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Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 3/13/2014

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on March 13, 2014, 6 comments

Amanda [Running With Spoons] hosts Thinking Out Loud every Thursday.  It’s a great time to get out random thoughts, and give your blog brain a break.  Join us 🙂


1 – First, let’s discuss the Elephant in the Room (for North America, at least).  This weekend was great, but I just feel like it was missing something. 

facebook_-818490776 Oh yeah.  One whole hour of precious sleep.  I tried to be good and go to bed early on Saturday night – but then I just laid awake for hours thinking about how early 6am would feel when it was really, in my brain 5am.  Sunday morning wasn’t too bad.  Monday was a different story.  On a plus note, Indy [The Cat] has not yet adjusted and wanted nothing to do with being fed at 6 (aka, 5)am.  I’m certain that won’t last long.  IMG_20140309_112024

 2 – I have been soothing my day-light-savings-blues by enjoying a lot of outdoor runs.  Hey Spring, it’s a-okay for you to stick around for good!IMG_46353125389158

3 – Remember last week when I mentioned my Instant Pot had just arrived?  Uhm.  I am kind of obsessed with it.  It arrived Wednesday night, and I cooked everything I ate in it the entire weekend.  In fact, Sunday night I used the stove to boil water for tea, and realized that I hadn’t used the stove at all since Wednesday.  Which is impressive, since we cook 98% of our food.  I have made two batches of yogurt, tons of steamed fruit, a big batch of soup (which only took 21 minutes, and has lasted us 4 days), and risotto [IN FIVE MINUTES].

4 – Speaking of yogurt, having it in my life again has been amazing.  Recipe / video / etc coming next week.  Have any of you seen me on video?  Bahaha.  Don’t get your hopes up for anything amazing.  – I don’t edit them – ha!Homemade Vegan Yogurt [With Cinnamon Pears] [Vegan/Gluten Free]

5 – When did breakfast become a 3 course meal?  I’m just so hungry!Capture1Yogurt with pears & almonds, hashbrowns (yep) and rice cracker and peanut butter sandwiches. 

6 – I am taking Thursday and Friday off of work (because Nathan is on Spring Break this week), and I am really excited for a small break.  I keep forgetting that I have it off, and then looking at my calendar and getting super excited again.  Maybe that’s what Alzheimer’s feels like?  [Bad joke.  Alzheimer’s sucks.  But sometimes you just have to laugh].

7 – This article, about ‘Exchanging a Blanket for a Code Blue‘ is so amazing.  From being there myself, a gift like this to families is priceless.

 8 – [Happier Thoughts] Making risotto in only 5 minutes the other day gave me much more outside time.  65 degrees?  Yes please (by the way, the next day, it was 18 degrees)IMG_20140311_1830309 – Even Indy [The Cat] got to enjoy outside time (he’s an indoor cat).  Don’t judge us for having a harness and leash on him.  That’s a third story deck, and he doesn’t seem to understand that he’s three stories up.  🙂


10 – Wednesday night consisted of this:DSC_0112 DSC_0177Week.  Complete.

11 – When you read this I’ll be enjoying my two days off, so if I’m slow-to-respond, that’s why.  I hope everyone has had a fabulous week and has a great weekend!

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6 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday : 3/13/2014

  1. I can’t tell if it’s Daylight Savings or jet lag, but my sleep has been totally thrown off since Tuesday… I haven’t been tired at all when bedtime rolls around, and I’ve still been waking up crazy early (uhm… Hello 4 AM). I’m hoping my body adjusts soon, ’cause I have a feeling the sleep dep is going to catch up with me soon…

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