Shopped n’ blown away!

 Monday Monday.. Gym this morning consisted of an easy 3 mile run, pace 8:40. Shins started to hurt so was happy to be done after 3. Tomorrow after work I’ll do 4 mi. followed by core. After work it’s always killer, a nap is all I want, but my sneakers just call my name. After the run today, headed to the Wrentham Outlets with Ali and Ash.. So much fun, always seem to get a good laugh with these girls! If it wasn’t so darn windy maybe we would have stayed longer, but I think the cue that our shopping had to end was when Ashley’s hat nearly flew off her head! Got a cute summery outfit from Banana Republic, very cheap at the outlets so I was pumped! Skirt and tank, to wear with a cardigan. That’s how I shop now- find a mannequin’s outfit that I like, and get it, because I’m not the most fashionable person in the world! :op  ..And I found some Rachael Ray cookware too.. I was excited to use cooking tonight! See the orange spoon resting on the edge of the Wok? it’s so awesome!
What’s for dinner tonight?..
Citrus Beef Stir Fry
1 Lb. Lean Steak, cut into thin strips
3/4 c orange juice
1/4 c low sodium soy sauce
2  t. ground ginger
1 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
1 T Sesame Oil
2 t. minced garlic
2 c. broccoli florets
1/2  c. carrots, thinly sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 T cornstarch
1 t. sugar
1 t. orange or clementine zest to garnish, and a wedge to squeeze on top.

..combine orange juice, soy sauce, minced ginger and pepper flakes. Pour half of marinade into a gallon Ziploc bag and reserve other half in a bowl. Add meat to the Ziploc bag with the marinade for 15 min.
In a large skillet, heat oil on high heat. Cook veggies until crisp-tender, then add in beef (not marinade from bag) & minced garlic. Cook until beef is browned..

While beef is cooking, add cornstarch and sugar to reserved marinade. Stir well. pour into beef and veggie mixture heat until thickened

Serve over brown rice, garnish with zest and a squeeze of juice and enjoy!

green tip. blow-dry: When at a public restroom opt for the electric hand dryer not the paper towels.. plus it’ll warm your hands up too!