I had a few goals for today: clean, go to the gym, run errands, study, make dinner. I accomplished all of them! The day started out with me waking up a little earlier than I really wanted to, which was totally fine becuase I got a head start on my house cleaning. Cleaning is one thing that definitely takes a backseat with everything else that I have to occupy my time these days. I mean, I keep the house relatively clean on a daily basis, but serious cleaning get pushed off to when I dont have impending exams or big projects, which with 18 credits, is a rarity. So, it felt REALLY good to do a good deep cleaning today.
Then I hit the gym for lifting and spin. I LOVE the instructor that teaches in the morning on MWF. I wish I could take her class all the time! I love the music she chose, and the routine was challenging but fun!
When I got home I stole some of Jeremy’s salad for lunch. He takes a small salad to work every day for his 11a.m. pre-lunch meal. Spinach, walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious!
I ❤ Gorgonzola!!
After lunch I headed out for an afternoon full of errands… yaaay. Not! Errands are not my favorite thing. But, cooking is one of my favorite things and I made a delicious Indian dish tonight for dinner. A few weeks ago we went to a local Indian restaurant and I got the Chana Masala which is a curried chick pea dish. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. SO I decided to make my own using this recipe. It turned out really good! I made it with brown rice, which is the only kind of rice in our house, and I was kind of wishing that I had made Jasmin rice to go along with it. Jasmin just seems a bit more authentic. Oh well, it was still awesome. 2 hours later, I’m not hungry, but I kind of want to heat up a small bowl to eat more!
There are tons of awesome spices in this recipe. I love how typical spices in Indian food are so colorful! There is also something I love about how turmeric leaves a yellow stain of anything it touches. It makes me feel warm and cuddly inside. I know, I’m weird. I just love it so much! Maybe because I know that I’m making something fantastic!