Mondays always seem to be the most hectic day of the week for me. Driving in from Tampa, going straight to work, then rushing home, making dinner and going to school all night. Not to mention breathing (and blogging!) in between! My lunch today was the highlight of everything just because my mom packed it for me (so cute) and I love my new lunchbox!!! She packed leftovers of the Easter feast for me: the other half of my spinach pie, then two little containers full of leftovers roasted veggies…along with a cute cloth napkin of course!! It was divine 🙂
A couple hours later I snacked on some trail mix I had brought with me from home and that got me through just fine til dinner.
Speaking of dinner–what fun! I tried one of Happy Herbivore’s recipes for Blue Corn Chickpea Tacos and they came out great!! I didn’t have any taco seasoning on hand so I just used a dash of cayenne and a tsp or two of chili powder along with lime juice and Shoyu soy sauce (out of tamari). I loaded my tacos up with some really quick homemade guacamole (1/4 of an avocado mixed with some lime juice and 2 tbsp salsa), spinach and salsa and had a fruit plate with strawberries and grapes on the side. I absolutely love Mexican food so this meal was so much fun for me! I made extra chickpeas to have with my lunch one day this week because these little things are seriously addicting!!
I really don’t know what is going on in school tonight…I never know on Mondays! I DO know that we have a short week this week and I am excited about that—no school on Friday! Yay!! I got Friday off from work too so that will be my day to rest and pack for my trip this weekend to my hometown (going to follow around a pastry chef at a private club there for the weekend) and my trip home to Tampa all next week. SO excited about having some much needed down time to rest and relax!
I hope the start of this week is treating you well and you have a wonderful night!