Wow, what a busy day!!  I didn’t even have a minute to post about my lunch so I will fill you in now.
Lunch was an old favorite… tuna cakes.
All you need is:
•1 can of tuna
•1/4 cup chopped onion
•2 TBS miracle whip or mayo
•3-4 TBS breadcrumbs
You can also add things like celery, carrots, peppers…the possibilities are endless!
Sounds kinda weird but it is very similar to a crab cake, yet it is a lot easier and cheaper.
Chop everything p and mix it together.  Then you make them into patties and throw them in a pan with a little cooking spray.  Let them cook for about 5 minutes on each side.  It should yield 2 cakes.

I put my tuna cake over a salad.  I used to make these a lot in college because they were so easy to make and I always had the ingredients. 
I also had some All Bran crackers with hummus, cucumber slices and carrots.  Perfect things for dipping!
This was the first time I tried Athenos brand hummus and I was really satisfied with the flavor and texture.  I am glad I tried the original version because it was really garlicky.   I can’t imagine what the garlic flavor tastes like!
After work I hopped on the treadmill and ran 5 miles.  I’m starting to prefer running outside but running inside on hot days is a lot more manageable.  Plus, I watched Friends as I ran which made the time go by really quickly!  I have to remember to ice my knees before I go to bed because they were feeling a little achy.  Good thing I have tomorrow off from running to rest.
I made dinner for the family tonight!

I roasted some peppers on the grill using the side stove.  It was the first time I tried it and it was really fun!  I also loved being able to cook more than one thing at a time and having the ability to control the heat.

I made feta stuffed turkey burgers topped with roasted red pepper and grilled onions.  On the side we had some Trader Joes sweet potatoes and some zucchini.  The zucchini was actually left over from the bread.  I overestimated just a tad so I sautéed it with a little seasoning and it was delicious!
Dinner was a success!
As if I didn’t do enough in the day with work, working out and making dinner I decided to dive head first and clean my room.  It is definitely a work in progress and it may take quite some time.  I just don’t understand where all this stuff comes from!?!?  It is in desperate need of a revamp and I need to just get rid of things without holding onto memories.  I am such a sucker for memories! I’d love to have a clean, simple and contemporary room, so that is my goal.  In the next month I’m going to paint it too so I need to decide on a color scheme…suggestions are welcome :)
I’m going to go hop in the shower and get some much-needed rest!

The best part of waking up.

Is it a shame that waking up seems a little bit easier when I know there is zucchini bread waiting for me?

I also did not realize how many delicious but non waist friendly ingredients go in to this delicious “bread”.  Although my mom and I decided that it is more like cake based on the ingredients.
It was another treat that I decided to bring to work based on the fact that we would eat more than we should.
So I had a small slice with some greek yogurt and a peach.

Thanks Gram.

So why is it that shorter runs seem to be a lot harder than long runs?  Yesterday’s 3 mile run was pretty brutal.  I’m thinking that the heat was to blame.  I ran before dinner and the sun was still out and blazing.  Not to mention it was muggy.  But geez, my legs felt weak and I was not in the mood to run at all.  Nevertheless, I pulled through and kept going.  I was thankful when it was over :)
Dinner was sponsored by my grandma.  She always gives us the best goodies.
Meatloaf made my Gram, salad made by Mom, eggplant made by me!

I had half of a small eggplant in the fridge that I wanted to use up so I sliced it up and sauteed it with a little olive oil and a Parmesan blend seasoning.
We got this as a gift from my brother in law and it is super delicious.  Best part about it that there are 4 different flavors in the one container!
Oh the possibilities!  It really added a great deal of flavor to the eggplant.
The best part of my grandmom’s meatloaf is that she puts peppers in it!
Then last night my mom and I went out to run errands for the 3rd night in a row!  We both laughed at how funny it is that we’ve been doing this all week.  I’m hoping that tonight I can get into bed at a decent time.
When we got back from running our errands we made some zucchini bread.


The results were delicious :)