Butt, Meet Couch

Oooh man, I am exhausted. I made dinner as soon as I got home from babysitting because I knew the minute my butt hit the couch all bets were off.

This morning I had to leave the house at 5:45, so last night I put together a batch of overnight oats to make things easier on myself. Used the basic recipe- nothing earth-shattering:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • fresh blueberries
  • raisins
  • sliced almonds


‘Twas delicious.

Both kids were busy today between 10-2, so I had a few hours to myself. I considered a walk and then saw that the temp was almost 100 already, so I headed to my parents’ for a swim instead. It was perfect- got in a nice 30 minutes workout without even breaking a sweat. In this weather, I can’t even walk from the house to the car without dripping.

After swimming, I headed home to shower, make lunch and hang out with the pug. Lunch was this Kashi frozen meal:


I don’t want to tell you about it yet, though. I’m writing an “official review” (first of the many- hopefully- blog additions) and will post it sometime tomorrow afternoon. So be on the lookout!

One frozen meal does not a lunch make- so I also had a plum and a cup of banana-fudge jello pudding, too.


Brian bought the plums at Newflower the other day and I think he forgot about them. It was actually pretty good, so shhh- don’t remind him.

You have no idea how close I was to calling Brian and suggesting that we go out for dinner. Nothing at home sounded good and I didn’t feel like cooking at ALL. But I sucked it up and put on my big girl panties. Soyrizo tacos it was.

To make these, I sauteed a chopped onion and pepper in olive oil until soft. Then I tossed in a couple handfuls of frozen hashbrown potatoes (the chunk kind, not shredded) and a link of soyrizo. In terms of spices, I didn’t really measure- but definitely included: salt, pepper, garlic salt, cumin, chili powder and some Tony Chachere’s. It kind of turned out like a Mexican hash. Brian made his into a quesadilla. I layered a couple of whole wheat tortillas with refried black beans, piled on the soyrizo mixture, then topped with Chipotle Tabasco, sour cream and salsa.


And for dessert? Homemade “trail mix”: PB Puffins, chocolate chips and raisins.


Off to watch some Ace of Cakes with Chloe and Piper! Brian’s at softball right now so we girls have the TV to ourselves.


Any products that you would like to see reviewed??

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0 Responses to Butt, Meet Couch

  1. Patty Barteau says:

    I’m impressed by your commitment to eat at home. It’s a HARD transition to make but, a necessary one with kiddos. Always love your blog!!! Patty aka mom #2

  2. gammypie says:

    Without a pool it would be impossible to safely exercise in this heat. I had the brilliant idea of walking after work last night. I didn’t have a chance. Too hot!

  3. kathy says:

    Not a request for product review, but I just have to throw this in – last night I saw a FREE sneak preview of the movie Julie&Julia, thanks to one of my daughter’s friends who was sweet enough to invite her mom, my daughter and me! I highly recommend it, especially for all you foodie types out there, but spouses and others will no doubt enjoy it as well. It was great!! My daughter has what seems like a thousand DVDs – and watches them repeatedly – and I have no doubt that this one will be 1001, at least! Very good movie…. touching, sweet, funny with a little bit of drama thrown in for good measure. You.must.go.see.it.

  4. klemons says:

    I would like to selfishly request that you review gluten free foods! ha, I am sure it will appeal to your whole audience.

  5. Katharina says:

    Ahh! Okay that Mayan Harvest Bake… okay I won’t spoil your official review for you ;)

    Ace of Cakes is such an awesome show. It’s incredible to see what people can do!

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