Good morning everyone!
Last night Ben and I went and had ourselves a good ol’ fashioned date night! We went to a Japanese/Asian restaurant here in town – Wok in Motion. For those of you who know of it – their sushi is good and their main dishes are GREAT! They have got THE best fried rice I’ve ever had in my life, hands down. It’s light, fluffy and seriously needs a support hotline – it’s addicting! Their Kung Pao Chicken cannot be beat either…drool. Last night though, I wasn’t too hungry, so I stuck with some smaller dishes.
First, some steamed shrimp dumplings (photos courtesy of Google since the restaurant was so dim!):
Super light, chewy and flavorful.
For my main dish, I ordered an Alaskan Roll filled with salmon, avocado, lettuce, crab and cucumber. I could eat salmon all day long…I LOVE it!
After dinner we headed over to Ben’s parents house to let their dog out.
Hey – watch it young lady, that’s my man! 😉
We ended up staying for awhile – because it’s fun to hang out at other people’s houses! – and had dessert. After digging through the cupboards, we found the following loot:
- Ice cream sundae cones
- Many, many other delicious items
Honestly – Ben’s parents are two of the smallest people ever and for the life of me I don’t understand how they stay that way with all these goodies in the house!! Anyways, after weighing all my options, I chose: Fruit Loops!! OMG I have not had fruit loops in AGES and they were just as good I as I remembered!
The smell of fruit loops actually reminds me of my college dining center for some reason…love it. Oooo, I just remembered that I promised you dessert with a banana + food processor last night. No worries, it’s back on my agenda for this evening!
When we finally made it home we were exhausted and went straight to bed – but not before I did something I found semi ingenious…I pre-made my morning Green Monster! Maybe you already do this, but I thought it was pretty clever 😉 I filled my blender with spinach, milk, oatmeal & peanut butter, put the lid on, and set it in the fridge.
This morning after a chilly morning Mom walk (it was 50 degrees!!) all I had to do was take it out, blend, add my ice & banana, blend again – and my smoothie was ready!
Why didn’t I think of this before? Pre-making the base of my green monster seriously shaved like 4 minutes off my morning routine! AND I’m convinced that the oatmeal sitting in the milk overnight made the smoothie creamier. It was seriously like ice cream today. Ooooh-so-good 🙂
Last night I also made a 2 minute couscous lunch to take today. Yes – 2 minutes!
I combined 1/3 cup couscous, 1/3 cup water and dashes of S&P, garlic and onion powders in a tupperware container, then microwaved for 2 minutes. Today, I added it to a container of broccoli I had leftover from the other night – and lunch was ready!
This couscous has 7g of fiber and 8g of protein per serving – should be perfect for a light lunch!
Old Faithful also made the lunch bag – a Braeburn apple 🙂
Hey – I just realized it’s Friday! This week goes down in the record books as one of the fastest weeks of my life. Summer – slow down!! Any fun plans this weekend?!
Someone asked me yesterday what time I get up and go to bed. Usually I get up around 5:20 because my Mom and I walk at 5:30. I am always, ALWAYS in bed by 10, at the latest.
How about you? What time do you get up and wake up? Is there a threshold that if you don’t get to bed by, you are a wreck the next day?