You know what my favorite part of a three day weekend is? Being able to enjoy a nice and relaxing Sunday night without the stress of having to wake up early for work Monday morning. Definitely one of my favorite feelings. This past weekend was pretty low key but involved a lot of football, relaxing, and healthy and a few cheat eats.
Friday night was my husbands first football game. They opened the season away against another county high school and won 41-18! Tom doesn’t stay excited for too long though, Saturday morning he was back to work to review film and start prepping for next week. Life of a football wife. So me not being able to sleep in anymore these days was up early as well and I headed to World Gym to do a Treadmill Workout and attend a BodyPump class. Great start to a Saturday! When I got home I made a shake and looked at Pinterest to do some meal planning for the week before hitting the grocery store.
Saturday afternoon/evening was very relaxing as we watched lots of Football, Go Buckeyes! While watching I made Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies for Dessert on Sunday. I like my brownies room temperature, which usually means I need to make them the day before because they take awhile to cool. And I made some Roasted Beet Hummus for us to snack on with some crackers and veggies. For dinner we ordered Pizza for the first time in ages. I usually like making my own dough and building our own pizza’s, but after a long week of going back to work it was nice to not cook for a night. Pizza, wine, and football story of my life every Saturday in the Fall.
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Sunday I tried a new yoga video. I’ve heard a few readers and other bloggers doing Yoga with Adriene videos on youtube and decided to try one. She has so many videos, it was hard to pick just one! I really liked the yoga flow and will definitely be trying some of her other videos since they’re all free! After yoga I got ready and drove into DC to visit my sister for a lunch date. We had both been craving Sweetgreen for awhile, like it’s pretty embarrassing how excited I was for a giant salad, but they’re so delicious! I had the Earth Bowl with Goat Cheese and my sister and her boyfriend built their own salads. I love that Sweetgreen uses some fresh ingredients from local farms, so each locations toppings vary. The weather was pretty cool outside, so it was nice to sit and enjoy a meal in the fresh air without dripping in sweat and you bet I ate every last bite!
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After walking around for a bit I headed home and did some meal prep and the usual Sunday laundry. I also made some Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites and will be sharing the recipe with you on Friday so be sure to come for that recipe. For dinner I tried something a little different, thank you to my husband for always being opened minded when it comes to my cooking. I had been wanting to grill hot dogs because it just feels like what you’re supposed to do on Labor Day Weekend. But I didn’t just want any hot dog, I had to jazz them up, so I tried this Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw Recipe. I cooked a pork tenderloin instead of a shoulder because it’s less fattier and also used liquid smoke. As the pork was cooking I made a BBQ Sauce and the Broccoli Slaw. Tom grilled the hot dogs. I love Applegate products, and was thrilled to find that our local Safeway carried these hot dogs. I can pronounce all the ingredients! I used leftover homemade pita bread from last weekend as my hot dog bun with sliced cheese and mustard and then topped the hot dog with pulled pork and a little diced white onion. It was such a delicious combo, I was honestly a little skeptical, but if you want to fancy up your dogs and not do a traditional Chili Dog, definitely give this recipe a try!
Applegate Uncured Beef Hot Dog Ingredients: Organic Grass-Fed Beef, Water, sea salt, organic spiced, organic dehydrated garlic, organic dehydrated onion, organic paprika, celery powder. And that’s it my friends! Have you ever checked the nutrition label on your hot dogs?!?
Sunday ended on a sweet note as we watched more football, shocker! And ate some brownies with ice cream. Yum, seriously one of the best combos ever!
Thanks to Meghan and Katie for today’s link-ups.
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