Happy Monday, blogger land! I hope you all had a restful and fun weekend.
I was able to get out of work early on Friday to get ready for a girl’s night with my friend Danielle. I made a delicious dinner of Caprese chicken (recipe coming later!), sauteed zucchini, and some delicious rosemary bread with dipping oil.
It was delicious and a great way to kick off the weekend!
Saturday and Sunday were spent relaxing, running errands, household chores, and getting all caught up on Breaking Bad. I know, I’m really exciting. I did get in my Sunday run in Colonial Williamsburg yesterday and covered 3 miles.
I’m loving this little Sunday morning ritual and can’t wait until the cooler weather rolls in and Williamsburg gets all fall-ish outside!
It’s officially football season, so that means I have the house to myself every Sunday. Riley and his friends have a weekly tradition of getting together, making lots of food, and watching the games all afternoon. Some days I miss not having him around and other days I welcome having some rare alone time.
Yesterday I used the alone time to get the house in order and do my laundry. I also made some quick butternut squash soup.
I bought some steam-in-the-bag butternut squash from Target a while back and decided to alter the recipe they gave on the package.
I steamed the squash in the microwave and sauteed some diced onion in a small pot. Once the onion was cooked down I added some chicken stock, the cooked squash, a dash of nutmeg, and some pepper. Once it was heated, I used my immersion blender to puree the mixture, then took it off the heat and added a generous dollop of fat-free, plain Greek yogurt (probably about a cup’s worth).
Once in the bowl I topped it with some chopped bacon and another dollop of Greek yogurt. I have to say, it was pretty good for being spur of the moment! It didn’t really blow my socks off, but I could definitely play around with it if I tried again.
Hitting The Road
Today marks the beginning of the official fall travel season at work. Working in college admission means I travel about 5-6 weeks a year visiting high schools and doing college fairs. I actually really love it! I love the change in pace and getting out of the office for a while.
This trip I’m headed down to Charlotte, NC, for the next few days. Charlotte is by far one of my favorite places to visit. The people there are so nice and there’s a ton to do. I’m hoping to check out some new places in town this year, so if anyone’s from the area and has any good tips, let me know!
I laid in bed this morning for about 30 minutes until my cat start meowing at the door. Coco has this sense of when I’m being lazy and always knows just when to start bugging me to get up! Since I stayed in bed too long, I didn’t make it to the gym, which is fine since I usually take Monday off anyway.
For breakfast, I poured a bowl of cereal and topped it with peanut butter and sliced bananas. Simple and easy!
Well, I’m off to pick up my rental car and pack, then I’m hitting the road. My goals is to be settled in my hotel before the big Redskins game tonight. I’m so excited to watch the first game!
Have a great day!
Do you travel for work?
What was your favorite meal of the weekend?