Breakfast · Cooking · Dinner · Workout

Blizzard of 2013

Hi there, everyone!

So far I am sort of enjoying the couple of days I have been basically trapped in the house and snowed in. Thankfully I was really prepared with a lot of healthy food – so that really helped a lot. The other thing that has made things manageable is that I did not lose power for too long. On Friday night the power went off several times but came back on within a few minutes each time. I am so thankful to have heat, water, and power right now!!! I was a little nervous when I woke up at 8 AM on Saturday, but I immediately felt better once I realized the power was still on!

Last night I cooked a really nice and healthy dinner for myself. As you might remember, I baked a nice chicken breast on Friday afternoon. So for dinner I needed to use the chicken. I wanted something that I would have leftovers just in case I did lose power for a day or two. I was craving pasta and vegetables. I developed a chicken and vegetable ragù and had it over Whole Foods pasta.

I chopped up onion, and garlic and sautéed it in a little bit of olive oil. Then I steamed some fresh broccoli and cauliflower, chopped them and threw them in the pan. I finished the vegetable base of mushroom and spinach.


Once the vegetables sautéed, I added a Trader Joe’s tomato sauce and the final step was to add the chicken.


The meal was topped with some grated WF mozzarella cheese. It was really good and hearty!! I have leftovers for lunch today.


This morning I woke up, made coffee and was immediately feeling a severe case of cabin fever. How much television and reading could I possibly do? It was only Saturday morning. I already felt like it should have been Sunday night!

I was totally snowed in. The snow was up to the dining room window:


The snow drifts were up to my hips on our deck and our sliding door:


Thankfully my best friend came up with a great idea – an at home work out via Dr. Jordan Metzl. I googled him and I found a great workout that was right on Runner’s World’s website. I did the workout for over an hour and I loved it! I felt so much better after.

Once I showered and changed, I whipped up a nice and fresh breakfast. I was quite hungry after my workout!
Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit (pineapple, cantaloupe, raspberries) and a piece of toast with WF all natural almond butter. Yum.


If you have been in the path of the storm, I hope you are safe and warm! See you soon.


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