Here I go again, lamenting about the fact that summer is pretty much over. It was a fast, but enjoyable one for sure. It was also one full of surprises: I started this blog, AND have stuck to my decision to get fit and healthy. I also met some lovely food bloggers, like Mrs. Adventure, My Little Space, 40 Day Kedge, and All Kinds of Hungry.
But the fall is definitely one of my favorite times of year, with college football and professional hockey back in action, not to mention the plethora of fun holidays. What are some of your favorite things to do in the fall? Do you have any fun fall-like dishes?
Wednesday breakfast included an egg sandwich on Arnold whole-wheat sandwich thins, plus some watermelon and blueberries, and an iced coffee.
Well, some of my Wednesday was kind of eaten up by a haircut appointment. Long story short, what should have taken 90 minutes tops took about three hours. BOO! Oh well, you move on, right? Lunch came a little late because of the delays, but my veggie sandwich was well worth the wait. I had some spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots on Arnold whole-wheat bread with roasted garlic hummus from Athenos. Plus, I added one of my homemade pickles!
I did snack on a part-skim mozzarella string cheese later in the day, too.
We consulted SparkPeople's Chef Meg once again, as we prepared her Healthy Chicken Vegetable Casserole for dinner. It seemed like a lovely mix of colorful veggies and protein, so why not, right? We used yellow and orange bell peppers, broccoli, and zucchini with whole-wheat penne from Rotini. For extra kick, Ryan added some cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes to the cheesy sauce. Fabulously filling entree for dinner!
Because it's September and because you still have that feeling of starting fresh, Ryan and I decided that we'd like to do something once a month and make it a habit. I suggested doing brunch or lunch every third Sunday at a new Chicago spot, but he opted for movie night. HAHA! I'll keep ya posted.
I rounded out my Wednesday evening with some Siggi's plain yogurt with honey and strawberries, my new issue of Time Out Chicago, and some Criminal Minds re-runs. How was your day? Thanks for reading.
Does this time of year, with the school year starting, motivate you to start something new?