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.