Rainy Day Cookout

Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your Saturdays. Sadly, I did not win the Mega Millions last night, but I’ve had a pretty good day despite my disappointment. 😉

After taking a few rest days since I hadn’t been feeling that well, I was back at it this morning, heading to the gym for spin class! This morning, one of my favorite instructors was teaching, & it made the 60 minutes fly by!

I already knew I had some overnight oats waiting for me at home, but I swung by Dunkin’ Donuts after spin to pick up an iced coffee, despite the chilly, rainy weather.

I love overnight oats during the week for their grab & go ease, but I’ve become so addicted that I’m even making them on the weekends, too!

In today’s mix:

  • 2/3 c. old fashioned oats
  • About 1 c. milk (probably a little bit more!)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 large, sliced strawberries
  • Topped with peanut butter & honey

I actually woke up with a pretty nasty sore throat this morning, so this breakfast was the perfect consistency & didn’t make matters worse!

After quickly showering, I was off to run some errands with my mom & sister.

Of course, we had to make a pit-stop at Kiwi Yogurt; however, since I haven’t been feeling all that great, I definitely exercised self control & only got a small portion of yogurt with very few toppings.

In today’s bowl:

  • Malted milk egg yogurt
  • Plain vanilla yogurt
  • Mini nonpareils
  • Mini peanut butter cups
  • Rainbow sprinkles

This was the perfect snack size!

After a stop at HomeGoods, we took Jake into Petsmart for the first time. He’s getting so big:

He’s actually graduating from puppy school this coming Wednesday. Man, they grow up so fast. 😉

Once I returned home, I set out to do some of my own errands, which including grocery shopping for the week.

Before I knew it, it was time to start working on dinner.

Chris & I didn’t let the cold, dreary day stop us from our regularly scheduled dinner plans… hamburgers on the grill!

While Chris handled the grill, I made some of Tina’s sweet potato wedges & boiled some corn, which was surprisingly tasty despite it not really being “corn season.”

I topped my burger with ketchup & mustard, enjoyed the sweet potatoes with a squirt of ketchup, & added some butter to my corn. Everything was delicious, & reminded us both of summertime meal!

And with that, Saturday is already coming to a close!

Totally random tangent, but I’m pretty sure I work at the only school without a week-long spring break! We have off this coming Thursday, Friday, & the following Monday, but I’ve been hearing of so many other schools having the entire week off… no fair. Rant over. :-)

What’s your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Chris’s sister makes these delicious twice-baked sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows on top… so good!

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  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    Baked sweet potatoes rock my socks off- with cinnamon and a tsp of honey. Be still my heart!
    Gosh, I really wish you could kick this whole not feeling 100% in the bum, it can wear a person out to not feel well….. and if I were you, I would have a whole rant post about not having a week for spring break. Look forward to the long weekend coming up though- it’s going to be great! :)
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  2. Diane @ Life of Di says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog. I love it! :)

    Anyways, that fro-yo looks delicious! Oh my gosh. I’m definitely craving some right now and it’s only 730AM. Maybe this weekend. It’s supposed to be 96 in Ohio. YIKES!

    Looking forward to reading your blog :)

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