Rainy day and curry

What a soggy day today!  For some reason, rainy days make me really snacky.  No weight workout today as I have the race tomorrow and I want to rest my hamstring.  Feels much better, though.

I was going to pick more blueberries with my mom today, but it was raining all day, so nixed that.

Lunch was the other of those strawberry pluots plus an egg sandwich:

pluotsammie

Spent most of the morning hoping the rain would stop and cleaning.   Wheeee…..

Then went out and picked up groceries for a little party tomorrow for John.  His birthday is next week, but we are having a cheese, fruit, and veggie thing and then cake (chocolate with chocolate buttercream) tomorrow night with the family.

Stopped and had coffee and a cookie that John had made – a lowfat version of a sugar cookie

cookies

We had a throw together dinner.  Wanted something Indian curry style, so I put together the following:

  • black mustard seeds
  • cumin seeds
  • garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 9 ounces of chicken, cubed
  • 1/3 cup red lentils
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste (hot!!!)
  • 1 can of lite coconut milk

Sauteed the spices in the coconut oil until the seeds popped, then added the chicken and browned.  I had parcooked the lentils and then added them to the pot with the curry paste and coconut milk.  Then simmered while the brown rice cooked.  This will serve about 4 people.  I wasn’t going to use the whole can of coconut milk, but the curry paste is very hot, which is fine by me, but I didn’t think John would like it so I used the rest of the coconut milk to dilute it.

I pan sauteed broccoli to add to my bowl to bulk it up.  1/2 cup of rice doesn’t go very far.

dinner13

Quite tasty!  I used the lentils to thicken it instead of ground cashews to save on some fat.  But, I did snack on some!

cashews

Have to get up flippin’ early again tomorrow.  We need to be registered for the Silk & Satin race by 7:30 tomorrow morning.  I hope to be under 30 minutes.  Last year was my very first official 5K and it was this same race.

My time was around 45 minutes, which I hope to better tomorrow 😀

Weather calls for sun with maybe morning clouds.  Should be good if it isn’t too humid.

Hopefully John won’t finish too far in front of me.  I finally got him into running, and now he is faster than me!   D’oh!

Question:  What’s on tap for your weekend?

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5 thoughts on “Rainy day and curry

  1. Fat[free]Me

    You are so going to do better tomorrow than last year. Glad you are resting that hamstring, hope it is fine for the race!

    Curry looks delish!

  2. Susan

    Good luck tomorrow!! Or rather, today 😉 You are going to get under 30 minutes no prob.

    I’m working the weekend as per usual. Would like to get in some kind of activity today, and a loooong bike ride tomorrow. Monday’s a holiday here, but it’s supposed to rain and everything is going to be closed. So I think I’ll finally get a start on packing!

  3. Karyn

    Yeah, good luck on your race. I know you will do great. Hamstrings can be a real problem so glad you rested it. Your dinners always look so delicious!

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