Monday, July 28, 2014

Thoughts for Monday..

Hello and happy Monday!

I'm getting a bit nostalgic lately.  It feels like summer is slipping away faster than usual, though I guess I  feel that way every year.  I'm trying my hardest to savor my time off and enjoy all that summer has to offer before it's too late. 

Friday night, I had a great dinner with friends at K-38, which is my favorite tex-mex restaurant.  If you haven't been, try the Shrimp Tempura roll and wash it down with a Prickly Pear Margarita.

Saturday I met my best friend Magen for lunch at the Yacht Club, where she introduced me to the most epic salad bar.  What I loved about it is that after you pick your toppings, you select which type of lettuce you want and the chef actually tosses it for you with your dressing of choice.  Then of course you can go back for pasta salad, quinoa salad, breads, cheeses, you name it.  If I ever find myself having a lunchtime party, I'm going to use this idea. 

We spent all day Saturday on the beach and Magen was kind enough to let Roscoe crash the party.  Mike brought him over and he took a dive from the dunes, headed straight for the water, and refused to get out until an hour later.  After we got back, Roscoe spent most of the afternoon doggy paddling in his sleep. 

Saturday night, I obliged my husband and joined him for cocktails at the Elks Lodge (his happy place).  Mike would spend every weekend night there if he could, but I usually keep my appearances to once every few months.  It's always a great time, but the alcohol has a way of sneaking up on you there! 

Sunday morning was spent completely absorbed in Elin Hilderbrand's new book, The Matchmaker.  I finally finished it and it was a doozy.  If you're looking for a good beach read, any of her books make a great choice.  They all take place on Nantucket in summer and it will make you want to spend your summers there too. 

I worked up quite an appetite staying in bed reading until 1:00, so Mike and I headed to the Trolley Stop for some Surfer Dogs.  If you haven't had a surfer dog, you need to try one as soon as possible.  I never thought i'd like a hot dog with cheese, mustard, and bacon bits, but the combination is pretty amazing.  I thought to myself i'd make us homemade surfer dogs for dinner, but once they're on my mind, I need to satisfy my cravings quickly! 

I feel like i've been way over-indulging lately, and really have not been exercising at all to combat it.  My goal for this week is to splurge less, exercise more, and i'm doing my best to meal plan so I'm prepared with healthy dinner options. 

 Here's what's on the menu:
Spaghetti with Whole Wheat Pasta, Grilled Romaine with Caesar Vinaigrette
Mediterranean Beef Kabobs with Tzatziki
Grilled Chicken Bowls 
with avocado, tomato, brown rice
Grilled Chicken Burgers (no bun!)
with sweet potatoes, grilled squash and zucchini

Cheers to a great week!

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