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Slap me on the butt and call me Miss Productive

7 Mar

For many people, Sunday is a day of rest but for me, it never is. I feel like it’s a day to get everything that needs to be done, done and I prefer to have my Saturdays as my rest day. On Sunday, I started the day with a cup of coffee and went to work for three hours. I hate going into the office because I am already working a good 45+ hours week but sometimes I just need to go without any distractions and knock out a bunch of stuff. Plus the fact that I can listen to The Killers Pandora station and do yoga poses in between files printing out doesn’t hurt.

I met up with a friend at the Y afterwards and did 35 minutes on the elliptical then did lateral pull downs (70 lbs, 13 reps x  3 sets), row (80 lbs  13 reps x  3 sets),  chest press (35 lbs  13 reps x  3 sets), overhead shoulder press (40 lbs  13 reps x  3 sets)

Great workout! No sign of douchey men who can’t handle when they get spray on them either-score!

I got home and was ready to get my grub on!

I had a late lunch of mini pizzas with vodka sauce, feta cheese, black olives and mozzarella cheese

 

Then, it was time to get to some real cooking!

First thing on the agenda was 3 Ingredient Muffins I saw on Will Jog For Food and again on Peas and Crayons. Many of you know, I am not a baker so I try to stay away from adventures in baking but three ingredients and none of them are eggs, water or oil? This has to be fool Tiffany proof! The cake that was supposed to be used was Devil’s Food Cake mix but I didn’t see any at the store and wasn’t sure if Angel’s Food Cake would do so I just stuck to the standard yellow cake mix and also added 1/2 cup of shredded coconut that I wanted to use up and used peanut butter & milk chocolate morsels.

I filled up the cups and still had a good portion left of batter so I went ahead and stuck that in the freezer to use at a later time

Baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and came back to these beauties!

So, they didn’t out the color that were supposed to thanks to the Devils Food Cake mess up but I love my Oompa Loompa muffins–they were absolutely fantastic! I really like the pumpkin flavored, it was overpowering but it kept the muffins moist (eww, sounds so naughty) and the coconut was a great addition to give it a little texture. A perfect snack and food to take on the go for breakfast!

The next recipe on the list was supposed to be Pizza Pasta Salad but those plans soon diminished after I got home from Wal-Mart and realized the deli guy didn’t give me salami, he gave me pastrami and no–I’m not adding pastrami slices to a pizza pasta salad. That’s just nasty and too salty for my taste. I also forgot to get mozzarella, basil and sun-dried tomatoes and realized this as I was checking out. Since it was a Sunday at Wal-Mart, I  wasn’t in the mood to go back and fight the masses. Wal-Mart is horrible but they are cheap and a one stop shop and they also offer wonderful people watching. I saw a 40 something year old woman sucking on a pacifier–wtf? If she would’ve had glow sticks in hand I could understand but a pacifier, really?

But back to the pasta salad, I improvised when starting to prepare it. I cooked a package of mini shells and let cool in the fridge. Then I chopped up some onion, black olives, parsley and mushrooms

Added the shells and feta cheese to the mix

Then added slices artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper, red pepper flakes and oregano then let chill in the fridge

Apparently, I was thinking of summer because I made bbq chicken with a side of pasta salad for dinner

After that I cleaned, did laundry and felt like I had a very productive Sunday.

Do you rest on Sunday or do you go crazy getting stuff done?