**Happy Monday! Today is the last day to enter the Good Belly giveaway (which I completely forgot about! oooops!) Get those entries in until midnight tonight
Yesterday turned out to be such a great family day! Around 9 or 10, Shane and I made the drive over to our hometowns (they’re right next to each other) so he could work with his dad and I could hang out at my parents’ house.
My parents have this awesome treadmill, and I finally got a chance to take advantage of it, since I had a few hours to chill. Instead of chilling, I ran 5 miles while watching Good Eats – my favorite Food Network show.
However, my parents have a different cable network, so it was on the Cooking Channel…which I want, asap. Enough of this Comcast BS. I hate Comcast, can I get an amen??
Back to the run. I ran 5 miles, which is the most I’ve run in a quite a long time. Woo! I felt great afterward, but hungry.
We all had plans to meet at Khacki Jacks for lunch. But first, a little shopping.I picked up a cute tank and blazer from Banana Republic, but didn’t have much luck elsewhere. It’s a good thing I wear yoga pants and sweats M-F
After shopping, we met up for lunch with everyone – Shane, my bro, dad and mom – at Khacki Jack’s, an Australian themed burger joint. I got the ostrich burger, and it was fabulous.
A note about eating animals. Whenever I buy beef or chicken at the store, I stick to organic because even though I’m not veg anymore, I’m still passionate about animals and the ethics of factory farming. However, I feel OK eating ostrich because I don’t know of any industrial ostrich farms that treat them badly, and as far as I know they only eat grass (no feed/corn/byproduct business.) Does anyone know any differently? (Please say no and preserve my love for Khacki’s oz burger!)
Some other meat that I feel OK eating are bison (are they ever not grass-fed?) and lamb. Even though I’ve never actually eaten lamb, I’m fairly sure they’re treated humanely – right? I guess I need to brush up on my farming practices, lol
The burger held me over for quite a while, until about mid-way through the evening back home, where I cooked up a little veggie/egg/sausage scramble:
And then, dessert:
Since Lent, I’ve been having dessert nearly every night. I usually have a small bowl of ice cream. I‘m currently working on the Stonyfield ice cream above, which is pretty darn good. I just finished some Greek Yogurt kind by Ciao Bella, which was also delicious! Has anyone tried the new Oikos or Ben and Jerry’s Greek yogurt ice cream yet? That’s what I’m after next.
So yeah, I have a bowl of ice cream basically every night again. However, I haven’t been having many, if any, sweets during the day, so I don’t feel bad about my night time sweet tooth much
This morning’s a pretty low key one for me. I had a client cancel, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, but it does mean I get to make my favorite spin class! Hooray
Having a couple of these to tide me over:
TJ’s dried mango. Then I’ll probably eat a bigger breakfast when I get done spinnin’ it out.
Better enjoy my morning leisure…the rest of the day’s going to be a busy one!
What’s your favorite cooking show?
What’s your favorite ice cream brand? I’m a Ben & Jerry’s girl through and through, but I love Ciao Bella, too – and Three Twins!