Lots of craziness goin’ on up in here!
Last night some friends of ours called at the last minute and were in town, wanting to come see us. They are fixin’ to move to North Carolina in about a month, and we’re going to miss them so much!
Fun fact: Molly was my roommate in college and Stewart was Jon’s roommate at the same time. Fun times for sure:)
Now they have these two cuties:
After they left, Jon and I hurried to the kitchen to fix some dinner! We were in a bit of a rush because my sister had called to see if we could babysit my fur-nephew this week; so, I needed to drive to meet her halfway between my hometown and our house.
While I wasn’t looking forward to the drive, it ended up being quite nice because the sun was setting and the two lane country hightway became almost magical. So pretty. No camera, though:(
Back to dinner.
We were going for something quick and easy, low mess, but delicious (of course:)
Presenting: Quick and Easy Pesto Pita Pizzas
whole wheat pitas
pesto sauce (we had some on hand, but you could also make your own)
canned artichoke hearts, chopped
1. Spread pesto onto whole wheat pita
2. Sprinkle on a thin layer of soy cheese (or whatever you prefer)
3. Place tomato slices on top
4. Spread chopped onion and artichoke hearts all over
5. Place in the oven on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees (This makes the pita edges nice and crispy)
The key to this recipe is to really lay on the veggies. The more veggies the better! You can also play around with all different variations.
Other great combinations:
Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizzas (pre-veggie days) – barbecue sauce, cheese, chopped chicken, onion and bell pepper
Basic Tomato Pita Pizzas – tomato sauce (doctored with italian seasonings), cheese, endless array of veggies!
So, after dinner I hopped in the car and headed to pick up this our new house guest
He and Olive are quite the pair. She is really laid back and he is…well….not. So, sometimes she gets a little bit (okay, a lot) annoyed with him. Usually it gets better after they’ve been together for a couple of days. I think Olive finally gives up on being a recluse and submits to B’s playful ways. Let’s hope so anyway:)
They did get some play time in the backyard this morning. I was having a hay day taking pictures until I looked down and saw 5 million mosquitos on each leg. We high tailed it to the house!
I did also make it out for a run with Jon this morning. We ran/walked just under three miles. It was so humid, you could have sliced through the air with a knife. We are going to have to get up earlier if we’re going to run outside; it felt like we were suffocating!
Once we got home, I convinced myself to head to the gym for the Butts n Gutts class I told you all about last week. We did lunges. We did planks. We did squats. We jumped rope. Did jumping jacks. Abs on the bosu ball. Pretty much if you’ve ever heard of it or seen it, we did it. It was great! Tough, but great:)
I finally took the time to try the vegan overnight oats plus banana soft serve that Angela’s been raving about. And while my pics don’t really do it justice – you really must have a clear bowl to get the full effect – it was decadent!
Last night before I went to bed I combined 1/3 cup of oats with about 1 cup of almond milk + 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.
This morning I made peanut buttter banana soft serve using 1 whole banana and about 1/2 a tablespoon of natural peanut butter.
Then came the magnificent layering!
I topped it all off with fresh blackberries
Oh glorious day!
Loved this. Seriously loved it.
Well, I’m off to go try to salvage the babies’ relationhip before Bentley drives Olive over the edge! I hope you all have a marvelous, chia filled day!!
If you get a chance, stop by Peas and Thank You and say hi to Mama Pea. She’s doing a great cookbook giveaway, and I’ve got my fingers crossed for Eat, Drink and Be Vegan!