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Fit Bottomed Girls, They’ll Be Riding Today

Not even 500 feet from my house is Roe Park, a beautifully maintained piece of land with ball diamonds, a swimming pool and miles and miles of intersecting bike trails. So why is my bike parked in the back bedroom? Good question, but first breakfast.

These bikes don't want to be here. How sad!

These bikes don’t want to be here. How sad!


Before I blow off the dust and air up the tires, a good breakfast is in order. Some carbs to fuel my ride with a bit of protein to keep the stomach grumbles at bay. My go-to “stick with you” concoction is cocoa/peanut butter oatmeal. Fabulous!
choc-oatmeal

Oatmeal is crazy versatile—that’s why I love it!


My plan is an easy 10 miles for the first ride of the season. I’m not trying to qualify for the Tour de France, I just want to enjoy the weather and get my heart rate up.
bike-trail
About an hour later, I wheel into the driveway, pop into the shower and go in search of lunch. The fridge reveals leftover grilled turkey tenderloin and enough baby greens to throw together a little salad.
turkey-leftover
‘Tis the season for planting; so it’s off to the nursery. My botanical knowledge is limited, so it’s usually a crapshoot. I read the tags and end up with a sun-loving assortment and a few tomatoes.
nursery-flowers
Later that day, I share a plate of leftover hors d’oeuvres with Bill. Usually my snack is not this exciting, but we had friends over the night before for cocktails. Veggie-stuffed ‘shrooms and mini ham asparagus quiche! What a treat.
party-leftovers

Hooray for leftovers!


We are just hangin’ at the house tonight, so dinner is a simple maple-glazed pork chop and sautéed Brussels sprouts. A bottle of red tops off the meal.
pork-chop
Later, we watch a movie and munch on popcorn made with coconut oil and Himalayan Sea salt.
Isn't this stuff gorgeous! It contains 84 elements found in the human body.

Isn’t this stuff gorgeous? It contains 84 elements found in the human body.


A pretty laid back day. Today I played, for tomorrow I work in the yard—argh!
Do leftovers make you happy or could you do without them? —Karen

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  1. Jessica says:

    I love leftovers! At least if the meal was good to start with 🙂 Usually is but not always, haha.

  2. Phaedra says:

    Leftovers make my life SO MUCH easier. I wouldn’t be able to fit in eating healthy without them. I usually love the first day or two of leftovers, but sometimes when I make a big batch of food, by the 3rd or 4th day of eating the same thing, I yearn for something different.