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Leftovers for Lunch

September 11, 2010

I really don’t know what I would have done this week if it hadn’t been for leftovers!

Let me take you way back in the past to Thursday when sweet potato and black bean burrito + squash and carrots were on the lunch menu pour moi — Did you know I took 5 years of French in middle/high school?  And all that remains in my memory are random works and fragments of sentences, how sad.

I may or may not have smelled like red onion and cashew cheese when I went to class…

Voskos on the side

Much better than the fig flavor, in my opinion

This fruit salad was part of my afternoon snackage.  I’ve recently become addicted to cereal as a snack but fruit seems much easier to transport to campus.

I then launched into a 48 hour bad blogger phase and managed to take a whole 5 pictures, whoops!

Leftovers sometimes don’t make for the best pictures, but let me just make it known that quinoa lasagne is still good re-heated 3 days later.

Dessert pizza anyone?  When the roomies offer up a combo of sugar cookie and fruit, I always accept!

Ladies Night ——> Lauren feeling less than 100% the next morning.  A breakfast burrito was definitely in order.  P.S. this is a sign that I’ve had one drink too many the night before!

You’ll just have to use your imagination because once I cut into that baby there was no time to stop and take pictures.

Breakfast Burrito of Champions:

  • Egg
  • Black beans
  • Cheese.  I used mozzarella because it sounded better than cheddar on that particular morning
  • Green chili on the side for dipping
  • 1 large flour tortilla.  We got these at the FM and I thought they were simply amazing.  Sadly, they were out of the size I wanted when we went back this morning 😦

Then I got a parking ticket, blehhh.  I guess that’s what I get for parking in 2 hour parking for over 5 hours…

My mother and I dined at the Village Tavern last night and while my big Tavern Salad was quite good, the bowl of clam chowder I ordered as a starter stole the show.

Talk about rich creamy goodness 🙂

We then went back to my parents where we proceeded to look at dogs that are up for adoption for about 2 hours.  We sure know how to have fun on a Friday night I tell ya…

My heart was crying out for this little lady

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Her name is Suzy Q and she’s an 8 year-old blind dachshund.  I was on the verge of tears when I read the description.  Now I keep asking Joey “So when should we go pick up our dog?”  He’s definitely not taking me seriously.

Have I mentioned how difficult it is to fit in training runs alongside school and work?  I’ve been trying to mess around with my schedule so that I can still run during the week.  Right now I have 3 days of cross training/rest in a row which makes running the next day hard!  I don’t know what I’m gonna do, but I’m sure I’ll figure it all out 🙂

Despite my legs feeling a little rusty, we had a good Four.Five mile Fall run.

  • Mile 1 – 9:40
  • Mile 2 – 9:22
  • Mile 3 – 9:22
  • Mile 4 – 9:08
  • Mile 4-4.5 – 8:42 pace!

Finished in about 42 minutes I think and I could not have asked for a better morning.  Cool temps at 9 AM, ahhh so nice 🙂

Eating and produce purchasing at the FM commenced later than usual for us so we got to do some lunch sampling.  We shared an order of pupusas from Tres Pupusas.  What the heck are pupusas you ask?  It’s a traditional Salvadoran dish made with corn flour and filling of your choice, duh!  I went with vegan black beans and organic sweet corn, while Joey went with a cheese and green chili filling.  They look like little pancakes (again, use your imagination because I’m forgetful).

We also snagged up an asian noodle bowl with rice noodles, bean sprouts, cucumbers, lettuce and grilled tofu.  Talk about yum, both of these dishes were spot on!

I came back with carrots, of course.  Yellow carrots, say what? 

Also from the FM:

  • GIANT organic peaches.  They better be worth the $5+ we paid for just 3 peaches!!
  • Potatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes

That’s it?  Wow, I’ve never seen us leave with such a small amount.  Probably because they were out of tortillas and I didn’t see any butternut squash or mushrooms to my liking.  C’est la vie  (maybe I retained more French than I thought!)

We’re exchanging Joey’s truck and a few extra hands to help move my parents flooring for pizza from Proto’s tonight.  They have a cheeseless pizza that is to.die.for.

Wait, when was the last time I actually cooked?  Apparently this blog has become more of a guide to eating out than anything else.  Don’t you worry, I shall be back in the kitchen tomorrow night (or so I hope!)

I hope you do two things today:

#1: Take a moment today to remember those we lost 9 years ago today and the families who were affected by the tragedy.

and #2: Get outside and enjoy some of that fresh fall air 🙂

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2010 2:58 PM

    That soup looks SO good.

    Um PS I feel ya on the “broken fragments” of French thing. I used to conjugate French verbs when I was marathon training…I don’t know why. I was terrible at it.

    • September 11, 2010 6:34 PM

      Hahaha, that sounds like a great way to distract yourself while running!

  2. September 12, 2010 10:34 AM

    I totally took 5 years of french too! I went to Paris last summer – it would definitely come back to you if you were over there!

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