My Fiancé, the Housewife

As I mentioned yesterday, I had the unfortunate task of coming into work on President’s Day. My fiancé, however, did not. So, I did what any task-obsessed girl would do – I gave him a list of “to do’s.”

Here is what I emailed him:

Deli Meat (or whatever you would like on your sandwiches)
Bananas/Apples/Oranges – whatever is cheapest
Flat Out Wraps – in the bread section next to the hummus. Get the LIGHT ones
GREEN salsa
Crackers/chips for you
Cookies for you
Black Beans
Light Coconut Milk
Chicken Tenderloins
Fish Sauce (in the Asian aisle)
Sricacha (hot chile sauce in Asian aisle)
Puffins – Peanut Butter
Shredded cheese
Club soda

I think that’s it!

Also, can you please drop off the dry cleaning?

Thanks, love ya!

Once I arrived home he told me I’d given him one of the more eclectic grocery lists he’s ever received, and that it challenged him to complete each task – like a treasure hunt in the grocery store. The only two errors: he got Italian Light Flat Out Wraps (not horrible), and regular coconut milk (after seeking out a store clerk to search for light, and finding out they were totally out). Proud of him!

While the fiancé was shopping, I went out to lunch with my coworkers. We hit up our favorite salad maker: Chop’t. I once again got Mesclun Greens, Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, Kalmata Olives, Walnuts and Artichoke Hearts. Yum!

After work I went to the gym where I had severe workout A.D.D. I did 10 minutes on the elliptical, 10 on the stairs, 10 on the treadmill, arms, abs – I was all over the place!

My wonderful fiancé played chauffeur again and picked me up at the office. I then returned the favor by making him dinner with some of the ingredients he purchased. I decided to make one of Cooking Light’s 20 Meals in 20 Minutes. Tonight’s selection: Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas. But, in lieu of the chicken I used shrimp.

The shrimp, zucchini, onions, corn and spices all melding together:

Adding in the salsa verde and cilantro:

All together:

After broiling the mixture on a Flat Out Wrap with some cheese:

This dish was sooooo easy. The fiancé had no sooner sat down on the couch when I said, “Dinner’s ready!” And it packs quite the flavor punch! I will definitely be making this quick and easy recipe again!

For dessert I munched on some Peanut Butter Puffins.

Unfortunately I woke up this morning feeling quite nauseous and freaked out thinking that the Puffins were part of the salmonella outbreak and that I had food poisoning. Well, my freak-out was not warranted as Barbara’s Bakery put out a press release indicating that none of her products were affected. But, as a result I skipped breakfast and am now still just sipping on water not feeling 100%.

It’s a busy day here in the office! Back to the grind! For those of you with a little more time on your hands, check out FitSugar’s article: Running How-To: Upping Your Mileage Without Exhaustion. It shows some great tips for those working towards a marathon or half marathon this year!


By: Updated: February 17, 2009