Hey kids! How’s the week lookin so far?
Since I had the day off Monday (that I used paid time off for…yeah, no “holidays” in the medical profession), yesterday was definitely a Munnnnnday sort of day. I think I did a bit too much lazy-ing around this weekend because when the alarm
went off started screaming like a wild banshee this morning, I was so not ready to greet the day!
But don’t you think for a second that if I had it to do over again, I would change a thing!
I’m of the mindset that everybody deserves a day to lounge around in their pajamas till 4pm, study the art of how the rear end can form a perfect mold of itself into a couch cushion (or two), and never once think about leaving the house without feeling an ounce of guilt.
With that in mind, allow me to offer up a few important “lazy day” factors and a photo-tutorial for you to use as a model for your own torpid experience (oh, how’s that for using a thesaurus?!)
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So, I don’t know about you guys, but I always like to start my laziest of days off with a little booze…
But I’ve found if I add it to my coffee and make it look pretty, it makes me seem a bit more normal! 😉
*21 and older peeps…and please, drink and loaf responsibly*
Also, it’s good to have a sleep over the night before, because then someone else can cook you breakfast:
Perfectly toasty French toast topped with peanut butter, banana, and maple syrup compliments of BB…don’t worry, I didn’t make him do all the work…I totally sliced the banana all by myself!
To conserve energy (and keep up with idle appearances), leftovers for lunch is entirely necessary:
I shall call it, Squash-etti! 🙂
Or maybe I’ll just call it “yum”!
And hear this…BB tried nutritional yeast for the first time and LIKED it!!
As far as entertainment goes…one can only be amused so long with the in-depth study of couch cushion construction…
Your best bet is to have a new TV series on DVD (preferably of the flesh-eating zombie variety) that you can get totally sucked into and suddenly misplace several hours out of the middle of your day.
As necessary, feel free to pause for bathroom breaks (don’t forget to check the shower for the undead) and snack breaks:
Always good to choose a snack that builds muscle and strong bones…makes you less likely to become a zombie victim…you know, in case there IS one lurking in the shower.
And of course, don’t be alarmed, if after a long day of dilly dallying, you happen to get a small surge of energy (it’s probably the adrenaline) and all of a sudden want to
whip up something delicious in the kitchen see just how much more nutritional yeast you can get into your boyfriend’s system.
Which happen to go really well with wheat beer….ummm, I mean ROOT beer…yeah, that’s what I meant! 😉
Feel free to tote your “kale and ale” back into the living room for more brain-eating entertainment.
Unfortunately, if you aren’t lucky enough to have access to more silver discs of moving pictures (otherwise known as DVDs), you may at this point realize that you haven’t showered all day and excuse yourself to go “wash off the funk”…
Just be sure to check the shower.
And finally, at the end of the day…if you’re a dedicated foodie like me…you might get an itch (hopefully it’s not of the infectious skin disease variety) to get in the kitchen.
There is only one rule here: Regardless of cooking times, hands-on time must be kept to a minimum (you don’t want to over do it ya know).
One of my go-to meals on such an occasion?
Stuffed chicken breast!
1. Slice chicken breast in half, careful not to go all the way through,
2. Flatten it out with a meat tenderizer (or plastic wrap and a glass like us classy people),
3. Stuff with veggies, sauces, cheese…whatever you like
4. Seal it shut with toothpicks* and throw some breadcrumbs at it,
5. Pop it in a baking dish and cook for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.
Note: Be sure to count the number of toothpicks you use to be sure you collect them all after cooking…or prepare to give your best “whoopsies” look to the boyfriend when he pulls half of one out of his mouth. 😉
I went with one of my favorite combos to make…what I like to call
Spinach, mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperonis, coated in pizza sauce (this time “Pizza Pizza” Cashew Cheese Sauce) and bread crumbs.
Served with a side of roasted broccoli that I just threw in next to the chicken during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Just be sure to brush your teeth…and check the shower 😉
And just in case you were wondering, yes, all these pics ARE from Instagram…another lazy day rule: no breaking out the big camera!
What is your favorite thing to do and meal to “make” on a perfectly lazy day?