What I Ate Wednesday

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Thanks once again to Jenn for hosting.

WIAW Breakfast April 23 2013

I went out for breakfast at Eggs Oasis. I decided on french toast with strawberries and whipped cream. You can’t go wrong with that combination.

WIAW Lunch April 23 2014

Lunch was a cheese burger and fries at South Street Burger Co.

WIAW Dinner April 23 2014

For dinner I made stuffed peppers. They turned out better than usual for some reason, even though I made them how I usually do.

What’s your favourite breakfast food when you go out to eat?

Easter 2014

Easter Cinnamon Rolls April 20 2014

Easter started off pretty good with cinnamon buns and fruit for breakfast. As soon as the cinnamon buns came out of the oven everyone seemed to smell them and get out of bed. It’s interesting how well they worked to get everyone moving.

Easter Breakfast April 20 2014

The cinnamon buns were served along with some fruit. Pineapple is one of my favourites, so I couldn’t resist taking a few extra pieces of it.

Tulips April 20 2014

I found some tulips while I was at the grocery store a few days before Easter. I though they’d look great on the table, so I got them. They make me smile every time I look at them.

Easter Table April 20 2014

I thought our Easter table looked pretty. For dinner we had ham, salad, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, buns, fruit, and a few more things I’m sure I’m forgetting. It was all delicious. It’s amazing how fast it gets eaten when you consider how much time it takes to get it all ready.

What was your favourite part of your Easter dinner?

Week in Review

Cheese Tortellini April 14 2014

I was at the grocery store trying to figure out what to make for dinner one night when I saw these colourful cheese tortellinis. How can you resist something that’s so pretty? It ended up being a quick easy meal which I was thankful for.

Corona April 17 2014

I ended up going out for lunch after work on Wednesday. Since I was done work and school for the day I decided to splurge and get a beer with my meal. While I just got a burger at the pub, it was just what I needed.

 

Thursday night was date night since neither of us had to work the next day. We watched part of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which I had never seen before. We also played Cards Against Humanity. It was my first time playing it and everything I heard about it was true: it degenerates into craziness pretty quick.

Snow April 17 2014

Friday it was pretty miserable. It was cloudy and snowy and definitely didn’t feel like spring. At all.

Snow in Spring April 18 2014

I guess I should be thankful we didn’t get more snow, cause the mountains just to the west got a lot more snow that we did in Calgary. Luckily the snow didn’t last very long and the next day it had melted.

Sunday was spent with the family and having Easter dinner.

What was the highlight of your week?

Weekly Workouts

Even though it was a short week  due to Easter, it felt just as busy as usual (maybe it was because I was trying to fit 5 days of work into 4). I managed to get in two workouts this week.

Tuesday I attended a beginner ashtanga class. It wasn’t my usual one, but it was still a great class. I was sweating within just a few minutes and by savasana I was thankful that the class was almost done.

Yoga Easter Chocolate April 19 2014

Saturday afternoon I went to a community yoga class. All the teachers donate their time and 100% of the money goes to charity. I get a great yoga class and I do something good too. One of my favourite teachers was teaching. She really focused on the basics which was kind of nice. During savasana came around and put a couple chocolates on everyone’s mats. You can’t go wrong with a yoga class that ends with chocolate.

What was your favourite workout this week?

Seed Starting 2014

Back in March I ordered some seeds online from Baker Creek. Although I still had a pretty good selection from last year, I needed to replace some that I had used up and I also wanted to try some new ones.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (9)

Since I didn’t have any zucchini seeds left, I got 2 kinds this time. I’ve had pretty good luck with zucchinis in the past, so I’m hoping this year is just as good.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (6)

I was also out of bean and pea seeds, so I stocked up on both of them. The scarlet runner beans should be really pretty and add a little color to the vegetable garden.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (7)

I’ve never tried to grow broccoli before, so we’ll see how it goes. I did have a friend who was able to grow it in Calgary, so I know it’s possible. I ordered more basil seeds as well cause there’s nothing better than fresh herbs from the garden.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (8)

