The Labor-Less Weekend

This weekend has been exactly what I hoped. Lazy. Relaxing. Unproductive.

I normally can’t stand to sit still. I need to be constantly doing something. So it was nice to just sit back and relax with friends.

A few nights of going out, house parties, you know, the usual.

I’ve been eating ugly but delicious meals, like this:

I was in the mood for a Mexican Mess but didn’t have all the standard ingredients, so I whipped this up instead. It’s not even really a recipe, but in case you’re curious, it was:

  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/2 yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup salsa (I used a really spicy kind)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • spices to taste (chili powder, crushed red pepper, garlic and salt)

I just sautéed it all in some olive oil until the veggies were nice and soft. I love dishes like this because you can basically substitute anything you want and it’ll still come out delicious.

I’ve also been eating almond butter like it’s my job.

(If a job like that exists, please consider this my application.) Thanks to the almond butter + sweet potato combo that I can’t stop eating, I’ve gone through so much almond butter, that this jar was just asking to be made into a smoothie bowl. Who was I to deny the almond butter?

This was your standard: almond milk + banana + stevia + xanthan gum + ice combination, poured into a little almond butter jar for maximum deliciousness.

Other random weekend highlight: trading in my semi-broken Droid for an iphone

After the amazing transition from PC to Mac, I was really excited to finally switch to an iphone. I’m kind of obsessed. I think my favorite part is Instagram. (I know, I know, of all the awesome features, am I really saying this is my favorite part?) Let me have my fun, alright?

Random picture I took while we were driving downtown:

Cool, right? Maybe I’ll do a whole What I Ate Wednesday– Instagram Edition.

And now, I’m off to go enjoy the last bit of the weekend!

What’s the best thing you’ve done this weekend?


  1. Ugly meals have to be the most delicious!

  2. Man i wish my HTC had instagram, I’d go crazy for that app. And for the record, it always seems like ugly meals are the tastiest! It’s a delicious phenomenon haha 😀

  3. I often find its the ugliest meals that are the most delicious! I love my mac, but I stuck with a blackberry for my phone. I bet you will love the iphone though 🙂

  4. Ugly meals are sometimes the yummiest!! I think everything looks great 🙂

  5. I love delicious but random meals too 😀 Throw everything that sounds good into a bowl and bam, call it a meal!

  6. Definitely the best thing is “not go to work” I mean, boating and tailgating were fun, but not going into the office takes the cake.

  7. Lazy unproductive weekends are my favorite. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  8. Your ‘ugly’ meals look mighty appetizing to me! 🙂
    never thought to add salsa to my veggies! I’m a spicy kinda gal as well!

  9. U had me laughing at ugly but delicious… so many of my meals fit this description!! <3

  10. Ugly meals always taste the best. I love instagram too, although I think I’m going to have to have an intervention with my boyfriend soon who is obsessed with it.

  11. I bet your loving having an iPhone, I don’t think I could survive without mine! I just had my first sweet potato with almond butter last night and it was lush!

  12. I am loving your ugly meal, because I know how tasty it is 🙂 Anything with salsa steals my heart, so I would totes enjoy what you made!

  13. I am loving your ugly meal, because I know how tasty it is 🙂 Anything with salsa steals my heart, so I would totes enjoy what you made! 🙂

  14. Have no shame in the ugly meals. I made ugly veggie mix dinners all the time. 🙂 I stillll have a sweet potato waiting for me to eat and have a feeling I’ll love the almond butter combo too much!

  15. I love ugly smush meals like that! And almond butter. On most anything. Is that instagram thing an app? I’ve had my iphone for forever and know nothing about it, haha. I am NOT technologically inclined.

  16. ugly meals are the BEST!! those always taste the best!!!! and LOVE my shakes in PB containers- makes em extra delish!

  17. Ooooh, that Mexican Mess-esque dish looks delicious! I love Mexican food! 🙂

  18. Isn’t the iPhone fab! I love mine! i hope you enjoyed the rest of your long weekend. 🙂

  19. I love that picture; it looks kind of sepia-tinted and vintage, gorgeous!
    And if that job is going, I’ll get my CV in too, although I don’t mind going for the coconut butter-eating post… 🙂
    The best bit of my weekend was drinking huge volumes of Pimm’s in a lovely sunny garden with one of my best friends on Friday night… perfect!

  20. I love ugly meals! So glad you have enjoyed your weekend 🙂

    Unfortunately we have done nothing because of rain from Tropical Storm Lee… it is kind of boring here at the moment!

  21. 1st, I LOVE sweet potatoes and pb(or almond butter!!) I had one for lunch today=happiness! The best thing I did this weekend is go to church. I’m ready to face the next 4 days now! Starting my week praising Jesus is the best. The most fun thing I did is keeping my little 2yr old niece Addison Grace. The best thing I ate was that sweet potato. 🙂

  22. Gotta love long weekends! Leaves extra time for relaxing amidst the normal weekend shannigans 😛 Best part of this weekend was most definitely seeing all my JMU girls!!!

  23. best thing I did was go to Disneyland 😉 although I worked most of the time, it was a nice break.

  24. I’m in LOVE with almond butter! I just opened a new jar and it’s heaven. I like it more than the first time I tried it which wasn’t too long ago.
    I’m waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out so I can get the iPhone 4 at a cheaper price. I’m so jealous you got one, I can’t wait any longer!! 😀

  25. I am the same way but found a good balance between being busy and completely relaxing. I am actually ready to go back to work which is so shocking! I love instagram and am so jealous of iphone users!

  26. If there was a job for eating peanut butter I would so win at that. I love almond butter too but seriously peanut butter is my first love

  27. Ugly food is always delicious! Throwing random veggies together is always great with the right spices and chili powder always makes things great.

    The best thing I did this weekend was play Dance Central for *hours*. It was so much fun!

  28. lazy weekends are the BEST! and I spy an almond butter jar from a very special almond butter ;). that smoothie sounds like a great way to polish it off!!

  29. I definitely cannot sit still. Pretty sure you already know this about me. It just is not in my body chemistry. I have to constantly be moving and busy.
    I am so stoked that you have an iPhone. You do know that means that we can FaceTime chat now, right??? THAT MEANS FACE TO FACE CONVOS.
    Effing A, bro.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  30. Ugly food is the best. Haha. 🙂

    A lazy weekend sounds amazing. I normally can’t sit still, but I’ve been so on the go lately!

  31. Ugly meals are usually the most delicious, because you put in what you want, as opposed to what looks good!

  32. Yay! iPhones are awesome! 🙂 I love mine. The best thing I did this weekend was spend time boating with friends and working on my tan!

  33. I love this post because I think that it is something that many women struggle with – eating with spouses or friends who have completely different eating habits and/or nutritional needs than their own. For me, I have started eating the exact same thing as whatever I make for whomever I am cooking for – its been good for me. Helps you chill out about food. And if its a guy friend/whatever, then if they get hungry later and I dont, thats fine, they can just eat again!

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