Last night, we were researching some restaurants for Date Night and came across Empanada Express. I couldn’t resist when I saw the yucca! The empanadas! The tostones! All the foods I never ate when I lived in the DR. Haha.
Nothing too fancy to look at on the outside. But fabulous on the inside!
I chose the yucca in memory of my friend Jonathan AKA Papa. One of the first times we met, he didn’t speak English, and I didn’t speak Spanish. The lovely Luis was coaxed us into making awkward bilingual conversation by having us tell each other what our favorite foods were. I’m guessing I said pizza. But Papa went with the yucca and cheese! Such a sweet memory. And salted avocado reminds me of Yo-Yo! My future child’s namesake.
Empanada stuffed with black beans & sweet plantains.
You may be thinking — isn’t she in boot camp? Well, yes, I am. And I happen to be absolutely crushing it!
I initially wanted to look for a restaurant with salads. Buuuut, I’ve decided to make an exception for Date Night, and of course, Kevin is really a fan of that idea! He’s very gracious with all my weird healthy cooking and fitness fanaticism so I think it’s for the best. I ate according to the plan the rest of the day, did my boot camp workout, and ran four miles. And I’ll be right back on eating clean wagon in the morning!
After Date Night, my hands & feet were freezing!! I’m not a hot chocolate fan, and I wasn’t about to drink coffee that late. So, I made a little protein drink hot cocktail!
It wasn’t the best thing I ever drank. But it was warm.
Whew! Thursdays are going to be my busiest day of piano teaching! (But, Fridays are of!!!)
I had a bunch of mini meals in between teaching, dog jogging, and errands.
Meanwhile, Boyd tanned his hide.
And my business cards came!! Yeah.. I ignored everyone’s advice to use Vistaprint and went with MOO! They just seemed to fit my personality better. Haha.
GOOD NIGHT! From all of us!
WHY IS NOBODY SITTING ON MY ICYCLE FEET!?!?!
Have you ever eaten/cooked with plantains? AKA platanos/tostones. I want to try PaleOMG’s recipe for plantain pancakes!
Have you broken out your winter pjs? Yesterday, my friends. And the slippers are next.