Hi Guys! Hope everyone had wonderful weekends celebrating with Mom! I certainly did. I went over to my parent’s house yesterday morning and surprised my mom with a simple but tasty brunch–bacon + egg breakfast sandwiches and fruit. Delish! I had been craving breakfast tacos, but these still hit the spot. Mom was surprised too. I caught her right after she worked out so I couldn’t have timed this meal better.
Sunday was pretty rainy, but Saturday, the sun was shining all day. Running buddy Mary and I made sure to meet up with Queen City Running Club for the kickoff workout of summer training. Considering Saturday was 1 week post-marathon, we were both very happy with our pace for this quick 3 miler. Perfect way to start out a weekend.
Random thought regarding Saturday morning’s run… so it was in the upper 60s to low 70s and there was a woman wearing a full blow track outfit (jacket + matching pants). I was sweating just looking at her outfit. When people over dress in the heat for runs, I get confused. Do you guys have a go-to rule of thumb for how you decide what to wear for runs? Tell me. I’ve been told I under dress when it’s cold and over dress when it’s hot! (Insert thinking emoji here).
Earlier in the week, I received my first Blue Apron box! After seeing so many positive reviews for the service, comparing it to other services, and overall liking their menu options the best, I decided to sign up. I like the flexibility of being able to cancel my weeks whenever I chose to with Blue Apron. I live alone so the 6 meals I receive through the service lasts me longer than a week so I don’t need a delivery more than 1-2x per month. It allows me to mix up my meals from my standard routine, without wasting too much food or over spending.
The first recipe from the box I prepared was this Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Shitake Mushrooms. It took maybe 20 minutes to prepare and was a nice way to mix up my regular dinner routine of chicken or fish with whatever veggies I had in the fridge. Loved the shitake mushrooms in this recipe too. I had green beans in the fridge so I added some to the mix to up the veggie volume. Worked perfectly! I had leftovers to enjoy all weekend. I ended up getting 3 meals out of it. Awesome.
Last thought on my mind relates to Kodiak Cakes! Who else is obsessed? I remember when they were on Shark Tank and now they’ve become a pantry staple for me. I picked up their new flavors at Target this weekend and had to try them out. The peanut butter mix wasn’t my favorite. It didn’t have as strong a flavor as you’d expect. I still felt the need to drizzle peanut butter on the cakes themselves.