After yesterday’s Limp Bizkit-inspired rant of endless anger, today was a definite improvement.
First, it all started with PAYDAY. Really, there is no better day of the month than payday – especially when you only get paid ONCE a month, on the first of the month. True fact.
Second, my mood dramatically improved because it reached 80 degrees today! Yes, in Wisconsin. And it was sunny. And I got to get outside twice. More on that in a bit.
Third, my breakfast concoction was completely random and oh-so-delicious. Since I am going home this weekend, I want to use up as much food as I can before I leave. Therefore, I whipped up this delectable dish – which I hereby proclaim as Sweet Potato Spinach Hash – and was quite impressed with the results…
This dish was as easy as it gets. I first sauteed 1/2 diced onion + 1 tbsp. minced garlic in 1 tbsp. EVOO. Once that cooked through, I added a diced sweet potato (which I “steamed” in the microwave for 4 minutes) and a handful of spinach. I cooked that for a couple minutes then cracked 3 eggs, scrambled it all up, added a pinch of salt + crushed red pepper flakes and voila! – breakfast was served…
Surprisingly, this dish is less than 500 calories, but let me tell you, you gets TONS of food out of it! And sometimes, I like quantity over quality. No shame in wanting to fill this belly up.
The day improved even further when my boss insisted on taking my co-workers and I out to lunch. I have to say – I am a lucky, lucky lady to work with the people I do. We went to The Great Dane (which is a Madison staple) and enjoyed the beauty of the warm day by lunching on the patio. Capitol Falafel Sandwich + side salad…here I come devour!
Then, as if that wasn’t enough, two lovely ladies from another office announced they were taking a trip to Red Mango – a.k.a. the home of Madison’s ONLY frozen yogurt place. There was no resisting this offer.
One regular Tangomonium citrus-flavored frozen yogurt, pineapple, granola + yogurt chips…
Heaven. Or as close to it as I hope to get anytime soon.
Then, my friend Brett mentioned perhaps going out to dinner tonight. Why the hell not? This week has been shittay, and I don’t feel like cooking. Eating out twice in a day? It happens.
We only had one thing on our minds: Hy to the Veeeeeeeeeee!
This place always makes me think of Kristin, FYI.
I am not going to lie. Sometimes, food just makes me happy. People watching while eating food is just the icing on the cake. And trust me, Hyvee IS the place to people watch.
1/2 hard-boiled egg
1/3 cup cottage cheese
crunchy peas (!!!)
And Diet Coke. Because salad bar + D.C. go together like Holly + Jake Gyllenhaal.
Let me just say I spent WAY too much time on that crappy superimposition.
I snarfed 3/4 of this plate way too fast (that’s what happens when you wait 5 hours between eating) and had mayjuh carbonation belly from the D.C. However, that didn’t stop me from going back for some dessert…
Mixed berries + pineapple dipped in a bit of whipped cream + chocolate pudding. Perfection.
I may or may not also have eaten three more handfuls of crunchy peas at the salad bar. Crunchy peas are life…the rest is just details.
Now I sit before my computer, full of food and excited because I only have 1/2 day of work tomorrow. Hallelujah! I am ready for some quality time with my parents’ couch, Keeping Up with the Kardashians + lots of food. Trust me, I have some stellar things planned for thy resurrection of Jesus. Word.
How many times do you eat out in a normal week? In a usual week, I would say I eat out anywhere from 1 to 3 times. This week has been more like 5…oops!
What is your FAVORITE thing on the salad bar? At Hyvee, I am ALL ABOUT the crunchy peas.