Hi there bloggy friends! My day is currently looking a little like this
(Yep, football playoff time) Because my jam packed with wonderful weekend has left me a little bit pooped!
After I left you guys yesterday John and I went to go see Avatar and I LOVED IT. Beyond the truly amazing graphics and animation (I saw it in 3D), I truly loved the story. We decided it was a cross of Fern Gully and Dances with Wolves. After the movie we were starving (it is 3 hours long after all!) so it was time to get our Mexican food on. We stopped at a place that has just opened near my house and while I wasn’t expecting too much, it was actually pretty good! I had a veggie wrap with a side of black beans.
Grilled veggies and guac with a little bit of pepper jack cheese wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Perfect Maddie meal.
This morning John and I decided we wanted to go hiking, but clearly first we had food on the brain. John is on this crazy eating plan where he eats 7 egg whites every morning and 7 every evening (he has worked really hard in the past year to put on about 30 pounds of muscle). I caught him scrambling them up.
Clearly he loves having his picture taken at 7am. I made us matching bowls of oats.
Oh Costco berries, I will never doubt my need for you again.
After we were done we decided to head over to Camelback Mountain, which is definitely one of my favorite hikes in Phoenix (yep, it’s a pretty good climb right in the middle of the city).
John was very excited to be back. The views are incredible.
We could even see snow topped mountains in the distance!
But some of the views were much more Phoenix like
Since it was a Sunday there were lots of people out, but the sun was shining, everything was green because of the recent rain, and everyone seemed to have a smile on their face! We scrambled for awhile
But we made it to the top in one piece
My favorite thing about the top of the climb was all the people on their cell phones
Going down was a little harder because all of the rain left the rocks a little slick. We still stopped so I could take a sassy picture
I was starting to regret my choice of pants at this point! It was in the 40s when we left but the sun was high and shining strong by the time we were on our way down!
Before we left that morning we had prepped some of Jessica’s Whole Wheat Dough. It was close to 2 by the time we finally got home after stopping to pick up a couple of things so we were feeling the hunger! Luckily, the dough looked great
We were ready to rock. I had a couple of basil chicken sausages from Sprouts so we sauteed a couple of those up with some onions, pepper, and garlic. All of those went on top of a little bit of sauce (for me) and a crap ton of sauce (for John).
Can you tell which half is mine? After I snapped this picture I put some spinach and a smidge of mozzarella on mine part. It came out of the oven looking like this
John was pretty pumped. My stomach was too
Really freaking delicious doesn’t even begin to describe it! Jessica’s dough is GENIUS! I think next time we might bake the crust for a couple minutes because we both like a crispier crust, but the flavor is amazing! Hours later I am still stuffed and I’m thinking dinner is going to be something light and salad like…
Now it is time for me to get my football on while I fold laundry! Woooooo! Have a great night all!