... well a potato topped with bacon & chives anyway.

Happy MLK Day!

Linking up with Biana...

10 comments on "Weekending..."
  1. Sounds like a pretty awesome weekend to me! So I bought a Kombucha and it sits in my fridge. Do I take shots of it? Drink the whole thing? Gah, obviously new things scare me! LOL!

  2. Ummmmmm loaded baked potatoes with chili crockpot sounds like the best Winter meal ever.

  3. the fact that you don't buy into the "iPhone is the best device ever!!!" hoopla makes you even more cooler than you already are. not to say that iPhones aren't good devices (they are) but i hate the fact that they have such a tight squeeze on your balls. the way i see it, i am a grown ass adult; i BOUGHT this phone so i put whatever i goddamn please on it!! end rant :D

  4. I have to agree with not having as much material to share on Mondays doing Whole 30 hahaha! Your potato with chili sounds so good! One night this week I am doing Whole 30 sloppy joes over baked potatoes. cant wait! I gotta find coconut aminos first though hehe. Stupid suburban stores with no healthy things.

  5. Great idea on the crockpot baked potatoes and the walk over the floors. Bonus for the floors getting done anyway!

  6. Crockpot baked potatoes?! YUM! I love finding new things for the crockpot.

  7. SO jealous you have a long weekend! Also...those crockpot baked potatoes sound like they would be amaze-balls! Thanks for sharing! :D

  8. I have a recipe for crock pot potatoes but I've never tried them. I'm going to have to try it now.

  9. Kudos to you for doing Whole30! It's something I've been meaning to try but feel like I don't have the willpower to do it.

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  10. OMG chili and baked potatoes sounds AMAZING right about now! I think I might make some more of the quinoa kind in the next few days.


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