Did a little evening workout tonight in the yard. It was less than 6 minutes, but a fun one.
We were making a little video for you. Yes, the boys and I.
I still can’t run (I’ll have an injury update soon), but I can do some home workouts for you.
Isn’t that nice?
some new shades to test out
and some rambunctious toddlers that really wanted to “do a workout”.
So we did. New gear and all.
I bet you can’t wait. Ha.
Oh, and thanks for your feedback about the spin thing. I’ll make sure to share my next spin class and songs. Yay! Maybe that will help me plan a bit better too. Win win.
After I wrote my last post, I ventured down and found my plants.
They’d been moved to inside the aviary.
Yes, we have aviaries at our house. Jessica and Kori- similar to a zoo. Ha.
Anyhoo, my plants looked safe and sound.
Right next to our gouldian finches.
Couldn’t get a good picture. They didn’t like my camera (or maybe they just didn’t like me).
Some random eats as of late:
After finishing off some serious boxes of cereal like nobody’s business last week, I’ve been trying to be a little more sensible with my eating.
Yesterday I had a spinach salad with chicken and some Yum Hum dressing.
Today I had the easiest lettuce turkey wrap ever.
Just three ingredients.
Roasted turkey breast, Trader Joe’s Hot and Sweet Mustard and Romaine lettuce leaves.
The perfect snack while I waited for my sweet kabocha squash to roast.
Oh and I said I was going to fill that baby up, and fill it I did.
It’s just not fair to show you that picture, but man oh man I can’t wait to share that magnificent creation.
I’ve got another kabocha squash post in the works. Those never get old, do they?
They weren’t fans of the burnt ones. Go figure.
and because my acupuncture lady told me to start eating jicama, I roasted that too.
May I just say it was darn tasty. I’m seriously convinced you can roast just about anything and with the right seasoning it will be delicious.
1-2 jicamas (or however many you feel like roasting up)
non stick cooking spray (and/or a little oil of choice)
seasonings: Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning, Pink Sea Salt, Garlic Salt, Garlic, Cayenne, Paprika, Mixed Peppercorns, etc.
Peel and slice the jicama. Eat a few pieces while you do. Try to get your toddlers to eat a few too (key word is “try”). Make sure not to get the pieces they spit out mixed with the clean pieces you cut for yourself.
Place sliced jicama on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.
Spray pieces with non stick spray and season as desired. (I used all the ones listed above.)
Bake at 400 convection for about 20-25 minutes. (Not sure of the exact time. It was enough time to clean the floor really quick and give the boys their baths.)
Who knew, right?
Isn’t it cute?
Besides being cute, I really liked the taste. It was a bit sweet, but had a good little crunch to it. I think it will go nicely with a variety of different things.
You’ve missed those dinner pictures, yes?
My dessert tonight was pretty epic (as usual), but I’m too lazy to explain it all so I’ll show you last night’s instead.
I don’t mess around.
I ate it while working in the office and holding a heating pad on my crotch (in case you care).
Tonight while the boys were eating their dessert (these chocolate veggie muffins from Costco that they love), Judah asked me if I was going to have dessert.
I replied “Of course. I love dessert.”
Joaquin said, “You love a lot of things mama. You love carrots and squash and sweet potatoes too.”
And that I do.
Then I said, “I also love you.”
He liked that one a lot.
Note: Obviously my thoughts and prayers are still with all those affected by the Boston tragedy Monday, but I thought I’d try to switch gears for a bit.
Which reminds me, the comments were awesome about how to talk to your kids about it all a couple of posts back.
I actually got this email in my inbox the other day with some great tips about how to address news issues with your children and thought I should pass it along.
Do you eat jicama?
Have you ever tried roasting it?