Doggone It

27 Jun

 Hi all—hope your weekend is going great! I feel like it’s flown by and I still have a ton of stuff to do! Yesterday instead of coffee, I made a green purple pink brown monster. Seriously, I have no clue what color this really is but thought it looked cool. I made it with 8 oz Vita Coco Water, Chobani 0% Plain Greek Yogurt, Banana, Blueberries, Mango and Baby Spinach.

 I’ve been loving this in the AM if you can’t tell. I love my coffee but just haven’t been craving it as much first thing in the morning—not sure if it’s bcause of the weather or when I make my own iced coffee at home, it is not good. I try to add more grounds and less water to make it strong but no go. Plus, I have a bunch of frozen fruit in the freezer I need to go get rid of, which brings us to breakfast.

Three Nature’s Path Flax Waffles topped with peaches and blueberries. It looked so pretty, I almost didn’t eat it. Almost. Who am I kidding, I devoured it but the thought did cross my mind for a nano-second.

 I didnt have any plans until afternoon time so I went back to bed after breakfast. Um, I never do that…edit, I never do that when I’m not hungover. I don’t know if it’s the heat, humidity or what but I have just been taking every minute I can to rest or take a nap lately. My sleep is lacking! I woke up, showered and made a quick wrap lunch with ham, tomato and hummus. Speaking of hummus, click here for a new way to use your hummus. Well new to me, I never thought of the concept but will definitely be trying it soon!

 I met up with my friend Kristi for a free brewery tour at the Olde Mecklenberg Brewery, a fairly new brewery located here in Charlotte. It has been open for about 15 months but their business seems to be on the up and up and had good beer! We like that. I had a few pints of the Mecklenberger, a full bodied yet light beer.

Full bodied indeed but very refreshing. Originally, I was going to try their darker ale as well but stayed with this one because I am devoted like that.

Excuse my greasiness, me so shiny!!

The World Cup was on and it was a packed house! We really weren’t paying attention to the game but clapped when we hear everyone clapping, boo’ed when other people did, etc. Really dug the atmosphere though, it was just a big open room full of people appreciating good beer. I am down with that.

 The wrap didn’t hold me over for too long and for some reason I was craving Subway. I hate Subway. The smell of their bread just lingers and I find it just a downright, nasty smell. Plus back in Florida, we had a lot of gas stations that had Subways within them and I can still smell how disgusting they smelled. The Five Dollar Footlong and Jared commercials don’t help either, those two alone make me scream! Personally, I would rather go to Quizno’s to get a sub b/c they are awesome in my book and they have one my most favorite commercials….EVER!!

But I guess the beer was really good and potent because I was on a mission to find a Subway! I keep seeing commercials for the Orchard Chicken Salad and was ready to give it a go.

 It was ok. I was expecting more flavor with the fruit it had in it but it was a decent sub. Arby’s had a Chicken Salad Sandwich with apples and grapes a few years back and that was the best I had yet but this was ok. I can say it was fresh and the cucumbers were fantastic!

Then I was on my way to pick up Monet, my friends dog that I’m dogsitting for the week.

 These dogs have such a ruff life.

Dinner was a Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken from Reid’s that I purchased the other day 40% off. I topped with T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch. This had waaaaaaay more black olives than last time but I am actually starting to enjoy black olives so bring it.

Despite it being humid and nasty out, I woke up at 7A today and went for a two mile walk. I felt good to get out, do something and move today rather than complaining that it’s hot. Sunday mornings are so peaceful, I love how quiet it is, not too many people out and just a hopeful feeling for a new day!

I stopped at the Bucks and came home to make breakfast since I only had a banana before my walk. I made an egg white, ham, cheese and avocado sandwich on an Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin

So I know it doesn’t look like much but this was one of the best breakfast sandwiches I’ve made! I loved the ham and cheese in between the egg white omelet and I used Monterrey Jack, which added a nice kick of flavor. And avocado never wrongs me or lets me down. I was pleased with the sandwich thin as well, in the past I’ve only had bagel thins and always had that pesky hole in the middle but this right here was fabulous and filling!

Ok, off to start a bunch of things that need to get done today–starting with laying out by the pool 🙂 I’m not going to have a pool at my new place so I need to appreciate it while I can.

PS–Seriously? These dogs are knocked out like they did manual labor.

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12 Responses to “Doggone It”

  1. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 27, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Look at those cute pups! Don’t dogs lead such a hard life? Mine is currently snoozing in front of the window!

    Glad you are starting to like black olives…I LOVE them! I could sit and eat a whole can!

  2. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com June 27, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    i wanna munch right in to that scrumptious egg muffin breakfast!!

    its funny cuz every time i go near an electronic store and they have a tv out on display with the world cup on ppl are just surrounded and huddled together watching it lol. its too funny 🙂

    xoxo ❤

  3. Diana@mymarblerye June 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    I love the smell of subwAy!! Though it’s kinda like a wet mop! Btw Arbys market fresh sandwiches are horrible for you but are the best thing ever!!!

    • simplyshaka June 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

      Haha, it is wet mop smell. Never thought of it that way!

      And that right there is why I don’t eat at Arby’s anymore. Once I saw the calorie and fat content, I was like whoa….

  4. Angela @ A Healthy Fit June 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Mmmm, those waffles look good! Thanks for the link love!

    I am totally addicted to the World Cup. I’m so glad Germany won today!!!

  5. nic - the auspicious squirrel June 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    The heat has been really bad lately… we’ve been feeling knocked out by it too. We were going to take Little-bit to a park *early* on Sat, but were totally lame and slept in. 😛

    Today it is even hotter… yuk… 97 feels like 105, wtf?

    When do you get to move into your new place? Isn’t eating up your kitchen for a move interesting? You end up creating the strangest things, glad you are rocking your creations. 🙂

    • simplyshaka June 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

      I know, it is just miserable out. I have been feeling like whenever I’m in the sun my skin is on fire—no bueno.

      I’m moving in less than two wks! I go to NYC this wknd then come back and get ready to move. July is going to be one hectic month!

  6. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    I don’t like the smell of subway, either. I think it smells like cheap and awful deli meat and it’s overpowering.

    That being said, I’ll still eat it every once in a while. I’m weird like that…

  7. Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    I HATEEE the smell of Subway. I worked there for a hellish 6 months and every time I go into any subway, it smells exactly the same. Nasty! 😛

  8. Monique June 28, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    awwww! How cute!!! i love it.
    u look so cute in that blue top! rockin it diva. and the other pup is soooo cute! i love how link is looking at him!
    Mickey doesnt tolerate other dogs coming over… she feels threatened and racts with her bladder!

  9. christina June 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    i just threw my hand over my mouth and laughed so hard at “me so shiny” HAHAHH

    and this: We really weren’t paying attention to the game but clapped when we hear everyone clapping, boo’ed when other people did, etc.

    STORY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!! (or my saturday game watching)

    i did the exact same thing. i probably actually watched a few minutes of it but the rest of the time i was chuggin’ and bbming up a storm

  10. janetha June 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    love those pups.

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