“Sunday” Things on a Saturday (Including a recipe!)

Since I plan on participating in St. Patrick’s Day fun tomorrow (for anyone who knows me, day drinking on a Sunday is pretty much the biggest rarity around!), I wanted to make sure I had my “Sunday” things out of the way today.

This morning was my first weekend to teach Cardio Kickboxing at the Oak Square YMCA and boy was it fun! I had 39 people in class and it was awesome because the vast majority of the class was already super familiar with kickboxing. I think my format/style was a little new to them, but when we finished class and started to stretch, I asked what they thought and they gave me a round of applause. I don’t generally blush or get embarrassed, but that was the best thing they could have done and I totally blushed!

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Ashley was right… it was one heck of a sweaty class today. I went in with straight hair and left with curly hair. The mirror in front of me was speckled with sweat. You get the idea…

Post workout and shower (definitely necessary), my friend Jess and I met up at Flour for a business lunch. We have some fun plans in the works for Lovage and Burpees To Bubbly, so be on the lookout in the near future (especially to all the new moms who are reading!). I was a bad blogger and didn’t take pictures of us or our lunch, but I did take a picture of my post lunch treat

005Yup. You’re seeing that correctly. I LOVE the Shamrock Shakes at Mc Donalds. Granted, I only had a few bites/sips of this before I was all set with the minty flavor, but what I did have was delicious!

My sister and I spent the rest of the day running some errands and grocery shopping… woohoo for a super exciting Saturday afternoon (nothing like the type of fun our mom is having. She is currently out dancing in North Conway and we are home watching a movie. I can only hope to be as cool as she is when I grow up!).

My sister has recently introduced me to a fantastic blog, especially if you are really into cooking. Iowa Girl Eats– any of you heard of it? Apparently she posts recipes literally every day! I am so impressed.

Anyway, we were looking through her Spring-Ready Recipes prior to grocery shopping so we could figure out what we wanted to cook. I was pretty much drooling as I read through the recipes she had listed. EVERYTHING looked and sounded amazing, but as soon as I saw her recipe for BBQ Chicken Quinoa, I knew that’s what I was in the mood for eating.

I followed her recipe pretty much to a T, but I did 1/2 the recipe since my sister was making her Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole and I knew I’d want to try some of that, so head on over to her blog for the recipe. Her photo’s are way better than mine, but here are some to keep you entertained for now 😉


(You can’t beat these rotisserie chickens at Market Basket!)

 007After shredding the chicken, add BBQ sauce and mix together.

008The grocery store didn’t have any corn on the cob, but the canned corn ended up working out juuuust fine.

009Mix together Plain Greek Yogurt and BBQ sauce- this mixture was delicious, btw.

012Place some quinoa on a plate, add some corn and black beans, chicken & BBQ sauce mixture and the BBQ sauce and Greek Yogurt sauce. The flavors in this were on spot! I think next time I would add some type of green veggie, but other than that, I wouldn’t change anything. Definitely a very quick and easy meal to throw together… I can’t wait to use these ingredients in left over’s all week!

Questions for you: Do you do “Sunday” things? What’s your favorite recipe blog or website? I’m always looking for new ones!


5 thoughts on ““Sunday” Things on a Saturday (Including a recipe!)

  1. Meredith says:

    I am super jealous of your shamrock shake! Another thing they don’t have here! Iowa girl eats is also one of my favorites! Skinnytaste.com is a great one too!

  2. Mary C says:

    I am also so jealous of your Shamrock Shake! I have been dying for one, I went to 2 different McDonalds, both were out! I took it as a sign to not have one this year!

  3. Athena @ Fitness & Feta says:

    I do read Iowa Girl Eats — she has amazing photography!! Also I’m commenting so late because again this just popped up on my Reader today. I need to do a better job of checking in the morning since clearly I don’t want to be late to the game with your posts!

    Also, thanks a lot because now I’d rather have a Shamrock shake than head to Two A Day. Settling for a banana will have to do.

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