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Tuesday Burger Day

Hi! I come to you after a long day involving teaching and taking on fire hot yoga, lots of desk work at Metro, 80 squats in tonight’s CrossFit class and a disastrous but delicious dinner.

Let’s start at the beginning.

Breakfast was overnight oats with Greek yogurt, rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, apple, banana, apple butter and peanut butter. Still not feeling it. Choked it down. Don’t know what happened with me and overnight oats.

Then I taught and took a yoga class at Y2. It is really tough to teach and then take. Spending upwards of three hours in that hot room at one time is draining. I still managed to have a great practice.

I loved my lunch today. It was the best salad I’ve had in months. I started with a bed of spinach and then added a wheat berry salad with cashews, dried cranberries, dried pineapple and yogurt covered raisins and then added pine nuts, goat cheese, hearts of palm and some salmon to that. RIDICULOUS!

After spending a long afternoon at my desk doing payroll, sending out eblasts, catching up, etc., I decided that I needed to move around a bit so I planned on doing the strength portion of our CrossFit class.

4 x 7 front squats/13 back squats

The math on that is 80 squats total. I am going to to sore tomorrow.

And of course I couldn’t stop at just the strength and ended up doing the WOD.


15 Push Press (I did the prescribed 65#)
10 Toes to Bar (Was NOT in the mood so I did V-Ups instead)

I think I finished in 8-something? I wasn’t really paying attention. The 65# push press were heavy for me and I thought about stripping the weight and going to 55 but I’m glad I hung in there.

Post CrossFit recovery included opening a bottle of my most favorite value cab. Seriously, this is a nationally distributed wine and it is the best cab you can get for under $10. If you have a Total Wine in your area they have a deal worked out with Columbia Crest and offer this much cheaper than any other store. I pay $7.99. It tastes like a $20 bottle of wine.

I planned on burgers for dinner tonight before I even knew that today was National Burger Day. Because let’s get real…I can never plan around these kind of food holidays in advance. I don’t even celebrate national peanut butter day over here!

Dinner prep was a complete disaster. First, I turned on the wrong eye and melted a plastic cutting board into a burner. Then I grabbed the handle of a hot skillet that was straight out of the oven with my bare hand. And then I sliced into my palm with a serrated knife.

BUT…dinner was delicious so it was all worth it. Local grass-fed ground beef (swear it just tastes better) seasoned with Dizzy Pig’s Raising the Steaks and a hefty dose of sea salt and topped with goat brie. Served on a ciabatta bun with ketchup and super spicy/horseradish-y honey mustard.

Anyone else clumsy in the kitchen? I could go on for paragraphs about all of my kitchen disasters. Never did claim to be very coordinated! 😉


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  • Julia May 28, 2013, 11:11 pm

    Yes! A few weeks ago I dropped a Kombucha on my kitchen floor, spent a good 20 minutes thoroughly cleaning it up, only to break a glass dish a few minutes later while packing my lunch for work. I am definitely more clumsy after a long work day/ workout.

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:58 pm

      OH NO! and i agree…definitely more accident prone when tired!

  • Danielle May 29, 2013, 12:37 am

    I can’t seem to go a week without kitchen disasters. I’ve just started laughing about them! Most recent: today sliced my finger with a vegetable peeler! Yesterday blew a fuse and cut the power to my oven/stove. Good times 🙂

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:56 pm

      you have to laugh at them. and ouch! i hope your finger is okay!

  • meredith May 29, 2013, 6:44 am

    Lately I have been randomly breaking dishes. They fall out of the dishwasher, out of the cabinets lol…and regarding your recent dislike for the overnight oats, I recently went from needing greek yogurt in my morning bowl every single day to being completely turned off by it. Maybe it has something to do with summer and the heat coming, too rich and heavy in stomach? I don’t know. I don’t quite understand it myself.

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:55 pm

      you’re right, it does just feel to heavy and leaves me feeling like i have a rock in my stomach. i can still do greek yogurt topped with fruit and granola but not the thick overnight oat mixture.

  • Amanda May 29, 2013, 8:27 am

    I SO feel you on kitchen clumsiness. Mine results in more messes than injuries- I can take the simplest recipes and make them into the messiest. We’ve also broken a lot of wine glasses around here, which is why we only buy wine glasses from Goodwill now.

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:55 pm

      haha! my dad forced me to clean as i go so i’m pretty good about that most of the time. love the goodwill wine glass idea. they do break SO easily!

  • ErikaMC May 29, 2013, 8:28 am

    Oh my gosh it seems like once one thing goes wrong in the kitchen then everything goes wrong! Most days I’m pretty good but then one day I’ll make up for all my good days and drop everything I touch, burn everything, overrun the water in the sink, forget the burner is hot, etc. Gotta love cooking/baking though!

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:54 pm

      i agree! it’s definitely a domino effect but doesn’t scare me out of the kitchen!

  • Tamara May 29, 2013, 10:47 am

    Your food all looks delish!!

  • She Rocks Fitness May 29, 2013, 12:05 pm

    I made a burger last night too, but with a big bowl of riced cauliflower, lots of vegetables, and fresh mozzarella. Had no clue it was National Hamburger Day, but i LOVE hamburgers, so high-fives to me. OMG that salad looks scrumptious. I love wheat berry salad and haven’t had once since last summer. That’s sad…How are those legs feeling today?

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:54 pm

      ohh your burger serving idea sounds so delicious. i want! my legs are surprisingly okay. i think it’s since i put them through agony last week with that front squat wod.

  • Blaire @ Just Been Running May 29, 2013, 12:35 pm

    I love Columbia Crest!! We get it at Total Wine all the time too…you should try the Paso Robles JLOHR cab as well..it’s $10.95 at TW here in Charlotte, but it’s amazing 🙂

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:45 pm

      it’s been a while since i had that one. will have to pick up a bottle!

  • Sarah May 29, 2013, 12:44 pm

    I had a brief love affair with overnite oats. Now, it makes me gag, just thinking about it. We broke up.

  • Kerry May 29, 2013, 1:53 pm

    For a while, I wasn’t feeling overnight oats either.. until I replaced the chia seeds with flaxseed meal. It does the same thing as the chias and I enjoy the texture a lot more in the oats. Try it!

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:45 pm

      great suggestion, i shall try!

  • Stephanie May 29, 2013, 2:26 pm

    I’ve got 4 scars, one being about 2 inches long in the palm of my left hand, from knives or burns. The one in my palm required a trip to the ER not once, not twice but 3 times 16 stitches and nerve damage.

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:44 pm

      yikes stephanie! THREE times! i’m so sorry 🙁 do you still enjoy cooking after all that!?

  • Olivia May 29, 2013, 3:45 pm

    I think you would LOVE this burger at Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill in New Orleans – “PEANUT BUTTER BURGER WITH BAKED POTATO OR SIDE SALAD. TOP YOUR BURGER WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND BACON” http://yomamasbarandgrill.menutoeat.com/. I definitely recommend adding peanut butter to any burger! 🙂

    • Jen May 29, 2013, 5:44 pm

      omg! must try!!!! 🙂

  • Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin May 30, 2013, 2:43 pm

    That dinner looks amazing..I don’t think I have ever had brie on a burger and that needs to change ASAP!

    • Jen May 30, 2013, 10:56 pm

      you must try! it’s so good. burgers with goat cheese are equally as amazing.

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