Happy Friday to y’all! Who else is doing the Friday dance?
Speaking of dancing, Squish busted out some moves last night while we were playing Pandora after dinner.
It’s blurry because he wouldn’t stop. Can’t stop the music.
Anyway, I had something new (*gasp!*) for breakfast after my run yesterday. A delicious grapefruit:
And the pumpkin “cereal” that Tina from Carrots ‘n’ Cake mentioned in her eggless breakfast ideas post the other day. I used up the last half of the can of pumpkin with a dollop of almond butter, honey, coconut, sesame seeds, and raisins.
It was okay. While it was nice to change up breakfast, I didn’t find it horribly delicious or life-changing. I’ll do it again if I have some pumpkin to use up.
I had to tour another potential day care for Squish in the morning, which took twice as long as I thought it would. Good thing I picked up a Starbucks short latte ahead of time.
Since the tour took longer than expected, I was in a crunch to grab lunch. I was nearby the Rincon Center I went to with my boss the other day, so I decided to sneak some pictures while I grabbed some take out.
All right, so I do not have a vast lexicon for describing architecture and style, so bear with me while I do this. The Rincon Center was an old post office back in the day but has been converted to an office complex with a huge food court. The design is really cool; they kept a lot of the original post office features.
The food court has a huge ceiling with a fountain that rains down from the top, surrounded by windows. It’s soooo light and airy! I love light.
The fountain falls from the ceiling,
To a pool on the ground. So cool. I don’t think I’ll bring Squish here; he’ll want to repeatedly run through the fountain puddle.
Anyway, I was craving some Indian, so I picked up a chicken tikka masala lunch special to go. On my way out I found this place tucked in the corner:
And when I passed by, I saw that they serve Paleo options! I haven’t seen that yet, how crazy. Maybe next time I’ll check it out.
These are sort of crummy pics because I had to cut through the line of hungry customers to get a shot of the food, and it was a little awkward. #bloggerproblems
Anyway, here’s lunch. Chicken tikka masala with no rice and a salad, naan, and meat samosas.
I was soooooo stuffed from lunch. Uncomfortably stuffed. Definitely a treat for the week.
Dinner was already prepped to go. I marinated frozen chicken breasts in the Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat, Ever brining chicken recipe from Well Fed. Then I baked them with some pepper and fresh squeezed lemon.
We have, like, no veggies left in the fridge so I scrounged frozen bags of butternut squash and okra. I have never had okra before, but I’ve heard it’s slimy. To be honest, I was really scared to try it (I’m a texture wimp sometimes). But veggies with dinner we must had, so I heated up half the bag with copious amounts of butter. Because everything is better with butter.
Squish POUNDED the okra. Like, hand-over-fist plowed it down. I guess he likes okra. Mom win! I didn’t think it was too bad. Definitely the slime factor took some mental happy place to get through, but the taste and texture was all right. Especially with Squish’s encouragement I think I’ll include okra in our veggie rotation in the future.
It’s Gym Day, so I’d better get my fitness on and get the morning started. Have a most wonderful Friday, and weekend if I don’t see you later!