Forgotten Salads & My Run
Do I have the best boyfriend in the world? Or do I have the best boyfriend in the world?
I was taken totally off guard when I received these at work. There was absolutely no occassion I could think of! Turns out it was just to thank me for letting him use my car while he was here last weekend and to brighten my day.
Day sufficiently brightened. They’re gorgeous!
This afternoon I started tweeting about needing a sweet potato recipe for dinner. I had some in the pantry and was craving one for dinner, but had no idea what to make with it. It needed to be quick and simple because I was in a bit of a rush after work.
And then as I was driving home I saw a billboard with a salad on it.
I always forget that I can make salads at home, probably because I don’t think of salad as something that will fill me up. I’m also not very good at making them because I don’t know what flavors go together. But I knew we had some veggies I could roast and a bunch of mixed greens to use up, so my wheels started turning.
I started with a base of mixed greens and spinach:
Then I pulled roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms out of a 400 degree oven and placed them on top.
My salad was finished with a drizzle of Annie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette and an over easy egg.
To round out my meal I had two whole wheat tortillas. I am obsessed with the kind I buy at Whole Foods. They taste so buttery!
Awesome dinner. Hopefully I remember to get creative with salads more often!
Dinner had to be quick because I was off to a special event at 7pm. My Run is a documentary that was playing only tonight in select theatres across the country. It follows Terry Hitchcock, a man who lost his wife to breast cancer and was lost as to how to go on with his life. He got the crazy idea to run from his home in Minneapolis to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta to raise awareness for the thousands of kids that live in single-parent homes. Terry was 58, had never run, and had heart problems. His journey would mean running a marathon a day for 75 days.
The movie was not so much about running as it was about personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, and beating the odds. While inspiring in that way, it also made me excited for my marathon. If this man can run 75 of them, I sure as heck can run one! I’ll definitely be thinking of Terry during my race.
I had an Iced Oatmeal Raisin Luna Bar during the movie and just now snacked on bowl of cereal, mixed nuts, and dried cranberries before bed. Hope you all had a great Thursday (and that some of you enjoyed some chocolate for me!)
- Do you make your own salads often?
- Have a favorite filling combo?