Things I’m loving this week

greek vinaigrette

Aldi’s Greek vinaigrette dressing. I love Aldi’s raspberry vinaigrette dressing, but it’s best when you have good fruit to put in your salad (strawberries, clementines, etc.) and none of the fruit is very good right now (no flavor), so I decided to go Greek last week and topped my spinach & romaine salad with cucumbers, feta, black olives, Roma tomatoes and this dressing. It’s nice, and tangy, change of pace.

baths

Baths. Soaking in a hot tub is really the only way I can get warm after a run in single- digit weather. I’d prefer not to do it with an audience, but as soon as my calico cat hears the faucet, she comes a running. I have no idea why.

veggie wraps

Veggie wraps. I’m doing the vegetarian thing again (though, truly I’m not 100% committed) and one of the challenges of eating this way is coming up with last minute meals. Veggie wraps often solve that dilemma. I just fill a spinach wrap with whatever veggies I’ve got on hand — green peppers, banana peppers, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, onion, cucumbers, black olives, carrots, etc. — and add a little ranch and hot sauce and voila….dinner in 10 minutes.

Things I’m not loving this week

Single-digit temps. Enough with this winter stuff. I’m done with this. Bring on the sunshine and 40+ degree temps! The only good thing about single-digit temps is that I can sleep in and run at lunchtime because I barely sweat and can easily get 5 miles in, change clothes and go right back to work.

R Kelly. Yeah…he doesn’t seem violent or unstable at all. Why are we even talking to this guy?