May the force be with you

Yesterday was a whirl-wind of stuff.  Or so it seemed because when I went to sleep last night I told Scott it felt like I didn’t get to spend any time with him.  Which of course isn’t true, we did spend a lot of time together during the day but it really felt like we didn’t at all.  Ever have a day like that?  Time sort of flies by and at the end of the day you’re like, “Wait how is it 9pm already?!”

Yesterday was a hot stinking mess.  I was out for my run and only managed to crank out 8 miles before I had to head back home.  The humidity was so thick, you could see it hanging in the air.  I showered and had a bit of a morning snack while watching TV and figuring out how I was going to work the rest of the day.

Yogurt with fresh blueberries and plums along with some homemade granola on top.  I’m almost out of granola so I’m going to have to make another batch soon!  I’m going to start experimenting with it a bit and I hope it works out because I love granola and I would hate to waste ingredients on a failed recipe.

I watched some Food TV which is pretty typical for me on a Sunday morning as I browse the internet and let my bod relax from the week and my most recent long run.  I headed back out in the heat to take care of Rocky and get his walk done before the sun got too high in the sky.  We did a short walk though because it was still crazy humid outside and he was not having any of it.  When we got back home I started prepping things for Sunday Breakfast and Scott was also up.  Hooray!

Prep was easy this week because I was able to use leftovers from the freezer.  This is why I always make a ton of food friends so that I have things to pull out when I need it. :)  I highly recommended giving it a try! I realize that this might mean changing your habits but change is good! Embrace it!

We had glorious buckwheat pancakes.

Topped with yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup along with granola and crushed nuts for crunch and texture.  So good!

And totally filling! Adding a bit of extra toppings to your pancakes will help fill you up and keep you full for longer.  You’ll also find yourself eating less.  Instead of a stack of three, you might only need two or even one and a half!  Pancakes, just like oats, can be topped with whatever floats your boat and what tastes good to you.  Experiment!

Along with the pancakes we had some cantaloupe.  The first cantaloupe of the summer!  It was so delicious!  I love cantaloupe very much.  While it’s not my fave summer fruit, it’s up there!  Growing up we would eat it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on occasion.  It might sound odd but it was totally delicious and refreshing.

After breakfast I did some prep work for dinner and then Scott and I actually had time to game again!

We’re still playing Lego Star Wars and it’s still frustrating me.  Each section has a red brick that you can collect.  They are hidden or sometimes you have to preform a certain task before it appears.  They aren’t easy to find (at least not in the SW game) and we had just found one!  Hooray!  I was on my way over to get it when the scene ended, there was some animation to further the story and we were dropped into the next section.

CURSE YOU Lego Star Wars!  It also reconfirmed my hate for playing a character with a light saber.  Guns are much faster.

Then it was time for dinner!  We were grilling and had to make haste because clouds started rolling in and it seemed like it might start raining soon.  Dinner was super easy and with early prep there was no cleanup needed afterwards.

Those are my kinds of meals!

Grilled cider brined pork chops along with zucchini and yellow squash.  The squash sat in a marinade of:

  • Soy sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Garlic Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Chili Garlic Sauce
  • Olive Oil

It was spicy and perfect!  The chops were tender and totally fully of flavor.  They were thin so they grilled up in a matter of a few minutes.  Scott was nomming away like crazy.  And for some extra veggie power, we had salads.

  • Mixed greens
  • Tomato
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Red onion

Topped with a homemade honey mustard dressing.  So easy to make that you can whip it up in a minute!

  • Dijon mustard
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder (just a touch)
  • Olive oil

Mix and dress!  No exact measurements because depending on how much salad you have will determine how much dressing you need.

Thankfully it didn’t rain on us! But it was really buggy outside so we had to eat inside which was a bit of bummer because I love sitting on the deck enjoying a meal and the outdoors.  During dinner our conversation was all about Star Wars.  I was having Scott explain the story to me because I’ve never seen it.

True statement.

