Good morning all. It's a beautiful weekend here so I hope you are enjoying similar weather wherever you are :)
I haven't posted in awhile so here are my random Sunday thoughts...
Why do weekends go by so fast?
I totally voted for this Blogger Book Club selection but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to finish it, I hate it so much. I don't remember if ever before I have wanted to reach into a book and smack a character... is that normal?
I had my first ever massage yesterday. I got an $80 massage for $35 at Asi Texeria in Davis Square (located in Samara Yoga Studio). I'm not a big massage person at all (hence why I've never had one) but my back has been really bothering me so I thought it was worth a try. It did go well, but it's still not my favorite way to spend money. If you do like massages though, I would recommend Asi.
After my massage, I went into Starbucks for my first iced Passion Tea of the season. While there I noticed a ton of Tufts University students sitting on laptops. Inside staring at a computer on one of the nicest days of spring so far. It was then that I realized I literally NEVER want to be in school again. I'm so over it.
Good weather and frozen yogurt cures all. Especially frozen yogurt with pink spoons.
In other news, Make Ahead Sunday
I'll admit it now, I'm not ACTUALLY a fan of cooking. I do it out of necessity because I believe it's the cheapest and healthiest way to eat. I also prefer the taste of homemade meals to frozen and take out for the most part. Since I cook out of necessity, rather than pleasure, I like meals that can be made quickly and produce a lot of leftovers. With lunch in particular, I tend to make something on Sunday and eat it for the rest of the week for lunch.
Today I am testing out a recipe from The Simple Dollar (which by the way, if you don't read this blog you should, it's great). It's called Slow Cooker Jamaican Red Bean Stew. Since The Simple Dollar is a money blog, you can be sure it's going to be a cheap meal and it's also ridiculously easy. It took me about 15 minutes to cut up the veggies and throw them into the slow cooker. Now it's just cooking and making the house smell delicious while I go about my day :)
It smells amazing so I can only imagine it will taste amazing, but I'll let you know for sure in my next post. I love lazy-man's meals that will feed me all week.
Other things I enjoy making on Sunday and eating all week include:
- Pizza with tomato sauce, veggies (usually carrots, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms) and black beans.
- Quinoa or Harvest Grain Mix (from Trader Joes) mixed with veggies, beans and topped with mango.
- Hummus- I like lemon garlic, roasted red pepper and Eric's amazing sweet potato hummus the best.
- Barilla Plus Pasta (seriously try it) with veggies and a little bit of olive oil.
It summary, I like to take some kind of bread/grain and mix in a bunch of beans and veggies haha.
Do you make ahead meals on Sunday? If so, what do you make? What are you all up to this weekend?