Stache envy

23 Aug

I guess working for the past week and a half put me into a routine and now I’m thrown off since I really have nothing to do. But that will change tomorrow…..for two days at least. My friend got me a two day gig doing some data entry at an office right near my house so that will get me out of the house for a bit. I pondered riding my bike over there but then I got images of Jim Halpert riding his bike to The Office resulting in a very sweaty (rawr) Jim.

I think I will take the car instead because I’m sure no one wants to see me in spandex. And you sure as hell can’t pay even me to look at myself in spandex. So yes, the car will be the best option for now.

Today, I’ve been keeping busy with lots and lots of tv thanks to the Boca Raton Public Library!

Check out all those titles! I went in there yesterday morning and they have pretty much every show known to man. I like to think of myself as a TV buff but there were tons of shows I’ve never heard of. And they have Alias and Lost, my need for everything JJ Abrams is now complete.

I decided to give veggie products a chance again after my “beefless tip” mishap on Friday night.

Morningstar has never steered me in the wrong direction and I thank them for that. I usually get their black bean burgers but have heard wonderful things about the Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers. I cooked one patty on the stovetop along with some zucchini stripe then places over a bed of rice and my new favorite hummus.

I found a mustache while making dinner.

Dinner was sausage and peppers and while cutting the peppers, I noticed a few in mustache form ala Mr. Pringles. Nothing wrong with that for I am all for the mustache….on a man that is. I’m Italian so I don’t need any help in that department. And for you other mustache lovers out there, check out some famous mustaches, I love that they have a few of the characters from the Muppets on there. But I gave up the pepper and started to cook instead. I threw the peppers in a pan and let cook with some olive oil, salt and pepper.

Took the peppers out, let the sausage cook then added the peppers back in.

I added a jar of sauce to the sausage and pepper mixture and let simmer. I wasn’t a huge fan of this sauce, I found it to be bland. To compensate, I added some minced garlic, oregano and basil in an attempt to give it some kind of kick to the tastebuds.

Threw on top of some spaghetti and voila, dinner was done.

Great meal and there was a lot leftover for more meals this week! I usually only cook sausage to make meatballs so this was a simple and quick alternative to that (and less messy of course because rolling out greasy sausage in your hands is not clean kitchen friendly)

Since we supposedly have a hurricane coming later this week, I wanted to get a bike ride in since I wasn’t sure if I would be able to later this week. I say supposedly because they hype it up so much down here and most of the time it ends up turning or downgrades to a lower category hurricane. When Hurricane Andrew hit, we really weren’t affected too much but Hurricane Wilma did a lot of damage to our house. Thank God FEMA had finally gotten their act together for that one.

Oh yeah, the bike ride. I felt like Forrest frickin Gump tonight! Except that I was biking and I’m not slow (unless I haven’t had any coffee). I wasn’t planning on a long ride but ended up going for almost an hour through both sketchy and nice parts of Boca (yes, Boca Raton has a few sketchy areas)

Now for a daily dose of cute

You’re welcome.

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25 Responses to “Stache envy”

  1. Krissie J August 23, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    Cute pups! Did you know you can download the brostache app from the Geico commercial if you have a smartphone? Stache any day, any time! Haha! I’m in love with peppers currently, your meal looks awesome!

  2. Amanda August 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    I am cracking up thinking about a sweaty Jim riding his bike. So good. Hilarious.

    My dad has an awesome stache. Has since I was born. It is radical. A pepper stache looks delish.

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      So you’ve never seen your dad stacheless??

  3. Juju August 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    First of all, ur awesome for burning that many cals in 58 mins! :) [myhero] dinner looks so yummy! And I’m going to have to check out my library for true blood dvds! I have netflix, but I’m thinking about canceling since there going up next month… have u checked out a show called suits on usa? Awesome show!!!!!!

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

      I’ve heard of Suits but havent watched it yet–it’s on the list though! My netflix is on hold but I think I’m gonna go ahead and cancel since they are increasing their cost for streaming.

  4. Juju August 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    P.s. loving the cutie pies!! :)

  5. LittleMissVix August 24, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    Ooh good DVD choices – I love 30 Rock!

  6. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 24, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    I really love how you’re an office gypsy right now until your trip. It’s fantastic!

    I love a good ‘stache. And really need to find my mustache tattoos back…

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

      I just found some in an old purse and threw them out–boo.

  7. Abby August 24, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    I miss Liz Lemon. She needs to come back into my life.
    Blurg…

  8. leashieloo August 24, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    My library is also awesome! I’m canceling Netflix at the end of the month and am glad to know I have a decent back up. Man, between you being slammed with a hurricane and me experiencing my first earthquake, shits has been way to dramatous.

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

      We are terrorizing the nation! Or the east coast at least. I put my netflix on hold but think I’m just going to cancel it since they increased their fees for streaming.

  9. Jen@foodfamilyfitness August 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Loving the daily cute puppers pic! I think I have a crush on him :)

  10. runeatdatesleep August 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Your library has vampire porn!??! (True Blood) I’m super jealous right now.

  11. nic - the auspicious squirrel August 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Puppies! So cute!

    It’s great that you are finding work while you wait for your trip. :)

    Isn’t it crazy how the news goes nuts over weather phenomena, so much so that you are weary of visiting that area. Only to find out that when you get to the area, it hardly ever happens. Does that make any sense? I’ve been in California for a little over a year and have yet to feel the dreaded earthquake (something that prevented me from moving here all these years).. knock on wood ;)

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

      Thanks, I love them so much. I just want to hang with them all day….sigh. And I know exactly what you mean about the weather and the crazy weather going on. I really dont think that much of hurricanes since we have had so many false alarms here. But I think an earthquake or blizzard would completely freak me out.

  12. livelaughloveandrun August 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    I always look at those veggie burgers and debate them, then I put them back. It sounds really good to have it with zucchini. I bet that portobello mushrooms and eggplant would be great in the mix too! Your dinner looks fabulous!

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      Thanks! I absolutely love Morningstar but havent found a brand that holds a candle to them.

  13. diana@mymarblerye August 25, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    do you get sore from biking? good workout? Also….I heart burt reynold’s stache!

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

      His is one of my all time favorites! I got sore at first but now that I’m building up a tolerance, I don’t get that sore. I’ve done 7 miles at the most in one ride and want to start building up so we’ll see what happens from there.

  14. Karla August 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    I’m a little bit obsessed with those Tomato Basil Pizza burgers. They’re the most amazing thing to come out of a box. I swear it.
    I’ve never seen 30 Rock! Everyone tells me how wonderful it is. I should give it a chance.

    Good luck with the data entry gig! I got a part time job editing blogs. Glad our careers have taken off at a riveting pace.

    • simplyshaka August 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

      I remember you saying before you never saw it, you must jump on it!

      Editing blogs sounds so much more fun that what I’m doing. Trust me.

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