Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting Back to Business

Well the Race for the Cure is over and it was an amazing day. The weather was perfect and there is nothing more inspiring than seeing 8,000 people come together for a cause.

The last few weeks have been really busy for me, working with volunteers you end up having a lot of after work meetings. A few things that got me through:

As if I needed another reason to smile about cupcakes, thanks Linda!

I'm not a car girl, but getting to drive this guy around courtesy of Richmond Ford Lincoln sure was fun :)

5am looks much better in a feather boa!
Ty is used to my crazy Race time schedule by now so he stepped up his cooking game and made most of our meals since I was getting home after 8pm 3 or 4 nights a week. We did a lot of grilling, a lot of steamed veggies (the frozen veggie steam in the bag mixes are seriously handy to keep around) and a lot of salads. I did have a few chances to cook a little something and for the most part they were successful!

I'm working on full posts for each of these but here is a sneak peak:

Sauteed brussel sprouts.

Lettuce tacos.

Pan seared salmon and asparagus.
We've done pretty well sticking to our healthy eating plan, with the exception of an "emergency" early morning Chik-fil-a run or two :)

In addition to getting back to business in the cooking department, we also have the task of wedding planning to deal with. Things are moving along ok, only one small hiccup to get through so far. I have also been looking at bridesmaids dresses which has to be the worst part of wedding planning. Seriously, why are bridesmaids dresses so ugly?? I now have a pretty good idea of what I want but finding it is proving to be a challenge.

What ingredients do you keep on hand for quick and easy meals when you're busy?