Justin’s back from his business trip…yay! We were a bit concerned on Friday that his flight would be cancelled because of the tropical storm, but luckily that didn’t happen!. His flight got in late afternoon and I decided to leave work a little early, so I could be there when he got home. Justin was tired, it was literally raining cats and dogs and I had a super busy work week, so we had leftovers for dinner and enjoyed a relaxing evening. We watched a movie, I browsed around on the Internet (specifically Pinterest!)…it was great!
So my Friday evening Internet browsing lead me to the the discovery of The Fitnessista and found some great looking recipes. The one that caught my eye was this recipe for Breakfast Cookie Dough Cereal. My eyes light up whenever I hear/see anything cookie dough related, so naturally I had to try it out for breakfast Saturday a.m. Well…let me just say, I loved it SO much that I had it for breakfast Saturday AND Sunday a.m. Mmmmmm…
I used my favorite PlantFusion vanilla protein powder, crunchy peanut butter, sweetened it with agave and topped it off with chia seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes and organic dried cranberries. My milk of choice was unsweetened coconut milk. OMG…was it deeeelicious! I could probably eat this all the time….actually I know I could! :-)
After breakfast, I was off to Zumba. Usually on Saturday mornings, I double up and go to the regular Zumba class and right after is the sculpting classs. What a workout! I was sweating so much, I had to change shirts in between classes (thanks goodness I had brought an extra!). But it was tons of fun and I know I got a great workout because I’m still feeling it today!
Justin was hungry for lunch when I got back, so I made his favorite one pot meal…Creamy Brown Rice, Chicken & Spinach Dinner. I make this meal quite often. It’s super easy to whip up and tastes delicious! I follow the recipe exactly, except I use fat free zesty Italian dressing instead of the Italian Roasted Red Pepper Dressing to help cut some calories.
We didn’t have any plans for Saturday either, so we just took it easy and enjoyed the fact that we didn’t have to go anywhere or do anything. It seems like we’re always running around on weekends, so not having anything to do was a nice change of pace!
For dinner I made a turkey meatloaf (will post the recipe later today). For the sides, I made roasted eggplant combined with sauteed onion, garlic and tomatoes and I also made barley with sauteed onion and garlic. Don’t mind the meatloaf pile…the first piece is always hard to get out whole. ;-)
After dinner, Justin and I were craving a little something sweet. I was feeling pretty tired and my muscles were screaming from my a.m. Zumba fest, so I didn’t feel like doing much baking, but I remembered I had found a recipe for Two Minute Pumpkin Pie on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago. I’m a huge pumpkin fan and eat it pretty much all year round, so this recipe sounded like a winner. Plus, it was exactly what I had in mind…not too many ingredients and not too much work! You combine all ingredients in a bowl and pop into the microwave…easy peazy!
It turned out great! It tasted like pumpkin pie (minus the crust) and had a custard-like texture (and it’s paleo). I added some cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch more honey. Yum!
Sunday was an exciting day for me because, as mentioned on Friday’s, we were going to see Cirque du Soleil! On Valentine’s Day, Justin had surprised me with tickets to go see the newest show called Totem, and after waiting for what felt like an eternity, we were finally going!
The show started at 1 p.m., but we left the house on the early side because it was going to take about 1 1/2 hours to get there and we didn’t know how traffic would be. Traffic on the highway wasn’t the issue…it was getting into the parking lot that ended up being the problem. Ugh! There were so many cars being funneled into a small area, but we found a parking spot and quickly made our way to our seats.
Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pics once we got into the tent, but here’s a look at the tent from the outside…
I don’t want to give too much away in the event that you decide to go see the show (which I highly recommend!), but Totem is based on the evolution of the human species (from the original amphibious state to the ultimate desire to fly), which is performed through acrobatics and interpretive dance with very little dialogue.
So my thoughts on the show…AMAZING! We had front row seats (a perfect view) and it was just spectacular! Justin’s isn’t typically into theatrical type shows, but he was even into it. The acrobatics were truly mesmerizing…I can’t believe the performers were even doing some of the things they were doing. I found myself holding my breath in amazement! Being in the front row was an experience in and of itself. Usually in any type of theatrical performance, we are sitting farther away, but the performers were so close, we could see every facial expression, which made the show and their performances so much more real. Overall, both Justin and I had such a great time, I’m already looking into when we can go again! ;-)
Have you ever been to Cirque do Soleil?
Did you do anything fun over the weekend?