My weekend was busy and didn't include much sleep. I woke up extra early on Saturday and met up at Olander Park for the Partners for Clean Streams organization's 16th annual “Clean Your Streams” event. I got to spend the morning out following a group of Lourdes students who were giving back to the community by picking up garbage and other items from the Ottawa River watershed. That being said, after the morning was over, I was tired. Going underneath the bridge that spans into Harroun Park included a lot of walking and while I'm no stranger to exercise, the event really seemed to exhaust me.
However, the view below was totally worth it. Who knew it could look so serene underneath the bridge that crosses Harroun Road?
The rest of the weekend was equally busy and tiring. When things get busy, it's hard to cook. Actually, it's hard to even make it to the grocery to buy things to actually put together and make. So by Sunday afternoon, I needed to eat something of substance (something more than Raisin Bran, carrots and BBQ sauce, which were the only three items in my place).
I headed out to downtown Sylvania and chose Chandler Cafe. I've been there a few times and it always seems to be the lunch place I take my out-of-town guests to try. There's just something nice about it, right in the middle of downtown. Nine times out of 10 when I go to Chandler Cafe, I order the Greek Goddess salad. But after I had a few bites of the Southwest Chicken and Lime salad from a friend's plate a few weeks earlier, I knew that it was the day to try something new. So that's what I tried:
What's in it? From the Chandler Cafe menu: "Greens, shredded cheddar, black bean & corn salsa, cherry tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, grilled chicken breast, & tortilla chips drizzled with low-fat lime vinaigrette."
The cafe also serves up breakfast and even has a drive-thru window. The salad was enough to revive me from my busy weekend and it was also sufficient to give me fuel for a run later in the day. Success.
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