Princess & The Pea

Jack and I are just hanging out, waiting for Brian to get home with the new jog stroller (and praying that it fits in the back of a Camry!!!). Today was super low-key. We left the house for a quick trip to Target- of course- but that was it. Last night The Senator was essentially up until 11:00, with a brief “nap” from 9-9:45 or so. Then this morning he slept until almost 10. Needless to say, any semblance of a schedule has gone out the window. Ugggghhhh.

I love the day after a grocery spree when the fridge is fully stocked with fruits and veggies. It makes me feel slightly more in control of my life. Is that sad?

This morning I broke into the big tub of blueberries and added them to my usual yogurt mix:

Plain yogurt, bluebs, walnuts, granola, honey and chia seeds. I’m getting addicted to these little seeds. Something I read claimed that they help keep you full longer (probably due to the whole creepy gel-ifying thing) and I actually think there might be some truth to that.

Lunch was a Morningstar Farms chick patty on an Oroweat Sandwich Thin, topped with hummus, goat cheese, pickled red onions and spinach. And watermelon. Need I even say that anymore? Just assume: Always watermelon.

I actually had the wherewithal to assemble a slow cooker dinner. It’s pretty much the easiest recipe ever, though there probably aren’t too many of you who want Split Pea Soup in the middle of the summer. Eh, just bookmark it for later.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

  • 16 oz Dried Split Peas (Rinsed)
  • 1 Ham Steak, Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 1 C Carrots, Diced
  • 2 Celery Ribs, Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tsp Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
  • 6 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth

Layer all ingredients in the crockpot. Cook on high 4 hours (or low 8 hours). Season with salt & pepper.

And that’s IT.

So easy, right? On the side I whipped up a batch of ZestyCook’s Bubbly Beer Bread, using a bottle of Sam Adams buried in the back of our fridge. Another amazingly easy recipe that takes 5 minutes to assemble.

And a little dollop of Whole Foods spinach-artichoke dip that Lauren brought us. And more watermelon.

I need to pick up around here. Jack is hosting his first play date tomorrow and I don’t want to embarrass him in front of his guests.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I’m so excited because we have nothing planned. NOTHING.

Night :)

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0 Responses to Princess & The Pea

  1. tammy says:

    I too, have nothing planned for this weekend. Can’t remember when that happened. Isn’t it just the BEST kind of weekend?
    Have a good one.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Have a good weekend :D :D I love split pea soup..I will bookmark that one for later on!

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