Nuts and Naners
Convo between the husband and I when he saw me in my running clothes:
Him: Where’d you go running?
Me: The middle school track.
Him: You mean they didn’t kick you out?
Me: Huh? Why would they do that?
Him: It’s illegal to be on school property when school’s in session.
What?! Is that true? I surely didn’t intend on trespassing! I figured it’d be ok since no school administrator in their right mind would send the kids outside in this freezing cold weather! Plus, I didn’t see any signs saying I couldn’t. The only sign I saw was one that said Sex Offenders weren’t allowed. Seriously. I almost took a picture. (Just for the record, I’m not a sex offender). I always saw people running on the track when I was in high school…am I wrong here?
So besides that little snafu the rest of my day has been fairly uneventful, except for my husband eating one of the bananas I specifically had reserved for tonight’s mission-to-cook-more dinner. Oh well, less dessert for him!
On the menu in the Side of Sneakers kitchen tonight:
Spinach, Pear, and Walnut Salad
Caramelized Bananas with Coconut
I started off with a glass of Chardonnay for the cook.
The salad was super easy to throw together, yet tasted like I’d worked on it for hours.
I was a little wary of the dressing, but it complemented the salad very well. The recipe calls for a base of mayo and sour cream, which didn’t sound entirely appetizing to me. I subbed out some of each for some Greek yogurt. I would’ve swapped entirely but I wanted to see what flavors the recipe was going for. I wanted a little more protein too so tossed in a can of pink salmon—it ended up fitting in with the other flavors SO well.
I will definitely be making this again!
I only had one banana left so there wasn’t too much in the way of dessert, but it was simple to tackle and tasted great.
I’m very excited for the premiere of Season 9 of The Biggest Loser!! (Well, I won’t actually watch it tonight—I’m a DVR queen—I love to fast forward through boring parts of shows)
(I love Ali—I met her a couple months ago!)
I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite Biggest Loser quotes:
“Don’t lose sight of what you want!”
"This is where it matters the most. This is where lives are made, in these moments when you can choose whether or not to say ‘I can’t’ or ‘I can’. It is a choice that will either make or break you for life."
“I know it’s hard and I know it hurts. But you can do it.”
Who would you pick to train with given the choice, Bob or Jillian?