Compost Breakfast and Lunch

This week has been packed with studying…24/7 and my last exam before the comprehensive one. It’s been nice because I can sit around in my pajamas all day and sip on some tea. But, I’m ready for something a little more social.

For breakfast and lunch, I have seemed to stick with a mish mash of random things in the fridge, and came out with some unique dishes.

For breakfast, I took some wild rice with mushrooms, left over chicken, over easy eggs and sliced tomatoes.

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After breakfast, I headed to the gym to get a quick workout in. I ended up running 3 miles and attempting a full body circuit. The full body circuit was cut short when all of the sudden the ball flew out from under me while in the middle of the dreaded scorpion. WHICH, I BY THE WAY discovered why I found it so unbelievably difficult. I had been doing 8 reps on one side, and then 8 on the other instead of alternating like in the video.

Anyways, I ended up straining the muscle on the outside of my hip. I ended up limping away from the ball humiliated by the fact that the ball went flying and completely defeated. Mer.

I headed home, grabbed some tea and settled in for an afternoon of conference calls. This tea that my sister had brought home from Trader Joe’s is AMAZING.

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I end up stretching a single tea bag out as long as possible because it’s that good.

For lunch, I took the Enchilada Casserole from the other night and just turned it into a mish mash of deliciousness. I can’t even really say what was in here…It’s not pretty but it was fantastic.

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Unexciting…but it filled me up. I have really found that taking some of the staples from the dinner the night before and just mixing them up can result in something unexpected and perfect for lunch. I also really enjoy putting the over easy egg on top of these compost dishes.

For example, we had mashed potatoes and green beans as side dishes one evening. I took both the green beans and mashed potatoes, added some chicken and topped it with an over easy egg and hot sauce. It was fantastic. The yolk from the egg adds some moisture to the meal and protein where you may be lacking it.

Now I must share, last night I was standing and talking to my sister Maggie about her new dehumidifier. She’s had one ever since college and it unfortunately just broke. She wasn’t too upset because that gave her a reason to go out and buy the one that she had been oogling for a while.

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Yes. That is a dehumidifier shaped like an elephant and yes it does spew moisture from it’s trunk. It almost made me want one.

Well, while she is standing over her new dehumidifier and telling me the sad story about how the store had run out of them, I looked at her reflection on the wall and saw this:

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Do you see it?! Aunt Jemima?! Fill her with syrup and call her Aunt Jemima! I died!!

Tonight I’ve made some cookies…they may or may not have popcorn in them. I’m really really excited about how they came out. I’ll share the recipe with you all tomorrow because they are absolutely worth it.

Happy Friday!!

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