Happy Monday, friends! This morning started out with a glorious 4 mile run. Okay, so it wasn’t really glorious. I thought I was going to pass the heck out and I had to stop a few times to cough something fierce, but the weather was perfectly chilly and I had some pretty terrific company.
Ob and I powered through our run and although I wasn’t feeling my best, I was grateful to at least feel healthy enough to get out and attempt some cardio. I had planned on going 6 miles, but after stopping a few times to cough I decided to go for 4 miles and call it a day. Hopefully by the end of this week I will have my running mojo back.
I was actually borderline excited to get to work today b/c I got to see my friend and coworker, Janny. Janny was on vacation for 2 weeks so the last time I saw her was before Christmas! It is funny how when you work with people they become like family and it feels weird when you don’t see them for long periods of time. I enjoyed chatting with her and hearing all about her Christmas this morning before getting crackin’ on my work for the day.
Fast forward 8+ hours and it was time to head home, walk Ob & make dinner. Tonight’s dinner featured a cucumber salad as a side.
This probably isn’t considered a recipe, considering no cooking is actually involved, but kitchen utensils are required and it is delicious, healthy and easy to make so I’ll share it.
Tonight I added peppadews to the salad and that took it to another level. I adore peppadews and often eat them straight from the jar. Please tell me you’ve heard of these!
If you’ve never tried a peppadew, let me explain. It is like a cherry tomato had a sexy love affair with a spicy pepper and a delicious love child was born, named peppadew. In other words, they’re sweet, but with a little bit of a kick.
If you don’t have peppadews on hand, don’t sweat it though. You can use cherry tomatoes. Just make sure you have this dressing…
A little bit of this stuff goes a long way, so go easy with it. It is like 100 proof rum.
Cucumber Salad for 2
1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
handful of cherry tomatoes (or peppadews), diced
mozzarella cheese, to taste
bacon bits, optional
dash of pepper
Tangy bacon Catalina dressing, to taste
Toss cucumber, tomatoes, cheese and bacon bits together. Sprinkle with pepper, drizzle with dressing and serve cold.
Easy breezy lemon squeezy! I served this alongside a lightened up version of sloppy joes and had plenty of time left to
harass play with Ob.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to go explain to Dave why the season premier of the Bachelor is significantly more important to watch than some football game he’s trying to tell me about.