Servin’ Up Curveballs and Leftovers

Morning, friends! It’s Thursday – Almost weekend time :)

I just got back from a 6 mile run. I sure do love morning runs, but the daylight is dwindling!

Post-run, I made a delicious pumpkin pie smoothie


So refreshing!

If you remembered I had signed up for a 5k that I wanted to PR on this weekend, you might be wondering why I ran 6 miles today (which is a lot for me, for a mid week run) instead of taking it easy…

Well, that 5k is yesterday’s news.

If you read yesterday’s post on double and triple booking myself, you saw that I had three events planned for this Saturday. Needless to say, the 5k didn’t win.

But Shane surprised me with Cubs tickets for our anniversary! Our anniversary is next Monday, so we’re going to celebrate it up Cubbies style! We’re going with another couple for the game, so it should be a lot of fun!

This will be our first time at a Cubs game since last August!


Go Cubs Gooo

Any of my Chicago blogger friends going to the game?

So, sadly, I won’t be able to run in the United Way 5k OR the Walk for Brain Cancer, but I will get to root, root, root for the Cubbies when they play the Cardinals this Saturday!

From serving up curve balls to serving up dinner….

Servin’ Up Leftovers

Did you know I’ve never frozen leftovers before this year? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE leftovers, but I’ve never thought of freezing them to preserve them. I grew up in a house where they’d sit in the fridge for a few days, then if still not eaten, to the trash.

Now, however, I LOVE freezing leftovers:


Let me preface by saying that yesterday I had a 13 hours day – straight- of work. So when I got home at 8 pm last night the last thing I wanted to do was cook. No matter how badly I wanted roasted kale, I was not going to roast it myself. So, I turned to the freezer. I looked through a few different forgotten meals when I finally settled on a leftover frozen veggie burger.


Homemade veggie burgers are probably my favorite frozen leftover.


Served a la “cheeseburger” with fresh avocado, tomato, lettuce, and ketchup.



What’s your favorite leftover to freeze? Veggie burgers always freeze well, but I also find that most rice based dishes freeze well, too!

Have a lovely Thursday guys!!! 😀

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  1. I try to freeze sauces….like spaghetti sauce or enchilada sauce. That way I don’t always have to whip up a fresh batch when I am in the mood for something quick. The trick with this though is that you shouldn’t let it freeze for too long. I don’t leave it in the freezer for more than a month. If left longer, it may develop a very nasty freezer burn! :)

    Love the blog….I am a runner and a vegetarian also from Texas!

  2. You’re talking about the game on Saturday, right? I’ll be down there! Not sure if we’re going to try to pick up tix or not- but I’ve gotta be down there to support my Cards! :)

  3. Like you, I grew up in a house where leftovers were put in the fridge and if not eaten thrown out. I actually do the same thing today but I really need to try out freezing leftovers.

    I hate throwing away meals and with just 2 people in the house we don’t normally get through all the leftovers before they need to be tossed.

    Question: Do you know of any dishes that do not do well frozen?

  4. Girl, you had a marathon work day! I like freezing various tomato sauces, my lentil soup (gets better with age haha), and just recently, pesto! I was soo surprised, but it freezes amazingly well — at least the one I made a couple months ago! I think because it had a bigger ratio of broth than olive oil.

    Have fun at the game :)

  5. happy anniversary a few days early! how many years have you been married?

  6. Have fun at Wrigley and Happy Anniversary:-)

  7. Aww, Happy Anniversary :-) A baseball game sounds like a fun way to celebrate.
    My favorite leftover dishes to freeze are lasagna or casseroles. So easy to reheat!

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