Hiya, friends! How’s your almost-Friday going? This morning, I went to Yoga Vida for my first practice in … three weeks. Returning to the mat and stretching things out felt great, but the highlight was walking outside—in the snow!
Yep, hello slush and Bean boots. Winter has officially arrived.
Cold weather calls for warm meals, so I fired up the crock pot.
It was my first time using said crock pot, so I was a little nervous, but last night’s meal was delicious!
First, I rinsed one cup of lentils and tossed them into the pot along with two cups of water, one generous splash of red wine, 1 tsp. crushed garlic, two stalks of chopped celery, one chopped orange pepper, 1/2 tsp. cumin, and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper. Then it was time to set it (on low) and forget it (for five hours). When dinnertime arrived, I added some wilted spinach and steamed broccoli.
Crock pot cooking for the win!
Hoarding: Accumulating Almond Butter Jars.
Yeah. Thanks to today’s batch of overnight oats, I’m down to one jar.
I had the same mix as yesterday, and I might try making “oatless” oatmeal tomorrow morning and pouring it into the final jar. It’s just too chilly for cold breakfasts.
Simply leftovers from last night, plus a little brown rice.
And tonight’s dinner is cooking away.
What can I say? ‘Tis the season.
Have you seen your first snowfall?
PS – Instagram has web profiles now. So cool!