Happy Friday! Did this week seem to have an extra day in it or what? I think with last week being a day short from the holiday and trying to play catch up, this week just felt really long. Oh well, the weekend is just a few hours away! Have a great day 🙂
For whatever reason, my brain would not turn off Wednesday night so I didn’t fall asleep until 1 am. And my alarm was not a welcome sound 4 short hours later. I felt like a zombie in the shower. Luckily a big mug of tea helped to perk me up once I was ready to go. As like always, a plate of scrambled eggs and toast was eaten before heading to work.
Since I wasn’t 100% sure on the weather, I pulled out two potential options for my run. I am happy to report that I got to go with shorts! Yes, you read that correctly. I wore shorts on my run last night and I was so happy. I think my legs were shocked to see the sun lol. New Jersey is getting a heat wave and it was the low 50s yesterday. It felt weird to be wearing shorts with snow still on the ground though. I got a nice 4 miles while the sun was still up. Shorts in January and finishing my run in daylight = happy Maureen 🙂
When I got home, I was dying for some chips and salsa. The salsa container was empty so I whipped up another batch. If you guys wants the easiest salsa recipe ever it’s right here. The only thing that needs to be chopped up is the jalepeno and there isn’t even any measuring involved. You’ll maybe need to buy two ingredients max. I haven’t done the math but I think it works out to a bowl of salsa for under $2. Everything is listed below.
If I don’t sleep well at night then I crave junk food. I’m pretty sure that’s a fairly normal thing based on articles I’ve seen about how not getting enough sleep affects you. Anyway, the cravings hit hard yesterday (as seen by the post run chips and salsa) so leftovers for dinner was not appealing at all. Instead of forcing food into my body, Alex and I got takeout instead. Sometimes your mental health is better for your physical health! I’m not a doctor but that seems like a statement a medical professional would say right? Mentally I wanted buffalo chicken fingers and I’ll tell you that they really hit the spot.
I spent the rest of the night just hanging out on the couch with Alex. We chatted a bit and watched “The Office”. Since I wanted to get back on track, I headed to bed fairly early. I’m pretty sure I was asleep before Alex had even turned the light off.
Easiest Salsa Ever
Can of Ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chiles (I prefer the Chipotle option)
Minced garlic (or a clove if you have it)
Open the can of tomatoes and drain the liquid. The more liquid in the can, the more liquid the salsa will be. Personally, I prefer as little liquid as possible but the best thing about this recipe is it’s all based on your preferences.
Roughly chop the jalepeno (and clove of garlic if that’s what you’re using). Place everything in a blender. I have this Ninja one and LOVE it.
Put in as much of each spice and you prefer. The more cumin added, the spicier the salsa will be.
Blender for about 30 seconds to get everything chopped up and mixed.
Pour into tupperware and store in fridge.
Question of the day: Do you have a go to easy recipe that barely even counts as a recipe?