It was a hot, sunny, hot (did I say hot?) three day weekend here in Maryland. Temps in the 90′s, and it is only May. I can only imagine what August will bring us.
Even though it was a holiday today, I did go to work for a few hours this morning. Last night I prepared another recipe from Clean Eating magazine, this one a breakfast item – Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Quiches. And it was easy.
Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Quiche (adapted from Clean Eating March 2011)
- 2 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- sprinkling of Herbes de Provence
- non stick cooking spray
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 2 triangles of Laughing Cow Blue Cheese
- 1/2 ounce Parmesan Cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large skillet on medium heat saute mushrooms, peppers, artichoke hearts and herbes de provence in olive oil until softened.
3. Divide mixture into four ramekins sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
4. Cover with eggs, chunks of Laughing Cow cheese, and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
5. Place in oven (I put the ramekins in a baking dish) for 25 minutes.
I let these cool off for a while, then put them in the refrigerator. I took one for breakfast this morning, heated it up in the microwave at work, and it was delicious. I also brought along some mango and strawberries. I will be very sad when mango season is over.
After work I put together some food to take to the pool. I used the left over pork tenderloin from last night and made a salad with veggies, dried cranberries, walnuts, and this yummy cheddar gruyere cheese from Trader Joe’s.
I ate my salad and let it digest, then did a swimming workout. I am not a good swimmer, wait, that is an understatement – I am a terrible swimmer. I can do 50 meters of free style and my lungs feel like they are about to explode. How is that possible when I can run 10 miles? So I have always felt useless about swimming, that is until I read another blogger’s idea of coming up with a new way to do a swimming workout. Thank you, Shelley, for putting this great idea out there. So this is what I did, 50 meters of each of these:
2. free style
7. free style
This took 24 minutes. Then I rested for an hour, ate some cherries and drank some water, and got back in the pool and did it again. The second time it only took me 23 minutes (I got better at the kickboard.)
Right now my triceps, shoulders and quads are really really sore. I think it was the backstroke and the kickboard that worked me the hardest. I’m not crazy about strengthening my quads any more than they already are, because I have read that a lot of women’s injuries are due to the quads being much stronger than the hamstrings and glutes. This isn’t true for most men. I need to do more hamstring/glute work.
Then I attempted to eat my pita crackers while sitting by the pool, but I got swarmed by gnats, so I went home.
I was too lazy to make anything for dinner, so Trader Joe came to rescue once again.
Back to the routine tomorrow. According to the weather report at 8:00am it will be 79 degrees with 76% humidity. At 7:00pm it will be 94 degrees with 55% humidity. Looks like I’ll be running in the morning. And carrying lots of water. Stay cool!