Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snow, Spin & Black Bean Tofu Burgers

Snow & Spin
I know I need to stop ranting about the weather. But this one is a doozy. Yesterday it was "supposed" to be cloudy in the morning then clear off in the afternoon with temps in the lower 40's. Ok. No biggie. Not only did the wind chills keep the temps in the upper 20's, but it certainly never cleared up. When I got off work, it was misting (no umbrella of course because I stupidly trusted forecast) and friends in other parts of the state were posting Facebook pics and posts of snow.

I was just wet and cold by the time I got to my car. Snow would have been preferable and drier. It kept drizzling most of the evening. Jason's alarm went off just before 5am for his master's swim class. Normally the deal is to shut off the alarm ASAP and not wake me up.

He quietly went into the bathroom to change, but then barges out to announce there is snow everywhere. Of course, I'm just a tad annoyed. I mean, I was attempting to go back to sleep. Then I was just shocked. Snow? Early December? Where do I live again?

Yep, this is what we woke up to. It was about an inch and a half in my area. Nothing dramatic, but totally unexpected.

Thankfully, the forecast was more on point today with sunshine and warming temps, finally into the low 40's. So, snow melted away quickly, but not before causing mayhem for commuting traffic.

Lucky for me, I wasn't planning on running outside today, or running at all actually. Intervals really work your legs more than you realize. I feel like I did a short leg workout yesterday. So, what do I do? Spin of course.

I was on the verge of calling it a rest day. But, I sent a quick email to the spin instructor to make sure she had made it into work and was going to teach. And she was. So, I kind of didn't have a super valid excuse. It was actually one of those classes that was tough to the point that it flew by. Too busy cursing my legs to pay attention to the time ;-)

Easy Dinner (Again)
I am definitely on board with the easy dinner boat this week. I almost went with an easy stir fry since I had rice leftover from last night. But I really didn't want rice again. I'm not exactly the biggest fan of rice to begin with. Burritos almost made an appearance, but I'm saving that for tomorrow.

What's the next easiest option? Burgers and fries. I had two leftover Black Bean Tofu Burgers in the freezer and plenty of sweet potatoes on hand.

Plus, baking everything in the oven helped warm up this freezing kitchen, so it was a win-win kind of dinner tonight ;-)

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Sunshine (finally) 
  • Spin class
  • Another easy dinner