If there is such a thing as “hot spinning,” I’m pretty sure I did it. I hopped on our spin bike around 5pm and rode for 45 minutes in what felt nearly identical to a sauna. Sweat-y. It was in the 90’s today and we don’t have air conditioning so the ceiling fan and an open window was all I had. Glad to be done with that :)
I also got sweaty when I helped Chris for a bit in the yard, shoveling river rock into the backyard for our latest project. I’m super excited, it’s looking awesome! I’m particularly pumped for this one because it involves a new home for my garden. Instead of having all my beds and various containers on the backside of the house, he’s creating a new area and new beds right outside the kitchen. Much more accessible for my “farm to fork” dinners. Which we enjoyed the last of tonight (sad).
I’m officially out of greens. They’ve all bolted so from now on, any strawberry salads will have to be made using store-bought greens. Such a travesty.
And while we’re on the topic of store-bought, here’s a glimpse into what I got at the store today.
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I meal plan and then grocery shop once a week and we try as hard as we can not to go back until the following week. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Here’s what dinners those groceries are going to turn into:
- Sunday: Strawberry Salad
- Monday: Sun-dried tomato, spinach and goat cheese pork loin + corn on the cob (new to me recipe-I’ll be making some modifications to this one)
- Tuesday: Turkey sausage Jambalaya
- Wednesday: Annie’s Shells & White cheddar mac + BBQ chicken
- Thursday: Turkey Burrito/Burrito Bowl
- Friday & Saturday: Camping (Food TBD)
As you can see from the list above watermelon was not included in any of those dinners. While not originally on my list, when I saw it at the store I had to have it and immediately cut it up when I got home. I put some in the fridge for snacking, froze some for some delicious PB watermelon smoothies, and then decided to make some watermelon infused soda water with the rest. It just felt like the right thing to do on a hot day like this.
Watermelon infused soda water:
- 6-8 cans club soda
- 2-3 cubs cubed watermelon
Pour everything into a big jar and enjoy. Note – mint would be awesome with this but when I went to grab some out of the garden I realized I forgot to water it and now it’s dead. Whoops.
And now I’m off watch some TV and waste some time on Pinterest and try not to melt :)
Question for you – how do you handle your grocery shopping? Are you like me and go once a week with your planned out meals? Or do you wing it? Go whenever you need stuff?