Hi, guys. Happy Monday! Are we all feeling rested and rejuvenated from the weekend?
I sure am – our weekend was the perfect combination of fun, productivity and relaxation. And the weather in Charlotte was soooo perfect.
I’m taking the approach of loving Mondays now because they provide a blank slate of things we can accomplish and do. I’m linking up with HoHo’s and Trish’s Weekly Wrap to look at some things from last week and the weekend for my three F’s – food, fitness and fun!
Meeting Siggi at a local dietitian event in Charlotte. There was an awesome yogurt bar, some jokes from Siggi, and he showed us his secret yogurt recipe! He’s very personable and has great stories to tell. Also, his yogurt is da bomb and has lower sugar than similar Greek yogurt brands. You should try it!
A lovely brunch on our porch, enjoying the 65 degree weather and sunshine! Omelets, veggies, hashbrowns, avocado and toast!
Enjoying some of Charlotte’s breweries with friends!
Walking around Davidson’s campus – it’s so beautiful and their downtown is the cutest. I didn’t take the most beautiful picture I’ve realized but just imagine endless rows of trees, beautiful brick architectural buildings, and a lively downtown.
Food: Never a dull moment in this category! Last week and weekend brought great food, both in the kitchen and eating out!
Banana Cream Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. I’ve had a small amount giftcard forever, so Ed and I picked up some cheesecake to go. Did you know they’re up to $7.50 a piece per cheesecake?! Hence, why we never go. But, this tasted like heaven and was worth the sugar coma I suffered after.
My first crock pot experience!!! I know – how behind the times am I? I think this will become a regularity. I used this recipe as my base, and it turned out delicious. I think it needed a little more spice though! We used four chicken breasts, and had leftovers for a few meals after. So easy.
I made cinnamon buns! From scratch…well sorta. Thanks to Minimalist Baker’s super easy recipe. I feel so accomplished. These were so buttery and flakey, and full of deliciousness. Honestly, I was afraid I wouldn’t activate the yeast right or they wouldn’t rise, but alas, success! Next up, I’ll be baking a cake from scratch on Food Network – watch out!
This was a heavier running mileage week, probably due to the nicer warmer weather and sun. I Ran 40 miles for the week! Some longer, some shorter but happy with how I was feeling!
I also made it to three hot yoga classes last week, which felt amazing both mentally and physically. Supplementing my running and using it to stretch (and for strength) has been so invigorating.
I also did alot of walking, and listening to podcasts. Never underestimate the power of a good walk!
Aside from the 3 F’s, I published two new recipes, including a strawberry coconut overnight oats recipe for American Heart Month and a cheesy veggie gnocci with pancetta, and we got a lot of house cleaning done too!
Have you ever made cinnamon buns?
What’s your favorite easy crockpot dinner?