Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pork and Fried Rice and a Gas Leak

I always crave Chinese takeout.  This Friday night Travis and I decided to stay in and watch a movie, but instead of paying for delivery, I decided to make my own version of pork fried rice at home.  The only problem was that we didn't have any eggs because I have been indulging in a lot of these lately...

But on to the pork...

This meal was super easy to make.  I just marinated two boneless pork chops in teriyaki sauce and pan seared them until they were cooked through (only takes about three minutes per side - pork cooks quickly!)  Then in a separate pan, I added oil, let it get nice and hot - then added cooked brown rice, whatever mixed veggies I had on hand, and a blend of sweet and sour, hoisin, and soy sauce.  Travis thought it was great, but I wish there were a few scrambled eggs mixed  in :)

The rest of my weekend was nice.  I didn't make it to the gym, but did some running/walking downstairs in my apartment complex "gym", which basically consists of two treadmills, an elliptical and a few mis-matched free weights.  It is pretty dank and lonely down there, so when it's nice I try to run outside. But unfortunately, it has been a long, rainy Sunday in DC.

After the gym Travis and I thought we smelled gas in our apartment, we both also started feeling light-headed.  We checked the stove and the gas was not left on, so we opened the windows.  But we still smelled something funny and both were getting a little loopy.  We decided to call the emergency weekend phone number for our apartment building to report what may be a gas leak. 

As it turns out, there was no gas leak - they sent someone out to check.  We have since come to the conclusion that lack of food after a workout, paired with our hungover state and lack of sleep after a late night of bar-hopping was most likely the culprit.  Just another reminder that it is very important to fuel yourself properly, especially after strenuous exercise and/or consuming copious amount of alcohol.

And with that - I am off to watch Breaking Bad on this quiet Sunday night.  After I finish my snack of course.


  1. CHOCOLATE PUDDING CUP. my fave nighttime snack!!! i often mix in something for crunch!
    glad there was no actual gas leak, just a reminder about fueling! ;)

    1. Hi Caitlin - I think you are like the first person to comment on my blog, mainly because I lack the confidence to share it with many people, so this is very exciting for me, haha.

      And I love that idea about the crunch. I just got back into pudding, I used to love it as a kid. I'll try it with granola, or maybe a scoop of crunchy peanut butter :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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