I Wish Everyday was like Sunday

Today has been so pleasant…all day long.  Sundays usually are…I love them.  I think that’s a universal thing.  I woke up this morning with some really peaceful feelings.  I know that I have a tendency to worry too much, and I am working on it…working on it so much that I worry about it!  It’s insane.  This morning; however, I woke up and just felt like everything was in its place.  I felt confident and sure and I have managed to carry on those thoughts through out the day.  I had a wee bit of a melt down last night about something really trivial – but somehow a good night’s sleep cured my ills.  I woke up this morning with amazing energy and I couldn’t sleep in because my thoughts were racing with workout ideas.  Haha, are you rolling your eyes at me?  You’re just jealous.  You should workout, too.  Don’t be lazy like the majority of America – strive to be different.

Anyway, I bounced out of bed and reached for my sneakers.  After a great workout of plank holds, weighted lunges, push-presses, sprints and box jumps I made Jason and I a fun breakfast.  Another one of those one-skillet type deals.  I’ll post it below; you’ll adore it.  After breakfast I began working on my grocery list, which of course I got all giddy about.  Which reminds me…I get asked all the time if eating Paleo gets to be expensive, and I am planning a post where I talk about what kind of money we spend on food along with some ideas of how to make it as efficient as possible.  Jason wanted to go to the grocery store with me, which was very cool.  He usually does, but him wanting to go isn’t always the case!  I had planned to make my usual grocery-day seafood meal tonight, but plans quickly changed when Jason suggested in the meat aisle that we grill instead!  We found these boneless beef ribs that he wanted to make, so we went with it!  Now let me say, I am not usually one to veer from plans.  If I was going to make something specific for dinner I will stick to plan — but not today!  I’m tellin’ you; there’s somethin’ going on.

So we came home, changed into our swim clothes and hung out by the pool with our little grill.  We soaked up the wonderful sun and turned our Pandora station to The Smiths Radio which played some very good 80’s hits.  I whipped up a quick broccoli slaw with just some cucumber, olive oil, lemon and oregano.  ….and those beef ribs that Jason grilled were amazing!!  Now, it’s not even 7 pm and we’re done with dinner, showered, and feelin’ so good because our skin is nice and tight from our slight tanning session!  We went back to Hastings and got another movie we have been wanting to see — so we’re going to relax and possibly eat some apple slices dipped in coconut butter.  I’m tellin’ you – that stuff is addictive.  Go ahead; get addicted to it.  I won’t call an intervention.  Let’s get lost together in the fiendish world of coconut products.

Ohh crapola — I almost forgot!  Okay, so here’s the likely reason for my great mood all day…my vacation has started!!  We are talkin’ like 8 days of ZERO depot time.  I’m so freakin’ pumped!  I am going to do so much of nothing and yet so much of everything all at once that I won’t even know what’s what.

As for that amazing breakfast?  Well, I made a frittata out of sliced sweet potato and spinach.  Very good stuff, and the sweet potato is necessary post-workout.

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced thinly with a knife (or mandoline slicer if you have one)
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 pastured eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c. spinach (I didn’t measure, but I put about 3 good handfuls)

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. of the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add your sliced sweet potato, in batches if necessary, to the hot skillet and cook a minute a side or until they are tender and browned.
  4. Remove potato slices and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of coconut oil to your skillet and add onion.  Saute for 5 minutes or so or until they start to caramelize.
  6. While onions are cooking down, beat eggs with all spices in a bowl.
  7. Make sure onions are spread out evenly and place potato slices on top, slightly overlapping.
  8. Add spinach, distribute evenly and press down slightly.
  9. Pour eggs over top, do not stir, cover with lid and let simmer on stovetop for about 5 minutes.
  10. Place skillet in oven and let bake for 25-30 minutes or until eggs are completely set.
  11. Slice like a pie and serve up with some meat, like bacon or sausage!
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