Burrito Bowl Recipe & A New Sleeping Arrangement

Happy Hump Day!

I’m having a pretty good week so far because I’m still on cloud 9 about my road bike!

Trek Madone 4.3 Grapefruit & Granola 1

I wanted to take her out for a ride last night but

1.) it was raining

2.) I was really tired

and 3.) I’ve been doing a lot of bike riding in the past few days so I just needed a breather

But I did take a bubble bath and have a glass of wine instead, so there’s that!

In case you’re wondering why I’m really tired (because I’m sure you are), it all goes back to this post about this guy.


I think I woke up ~5x last night with him laying on top of my legs. That was about the last straw for me, so I stopped by TJ Maxx on the way home to check out their dog beds.

By the way, TJ Maxx has awesome pet accessories- collars, food bowls, toys, leashes, etc.

I was a little scared about what Beamer would do when he was introduced to his new bed (he has a tendency to pee on things he doesn’t like) so when I got home, I  just sat it on our bed while I put my work stuff away. When I came back in the bedroom, he was already testing it out.

Beamer Dog Bed

And then we all took an afternoon nap!

Beamer Dog Bed 1

We are going to try to get him to sleep in his bed in the floor for the next few nights. Yeah, please keep us in your thoughts. Smile

I wanted to leave you with a very simple meal idea that is quickly becoming a regular in my meal planning rotation…

Burrito Bowl


Burrito Bowl

What you’ll need

  • 1lb of your favorite meat/protein
  • 1 pack taco seasoning (or make your own- I use this one)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 can of your favorite beans
  • 1 C brown rice
  • 1lb fresh salsa
  • Plain greek yogurt for garnish


      1. Cook rice.
      2. Cook meat and mix with taco seasoning according to instructions.
      3. Sauté onions and peppers.
      4. Mix all ingredients together.
      5. Garnish with 1 Tbsp greek yogurt.
                  Why I love this recipe: It’s pretty versatile. For example, if  you’re not fond of rice, you could omit that ingredient and serve everything in a tortilla. I have made it several different ways using whatever is in the fridge or freezer (chicken, beef, pork roast) and it’s good every time! It’s also easy to make into a vegetarian meal.
                    I like that it’s a nice mix of vegetables, protein and healthy carbs.  It’s also great re-heated in a packed lunch (and easy to pack, also) because the salsa keeps everything moist. This meal always gets the husband stamp of approval Smile
                    Fresh salsa adds a nice touch of flavor to any Mexican dish. I almost always prefer it over jarred salsa. My favorite is Harris Teeter’s Fresh Salsa in mild, found in the produce section.
                                Harris Teeter Fresh Salsa

                              Have a great day!

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