I’m between work and a dinner date with The Husband so I’m going to make this quick.
- First of all, work is AWESOME! I really, really love it. Maybe it’s still the newness of everything that makes me happy but I don’t think so. I’m having a little self-doubt and confidence issues here and there but that’s just me. I’m starting to feel productive and part of the team, although I know still have a long way to go and so much to learn.
- Yesterday I had a few readers point out the GreenLiteBites was hacked. It was not something I wanted to deal with, but thanks to my hosting guy, we got it all figured it. GreenLiteBites is now up and running so any bookmarks you have will now work again. Unfortunately, now I’ve been flagged by Google so this is going to really mess up my incoming traffic. Ugh. I really hate mean people. What was the point? My server guy said it was just malicious to be malicious. There was no other intent he could see. Why bother messing with an archived recipe site? I just don’t get it. Anyway…
- I made it to the gym every day this week before work! I thought maybe there would be some issues but nope. I wake up at 5:30, hit the gym, home by 7:15, help kids get ready for school, take a shower and I’m out of the door by 8. I really don’t know how it’s working but it’s working and with minimal problems. It’s like the family is a well-oiled machine right now. It’s strange!
- Today the CrossFit Open started and I signed up because I enjoy the challenge of it. Right now I’m tied for 108th place in the Women’s Masters 40-44 Rx division.
I’m sure my position will plummet as more people enter their scores but it was fun being on page one for the first few hours this morning.
Okay, I think that’s all I got this week. I’m looking forward to the weekend and tonight’s dinner date. We’re going with friends and then they are coming back to our place to play pinochle. It’s been years since I’ve played but I’m always up for a card game. This should be fun.
Below is my week of office lunches. Besides what I brought here I have beef jerky, nuts, and hummus with beet chips that I keep at work. If you haven’t tried these I highly recommend them. So good with hummus!
Marinated Raw Broccoli Salad
Sunday night I made this with some leftover sun-dried tomatoes we had from one of the Hello Fresh meals. It’s so easy and SO tasty. First I make a simple dressing from:
- lemon juice
- sun-dried tomatoes
Then I add a ton of raw broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces, a bit of feta and some cooked chicken cut into bite-sized pieces (I used the precooked store-bought stuff.) It’s delicious when you let it all sit overnight and then eat room temp. Great for a an office lunch! I wish I remembered to take a photo. It’s pretty, too.
Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Roast Beef
After dinner I decided to use on of the skillets before we cleaned up to make lunch real fast. I sautéed a bag of fresh Brussels sprouts (that I sliced) and the last of some leftover roast beef. Adding a splash of balsamic it was an easy dish to whip up and warmed beautifully in the microwave at work.
Beet Salad with feta, chicken, pepitas, oregano and chives
This is amazing! I buy precooked beets and precooked chicken and mix it with some feta and pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle a little oregano, dried chives, salt and pepper. Delicious!
This was dinner Wednesday night. The Husband made a Fajita bar from Hello Fresh and it was awesome.
I took the leftovers and made lunch for the next day.
Last night I was out of lunch ideas so I just made the beet salad again and brought some leftover roasted cauliflower I had from Tuesday night’s dinner that no one was eating. I swear, leftover roasted cauliflower may be my favorite.
Have a great weekend, guys!