My weekends right now pretty much revolve around my long run. With only two more long runs until the race, I’m in the home stretch. However, those runs are 9 and 10 miles long which are distances that I have to plan for. My planning is pretty basic; I look at the weather forecast and see which day has better running weather. In some cases, I’ll revolve the run around other plans that I might have ie: a party on a Friday night or whatever, but usually it’s just based on the weather.
Since today’s forecast called for rain all day, we decided to do our long run tomorrow instead. Which meant that I had all of Saturday free. I’m not sure how I manage to spend the entire day doing nothing, but I’m pretty good at it. Actually, that’s not true. I went to Home Depot (I practically live at Home Depot), painted the trim in the hallway, took Murphy for a walk and then got to do something fun.
I had a gift certificate for Massage Envy and decided to use it. My left shoulder/upper back is always bothering me and I wanted a professional massage. Turns out, there is nothing wrong with my shoulder that they could find (another masseuse has told me this before too) but I have lots of trigger points in my lower back and butt, especially on the right side. Weird.
I like Massage Envy just fine but I always feel like they’re trying to sell you a membership which is annoying. However, one plus is that it’s in the same shopping center as Whole Foods. Oddly enough, this is the second time that I’ve been to this shopping center in 24 hours and I live like 25 minutes away.
Obviously, I had to stop in and stock up on random stuff that I don’t need. Duh. I came home, starving, and decided to make a quiche. I meant to make it earlier in the week but never got around to it.
Unfortunately, I got a little too hungry while I was waiting and ate a bunch of snacks. It looks pretty though, right? I had to taste a little bit just to be sure. I took a risk and used unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk because that’s what I had. I hoped that the vanilla wouldn’t be noticeable. Fortunately, it wasn’t and the quiche was really good.
(adapted from allrecipes.com)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup dried split lentils
1 cups water
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk (i used unsweetened vanilla almond, you can use whatever)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1. Cook lentils in rice cooker. Or, you could cook them on the stove top for about 20 minutes in water.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Cook onion in oil until starting to brown.
4. Steam broccoli for about 5 minutes or until bright green.
5. Transfer the lentils, broccoli and tomatoes to the pie plate with the onions, and stir to evenly distribute each item.
6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Pour over the ingredients in the pie plate.
7.Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm when the quiche is jiggled. Cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Not the most interesting of Saturdays, was it? I guess you can’t win them all. At least I’ll be rested for tomorrow’s run.