I’m not interested in Star Wars therefore I have never watched Star Wars.  But because all dorky related works can be compared to other dorky related works, a lot of my questions were like:

“Oh, so the Sith or Dark Side is like the Dark Magic in Harry Potter?”

“So is Queen Amidala like Aragorn in that she is a lot older than she looks? She’s old but doesn’t really age?” (I didn’t really get an answer to this!)

Also? Can I just say that speaking as someone who hasn’t even seen the movies, I’m totally not buying the Amidala and Anakin romance.  Sorry. Scott, who has seen the movies and understands the story also agrees that their romance is a little (a lot) unbelievable.  Especially given how much of a prick Anakin is (his words, not mine).

Once we were done eating and ready to sit on the couch to enjoy the rest of the evening and relax, it was 9pm.  Just in time for Holmes!

Or so I thought.

Seems that HGTV decided to change the time Holmes comes on and now shows it at 8pm instead of 9pm.  I don’t recall this getting mentioned anywhere.  The changed caused us to totally miss Holmes!  Grrrr!  We watched a documentary instead because that’s how we roll.  We also had dessert!

Vegan Coconut Sugar Cookies (OHC original)!  With some wine, mmmm.  White wine because it was still super dang hot!  After the documentary (on coal mining because we are such partiers), I crashed out in bed.

How was your weekend my pretties?

This post was part of Homespun Sundays.  If you would like to participate, just let me know! It’s easy!

12 thoughts on “May the force be with you

  1. Heather says:

    Ugh the prequel ones were SOOOOOO bad.

    And that’s almost like my salad dressing – only I use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine. I find the rv one too tart. I can’t eat bottled salad dressing now – it’s too nasty tasting. I’m sure you needed to know that. ;)

  2. Doh, we were mad about Holmes, too! We changed it to watch the episode…and it wasn’t on. Sad. So, we just layed on the couch and read our books :)

    I think we have similar Sundays! Except I haven’t been running in weeks – oops!

    Love Homespun Sundays – any specifics I need to know to participate? I guess that means I might need to actually blog on the weekends? ;) I did make a homemade peach/blackberry crisp yesterday! Recipe will be posted soon.

  3. Hannah wanted to get the Legos Star Wars game but hubby told her that it was too hard for her and he didn’t want to play it! LOL!

    • Kim, she actually might like Lego Batman or Indiana Jones. :) They’re fun and I bet hubby would like them once he started it. He’ll get addicted. Ha! :p
      Brandi, It was totally unfair them changing the time!
      Heather, that’s what Scott said. In fact he waited and just watched the third one one TV. :p I do balsamic too sometimes!
      Monica, I love turtles! That is adorable!

  4. Heather says:

    I only watched 2 out of the 3 and that’s 4 hours of my life I’ll never get back. And you know how I am about movies.

  5. 8 miles in that heat, girl you are a champ! I can’t last more than 4 and I have to break up my long runs with 1/2 outside, 1/2 treadmill.

    I use to like Star Wars but the more I watched, the more they kind of freaked me out. Actually, I think they give me nightmares which is why I probably stopped watching them.

    Great weekend! Glad you enjoyed.

  6. My Monday was like that, gone in a blink of an eye. Your pancakes look great. I’ve been experimenting a lot more with buckwheat and love it! Those cookies look great!

  7. Heather says:

    I have to say I didn’t really like the Lego Star Wars either but I thought it was my gaming inexperience. I find it very confusing and hard to get around. Granted Lego Indy wasn’t much better. That one was even more confusing. And way too long between save points.

    Lego Harry Potter comes out today!

  8. You are too funny! I asked my kids about Lego Star Wars vs the others and they love it the most. They are HUGE Star Wars fans though. In fact, we are watching the first one tonight! I am shocked you have never seen them! You definitely should. They are classics! Watch the originals though. The others are crap! Oh and I LOVE cantaloupe and buckwheat pancakes! Now I am craving both! Have a great night!

  9. 1. “ONLY” managed to crank out 8 miles???? haha that is freakin’ solid man, good work!!!
    2. I LOVE star wars!!
    3. those cookies look amazing!!
    xo have a great week A!

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