Working For The Break

by Lauren on March 19, 2012

I hope you all enjoyed your Monday.  I started things off this week rather rushed but that's okay.  I have quite a bit to get done before I leave on Friday for Boston for the weekend and I'd rather be super productive and watch this week fly than sit back and wait for it to crawl. 

I bought myself two new cereals for the week and couldn't decide which one to start with this morning.  I did the most sensible thing and had both.


Kashi Cinnamon Heart to Heart, Kashi Go Lean Cinnamon Crunch (NEW), Banana, Blackberries, Flax, Sunbutter, Almond Milk 

The new Kashi Cinnamon Go Lean Crunch is fantastic.  It's different than the regular Go Lean Crunch, a little softer but loaded with burst of cinnamon which I love. 

I can't get over how beautiful the roses I picked up from the farmers market are.  Definitely the best $10 I've spent in awhile.  They act as the sun in my lackluster morning photos.


I did quite a bit of teaching this afternoon and traveling which wasn't a bad thing it just left me pretty tired.  Teachers, I seriously do not know how you do it every single day.  I'm beat from teaching just a few back-to-back sessions. 

One of my co-workers and I grabbed lunch in-between sessions. 


You may recognize him.  This is Bryce.  He likes cheese steaks.  He's pretty cool.  

Actually, Bryce is a very good friend of mine.  We usually try and grab lunch a few times a month to catch up since we both work out of the office for the most part. 

While Bryce feasted on his chicken cheese steak, I went with what my body was craving the most. 

Citrus Spinach Salmon Salad- Spinach, Mandrin Oranges, Slivered Almonds, Grilled Salmon 

I love this salad so much.  It's simple but perfect just the way it is. 

Apparently, someone else wanted you to see his lunch as well.  Toly came home during his lunch break (which is a rarity) and snuck in a shot of his eats. 

Cute. smiley

My day wrapped up with one little meeting and I was glad to be done.  I'm hoping to get most of my work accomplished this week without any little surprise.  It always seems that before I go away, something catastrophic comes up that makes me stress out before I leave.  


I originally thought I would be one my own for dinner but Toly called me later in the afternoon and told me his basketball game got canceled so I had my dinner partner back.  

I was just going to throw some weird combination together but since I was now cooking for two, I decided to make something pleasing for the both of us. 

I can't take full credit for this idea.  This lady inspired me when she posted her dinner pictures from last night. 

I first cooked some cubed squash in a pan until tender.  Then I added salt, pepper, and chili powder and mashed with the back of a fork.  I then took two taco sized tortillas, spread the squash mixture, topped with black beans and spinach and baked at 450* for 15 minutes.

These were fantastic but even better with the condiments added.


And with that, I called it a busy but good Monday.  I'm off to enjoy the rest of my night as I hope you are as well.


Do you get stressed before you go away with everything you want to accomplish before you leave? 


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12 thoughts on “Working For The Break”

  1. Definitely get stressed before going away when I have a lot to accomplish! I remind myself that I will soon have a break in order to de-stress 🙂

  2. Erica says:

    I totally get stressed before trips! I want everything clean and done so that when I get back I don't feel overwhelmed! I'm totally going to have to try that cereal (heart cinnamon) and the dinner looks great. Guac!

  3. Your dinner looks incredible! I'm actually insanely jealous of it to be perfectly honest with yoU!
    And I am able to teach with an abundance of caffeine – except not anymore since I gave up coffee. Now I just run off of Vitamin D. 😉

    1. Lauren says:

      I can’t imagine teaching all day without coffee. You’re a rock star girl!

  4. Yes – I get SO stressed. There's always so much to do before a trip.  I love packing though – not sure why!

  5. Ali says:

    Yum , that salad looks amazing!  Our family has recently gotten into eating halibut and I have to say that it has officially trumped every other fish.  Minimal smell, practically non-existent bones, and very, very tasty.  Honestly it's the perfect fish.
    BTW, the pic of Toly's lunch is uber cuteness.  That's really sweet that he wanted to get in on the action. 🙂

  6. I just saw the new Kashi in the store and was curious as to how it would be! I love the Go lean crunch and i always add cinnamon so that sounds pretty darn tasty! i hope you have a stellar week, stress free before a lovely trip to boston! happy tuesday 🙂

  7. Dinner looks so good! I need to try that 🙂

  8. I had quesadillas for dinner, too! Yours look a lot tastier though! 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    I always get stressed before a trip!  I feel like there is so much to in preparation for the trip and add that to my regular, daily responsibilities and I'm STRESSED!

  10. It's amazing how those "little surprises" ALWAYS pop up before a planned trip! Hope your week goes smoothly!

  11. Lisa says:

    I want to try out those quesadillas they look great! Oh man I get so stressed, mostly because I leave everythinggg till that last minute!

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