To convince myself to leave my warm cozy bed and pjs at an ungodly hour, I made myself a sinfully delicious bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter, brown sugar, and a spoonful of mini-chocolate chips...every bite was ah.maz.ing. Seriously, I know this bowl was just LOADED with sugar and wasn't exactly the healthiest start to the day, but it was good for my soul (and probably still a healthier choice than a big starbucks muffin!).
I made it to school super early to prep for the week and get my brain back in Teacher Mode (nothing worse than scrambling on a Monday morning, except maybe scrambling on a Monday after a break!). My kiddos, miraculously, weren't too crazy and our day went relatively smoothly! (Except for when I told them a little white lie that lunch recess was going to be cancelled...my "hook" into a new unit on persuasive writing, more to come on this soon!) Everything went smoothly, that is, until I BANGED my knee on the corner of a low cabinet in my classroom this afternoon. My god. That one stung...actually, it is still REALLY sore. This job is just plain dangerous sometimes! Anyways, I nixed my plans for a treadmill run and came home to, believe it or not, cook myself dinner. Shocked? I am too.
Three "pots" (well, 2 and a blender), 20 minutes, and the easiest dinner ever was done! I had quinoa with (frozen) sitrfry vegetables smothered in mmmm sauce (find the recipe at mamapea's here!). Easy, yummy, and vegan!
Now, faced with a rare free evening, I'm putting up my feet, icing my swollen knee, and watching my newest guilty pleasure, Breaking Bad. Have you watched that show before? Holy intensely awesome. Thank you, Netflix instant!!
Teachers, how was your first day back?
What's your favorite quick-cook meal?