Date Nights Are My Favorite…

It’s only Tuesday, but I am already pretty happy about this week…between being on top of blog stuff (like new posts and updating all of my pages!), getting my sweat on during runs and getting caught up at work, I am kicking booty and taking names! I also have a shopping trip planned with some of the ladies from work. Cannot wait!

The GBN experiment is going well and I am pumped to show you this weeks gallery of gross-ness!

Yesterday was date night with Farmer Ben. It consisted of a delicious dinner (veggies from the garden/down the road, of course!), followed by stretching and a nice hilly run. It was pretty challenging but I think I have a new go-to route.

Here’s a look at our dinner:

Salmon over volcano rice with tomatoes, jalapeno, fresh corn and onions.

We felt even better after we blew all those running calories on the biggest “medium” soft serve I have ever seen. 

Note to self: Do NOT let Ben order me a medium again!

After ice cream we headed to the movie theatre to FINALLY see The Dark Knight Rises…Holy Moly. My mind was blown. Such a good movie and my love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt just peaked. Be still my beating heart! I know, totally late on the DKR commentary, but still. So good. I’m a bit tired today, but it was worth it.

Today will consist of work, work, and a night run…with a lunch date thrown in the mix.

Like I said, it’s shaping up to be a great week!

Happy Tuesday!

Of Lunch and Lettuce

Something amazing happened on Monday.

Ben and I harvested lettuce from our garden. It was the first time this season and I couldn’t have been more excited. We had red oak and pirate’s butter lettuce-both were delicious (especially when mixed with spinach and sunflower seeds, topped with maple mustard, tarragon vinegar and olive oil).

Our lettuce patch as of Memorial Day… it’s since doubled in size!

It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to use fresh ingredients, especially when grown by your own hand. I admit that in this case, it’s mostly Ben… but I get such pride when I see baby basil plants poking through the dirt or beans popping up and knowing that I helped the growing process and I love learning more each and every day.

The greens were a perfect addition to my favorite kind of lunch. It consisted of salad, salmon, dilly scrambled eggs, grilled scallions(also from the garden) and green olives. Ben and I picked off of one plate. and just enjoyed the different flavor combinations and the first tastes of the season… all these things that don’t necessarily go together, but combined..they just work.

I’m loving all those greens!

This was perfect. I’m so looking forward to more salads and more fresh ingredients that we grow in our garden. I can’t think of a better way to nourish both body and soul.