May Cats and Dogs

May 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The downpour that I awoke to could only be described as “cats and dogs” rain. It was insane!

And despite the pounding on my windows, I somehow still managed to forget my umbrella on my way to the gym. Whoops! I didn’t feel like going back up to grab it, so I opted to walk to the gym without it. The walk from my building’s front door to my gym is literally less than a minute… yet I arrived completely soaked! So much so that the guy at the front desk asked me, “Did you jump in a pool on the way over?” Ha!

Anyway, I definitely remembered to grab my umbrella on my way out for work! When I got there, I gobbled down these overnight oats:I’ve been loving this combo lately! It was 1/4 cup of oatmeal, two big spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt, about 1/3 cup of vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, chopped dates, raisins, and a big blob of sunbutter added in the morning. Perfection!

After work, I went to the dentist. Before I got in the chair to have my teeth cleaned, they gave me a paraffin hand treatment! I dipped my hands in warm wax and then they wrapped them in plastic and put them in mittens. It felt amazing! My hands were silky smooth when they took off the wax at the end. :) Loved it!

By the time I got home, it was almost 8 and I was starving! I threw together this dinner, one of my favorite quickies.

Scrambled eggs, spinach, tomato and basil pasta sauce, and feta cheese on a whole wheat wrap. It hit the spot! Sometimes when I’m feeling extra lazy, I make it even quicker by cooking the egg in the microwave. :) Dinner’s ready in literally two minutes!

Anyway, thought I’d finish out this post by sharing a few more eats I shared with my dad and sister over the food-filled weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, my dad steamed some Chinese buns: two vegetable and five plain. My favorite way to eat the plain ones is cutting them in half and making sort of a makeshift sandwich with this salty tofu and beef mixture my mom makes. But sadly, we were out so I improvised with chili!

And on Sunday evening, my dad set his mind to making a big dinner. He absolutely loves proving to us that he can cook when my mom isn’t around!

On the table from bottom right to far left: forbidden rice (also known as black rice or purple rice) in our bowls, chicken wings (for my sister), tofu with peas and ground beef, cauliflower stir-fried with peppers and pork, lotus root, and scrambled eggs. Not bad, Dad!

Almost Hump Day!