How is it already Sunday evening?? I wish the weekend were 5 days and the work week was 2 days. Who wants to start a petition with me??
It POURED down rain for most of the day in B'ham - quite a disappointment. But, I got up and got my run in before it started, so that is always a good feeling knowing you beat the rain.
Lululemon yoga had a temporary time change this week to 11 a.m. I have to say I prefer the 6 p.m. time! But...you won't hear me complain about free yoga. I must have paid so much attention to the time change that I missed the memo that it was PARTNERS yoga. Opps...I showed up SOLO. Slight panic... what to do?? I frantically called Caleb, but no response... sent a few text messages, but no response. What to do? The relaxation of being at yoga started to fade... Then, relief! There was another girl there without a partner. So, we quickly because friends by holding hands and touching backsides for the next hour... It was a fun/awkward class.
I loved being able to get deeper in to some of the stretches and was surprised by the difference in balance that is required when working with a partner. I would love to try a partners class again...just maybe be prepared for it this time. Thanks Lululemon for taking some pictures! I am the one with the turquoise top on!
|Photo courtesy of Lululemon|
After class, I was SO hungry!! Food time...I dashed home and started whipping this new little gem up. Thanks to The Kitchen is My Playground for experimenting and perfecting this Chipotle Sweet Potato Chowder recipe!
|Chipotle Sweet Potato Chowder|
This recipe is a keeper. It took about 40 minutes to cook - that includes prep time and cooking time. Cleanup was also super easy as you could cleanup as you went!
Chipotle Sweet Potato Chowder
6 slices of bacon
1 red bell pepper
2 large sweet potatoes
4 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of frozen corn
1 small canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 cup whole milk (just do it... )
salt and pepper
1. Dice red pepper and set aside. Peel and chop sweet potatoes in to about 1 inch cubes.
2. Cut bacon in to 1/2 inch slices and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Drain fat off. Add peppers to bacon and cook until peppers are tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Add in sweet potatoes and chicken broth. Cover and let cook for about 15 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
4. Stir in corn, chipotle pepper, milk, and salt and pepper. Allow to heat through.
5. Serve and enjoy!
With splitting the pot into 4 servings, I calculated it to have 274 calories... not bad for a nutritious super filling soup!!
Have you ever tried Partner's Yoga? What were your thoughts on it?