Sloppy Janes and Weekend Excitement

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How was everyone’s day today? Mine wasn’t too bad – I stayed busy, but not I’m-losing-my-mind-busy, at work today, so that was nice. What’s even nicer is tomorrow’s FRIDAY. This week seemed to breeze by for me. Seems kind of odd though, because usually when I have things to look forward to, the time passes sooo slowly. And course, I have two HUGE things to look forward to this weekend.

First off, the race is almost here!! I decided to take a rest day both today (with the exception of a half hour Niko walk) and tomorrow. It’s weird, I’m already craving a good sweat session for tomorrow. I never do two rest days in a row, so it will be different. Don’t worry, I won’t cave into my cravings – I know how good rest days are on Race Day Eve. 😉

I didn’t break any of the rules for my challenge today, so I’m going strong there. Now I just need to prepare. I haven’t decided what exactly I’m going to wear yet (which is very important! ;)) and I haven’t decided what to eat for a pre-race breakfast. I’m thinking maybe a breakfast cookie? I usually don’t eat when I work out first thing in the morning, but I know I’ll want some fuel in me. Decisions, decisions…

The second event I’m excited for this weekend is the…


Ahh I’m so excited for this. We got the tickets in February, so we’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. I can’t believe it’s here. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a nap in after the race so I can party it up at the concert…Uh oh, I just realized I’ll need to pick out something to wear to this festivity too. Think maybe a maxi dress would be OK? Maybe I’ll do an outfit post tomorrow, to see if I can get any opinions out of you guys 😀

Dinner Success #2!

So tonight I cooked an awesome meal: a healthy rendition of Sloppy Joes. This recipe is a variation of the recipe in this months Clean Eating Magazine. This recipe is easy peasy by the way.

Just brown some ground turkey:

..Add in about a cup of diced yellow and red bell peppers. Cook for a couple minutes. Add in a diced yellow onion, and cook for about 4 more minutes.

Then, sprinkle in some chilli powder, garlic powder, and salt.

Oooh, aaahh 😛

Next, add in a half cup of diced tomatoes, 1 T tomato paste, 1 c. corn, 1 c. chicken broth, and 2 T soy sauce. Bring to a boil, and then cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

While simmering, eat some crackers with cheese:

And a peach!!

After 20 minutes, add in a T of arrowroot or thickener of choice, and stir some more.

“Slop” the mixture on a bun and top with cheese of choice (I went with pepper jack..mmm…) and devour.

With the joes, I made some potatoe fries (with olive oil, salt, and peppa,) and some of Tuesday night’s corn bread. Yes, a lot of carbs, but I’m eating slightly carb heavy so I can have an abundance of energy on Saturday. Good excuse, heh? haha

Yet another dinner success. We both enjoyed it thoroughly, though Shane much prefers ground beef to ground turkey. I don’t really care – I can’t tell too much of a difference. Is it a girl thing or am I just an odd ball? Perhaps I should call them Sloppy Janes…

Either way, I’m beginning to gain back my dinner-making-abilities confidence! 😀 Woo hoo!!

What dinners have you made lately that have really shined? How about any that were a little rusty?