Before my peaceful night was interrupted, I had the chance to enjoy this yummy stir-fry. It turned out really great and was really simple to throw together. I took pictures just for you 🙂
The main ingredients:
That’s firm tofu, quinoa, teriyaki glaze, and mixed veggies (carrots, broccoli, water chestnuts). I ended up using only used one bag though.
It’ll be tasty. Really, I promise.
Cube the tofu then lightly brown it using a little non-stick cooking spray. Add in the frozen veggies.
Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl:
4 tbsp teriyaki glaze (or use regular sauce and corn starch to thicken)
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp thai chili sauce
Add to the pan. Toss until everything is coated. Cover and leave on medium-low heat until veggies are heated through.
Serve over quinoa. Garnish with diced scallions.
Accompanied by my standard salad.
I was able to get 3 dinner size portions out of the recipe.
2 pm – M leaves on a 4-day trip
8 pm – stuff breaks
As we're winding down for the night, I realize I hadn't heard the ice maker run in awhile. I check inside and the food's turning into a soggy mess.
With a screaming, teething toddler in the background, M talked me through the process of thawing the freezer coils. Sometimes when the freezer is too full it has a hard time defrosting itself and shuts off. We've had to do this before.
Manually defrosting the freezer takes some muscle. I had throw all my body weight into pulling it away from the wall, and crossed my fingers it wouldn't topple over on me. I could envision the scene- the fridge on its side with just an arm, maybe a leg, and a blond pony tail sticking out from underneath it. But a few good tugs, and it was far enough away from the wall for me to work.
After the power was disconnected (critical step), I used a screwdriver to remove the inside back panel, covered the floor with towels, and went to town with a blow dryer to melt the accumulated ice.
Then I plugged the fridge back in and…TADA!
Only thing left to do was to put the frozen food in a cooler and drive it over to our neighbor's house to keep in their freezer. Then I ran to a convenience store and picked up 5 bags of ice to keep the rest of the contents of the refrigerator chilled. All the while E was screaming in her carseat.
Sometime around 11:30 we both made it to sleep.
Nothing like a relaxing Sunday night.
What I paid for pictures from my last two races. That got me 2 5×7’s prints from my half-marathon, and a jpeg download from my St.Paddy’s 10K. Three stinkin’ pictures for $42.95.
Sure my hair looks like I put my finger in a socket. And who knew my face was that jiggly? I’m not going to put them on the mantel or anything, but I’d look back on them in 20 years and be like, Damn girl, you’re so much faster now than you were back then. One can always hope 🙂
Plus, I want to share them with E. She’s still too young to remember.
The 10K pic
Here’s how my week looked workout-wise:
Tuesday: 6.48 mi @7:40 pace (the recovery run that wasn’t)*
Wednesday: 7 mi w/ stroller @ 8:48 pace
Friday: 70 mins elliptical, Ab Ripper X
Sunday: 35 min run w/ stroller, 35 min elliptical (just wore Polar HRM)
* Tuesday was supposed to be recovery run…..7 miles @ 9:00 pace. The plan was for M to pick up E at daycare on his way home from the airport, but he never called to tell me he landed in Atlanta. By 5:30 I started to panic that he wouldn’t make it there by closing time. so I high-tailed it back to the house. He was already there waiting for me with the kiddo and a pizza. I love that man.
I gotta wear shades….
(plastic glasses courtesy of the ING swag bag)
I only bought one item. Something I’ve wanted for awhile.
It’s not people. I’m more nervous about large dogs.
Do you ever feel concerned for your safety when you run alone? What precautions do you take?