Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stir Fry, Lame Salad, Bad Picture Day?

Thank you guys for all of the exercise variety ideas. Some of the suggestions were swimming laps, playing tennis (or sports in general), Pilates and hiking.

Thursday was a quick day at work (hooray). I came home and prepped dinner and got to work on my weekly house cleaning. I had planned a run today but one of my friends was in desperate need of a Body Step sub, so I ended up teaching for her.

For dinner, Josh got a traditional stir fry with ground turkey, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, snow peas, baby corn and stir fry sauce. The whole bowl was topped with sesame seeds:

My original plan for myself was re-fried beans with veggies, but I was a little more time constrained (due to having to drive to the gym to teach), so I made myself a salad (romaine, spinach, broccoli slaw, broccoli, green bell pepper, pinto beans, salsa) and a side of cantaloupe (mmmm):


Any Twilight fans out there? Did you hear about the conventions going on? There are two that are coming near me: Charlotte and Atlanta. I may have to go!
Tomorrow is FRIDAY!! What are your weekend plans?

39 comments:

Pam (Highway to Health) said...

Ahhh I love twilight!! I wish I could go. I would totally do that this weekend.

Esi said...

Lol, I am still not a Twilight fan...yet.

Bec said...

twighlight conventions? Man I so want to go!!! Can't wait for new moon :)

Lauren said...

You are such a good wifey to make your man a wonderful dinner and spend less time on yours. Wow, he is one lucky boy. ;)

TGIF!!!! Ugh, the weekend looks nice and open and relaxing. Love those weekends!

Lizzy said...

i read the first twilight and i couldnt get hooked! woops. LOL


Tomorrow night i'm having an old fashioned sleep over with my cousins! i'm so excited! what are you up to?

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Oooh, I haven't had baby corn in forever! I'm so excited for the weekend. The husband and I have declared ourselves on staycation, so we've been turning down plans because we have no plans! hehe

THE ACTORS DIET said...

love baby corn! i used to eat it right out of the can as a kid....it was the only "vegetable" i devoured.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

You are such a busy little bee! BZZ! I love it :) Now that I have been taking group fitness classes I've been thinking about you! SO wish you were my instructor It must be so hard! How do you talk while exerting yourself and being the prototype for everyone in the class?! Truly incred :)

Maria said...

Did you see the movie Twilight? I haven't yet, it looked kind of cheesy but maybe I will watch it anyways. I hope you have a good Friday! I have tomorrow off:) I plan on going running, cleaning, and maybe baking.

Nicci said...

I've been craving cantaloupe all weekend. i really need to buy some tomorrow. lol
have a great night

fittingbackin said...

LOVE Twilight!!! Conventions? What? I'm in Atlanta. What? I must research. Thank you for bring this important news to the forefront - eek!

wholebodylove said...

I am spending a long weekend with Snuffy who is sick right now :( Mallard has fantasy football drafts Sunday. So, I am making him some "guy food" to take along!

insideiamdancing said...

Ah...stir-fry looks great. I think I am going to make one tonight!

I have never seen/read any twilight stuff! Think I need to so I know what everyone is talking about...

Weekend plans? Nothing yet, though likely to involve some more baking!

Yum Yucky said...

So I scrolled down...and there's the cantaloupe, which makes me feel worse for trashing the cut up "lopes" I forgot to eat. Ugh.

Ooo. Baby corn! Totally different from baby (toe) corns. LOL

lesley said...

Awww, I'm glad it's Friday : )

I have yet to read or watch Twilight ... am I really missing out??

Miz said...

my plans are entertaining my parents and sneaking away for 2 hours saturday night of tattooage.

Im 40 going on 13.

Madelin said...

LOVE TWILIGHT!!! May have to re-read breaking dawn very soon, am having Edward and Bella withdrawl!! I never knew they did conventions! Don't think they do them here in Australia.

Deva said...

Mmmm... both dinners look so good :-)

Ada said...

That salad does not look lame, it looks delicious! This weekend I don't have many plans because it's supposed to severely thunder storm here:( I hope you have a fun one!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am actually not a Twilight fan! *gasp* I know! But, it would be cool for you since you like it! :-) This weekend I am cleaning and just getting ready for college that starts Monday!

