I know, the post titles just get cheesier and cheesier…
Tomorrow is Friday! Hope everyone’s week is going well… I was just telling a friend today that I’m getting a little too comfy with the live-in girlfriend role and it will be good when my job starts up in a week and a half. I’m definitely enjoying this moment of laziness
Last night was another delish dinner (another benefit of me being home all day!). We had artichokes from Trader Joe’s – they were on sale when we picked up groceries on Sunday – and sweet corn, plus some leftovers. Veggie paradise! I think we’re at 4 pieces of sweet corn each for the summer so far – not bad for June B had never tried artichokes before except in spinach and artichoke dip (ha), and we were both happy to learn he loves them as much as I do. We cooked them by boiling ~3 inches of water with a spoonful of minced garlic and a swirl of olive oil in a big pot, then adding the artichokes and covering the pot to allow them to cook for about 25 minutes. When an inner leaf pulls out easily, you know they’re done! I thought they turned out pretty well:
And pretty soon all that was left was ARTICHOKE DESTRUCTION:
This happened last night too:
All my efforts in working out and eating healthy are definitely wiped out by my decisions like from-the-box cupcakes, but B loves them and I cannot say no to a cupcake that’s sitting in front of me. I used to always make him a batch whenever I came to visit him at his various apartments when we were long distance, so it was kind of fun to have our first cupcake batch in our new apartment together. Wait… is this grossing you guys out? Haha okay… too much cheesiness for one post to handle…
I had another bad indoor run today I wanted to take my run outdoors but it was 93* and super humid so I stuck to the treadmill and it was pretty much a repeat of Monday’s run. Warmed up, ran for 15 minutes, knee pain, walked the rest, tried to run again and couldn’t through the pain. 35 minutes total, 3 miles total. Meh.
At least I had another good meal to look forward to… we had grilled herb-turkey and cheddar sandwiches (w/ bacon for B ), green beans and ROASTED POTATOES THAT BLEW MY MIND. We used a “potato medley” from TJ’s that included some interesting but tasty purple potatoes. Cut into wedges, sprinkled with olive oil and Spike seasoning, then roasted at 450* for 25 minutes = potato wedge perfection. We each had like twice as many as there are shown on my plate, but they disappeared before the photoshoot because we were both snacking while I cooked
Have you had any delish home-cooked meals this week? Tomorrow is Friday – whoop! Hope you all have fun plans for the long holiday weekend ….I may or may not be off to eat a cupcake. Adios!