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Saturday Dinner Follow Up & Lazy Sunday

Saturday Night Off
Last night I took the night off from cooking. I let Jason do the work while I sat back with a glass of wine. He made a healthier take on chicken piccata using a Quorn cutlet for a Quorn Picatta with roasted potatoes and roasted asparagus with lemon. The sauce was made by sauteing minced red onions, garlic, capers, and white wine. Just at the end you stir in butter. However, I took my sauce portion for the pictures before the butter was added, hence the chunkier sauce in the picture of my plate. If you like capers, then this is the sauce for you!

We ended watching House Bunny after dinner with a bowl of popcorn dressed up with raisins, cranberries and peanut butter chips. Thankfully the movies wasn't as bad as it could have been. It was a silly movie, but sometimes that's just what you want.

Lazy Sunday
The temps today are only in the mid-60's. A drastic change over last weekend's 80 degree temps. I was so hoping to be done with longer sleeves. Sigh. Anyway, Jason was scheduled to do weights today and we were planning on a run. I started off my day with a bowl of PB&J&B Oatmeal. I figured that would sustain me through the run.

After eating, I proceeded to sit my lazy butt on the couch and watch The Food Network. I became lazier and lazier the longer I sat. The thought of running was like pure craziness. However, I had committed to the run in my mind. It was super windy out, so of course that never makes a run feel particularly easy. My sinuses were all clogged up so I was having a really hard time controlling my breathing. All in all, it was a sucky run. But, I didn't slow down or stop, I pushed through and got it done. We only did 3.5 miles today. I felt a little disappointed with myself. But, each day is a new day and each run is different. I also did abs today and stretched. My hamstrings were killing me from yesterday's workout.

We had a super late lunch at Vino's today. Not the healthiest food at all. But we were just wanting to get out of the house, sit back and totally relax. Vino's is most definitely the ideal place to accomplish such goals. Since we ate so late, dinner is still undecided. It will be something very light I'm sure. Perhaps a salad or snacky plate. The plan is to relax and catch up on some DVR'ed shows this evening before heading into the work week tomorrow.

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!


  1. Ha, I hate when I have a sucky run because I really am not in the mood to run and do it anyway. Not sure what's the worst self-beat up, the decision NOT to run or to run anyway and have it suck ;-) so, I know what you mean! I am with you on the lazy Sunday, enjoying the DVR myself tonight ;)

  2. What a gourmet dinner! Yum! I love capers, so I'll have to give that a try!

  3. i agree... its such an awful feeling when u cant give ur workout ur all

  4. Sorry you had a tough run. Not feeling like exercising happens to all of us from time to time. Good for you for getting it done even though you didn't want to. :-)

    Jason did a great job on dinner. Glad you got to relax with a glass of vino.


  5. I can't get myself to run when I'm feeling great! I really admire your dedication, I hope I get there some day!!! I love capers... they're like little balls of goodness. I also love nut butter and jam on oatmeal, heavenly :)

  6. Sounds like a great weekend! Sometimes you just need to relax and watch Food Network!!

  7. I love that "lazier and lazier as the day goes by".. haha oh can I empathize!

  8. Hey Love, I am sorry your run wasn't the best. It will be better next time! Sinus issues are always the worst ;)

    I love that you had the night off last night ;) I think you need that every once in a while! Mmmm nothing beats a saturday glass of wine!

    I wanted to see house bunny, was it good?


  9. great job motivating even though you wanted to stay on the couch and watch the food network. i will think of you next time i can't motivate :)

  10. Hi Sweets!
    Love the asparagus all over that plate. and maybe im just slow but did you change your avatar in the right hand corner of your page? if you didnt, i just actually read your description and it cracked me up, now I "get it" about where's the beach!

  11. Jolene @ To Be Determined You are so right about the run decision. Basically, at that point, either way you're doomed LOL!

    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg I'd love to hear what you think about that sauce if you give it a shot. It's super easy and full of flavor b/c of the capers.

    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel It really is a frustrating feeling. I'll just keep in mind what went wrong and learn from it though - like take allergy meds.

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Yep, got it done and didn't wimp out and stop the run early at least. I was resigned to doing at least 30 mins. I was hoping I'd somehow hit my stride. Oh well, tomorrow. It was definitely nice being the one sitting down while dinner was being made!

    Tess @ Tess Loves Food Made From Food If I hadn't been running with my husband, it's fairly likely I would not have run at all! I would have probably done step aerobics instead. I agree with you on both the capers and nut butters. MMMMM

    Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian yep, relaxing and Food Network go hand-in-hand for me!!

    Alyson @ Nourished Fitness I'm typically not a super lazy person but yesterday was BAD. The longer I sat, the less I wanted to get out of PJs even. Glad I'm not alone on that one.

    Kris @ iheartwellness I should have taken sinus meds for starter, but I think I really just wasn't in the mood to run and did so anyway. House Bunny was a cute movie. It was a little silly. Definitely one that doesn't require a lot of thought.

    Fit and Forty Something Will you think of me and how the run sucked??? LOL ;-) I just have a hard time imagining you not being motivated.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga Yes ma'am I did recently change the avatar! Glad "where's the beach" makes sense now!!!

  12. That's a fancy dinner your hubby cooked up for you! I love boys that can cook :)

  13. Everyone has bad are still a major rockstar in my book!!


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