The morning started off well with a meeting. I am going to be teaching clinical for a nursing program this fall (starting next week) so it was a meet and greet with the students. I came home and made myself a good breakfast. Next was to meet with my trainer...good, right? Well apparently my body decided it was done by noon today because I was exhausted throughout the whole workout. Oh well.
I then attempted to force myself to be productive. Failure. At least I know myself well enough to give in to ''one of those days'' sometimes. So I thoroughly enjoyed allowing myself to lay on the couch for most of the afternoon and watched 2 discs of Six Feet Under (good show...on season 3 now).
I then drug (dragged?...not sure) myself to the store to get the rest of the ingredients for a ''one of those days'' dinner...which actually turned out quite well : ) The recipe originates from the Hungry Girl website. There are some great classic recipes with a healthier twist. If you haven't already, I would say check it out! (The fettuccine alfredo recipe is good, minus the tofu noodles (in my opinion) ) She also has a great cookbook for healthier cocktails and appetizers. There are some great things in there too : )
Bri's Extra Sloppy Joe's (adapted from the Hungry Girl recipe)
p.s. whenever I even think about sloppy joe's I can't help but recite Billy Madison in my mind..."I made 'em extra sloppy for ya''...yeah
- 1lb lean ground beef, browned
- 1 3/4 cups of plain tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp steak seasoning (or montreal chicken spice works too), sprinkled on beef
- 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tsp sugar or splenda
- hamburger buns (if desired)
- dash of salt to taste
|getting some use out of our abundant green peppers from the garden!|
2. In separate pan, brown beef and sprinkle seasoning
|sorry if this picture grosses you out! it kinda does to me!|
3. Once browned, combine beef with onions and peppers
4. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and warm on stove
5. Serve on buns if desired
And then, if so desired...follow up with a fattening dessert. If you're in the market for one, I'd recommend the no-bake Oreo cookie dessert. It can be found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores and even Target. I managed to muster up the energy to make some of these today too. Priorities you know.
So now, I am enjoying the dessert shown above (not gluten free btw...obviously) and watching Tangled. I am such a girl.
On a whole separate note, my brother-in-law Chris left yesterday for his study abroad trip in Rome. It also happened to be his 21st birthday. Now that is a good day! All of Jason's brothers came over the other night so I shot a few pictures (in our poorly lit basement) since it will be awhile til we are all together again. Happy Birthday Christopher and have a most wonderful time in Italy...I am mega jealous!
|All the DePauw boys : ) Including Brayden and baby Liam!|
|From left to right: Christopher, Mathew, baby Liam, Josh, Jason, Brayden, and poor Danny on the bottom|
|Bray liked my work shoes|
Ok, I better wrap things up. It's the lantern part towards the end of Tangled...so pretty : ) Makes me think of Ellie, Lula, and Ruby...miss you girls!!! And last but not least those adorable nieces I speak of pointed out that Jason and Flynn from Tangled both do the ''smolder''...this is SO true. This clip is pretty much Jason to a T!
|Maybe Jason's is alcohol induced...but still|
Ok, that just made me feel better. He he : ) Night night everyone!