woohoo! it's friday and the work day is over! fridays in advertising usually mean half days - but we haven't seen any so far (hint hint).
this weekend is supposed to have gorgeous weather too - in the low 80s! perfect running weather which is good because i need to catch up on some miles!
i brought my running shoes with me to the beach intending to wake up and run every morning... staying with 8 guys i thought one of them would definitely love to get in a morning workout. nope. i went solo. only one day... of three mornings.
i could definitely get used to running next to the bay! those rum runners held me back from waking up early!
luckily a month ago i found a park one street down from my house (yes, i know i am blind) which has now become my home away from home. i love running in the summertime on trails where you can smell the honeysuckle! i definitely am not a long distance runner, but i try to do at least 3-4 miles a session!
i woke up this morning, took a walk outside and found this lil guy hanging out on my cilantro plant!
a lot of you asked where i got the dresses for dinner and wine in the woods... Forever 21! i hope i can shop there for another 10 years without it looking too young because they have a bajillion different dresses in the summer and they are all under 20 bucks!
it's good to stock up on a few plain summer dresses because you can always layer accessories with them. i like to add color with a fun bib necklace or chandelier earrings (my fav)!
Thanks to Cait at Beyond Bananas I was craving the ultimate comfort food for dinner.... Sloppy Joes. I can't remember the last time I ate that!
How good does that look? Run an extra 1/2 mile and pick up some potato rolls because they are only 50 more calories than your sandwich thins and we all know they taste amazing with comfort food like this!
Make the sloppy joes with turkey and add lots of fresh veggies like jalapeno, onions, grated carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes.
Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes
1 lb lean ground turkey (i always use ground turkey breast, it is the leanest)
2/3 cup onion
1/2 cup green pepper
2 jalapeno peppers
1 cup no-salt-added ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon mustard powder
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Remove seeds from jalapeno peppers and dice.
2 Dice onion and green pepper.
3 Sauté onion, jalapenos and green pepper in EVO then set aside.
4 Cook ground turkey crumbling into little pieces.
5 Drain and return to pan.
6 Over med-high heat add all of the ingredients into the pan.
7 Stir mixture for 3-5 minute.
8 Lower heat to low and simmer for 5-10 min to fuse flavors.
9 Serve on either crusty rolls or hamburger buns.
10 Leave out the jalapeno if you don't like it hot. If you do throw in 2 more.
11 Additions: Try adding diced tomatoes or olives and top with cheese if you so desire.
i'm off to go mow the grass... I expect a call from CL in 15 because he reminded me 5 times on the phone to be careful and not cut any of my toes off! hopefully i can squeeze in a small run afterwards!