Happy Thoughts

14 Sep

This morning I was up at the crack of dawn to get ready and make a huge breakfast

Why big breakfast on a weekday you ask? Because I had a job interview today! Edit–I had three job interviews in a row for a position within my company. It was at 9A but I usually get in around 845A so I went into work a bit early and needed something to hold me over. I think the interviews went very week and I have a great feeling however all I can is wait it out at this point. I am supposed to hear back within a few weeks and hope that the days don’t go unbearably slow. Soooooo…..any good vibes you could send my way would be appreciated!

I have the funky sinus thing going on that everyone has caught the past two weeks due to the weather changing. I just feel nasty and my throat is swollen. I hate how I never had allergy problems until I moved here but oh well, just gotta suck it up at this point and hope I get better soon. The fact that we had two people out of the office (yeah, we are a team of five) and that I’m training our new guy didn’t help either.

I had my stuffed peppers for lunch and they were tasty!

Thank God I like hot stuff because these had my mouth on fiiiiiiire! I blame it on the chile powder and jalapenos but it was all good.  don’t mess around when it comes to my spice.

I haven’t had stuffed peppers since I was young and think I was scarred by them. My mom used to make them all the time with just rice, ground beef and cabbage doused in tomato sauce. Don’t get me wrong, it was tasty but having that meal one week for weeks on end that turn into years gets a tad redundant. How do you make your stuffed peppers or what do you stuff them with?

I picked up a new book at the library–thanks Amy for the recommendation! After her sending me cookies and recommending books, I just feel like this is the wk of Amy.

I didn’t feel like cooking tonight so I made some ghettolicious nachos for dinner. They were pretty boring but tasty. By boring I mean just jalapenos and shredded cheese on top with salsa on the side. I didn’t even have the energy to open up a can of black beans and drain there, sad huh? Again, blame it on work.

I tried a new product for dinner last night-Trader Joe’s Tokyo Style Soba Noodles Kit.

Even though I’ve never been to Tokyo and have no clue what “Tokyo Style” included, I was psyched to try these. They’ve been sitting in my cupboard for a while and perfect for a lazy night (which is starting to be the norm) when you don’t want to cook.

While I threw the noodles in to cook-I cooked up some red peppers and water chesnuts for some crunch along with chicken seasoned with ginger, red pepper flakes and black pepper

It really did only take 10 minutes like the box states-shocker! I never believe products that say something is done within a certain, unbelievable time frame (eyeing you Miss Rachael Ray) so it was a nice, Monday night surprise.

I tossed the noodles in the sauce from the kit then topped with the dry seasoning (seaweed something or another) that came with the kit. All in all, a quick, delicious meal. It was a bit salty for my taste so I’m not sure I would buy it again but it was something fun to try

I brought back an oldie but goodie for a snack tonight-Fage Greek Yogurt with a diced peach and flax-seed. And wtf—why didn’t anyone tell me that Fage is pronounced “fah-yeh”? I never knew that until I read it on the packaging tonight.

And with that, I am out. I am about to have dreams of unicorns and Burt Reynolds thanks to Benedryl…..ok maybe not unicorns and Burt Reynolds but I once did have a dream about Oscar the Grouch and Jerry Orbach so go figure. As long as I don’t have a dream about three ex boyfriends in one sleep session like I did the other night, it’s all gravy.

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22 Responses to “Happy Thoughts”

  1. Amy @ Second City Randomness September 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Ahahahaha- the week of Amy! I love it. And think it should become a national event… :p

    I really hope you enjoy the book! I get a little nervous when people go off of what I say- what if you don’t like it? What if you think it’s stupid? Will you still be my blog friend?!?! Oh no!

    Clearly I’ve had too much wine. Yes, I’m drunk blogging right now… feel special. ;)

  2. Diana@mymarblerye September 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    Sending good vibes your way tiffany! Feel better and thx for putting another “must buy” on my tj list! :)

  3. BikiniBy30 September 15, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Goodthoughtsgoodthoughtsgoodthoughts!

  4. terri September 15, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    tif! those peppers look so good. do you have the recipe? i have never put jalapenos in mine….what a great idea!
    good vibes headed your way…..i hope you get the job!! i had an interview last week that i just didnt get a good vibe after. i didnt feel like it was one of my best. i guess you never know. if anything it was good to brush up on those skills, ya know?!

  5. teneightsixfour September 15, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    When I lived in Annapolis I NEVER utilized the Trader Joes 2 miles from my house…I now regret that considering there isn’t a TJ’s for hundreds of miles now. Boo. Hope you feel better!!!!

    PS – Sending good vibes!

    • simplyshaka September 17, 2010 at 7:22 am #

      That just sucks but I was the same with WF I always lived near one but never went……what gives?

  6. genesis September 15, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    *sending good vibes your way*

    im going to have to find that book because ive been hearing about that author.

  7. Mo Diva September 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    good luck with the interview
    im hungry. i should stop reading your blog before lunch

    • simplyshaka September 17, 2010 at 7:21 am #

      Haha anytime I get a comment around lunch time I know its you, I know your timing :)

  8. lisaou11 September 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Good luck! hope you get it!

  9. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    good luck with the interview!!!! :) I think your nachos look gooood! I’m hungry.

  10. Mari September 15, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    ohhhhh I hope you get the new trabajo! ::fingerscrossed::

    Those nachos may have been simple but sure look muy bueno! =)

    get some rest…cuddle up with lincoln

    • simplyshaka September 17, 2010 at 7:20 am #

      Trabajo is one of the few words I know en espanol! :)

  11. christina September 16, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    sending you good vibes! i hope you get it!

  12. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt September 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Good luck with the job quest! The peppers still look great! Oh, and I say Fage wrong every.single. time.

    • simplyshaka September 17, 2010 at 7:17 am #

      I’m happy to know I’m not the only one :)

  13. janetha g. September 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    i am making stuffed peppers tonight. you just got me real excited. hope you get feeling better!

    • simplyshaka September 17, 2010 at 7:18 am #

      I saw! They look awesome but I never thought to add shroomies like you wanted to. Boo for Marshall not digging them!

  14. Monique@She's Going The Distance September 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Good luck on the interview!! I’m still trying to string something together.

    • simplyshaka September 17, 2010 at 7:19 am #

      I hate job searching…hope you get something soon!

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