Happy March!!

1 03 2010

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  February is OVAH, people!!  I hate to wish my life away, but winters in Massachusetts are just TOO long and at this time every year, I am itching for spring to start.  So let’s give a huge welcome to MARCH!! 

The ironic thing about that first paragraph is that while I sound excited to see March, I actually think it’s the worst month of the year.  I know, I know.  Life is too short to be so negative, but March is a loooooooong month around here, which generally still involves snow, cloudy skies and chilly temps.  Let’s look on the bright side though.  March 20th is the first day of Spring, so let’s hope the month goes out like this:

Just the thought of waking up in the morning and hearing birds chirping has me smiling from ear to ear!

I don’t have much to report this morning.  Just another start to another busy week of work and fun times on the weekend.  Mr. KD and I are hosting a party on Saturday night and I’m already excited for it!  More about that later on in the week.

More importantly, we have today’s eats!

I made a staple in the KD household: Overnight Banana Oats!  So delicious, so easy and the perfect breakfast to look forward to on a Monday morning!

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetend vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • pinch salt
  • dash of vanilla
  • cinnamon

Toppings:

  • Spoonful of Naturally Nutty Chocolate Butter Toffee

For lunch, we have a ham and cheese sandwich on a deli thin.  Accompanying the sandwich is a delish Fuji and a less than stellar looking salad.  Thank goodness for those dried cranberries, eh? 

BUT HAVE NO FEAR!  My work has a salad bar and I plan to add veggies to this at lunch.  The only problem is, I work in an industry where I cannot use a camera phone in the office, so you’ll just have to trust me when I tell you I plan to add:

  •  Red Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Green Peppers
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Balsamic Vinegar

For some 3 pm snackage, we have two superstars:

I looooooove cottage cheese and it literally serves as a treat for me at work when I pack it for a snack.  Yum, yum, yum.  The applesauce is actually a new product that I tried last week and I am very pleasently surprised by it.  It’s blueberry flavored applesauce and it’s only flavored with blueberry and apple juice.  It’s all natural and tastes FANTASTIC.  I promise you!  There’s also a strawerry flavor that I may have to buy after I’m through with these Bad Larry’s.

All right…work is calling, folks!  Can’t wait to chat with ya later and share dinner!

Until we eat again…

 





USA! USA! USA!

28 02 2010

Hi Guys!

Heat update: A guy from the oil company showed up and we apparently had a pipe that was clogged.  Now that we know how to look for these things, we can hopefully avoid having to call in the future.  So many little tricks you learn being a first time homebuyer!  Luckily, maintenance like that is covered in our basic plan, so no charge.  Woo hoo!

Hope everyone had a great morning :grin:   By the time I got home from church, I was soooooooo ready to eat lunch.  Mr. KD was having leftover pizza from last night.  I tried to not even SMELL it, so I wouldn’t be tempted to indulge in any.  It didn’t work. :sad:   I saw it.  I smelled it.  I wanted it. :shock:

BUT, I decided to take the time to make myself an egg salad sandwich instead.  I know I just had eggs this morning, but I rarely ever eat egg salad because I don’t feel like preparing it at night for the next day to take to work.  On the side, I decided to have a salad to allow some greenage back into my life after my carb and sugar overload last night. 

As I discussed this morning, my grocery shopping this week was less than stellar.  After deciding I wanted a salad, I opened the fridge to see my veggie choices, which consisted of  – well – lettuce :neutral:

I had to improvise and ended up tossing on some dried cranberries, goat cheese and walnuts.  I decided to toast the walnuts first, which I’m generally too lazy to do.  I know that sounds really bad, but I never want to dirty a cookie sheet just for a handful of walnuts!  And then it came to me.  Duh!  I could use my toaster oven.  Aren’t toaster ovens da bomb?  Seriously, if you’re still using a regular toaster, you don’t know what you’re missing!  I toasted those Bad Larrys for about 10 minutes at somewhere between 275 – 300 degrees (hard to tell on a toaster oven). 

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!  YUMTASTIC ALERT!!!  I don’t think I’ll ever put walnuts on my salad EVER again unless they’re toasted!!  They were SO good!!!!

Egg salad was made with one egg, one egg white, about a tbsp. of light mayo and a small drop of dijon mustard.  S&P too, of course.

The finished product:

 

I also drizzled the salad with a little of this Naturally Delcious Light Raspberry Vinaigrette.  It is sweetened with fruit juices, as opposed to HFCS or added sugars.  And it’s delish!

Hope you are all enjoying your Sundays before the start of another work week.  Mr. KD and I are anxiously counting down the moments until the Men’s Ice Hockey finals between the US and Canada!!  Hoping to see a great game and see the boys take home the gold!

Say it with me: USA!  USA!  USA! 

Until we eat again…