It’s me again…and I may or may not have just drunk (drank? drinken?) two pints of beer. And I may or may not be slightly tipsy as I am writing this. No shame people. A lil’ beer never hurt nobody, especially on a thirsty Thursday night. Because clearly, I am still in college.
This morning started out with a lovely breakfast of sunflower seed butter + banana toast. The best part? I discovered the sunflower seed butter I bought this past weekend has FLAXSEEDS in it. Short-chain omega-3s, here I come!
P.S. Mondo shout-out to Jess for turning me on to sunflower seed butter – it’s so gooooodddd!
Work was especially crazy today, especially since one of my co-workers was out sick. Feel better Chris! However, I still managed to find the time to donate blood today. The American Red Cross comes to our workplace several times a year, and when they do, I make sure to donate. I’m eligible; I don’t suffer any ill side effects; and SO MANY people need blood transfusions every day…we can’t not help!
Plus, you get some killer snacks after you donate…
Pretzels + juice = every little kid’s dream snack.
Apparently, you do need to eat more after giving blood because 1 pint of blood = 650 calories. Holla! I always love a good excuse to eat more food. And not work out. This giving blood thing really has its advantages…
After my post-donation snack, I was still hungry so I noshed on an orange…
Then, I worked like a madwoman until I realized it was 2pm, and I still had not eaten lunch. Tsk tsk. Waiting too many hours between meals is never good. Since I was too lazy didn’t have time this morning to make a lunch, I may or may not have snuck out of work to grab a Subway veggie sammie + Naked Green Machine juice.
Then I worked away the day and came home STARVING. I immediately set to work on a recipe I have had my eye on for awhile…Bulgur, Spinach and Toasted Walnut Pancakes!
I don’t even know where to start. These may or may not have been one of the best recipes I have made in a long time.
There were amazing. Spinach, toasted walnuts, bulgur, orange juice, soy sauce, onion, egg…they all make for one kick arse vegetarian meal. I was searching for recipes that used bulgur wheat earlier this week, since I had about 1 cup to use up. Low and behold, this recipe popped up, and I am so glad it did.
I ate three pancakes, then headed off for dranks with Mr. Lawyer. We had two beers (plus some buttery, salty bar popcorn) each. Twas’ a lovely evening.
Now, it’s 9:31pm. I have some dishes to do, an apartment to clean, and I am most likely to do none of it. Tomorrow is Friday, and I am PUMPED.
Have you ever donated blood? Yes, see above.
What are you up to this weekend? I have a baby shower for a college roommate, then lots of quality time with my college roomies who are all coming in town for the weekend!!!