I know that my posting comes in waves; there are daily posts that dwindle to nothing for a month and then I’ll reappear. I’m sure this is no way to garner an audience, but life happens.
I headed up to Albany after work on Friday, and Mister and I were both equally tired and hungry by the time it got dark out. We agreed on take out from Rain on Lark Street, after having stopped in for a drink last week and agreeing the food smelled and looked promising.
We picked up our takeout, and ate it on the couch with our sweatpants on; which is the best way to eat any and all takeout.
This stuff was really good. It wasn’t nearly as greasy as typical Chinese takeout, and didn’t leave us feeling like bloated, sweaty monsters. There was flavor, texture, and quality to our order, and we would definitely order again. The only thing I didn’t like, was their won ton soup. Interestingly enough, the menu we were looking at online for ordering listed it only as “Shanghai style won ton soup.” The menu on their website lists it as “shrimp and pork won ton.” This additional shrimp information makes a world of difference; when I bit into the dumplings, the filling was almost sausage like in its consistency. Lumpy and almost gristly, it was unappealing. Knowing now that it was shrimp mixed with pork explains it enough, but I wouldn’t order again.
Saturday morning, Mister and I had our second wedding related planning appointment. After a year of being engaged, we set a wedding date and booked a venue. On Saturday, we also confirmed our photographer. Since our wedding date isn’t until June of 2017, we’ve got plenty of time to worry about the small things, and I’m making sure to check off the big ticket items as soon as I can.
Sunday, was when the fun went into full swing. We started the day off with a workout at Flight Trampoline Park, which I can’t recommend enough. Want to work up a sweat, while laughing for about an hour? They have instructor led fitness classes Saturday and Sundays, where you get to jump around barefoot.
Following that class, I got to the serious business of meal prepping.
I like cooking, and I like eating. But with my living/work situation I can’t always find the time to do both well. So I’ve gotten in the habit of cooking up a storm for myself and Mister over the weekend, to last throughout the week.
This Sunday, I cooked up:
3 containers of lean ground beef, riced cauliflower, and mushrooms
3 containers of shredded buffalo chicken salad and broccoli slaw
3 beef burrito bowls with rice, beans, and veggies
4 plain baked/shredded chicken breasts.
1 dozen hard boiled eggs
This, combined with some leftovers, cut up veggies, and my office stockpile of oatmeal will get us both on a good start for the breakfast and lunches for the week. Some will be eaten for dinner depending on our schedule, and I’m sure we’ll grab a sandwich or something else to add to the mix when necessary. But my point is, this took about an hour of grocery shopping and an hour or two of cooking while watching TV.
With the wedding coming up, I’m trying to keep myself more accountable on watching the bank account and my dress size; so making sure we eat healthy meals on a budget is important.