Monday, March 17, 2014

Aloha Weekend eats and schtuff

 Let's get the formalities out of the way.  The Mr passed his test!  Woot!

But I wanted to do something special for him to celebrate and since we were both missing our Hawaiian home, I wanted to transport us to Hawaii via a day of our favorite dishes.  Before his test, I sent him off with a breakfast of spam, eggs and rice.

Excuse the heinous phone pic
 When he got home, I surprised him with a few of our favorite local treats.

Dark chocolate has antioxidants and macadamia nuts have monounsaturated fats, food!

For lunch it was loco moco time!  Brown rice, burger patty, egg and egg white and fat free beef gravy.  Of course no loco moco is complete without lilikoi passion fruit juice.  It's a requirement.

I was so mad I busted the yolk on this one.  Proper loco moco requires a sunny side up or over easy egg.
The only sucky thing about cooking for every meal is you feel like you can't really go anywhere.  I tried to do as much prep as I could Friday night but still.  We had a nice sunny day and I didn't want to waste it.  Since I wanted to keep up our walks, I said I wanted to go down to the historic district to do the mile and a quarter loop.  The thing with that is, you can't really enjoy a leisurely walk just facing forward because you have all kinds of obstacles in your way...

So if you don't have missing bricks, you have raised bricks, huge tree roots pushing bricks up and one road will have a small curb while another needs a step ladder.  I can't count how many times the Mr almost face planted.  I pictured him looking like Harry.

Home Alone 2

Luckily we got home with no serious facial injuries even if we did encounter random drunk people doing their pub crawls for early St. Patty's Day imbibery.  (Spell check says that's not a is now.)  I'm so glad I don't drink.  The Mr was lamenting over what idiots the girls all sounded like and how even before he met me, he hated that and drunk girls were never a turn on.  I felt the same about the "hey baby's" I'd get in bars seeing a band or something.  If I'm not good enough to approach sober, don't approach me, period.  This is why we are meant to be together.  We walked our 1 1/4 miles and it was time to head home to make dinner.

Teriyaki beef!

I have officially eaten more brown rice in one day than I've eaten the entire year thus far.  It was all good but my system doth protest that much rice and is punishing me.  Sorry, more than you wanted to know.  (Here's another TMI...I'm finishing up Aunt Flow and Sunday afternoon as the Mr was in BBB replacing the salad spinner I melted on the bottom rack of the dishwasher, I thought at least I was over the emotional hump of her stay.  Then the song "Cool" by Gwen Stefani (affiliate link) came on and I started tearing up and getting the ugly cry lip quiver because of course it's about her and Tony and he calls her by her new last name and whyyyyyyyyyyy did they break up, they were so cute and....oh...sorry.)

We totally wasted Sunday as well as far as getting out.  We felt all lethargic and despite sleeping in, I made tropical pancakes (banana, pineapple and mac nut- forgot to take a pic) and then we went into a food coma.  We attempted napping while the neighbors dog was being an asshat and just got in more or less 45 minutes of resting.  Then it was time to workout so we did Leslie Sansone: Walk It Off in 30 Days (affiliate link) burn portion.  I didn't have it in me to do some long involved cardio and this fit the bill being done in 30 minutes.  I'm SOO glad we got that.  I burned 560 cals with that and some balance exercises afterward.  Then it was off to the store to grab our produce and such for the week.

So we may not have a tan, a lei around our necks or sand in our flip flops but our opus (bellies) got full of some good local food until we can get back.

What did you do this weekend?

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  1. First off... Woo hoo! So glad that test is out of the way. And you did an amazing job of bringing Hawaii to us. You really outdid yourself and everything was just wonderful! Thank you so much. You are the best!

    1. I was glad to see the weight lifted off of your shoulders when you got home. Now you don't have to worry about it for a few years. Woo hoo! I'm glad you enjoyed our culinary vacation. I've got a pork roast in the freezer so kalua pork isn't too far off but I need a rice recovery first! :-)

  2. I had a good giggle over the Harry reference at work. :)

    I need the recipe for your Hawaiian pancakes!

    1. I could totally see that happened, eating a face full of brick!

      I will make a batch and post a formal recipe!

  3. We went to my nephew's wedding out of town. My granddaughters were flowergirls, and my son was an usher. It was a wonderful time. I bawled my eyes out when Du & I won the anniversary dance at the reception (first time we've ever won--we've been married 43 years!) and we danced to "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers. Some songs get to me every single time!

    1. Sounds like a wonderful wedding and congrats on winning the anniversary dance! I've never heard of that but it sounds like a lovely tradition to work into a reception. I love that song, it works for so many occasions!

  4. I have been visiting with two Spark Friends, Dawn and Di. Di had a business trip to Pittsburgh and Dawn decided to come and meet up with both of us. It's be great!

    1. Oh, and I forgot, congrats to the Mr!

    2. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend! I hope you girls had fun! The Mr thanks you!

  5. This weekend was 4 hours of doing taxes Saturday, but I stayed calm and focused and got both the federal and state done--phew!! I was so mentally spent after that I just relaxed the rest of the day. Sunday was errands and lots of paper shredding, which feels good to have that done. It was low-key, but in a very good way. This week is going to be draining at work, so I knew I had to rest up before the tension starts to overtake me.


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