Good morning everyone!!! How’s Tuesday treating you? Don’t forget to check out my giveaway for some amazing Wholesome Foods Bakery bars!!!
My little sister is driving up to Colorado right now with her boyfriend and I am SO EXCITED! We’re all going to have so much fun, and I’m excited that I get to show them around where we live! It’s going to be a blast 🙂 Plus, I get to have my first “Spring Break” since college! Woot woot for that 🙂
Dinner last night was a little haphazard since I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make. I decided on an easy lasagna option using cheese ravioli instead of the traditional noodles and cheese. I made 2 since Nate’s eating meat and I’m not (til Easter that is!). I had some sauce with shredded chicken in it that I used for his, and for mine I blanched some frozen veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, sugarsnap peas), and used spinach in both. I also made them in bread pans for smaller portions!
For mine I started with a small layer of jarred tomato basil sauce to keep the noodles from sticking. Layer frozen ravioli, blanched veggies, spinach, sprinkling of mozzarella, and sauce. Repeat, then top with mozzarella and grated parmesan. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5-10 more minutes until the cheese on top is melty and bubbly and browned. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then cut/serve/enjoy! I piled mine in a bowl – I had big dreams of it being a perfect fit and then ended up having to squish it all on top to fit. Oops! Still delicious though!
Last night we did everything we said we were going to stop doing and sat in front of the TV to watch Dreamgirls instead of cleaning and doing something productive. It was really nice to sit back and just relax though! Plus, we’re probably going to be super active when Salah and Chad get here, so it’s good we’re all rested now…right? Right!
I woke up a little later than planned this morning, so I ended up doing a good core yoga workout with lots of planks and chaturangas. I’ve always done a modified version of chaturanga on my knees, and this morning I decided to do it on my toes, the way you’re supposed to. Guess what? I COULD DO IT!!! I couldn’t believe it! I was so excited because that alone is a huge increase in my strength 🙂 Breakfast this morning was the classic breakfast cookie:
But what’s that on top, you ask? COCONUT BUTTER a la HEAB!
oh.my.gosh. Can someone please tell me how I’ve made it this far without trying coconut butter? This was SO good! And I realized later that I forgot the Truvia in the cookie for some sweetness, but I didn’t even notice since coconut has a sweet flavor. Guess I won’t need to add artificial sweetener to these anymore! I also sipped on some iced coffee:
[As a side note, I am now going to move my HPJ Page to my About Me since it’s over…but there’ll be a full recap on there later!]
So I think tonight we might be hitting up Via Toscana’s happy hour again since I didn’t really get any food for Salah and Chad yet. I just wasn’t sure what they both like, so I didn’t want to take a chance until they were actually here. Plus, you just can’t beat a perfectly portioned meal for $5! I’m so excited for a week of skiing and playing in the beautiful Colorado weather 🙂
Do you have brothers/sisters? Do y’all have a good relationship? If not (to either one of those questions) what’s your favorite thing to do with your best friend? Salah and I definitely have the same sense of humor, which can get out of control sometimes…I’m not sure if Chad really knows what he’s getting himself into 🙂 There will likely be a lot of laughing about things that don’t make sense to anyone but us…but that’s all part of the fun!