Krista said...

Love cantaloupe!

No special plans fo rhte weekend. Just relaxing! :)

Angharad said...

I think both those dinners look delicious! Refried beans are so good - why haven't I had them recently?!
This weekend I will pack-pack-packing to move next weekend! Oh the joys!

Laura W said...

That is so funny that they have Twilight conventions! Come to Atlanta... just a (boring, lol) 5.5 hour drive away. I clicked on the link and it's at the Westin Buckhead, which is right next to the 2 big malls in Atlanta!

Erica said...

Laura: Twilight and shopping? =greatest weekend ever hehe

Holly said...

not a twilight fan, but i am a fan of the weekend! a long run, farmer's market and relaxing!!!

have a fabulous weekend dear :)

K from ksgoodeats said...

I don't know what it is about baby corn but I've never been able to eat it - is that weird?! Anyway, your dinners look fantastic and woohoo for a quick day at work!

My weekend plans are up in the air. I have to work tomorrow but other than that? Who knows! I hope you have a great Friday :)

foodnfit said...

Yum that stir fry looks really good, I love those baby corn!
I thought I was a major Twilight fan but I know nothing about these conventions! :(

Holly said...

Okay so normally I would consider conventions nerdy but I would sooooo go to that one! LOL. Any chance ya think RPattz would show? Mmmm....

Diana said...

Shut UP. Twilight conventions? No wonder one of my fave gossip bloggers (dlisted.com) calls those people Twiloonies! LOL

I'm a fan of the series but I dunno about a whole convention...though I did recently dream of R-Pattz. ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

They have conventions for Twilight?

So jealous of Stephanie Meyer...

Molly said...

As a somewhat-frequent reader of your blog, I have a question that is NOT AT ALL meant as criticism. The food that you make for your husband always seems super-healthy, but you always make different meals for yourself. I'm curious as to why you do that.

Also, I always feel so much pressure to eat what friends/ my boyfriend / my parents are eating...how do you justify eating a salad rather than a "bulkier" meal or always making something different (and much less caloric) for yourself?

I love your blog and your attitude, so I really hope that this question comes across just as curiosity, not criticism! have a great weekend.

Erica said...

Hey Molly! Thank you for the great question. First- I usually make something different for myself because I do not eat land based meats (chicken, beef, pork) and my husband does. So thats the main reason. Second- I sort of like to make what I'm in the mood for and if thats a cold salad after I'm a sweat monster from teaching, thats what I will have :). In terms of calories, I never show EVERYTHING I eat. I'm a snacky person and eat about 6 meals per day (breakfast, mid morning, lunch, mid afternoon, dinner, after dinner)- its just what works for me. Where as Josh eats your standard three meals with maybe a single snack a day. I don't keep full track of all my calories, but I make sure in general I am getting enough fat, protein, and calories in general to keep me fueled! Hopefully that helps! :) Let me know if there are any follow on questions.

brandi said...

twilight conventions? I haven't read the books or seen the movie. I guess I need to catch up :)

i'm hoping for a football scrimmage tomorrow, but we'll see!

Alison said...

I missed teh recent Mpls TW convention but want to go next year. I am obsessed with twilight.

Anna said...

I loooove baby corn! I need to buy myself a can sometime soon. Twilight convention?? I demand a full recap if you attend!

Lori said...

Love the title. The mention of a "lame salad" made me laugh. I've had many of those myself.

Headed to a birthday party tomorrow night, but other than that hopefully it will be a quiet weekend. I'm still pretty wiped out from travel. For as much as I love to do it, I'm a wimp with being worn out when I return. :)

gina (fitnessista) said...

i'm going to check out the link to see when the atlanta one is-- if you go, i'll meet you there!! i LOVE twilight
hope you have a great weekend <3

thedallasceliac said...

Thanks for stopping by. Glad to find another Misto fan - I was sure I was the only one! :) Your salad looks delicious.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I wish I knew of a Twilight convention near me. How fun!