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Ma! The Meatloaf!!

Good morning – it’s Monday. Did your weekend feel like it flew by? Mine sure did. And I can’t believe we are in the last full week of January. 

I woke up this morning kind of sore from yesterday’s half marathon race. I think I may even be more sore than I was the day after the marathon. Lauren and I ran pretty hard yesterday – and we really didn’t even intend to. 

After the race yesterday, we had planned to meet up with my friend Katie for a hearty brunch. Not considering our condition after the finish, I planned for us to meet Katie on Madison Avenue directly after the race. But, by the time Lauren and I got there we were shivering and chilled to the bone. All we really wanted was to shower and be warm before we did anything else. Thankfully, Katie was such a good sport and came to my apartment to wait while we showered and became human again. 

Then we decided to head back to my favorite crêpe place right around the corner: Yorkville Creperie. Whenever I eat there, I typically get one sweet crêpe. However, this time I was ravenous and decided to get one savory crêpe and one sweet crêpe. 

I started with the Greco Crêpe, which was filled with spinach, feta and tomatoes. It was delicious. 

 

My second course was a sweet crêpe called The Country Crêpe and it had banana, strawberry and nutella. 

 

It was sooo yummy, but I was openly jealous of Lauren’s Sweet Crêpe which had baked apples, graham crackers, vanilla ice cream, cornflakes and white chocolate. It was divine and might be what I have to order there from now on. 

After brunch we lounged for a bit, Lauren headed home and I started on the laundry. Walking up and down the 5-flights of stairs after the race was extremely tough. But I managed to get two loads done. A third was needed, but I just couldn’t do it. 

Before dinner, I decided to try some Kombucha I had picked up a little while back and had completely forgotten about. I had no idea what to expect, but I didn’t want it to go to waste and I had heard wonderful things about it through the blog world. 

 

I have to say it was not what I expected at all: fizzy, a little vinegary, but also sweetish at the same time. It was strange and it took me a little while to finish my small glass. I may try the rest of it again tonight, but I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it yet. 

What about you – have you tried Kombucha? Or better yet, have you ever made it?  

I was Googling it and found so many sites where people were making their own. 

Here is the definition of Kombucha from, GT, the manufacturer’s website

Kombucha is alternately known as a Chinese tea, a plant, or a mushroom. But it’s not really any of these. It’s a living culture of beneficial microorganisms, and in Kombucha’s case, the whole is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts! Our Kombucha is delicately cultured – some liken it to fermentation – for 30 days. During this period, essential nutrients form like active enzymes, viable probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols. All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality. Kombucha has been used for hundreds of years throughout the world as a daily health tonic. The culture resembles a light brown, tough, gelatinous disk—and because it’s a living, growing entity, it can regenerate and create new cultures with every batch.

Kombucha is not a supplement, drug, or medicine… it is simply a super healthy food that helps the body to find (or regain) its natural balance in the body, which promotes overall well-being. Just like regular exercise, Kombucha is something that supports a healthy lifestyle. When the body is healthier, its natural defenses are stronger. 

Anyway – the jury is still out on that. I’ll let you know how round two goes. After trying some Kombucha, it was time for dinner. Hubby and I finished the rest of the meatloaf… 

 

And shared a plate of tater tots. 

 

I don’t normally eat tater tots often, but I felt entitled after running a great race. However, I did end up making way too many though and Hubby had to finish them off and then sit with a very full stomach. :-/ 

After dinner I read, watched some football and headed to bed early because I was exhausted. I’m about 290 pages into my new book (The Historian) and am still loving it! I can’t wait to finish it and share a recap with you all. 

Have a great Monday everyone!