Move Your Butt!

So, you know how you get really REALLY excited about something and your heart is racing and it feels like you have butterflies in your stomach?

How about the feeling you get when you’ve got the biggest belly fully of flutters and then you see a big


Today, I was high as a kite…until I saw my “butt”…

Me: I’m so excited about moving tomorrow! I’m all packed up and ready to go!

Realtor: Um, *clears throat*…BUTT!

Well folks, looks like all of you who signed up to help tomorrow are just going to have to wait until…WEDNESDAY!

At first I was a little upset and obviously frustrated, butt after a little time to think about it, I am seeing the silver lining…the belt to the plumber’s pants if you will! 😉

Although I have another 5 days left in the old house with mere crumbs and lint left to eat in the kitchen, I do have time to:

  • Collect more boxes from work (stock comes in tomorrow)
  • Pack up what’s left of the house without losing my mind
  • Relax a bit so I’m not a total spaz on the NEW Move Day

Now, about that whole crumbs and lint left in the kitchen thing…

I had planned to post a pic loaded post of some of the combos I’ve mixed up this last couple of weeks during the Clean Out the Fridge/Pantry Challenge…butt it looks like now I’m really going to have to push up my sleeves in the creativity department…I am out of EVERYTHING!!

Howabout a little preview?

Obviously, today was all about the butt

Butternut, that is!

Breakfast burrito: One slice melted sharp cheddar, 2 egg whites, salsa, olives, and butternut squash puree to be wrapped up in a Trader Joe’s whole wheat tortilla.

And of course you know I had to sprinkle it with a little CRACK!

The squash taste was mellow, but it was still there and tasted great with the creamy melty cheese and a little kick from the salsa!

After reading a comment on yesterday’s post from the lovely Spabettie, I knew exactly what I was having for dinner tonight!

Aduki Bean Burger topped with Butternut Cheeze and roasted red peppers on a bagel thin (yeah, the only bread I have left at this point)

Aduki Bean Burger: (serves 2)
If you don’t have aduki (adzuki) beans, black-eyed peas would be a great substitution!

  • 1/2 cup cooked aduki (or adzuki) beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • Spices: 1/8 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika

1. Place beans in a bowl and mash with a fork.
2. Combine all ingredients along with beans and mix together with a spoon or your God-       given master utensil: your hands!
3. Form into two patties and cook over medium-high heat until browned on each side           (about 4-5 minutes per side)

Butternut Cheeze: 2 tablespoons butternut squash puree +
1 tablespoon nooch (nutritional yeast flakes)
S&P to taste

Seriously you guys, this was one of those things that after the first bite, you mutter “Ohmifffguffffness”! So flippin fantastic! Perfect combo of flavors!

What butt has gotten in your way lately and how did you “tighten the belt”?

PS, Thank you guys for all the get well wishes yesterday! I’m hoping all the meds/tea/vitamins will start working their magic soon!


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17 Responses to Move Your Butt!

  1. awesome – you made them!! they sound fabulous!

    GAAH on having to wait, sorry about that, but good you can see the positive. if it were me I would probably need the extra time… 😉

    • Oh my goodness, they were deeeeeelicious! Thank you so much for the idea!

      And yeah, I’ve been trying to shift my focus a bit when it comes to things like this…no sense in worrying or dwelling on the negative when you can make the most of the sitch!

  2. Kristina says:

    Crack kills!
    I love that burger and cheese-unusual combo and I love it!

  3. Miri Leigh says:

    This bean burger looks great- thanks for the post!

  4. Your creativity in the kitchen never ceases to amaze me! I need some BUTTernut squash in my life 🙂

  5. ABAHAHHHA umm how about the fact that i was so excited to run today BUTT my food was still killing me- ACHKSDJKFSDJFKS!
    ps.. that burger is exactly what i wnt for dinner!

  6. Good grief that all looks good! I hope you are feeling better. I’m sorry about the postponing of the move. That stuff is always frustrating. There are so many butts in my way right now I can’t even count them. I am tightening that belt though, cause I’m tired of seeing all that crack!

  7. Aww, I sorry that you have to wait a little longer, but Wednesday will be here SO soon!

  8. haha this post made me laugh. too bad the date was changed!! that burger looks perfect.

  9. Janine (mom) says:

    What in the world…I open this blog, with Dad behind me, and we see a huge butt crack! How…????!!! Do you need a belt honey? LOL hahahahahaha
    Dad just shook his head and said OMG!
    I wanna know how you noticed your butt hangin out, and how did you get such a wonderful pic of it?!!!
    You are too funny!!!!

  10. cbrady3 says:

    That burger looks amazing – and both the burger and the cheeze recipes are so simple! I’ve starred it:)

  11. Love bean burgers – those sound great! Sorry about the moving date being moved!

  12. Mrs. Fish says:

    Bummer about the delay in moving, but hopefully you’ll be feeling much better! 🙂
    I was sick when I moved last year, and it was NOT fun!

  13. littlehealthjunkie says:

    MMMMM both your brekkie and aduki bean burger look delicious! Love that it’s so healthy and just freakin’ pleasing to the eye!! Keep it up:)

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