(wine tasting at Belhurst Castle)
So, after a disastrous THREE hour commute to work yesterday and an additional foot of snow predicted today, I declared a self-imposed snow day today. My car (Rav4) is fantastic in the snow aside from the problematic feature of the windshield wipers freezing up, which is an issue when I thereby can’t see. Yeah. Didn’t want to do that again.
After sleeping in until a leisurely 10:00 A.M., I sat down at the kitchen table with my coffee and oatmeal and got to schemin’ about lunch. This is the easiest “recipe” (really, you’re just throwing things together) and it is so so delicious. In fact, I think it may be my new default lunch!
First, gather your ingredients. You can get creative- this is my third time having this wrap this week (and it’s only Wednesday!) and each wrap has been different).
Spread on the “spreadables” (goat cheese, mango salsa, garlic hummus and artichoke tapenade) and pile on the veggies.
Fold the wrap (yes, I had to google “how to fold a wrap”) and enjoy!
Veggie Packed Lunch (or dinner!) Wrap
- handful of button mushrooms, chopped
- handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped
- handful of baby spinach
- goat cheese (enough for one wrap)
- artichokes, chopped
- Delicious artichoke tapenade from Trader Joe’s
- wrap of your choice (I like the sun-dried tomato wraps)
- Lay wrap flat and spread on hummus, goat cheese and salsa
- Add veggies
- To wrap, fold the top and bottom of wrap first. Then, cover the middle with the sides and you should be good to go!
Easy, delicious and filling!
What else does a snow day entail?
A form of cross-training that I think a lot of us are familiar with these days:
Shoveling! Poor Mr. B- he so desperately wants to be outside with me but as soon as his little body hits the snow, he starts shaking uncontrollably! I haven’t shoveled in a while- man, it is a really good workout!
After that, I still wanted to get a run in. Unfortunately, my gym was closed because of the weather. My brother’s wasn’t though and they just gave me a free seven-day pass! Awesome! It probably has something to do with the fact that my brother pretty much lives there 😉
I got a nice quick three miles in doing what is becoming my favorite interval workout:
- Quarter mile @ 5.4
- Quarter mile @ 5.7
- Quarter mile @ 6.0
- Quarter mile @ 7.1
Honestly, I really like this ensemble. It took me almost a mile to get to that point though. The pants kept riding down, which was really frustrating. However, after a little sweat they fit perfectly! I’m glad too because I want to get a lot of wear out of these pants! Has anyone else had this happen with a lululemon crop? I have a few other pairs of pants from them that fit perfectly so I was surprised by the riding down issue.
I have some pretty exciting blog stuff coming up- Julie is going to be doing some design/transitioning work for me and I am stoked! I added a recipe tab (though I still have a lot to add!) and am looking forward to some fun changes!
So, was today a snow day for you? I am ready for winter to be overrrrrr. On a bright note, Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow, which means early spring! Woo! I don’t really buy it but I’ll take what I can get :p.