What we’re eating this week

by lachicaruns on

It was a gorgeous sunny, blue-sky morning perfect for a three-mile walk with one of my favorite people who lives close by. My good friend Karen and I got to catch up and try to solve all of the world’s problems.

The afternoon brought another kind of sunshine with a Black Girls RUN! gear swap at casa de Gendreaus that saw two brand-new runners taking home a few items to get them motivated. The rest of us did pretty well ourselves. If you’ve not done or attended a swap, the premise is that everyone brings their gently worn running gear and participants take turns picking out something to take home. Here’s how to host one, if you’re interested.

Black Girls RUN! running-gear swap.

Black Girls RUN! running-gear swap.

Despite my lack of running, I’m beat but already planning what I hope is tomorrow’s run. Most of my running friends have other plans, work or are injured (sorry Mira!), so it’ll probably be me running around my neighborhood with my boys Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and Juan Luis Guerra.

My kids’ abuela made an appearance at the gear swap and talk eventually turned to her lasagna, which prompted me to add it to this week’s meal plan. We don’t have a recipe, but you can search for one on allrecipes.com or even buy a frozen one. Hope you have a great rest of your week!

  • Lasagna, green salad, garlic bread
  • Sloppy Joes, baked fries, corn
  • Frozen meatballs (we like Target’s) with sauce (we like Aldi’s), spaghetti, rolls, green salad
  • Breakfast-for-dinner. In this case, it’s homemade waffles with cherry-pie filling topping, bacon and fruit
  • Cilantro-lime grilled chicken, white rice, green beans
  • Source: www.chef-in-training.com

    Source: www.chef-in-training.com

What are your meal plans for the week? Have you tried any new recipes lately?

Written by: lachicaruns

My name is Gisgie. It's pronounced geese (like the birds) and gee (like the letter). Now that we've met, I'm glad you're here. I'm an injury-prone runner who manages to find reasons to keep coming back to the road despite ongoing challenges. Most recently, I've struggled with piriformis syndrome. I'm currently winning. Most days.



I love to have cilantro lime chicken! whenever I’m feeling bored with the chicken, I just spritz it with the line and throw in the cilantro, it always turns out great!!

I’ve been dying to make enchiladas, so maybe Friday I will suck it up and go buy the dried chiles and finally make them!


That’s a great idea on the chicken. As for the enchiladas, we open up a can of the sauce and, well, there’s not a whole lot of work involved. Care to share your recipe?


I am so sorry! I meant to reply, and it escaped me! Yes, I’ll share the recipe! just let me put my thoughts together and i’ll post it. I have two, one for easy and fast enchiladas, and one for the real enchiladas.


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