|My thought last night was to get up early to work out today. My thought this morning when I woke up before the alarm went off was to stay in bed and move Monday's workout to Saturday. I did not sleep well last night and my upper back feels like I have been sucker punched. I asked the illustrator if he knows anything about this and he said it wasn't him. I will take his word on it, but I am going to have to sleep with one eye open from now on. I think I need a good stretch today. After hiking this weekend and being a little more tired than usual, I think I good stretch day is in order.
Truth is things feel weird around here with the kids only being back in school for 4 days before they were on a 10 snow/ice break and then being off today for MLK Day. I am not ready for them to go back to school, but I am missing a routine. We talked about going to go on another hike today, but now there is some discussion of going to see True Grit. I am not sure if that will happen, but we will see. I have the itch to do some bread baking today. I have an idea and when that kind of stuff pops into my head, I have to try it or it drives me crazy! I know I am weird that way, but it is how my brain works.
As for the weekend, it was incredible! I don't know why, we did not really do anything out of the norm, but we did all spend some great time together enjoying movies, hiking and eating!
I made my gluten free angel food cake (do you see the piece in the center missing...yeah, someone felt like it needed to be tested before the rest of us got our hands on it)...
this stuff is to me what chocolate and bacon are to others...
with coconut to celebrate all the snow!
Speaking of bacon, the illustrator
has found a new way to enjoy all that is brussels sprouts!
This was his creation and he fell in love with it served over mashed yukon gold potatoes.
I enjoyed my oven roasted brussels sprouts over a baked potato smothered with nutrition yeast!
After hiking we enjoyed crockpot lentil stew over steamed cabbage. This was my first time making my lentil stew
in the crockpot and I really liked it. I want to play with the flavors a little more, but I am really loving the crockpot lately.
Well, I guess I need to get moving if I am going to get anything done today. I am off to stretch then time to make some bread!
Labels: beans, cakes, gluten free, main course, soup