Blah Monday

11 Apr

Today was a total Blah day…*blame it on Monday*

I didn’t do any workout today, thanks to my laziness PLUS my neck still feels tight (on upper back left)….how could this last for more than 2 days? BLAH!

Breakfast just left over stuff and sweet potato – dang I got addicted to sweet potatoes and I could consume them anytime, not just as post workout meal anymore.

Since I didn’t do any cooking over the weekend, I will be cooking mostly quick simple meals throughout the week (that would be lots of stews/roasts). Today I made another beef stew (with 2 tomatoes, ginger and chicken broth) seasoned with Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute

Sorry I didn’t take the finished product because it doesn’t look much different from other beef stews that I made previously.

Made another batch of Roasted Curried Cauliflower again, which didn’t turn out quite successful, thanks to my half-ass experiment of using salted butter instead of avocado oil and salt…BLAH!

And we burned our pan while steaming stuff because both of us just totally forgot to check the water while steaming it on high fire..BLAH!

For some reason, something’s wrong with my appetite – didn’t quite enjoying my dinner today.

Butternut squash puree soup, steamed Chinese greens and failed Roasted Curried Cauliflower (I had the 21 Seasoning Salut Beef Stew afterward but too lazy to take the pic)

My neck starts to bother me again, so I better sign off and go sleep. Damn, I hate stiff neck! 😦 What do you do for remedy? Massage would be good but apparently I can’t stand being massaged too hard…I feel hurt LOL. Or maybe I should just put on that hot patch thingy, but I remembered we don’t have any at home now…*sigh*

Which cooking method do you do when in a pinch?
Mine would be steaming, stewing and roasting – less dishes to wash..HA!

Oh well good night!


Posted by on April 11, 2011 in food, life


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7 responses to “Blah Monday

  1. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    April 13, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Oh, sorry dear! 😦 I hate stiff neck, and I get it quite often. (Stiff neck and back pain are my favorite symtoms of desk sickness. ;)) Sometimes I wake up in the morning in a totally twisted position and thinking, “oh no, you’re going to have to move now, and it will *hurt*!” 😯

    Unfortunately, there’s nobody there to give a massage … 😦 I like massage, though, it’s the good pain. 😉 If it’s too much for you, what also works very well is just carefully pressing the hurting spots along your neck and holding until the pain gets better. Or you could soak a towel in hot (or very warm) water and put it on your neck. Hope that helps!

    Stir frying is my favorite SOS cooking mode when nothing else works and I feel totally uncreative.

    Oh, and I don’t think you’ve lost your drawing skills! I haven’t drawn for 10 years (the drawings I posted are mostly from 2001), but everything is still there. Just give it a try, you’ll get into it very quickly again! 🙂

  2. Daphne

    April 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Hey! Maybe you should see a massage therapist or a chiropractor. Better make sure everything is in good working order before working out and causing more injury to yourself. :T

  3. Eimear Rose

    April 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Hey Jos, I always find my appetite is a bit weird if I haven’t worked out (when I’m used to doing it regularly)- I think you get used to the real hunger you only get when you push yourself physically. Obviously you can’t do that with a sore neck- better to let it heal for a few days rather than workout and hurt yourself really bad. Zuzana is injured atm and is resting, so you’re in good company!

    • Jos

      April 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

      Thanks! It seems pretty weird not to workout for a day but sometimes things happen.


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