I also ordered more greens. I have plenty of seeds left from last year, but I thought it would be fun to have more variety. Lettuce is great to have in the garden as it’s so productive – it just keeps growing after every harvest.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (1)

These were most of the seeds that I started inside at the beginning of the month. I haven’t had much success with the eggplant or peppers in previous years, so I’m really hoping they work this year.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (2)

My set up for starting the seeds is pretty basic. Plastic beer cups from the dollar store with holes in the bottoms, soil from my local garden centre, popsicle sticks from the dollar store as tags, and blue bins (also from the dollar store). For more details on how I start the seeds indoors, check out this post I did a couple years ago.

Are you a gardener? Have you started planting yet?

Week in Review

Lately it’s felt like the weeks fly by. Between working and school there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Hopefully things will slow down a bit in the next couple weeks.

Monday night I ended up going to yoga. The beginner ashtanga class is starting to become one of my favourites now that I’ve been a couple times.

Poppadums April 7 2014

While I was waiting to pick up a prescription I was wandering around the grocery store, and I found pappadums. I had no idea you could find them there, as I’ve only ever had them at Indian restaurants. While they weren’t as good as at the restaurant, they weren’t too bad either.

DQ Blizzard April 10 2014

Thursday afternoon I found some time to get a blizzard. For some reason I always go with Skor, it’s my favourite.

 

Friday night was pretty low key as it had been a long day (work, school, then another job), so I decided on watching Inception and then going to bed. Saturday was date night, which was a pretty great way to wind down after a full week.

What’s your favourite flavour of blizzard?

What I Ate Wednesday

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Thanks as always to Jenn for hosting.

WIAW Breakfast April 9 2014

Breakfast was cereal, an orange, and some strawberry yogurt.

WIAW Lunch April 9 2014

For lunch I had a wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with lettuce and chicken salad. I had carrots and hummus on the side.

WIAW Dinner April 9 2014

Cabbage rolls were for dinner. They’re always so perfect with sour cream. I usually don’t have them very often, so whenever I do eat them they’re extra special.

Bowmont

Bowmont April 5 2014 (1)

Saturday morning I went for a walk in Bowmont. It was the first time I had been there in a few months. Between the never ending winter and working lots I hadn’t had many opportunities to go, and when I did have time it was cold/snowing.

Bowmont April 5 2014 (2)

Although I was only out there for about half an hour, it felt pretty good to spend some time outside. Bowmont is always a good place for me to think. I put on my ipod, walk, and spend some time thinking about things.

Bowmont April 5 2014 (3)

Although I didn’t see any crocus out yet, I’m thinking they’ll be coming out soon. It’s exciting to see my first one every year. It’s a sign that spring is finally on it’s way!

I ended up covering about a mile and a half in just under half an hour. I ended up stopping a couple times to take some photos and take in the views.

Week in Review

Lillies April 4 2014 (1)

It’s been another cold week here in Calgary. It feels more like February rather than April. Luckily it’s supposed to warm up over the weekend and stay warm next week. We bought these lilies a few days ago. They cheer me up when I walk past them. It’s like there’s a little pop of spring inside even though there’s snow outside. 

Chocolate Sheep April 4 2014 (2)

I ended up buying this chocolate lamb at the grocery store the other day. Aero is one of my favourite chocolate bars and I needed a little something. It’s hard to believe that Easter is only two weeks away.

This weekend looks like it will mostly be spend doing homework, although I’m hoping to fit in a little fun on Sunday. I was hoping to get to Canmore Uncorked’s craft beer festival on Saturday, but I couldn’t find anyone to go with me, and tickets are sold out now. I guess there’s always next year.

I haven’t been to yoga in a week. I’m really missing it, but my wrists haven’t been doing great lately and I don’t want to make them worse. I’m hoping they’ll feel better soon and I can get back to going to classes.

What are your plans this weekend?