Happy Friday, internets!
The sun is shining and I am in a good mood (rare). Tyler gets outta work early and he’s taking all next week off. And we are going to a corn maze/pumpkin patch tomorrow. And Sunday we are having our Canadian Thanksgiving. You bet your bippy Tyler’s the one sticking his hand up that turkey butt.
I think listening to FIT Radio first thing this AM helped too. I like being in a dancey mood while I’m brushing my teeth and eating spoonfuls of Nutella (and not in that order).
So yesterday, I went shopping. The mall I went to takes forever to walk around, and I got through about 3/4 of it and still hadn’t found anything I was there for. Sure, I tried on stuff that looked good, but either the jeans looked redic on me if I tried to sit down, or they didn’t carry my size shoe. Yeah, I know I know I wasn’t there for winter boots, but dude they were calling to me yesterday. I finally got my tush in a sweet pair of jeans THAT WERE ON SALE- so I figured that justified that boot purchase I scored right after.
You bet the top was on sale, too. Hello, orange clearance sticker! (Wearing the lulu headband from Chelsea– thanks girl!)
Dinner last night was a success. I wanted Mac n Cheese like it was nobody’s business, and I wanted to make it from scratch. So, I played around with this recipe.
Mac n Cheese Y’all
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A box of macaroni
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 c flour
- 1/4 c minced onion
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1.5 cups shredded cheddar
- 2 tbsp Frank’s buffalo sauce
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 8 pieces BACON
Here’s what you do:
- Cook the bacon. Once it’s cooled, crumble and set aside.
- Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Spray baking dish and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a BIG ‘OL skillet, melt butter. Add flour and stir with a whisk (here’s what I did because I was feeling bad ass. I used the same skillet I used for the bacon and I didn’t drain all the grease. I know, it’s fatty, but I have been super healthy all week and I figured a splurge is a splurge is a splurge).
- Add onion, milk and chicken broth and continue stirring with a whisk. Increase heat and stir until it comes to a boil and begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat; add cheese and buffalo sauce. Once it’s fully incorporated, add macaroni, baby spinach and crumbled bacon. (Again, I HAD to add the bacon because I intended for Tyler to eat dinner)
- Pour the mixture into prepared baking dish, top with parmesan and bread crumbs.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to brown the bread crumbs.
I was mindful of my portion because I planned on some cardio afterwards.
And cardio, I did.
25 minutes of SUPER INTENSE spinning, and 10 minutes of sprint intervals. Topped off with 100 stability ball situps.
Ok, and now onto serious conversation. Let’s talk sleeping arrangements. In Boston, Layla had her bed and I had mine. A queen sized bed. And usually Layla slept on her bed, except in the winter and when I wasn’t home. But she had her designated space and I had mine. Since moving here and adding another body into the equation, things are different. She still has her bed, and Tyler and I have our King. Let me draw for you how we usually go to sleep: (note: characters are not drawn to scale)
To clarify, I put a skirt on my character. And no, we don’t smile when we sleep, but that’s how I draw my stick figures.
Then, at some point in the night, when we are sound asleep, something happens.
Tyler is super comfy, and I am smooshed off the bed from the pup. And yes, at that point, I DO have a frown on my face. There is so much dead space in the middle of our bed. It’s like Layla wants me gone, and needs to keep an eye out-from a distance- on Tyler to make sure he gets a good night sleep.
PREPOSTEROUS I SAY.
I have things to do, so I must be off.
Plans for the weekend?