Stuffed Peppers

Last night I had a very strange dream – I was in Las Vegas with my best friend and we were in our hotel room. Someone knocked on the door and when we answered it, Death was standing there. He pointed at me and said that I only had three days to live.

Okay, should this freak me out? Because it sure does. I mean, dreaming about Death cannot be a good thing. Especially, when he pretty much tells you that he’s coming for you. And this was serious Death – black robe and that scythe thing and everything.

Okay, I’m freaking out here.


But on to happier things – like running.

Last night, Danny dropped his car off at the mechanic because it’s leaking gas. Why do car problems always come up at the worst times? Like right before the holidays? Anyway, the kids and I picked him up from the car place and we went to the kid’s karate.

I didn’t want to have to drive from karate to the gym and then back to karate to pick up Danny and the kids, so I decided just to run a couple of miles outside near the karate place.

I didn’t pick the greatest running path because most of it was pitch black and I couldn’t even see the ground in front of me. Yeah, that’s safe.

Well, there’s an awkward running self-pic.

I did get to use my new hand-held water bottle that I bought for the 10k that I did in October. I need to run with water, even if it’s short distances. I ran about 2.25 miles and then headed back to karate.


This morning, I dropped my son off at school. He wore his new shark hat – isn’t it adorable? He has quite the hat collection.

After I dropped my son off at school, I went to Body Pump. I only have one class left before I have to buy more. Jeesh, those Body Pump classes go fast. And it’s cheaper to buy 12 at a time, instead of six at a time. But that’s still $87. Oh, Cardinal Charter Fitness, why can’t you just offer fitness classes.

Getting ready to go pump some iron:


Lunch today was amazing. I made stuffed peppers that I found on Carrots N Cake’s blog. I followed her basic recipe, but changed it up a bit. I love that this recipe is meatless. Recipes with meat are dumb. Why ruin a perfectly good recipe with meat?

Just kidding. I love you even if you eat meat.

For the stuffed peppers, I cooked up some spinach on the stove with a little bit of olive oil and garlic. Then I cooked one of those one minute rice cups in the microwave. I mixed together the rice, spinach, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, basil, salt, and pepper and stuffed it all into the pepper. Then I topped it with some breadcrumbs.

I baked it for about 28 minutes at 400 degrees. It was awesome. I think that the only thing that could have made it better was feta cheese. I think next time I’ll load it up with feta!

This is definitely going to be on my menu from now on. I will probably eat it everyday for lunch and dinner for the next six months. Won’t that be exciting?!

I’m just kidding. But not really.

Tonight, I’m going to another coupon class with my sister-in-law. It’s part two of the class that we went to last time. It should be fun. And mostly I’m excited because I get to spend time with another grown-up.

Do you ever have strange dreams?

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