leftover heaven

I kicked off the morning with a English muffin topped with leftover sweet potato scramble from last night – it is just the perfect morning meal, full of protein and fiber to keep me full all morning.  I was running a bit late so I took it to-go and enjoyed every bite of it as I drove to work.

 

Not the best shot but you get the idea.

Work has been nice today and I’m currently enjoying a wonderful lunch of Raspberry Goji yogurt and a leftover wrap from Twisted Rooster.  Let me tell you, this wrap isn’t messing around!  It’s naan (Indian flatbread), which is one of my favorite carbs – it’s so soft and doughy, filled with grilled veggies: red pepper, yellow squash, asparagus and a generous helping of goat cheese.  So delicious!  For a vegetable-challenged girl like me, it makes eating my veggies painless. 

I’m hiding yoga clothes under my work clothes again, shh!  Unfortunately I left my sports bra at home and then quickly realized that I had left my whole yoga bag in the kitchen, whoops!  I’ll have to make a quick stop home before yoga class but it will be worth it to sweat it out tonight.

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bookends

My morning got off to a fun start today.  Todd got up really early to appear on the radio!  That’s right, my fiancé is now a radio star or at least he was today.  The “Mrs.” half of our marriage mentorship couple invited Todd to appear with her on a local public radio show to talk about why he wants to get married.  I woke up a few minutes before 7:00 to make sure I’d catch his whole appearance.  We don’t have a radio in the house (so modern we are!) so I had the webpage for live streaming ready to go before I went to bed but unfortunately it wasn’t working this morning.  I spent about 10 more minutes searching the house for a radio unsuccessfully.  Finally, I opened the door to the garage, rolled down my car window and blasted the radio so I could hear it while I was getting ready.  Not conventional but it worked.  Todd was a natural during the interview and hearing him talk about our relationship and his feelings about marriage was such an uplifting and reassuring way to start my Tuesday.

Unfortunately my work day wasn’t as great, far too stressful BUT it’s over so let’s not dwell on that.  Nothing a good glass of Zinfandel couldn’t fix!

 

You’ll notice not one but two decanters in the background behind the bottle of wine – both gifts from our couples shower on Saturday.  As I said to Todd earlier – no reason “decant” keep both of them!

After work I had a weird craving for a scramble, specifically a sweet potato scramble inspired by my favorite menu item on the dearly departed Bloom‘s brunch menu.  I stopped by Ric’s to pick up some egg whites and a sweet potato.  Strangely, only “yams” were available but after bringing my yam home, cutting it up, cooking and eat it, I’m convinced it was actually a sweet potato not a yam at all.  Making this scramble is so easy and it tastes delicious.

First I diced the yam/sweet potato into small chunks and boiled them.

The I mixed the chunks in with liquid egg whites and cooked them up – easy as pie!  I like to add in a bit of cumin, cinnamon, a touch of ginger and a dash of cayenne pepper so give it a little spice.

 

 

 

While the scramble was cooking I toasted a few slices of fresh bread with a little olive oil and once it was cooked, topped them with the scramble, seasoned with salt and pepper and topped it with some sharp cheddar and Dubliner cheese.  Any cheese will do, that’s just what we had in the house.  I love this easy, fiber and protein-packed meal!

 

I can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow on an English muffin for breakfast.

 

Todd and I spent a little time working on our marriage mentoring homework.  This first portion was fairly painless but I know there will be some things coming up that are harder to discuss.  I’m excited to really embark on this process though, I’ve been looking forward to our marriage mentoring for months and I can’t wait to really take this opportunity to get to know Todd better, build our strengths and tackle the issues we struggle with.

 

All in all, my morning and night were great bookends to a mediocre day and I’m grateful for that.

 

Looking forward to shaking my asana at yoga tomorrow night and remembering to breathe during the day.

 

What is your favorite breakfast-for-dinner meal?

How do you like to unwind after a long day at work?