Date night Saturday

Hello! Did you have a good weekend? I did all the things from the to-do list I mentioned in my last post except the pantry organization. I just wasn’t feeling it, so I skipped project pantry.

In other news, I am happy, things are looking much better now, just in case you wanted to know how  I am doing 🙂

Yesterday the husband and I decided to have a date night at home . I decided to go with a Mexican theme and since it was intended to be a relaxed evening (read-we are lazy bums), the meal was enjoyed in front of the television on the center table…how romantic right!?

The star of our dinner was this virgin margarita, inspired by the daily juice! I don’t drink so I had to come up with something that was fun but did not involve alcohol. The contents included,

  • coconut water
  • orange juice
  • lemon juice
  • lime juice
  • agave
  • crushed ice
But before blending, there was a lot of labor involved, I had to actually husk the coconut. It looked like a daunting task but wasn’t that difficult actually, my santoku knife definitely came in handy!

The husband enjoyed tacos while I enjoyed the contents below on a bed of greens.

For our mexican feast, the husband enjoyed a build your own taco and I enjoyed a salad bowl. The contents guacamole, pico de gallo,  black beans and cumin-cilantro (brown) rice!  

The guacamole was made from the guacamole dip creation sent to me by Foodbuzz and Tostitos as a part of the Foodbuzz tastemaker program. The guacamole definitely tasted a lot more restaurant like and it was so easy to make it.

My salad looked like this,


Haven’t talked about goals for a long time, but for the month of May I am going to be disciplined and do the following.

  1. I want to go to bed on time and wake up on time. I really love the feeling of waking up in a relaxed way, enjoying breakfast, soaking in mother nature in the morning and getting ready for work at ease. My life on the contrary is hurried, hurried, hurried not fun. So I am going to do my best to wake up at 6am everyday.
  2. Write a blog post everyday! This is something I have picked up from Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project. She says, do something, anything for a month and it becomes ingrained in you as a habit. That was my plan for my resolutions this year to begin with. I’ll make my posts short, structured and write daily.



Apr 30: Treadmill run @5.5 mph, distance covered-1.5 miles run.

May 1:  Outside run, distance covered-1.75 miles.

Okay that was a long post. I’ll leave you with a motivational quote,

When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. When I could see him still working, I’d start pushing myself. When I see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.

–Dan Gable, Olympic gold medalist in wrestling


About Priyanka

My blog is my attempt to change myself for good and incorporate some great habits by deriving inspiration from my fellow bloggers. This blog is a log of my eating habits,my everyday life, my activity profile,the motivation I want from others and also other ramblings.

Posted on May 1, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Ha, that looks like our kind of date night at home too … it’s in front of the TV with a movie, and some delicious food 🙂

  2. That Mexican feast looks so fresh and tasty! I love date nights in! And I have my own variation of that quote that keeps me motivated when I really want to do nothing but sit on my butt! Have a great day!

  3. I’m so happy to hear that you’re happy and things are much better now! Love date nights at home, they’re so much fun…great meal!

  4. Everything looks so good! I’m glad things are better and you were able to relax this weekend.

    I love the goal of waking up at 6am. I had to hurry to get ready today and it really is the worst feeling. I think I’m going to try out this goal as well! You made it sound so lovely to just enjoy the morning :]

  5. Looks like you had an amazing date night. The food looks soo yum. I love the idea of date night at home we will try soon.

    Seeing those fresh coconuts I feel I should have appreciated them more when I was in India, now I realize their value when I drink coconut water from tetrapak cartons.

    I love waking up early, there are countless advantages but I still don’t do it daily. I work on that goal forever.

    All the best with your goals.

  6. oh yum! your date night dinner looks perfect! 🙂

  7. I love the idea for a virgin margarita! I try to avoid drinking as much as possible, but I do love margaritas 🙂

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