Back To School Eve [and a Delicious Disaster!]

I can’t believe that school starts tomorrow morning!

Mondays are going to be the worst. I have to be on campus at 9:30 am, and do not finish until 10:20 pm. Yes… that’s 13 Hours on campus. I live 20 minutes away from campus, but my one hour breaks just don’t leave enough time for commuting back and forth.

Starting tomorrow, I have to pack lunch, snacks, and dinner to take with me to school. It should be interesting to see where this blog goes! I’m really hoping it will keep me motivated not to bring PB+J every single day. 😀

On to today…

After my super filling breakfast, a nice hot shower, and a little cat nap, I hit up Target for some school supplies. BOY was it crowded! I got the basics, pencils, highlighters, notebooks… etc.

By the time I got out of there, it was almost 2 pm. Jason and I headed over to Designer Greens for some lunch.

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I was tempted to get the summer salad, as I have done here here and here. Obviously, I get it every time. Today, I went for something new and got the Mexicali.

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It included:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • black beans
  • tortilla chips
  • green peppers (which I got instead of corn)
  • pepperjack cheese
  • cheddar cheese (too much cheese!!!)
  • little tomatoes
  • chipotle-lime dressing on the side

Seriously this thing should serve two. It probably had like 800+ calories! See how little my fork looks?

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It was delicious though, and I finished all but a few bites. The ingredients are all healthy and fresh, so I don’t have a problem polishing off that many calories, ESPECIALLY after a 9 mile run!

I have been a serious procrastinator this week, and have been talking about cleaning the office since Tuesday. I definitely saved the worst room for last!

Before: (this is so embarrassing…)

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Something about having a clean work space makes it easier to focus.

After: (by the way, this space doubles as workout/surfboard area!)

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Doesn’t it look better now? 😀

While I worked, I munched on a peach! This baby was the size of a softball and so juicy!

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Dinner

Kind of disastrous, but extremely delicious.  LOL.

I had these ingredients…

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..and planned to make a perfect veggie lasagna.

And it was! Until I realized… I forgot to add the noodles! Jason helped me tuck some noodles in to the mixture, which got kind of messy.

He suggested I sprinkle some more cheese on top when we were done to make it “pretty for the blog.” How thoughtful of him!

Regardless of appearance, it turned out amazing.

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Our Veggie Lasagna included:

  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 broccoli head
  • 1/2 container mushrooms
  • 1/4 white onion
  • Steamed spinach
  • 1 Jar red sauce
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese mixed with oregano and basil

I layered it up, and popped in the oven for 45 minutes.

Here’s my portion (about 1/6 of the pan?)

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Oozing with veggie-goodness. Too bad Jason thought it didn’t have enough cheese. Typical. 😉

❤ MegaNerd

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Welcome to My Organized Apartment!

In all the time that Jason and I have lived together,our apartment has NEVER been this clean or organized.

Remember how the closet looked before?

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I also cleaned our bathroom…

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…our bedroom…

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…and even organized the drawers!

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While I worked, I munched on a bowl of popcorn. It’s a great snack when you are feeling munchy, because its low calorie and high volume.

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For dinner, Jason really wanted chicken. Ever since we saw Food,Inc. we have been making an effort to only purchase organic meat.

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YUMMY DINNER! Not bad for my second time making a spaghetti squash. (First time here.)

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I baked a spaghetti squash in the oven, and added garlic salt, thyme, parsley, and oregano for flavor. I topped it with broccoli…

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…and served it with pan seared chicken, with the same spices, plus EVOO.

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For dessert, I decided to try out Strawberry Whole Fruit sorbet, recommended by Ashley.

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I had one serving, and it was so cold and refreshing. It was so sweet, that you really don’t need more than one serving!

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*** I just made my sandwich for tomorrow, and ate a LARGE Spoonful of Barney butter 😀 ***

I am heading to bed super early tonight, right after I finish getting ready for tomorrow’s bike ride with Kelly! My legs and feet hurt from all the cleaning I did today… uh oh. 😦

❤ MegaNerd