Let Them Eat Carbs

27 Jun

I love double posting days!! I lasted at the pool for two hours this afternoon. I was sweating bullets after I hopped in the pool a few times and even had a little sweat rag to help me out a little. I really need one of those fans that mist water on you and then I will be all set.

I got back to the dogs and made chicken tacos with red peppers, onion and avocado for lunch topped with T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch (I am sure you are sick of seeing this but I am going through all of my food and still have half a bottle left!)

Scrumptious. Avocado, you never fail me. I was soon on my way to hit up some different stores in search of clothes for NYC this wk. I went to Kohls and got a cute top for $30, umm, yeah that’s expensive in my book. I used to love their stuff but lately find it a little meh. I was in a different area of town and saw a Ross and quickly turned that way to see what goodies I can find. I got two dresses, two tops and a new workout DVD all for $40! I love you Ross.

But the big event of the day was next. The big event that has been four years in the making:

YES!!!!! I haven’t been to Ikea since I lived in Tempe and we had one right near my apartment. We got Ikea this past year but it’s on a completely different side of town for me and I heard it is a crazy house there. I recruited one of my co-workers to meet up with me there since she has a truck and with list in hand, we got to shopping!

I ended up getting a bed frame, tv stand, kitchen cart, two rugs and some other random goodies

All of this came to $100 under my budget for Ikea so I was loving that. I was expecting to be absolute madness on a Sunday afternoon . It was crowded but nothing over the top and we got out of there within an hour and a half, not bad at all.

Dinner came next and I was at a loss as to what to make. I am loving this whole “Let’s eat everything in the fridge and freezer” but I don’t have anything that’s calling out to me “Eat me!!”

I noshed on the last of my Tribe 40 Spice Hummus with Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Triscuits

And I present, a most random meal: Pierogies, baked sweet potato and zucchini

This wasn’t anything too spectacular. The sweet potato was too crisp and the zucchini too mushy. I normally cook my zucchini on the stove top and will be sticking to that routine from here on out. The pierogies were good but I usually make sautéed onions and mushrooms and a side of plain greek yogurt with them so it was a tad bland.

Random thought of the day: How does David Caruso have a job? I am watching CSI Miami right now (purely because I don’t have a remote control and am being lazy) and this is just horrible. Is his acting supposed to be a joke? Please someone fill me in because this makes me believe I can obviously become an actor or a big Hollywood agent, who helped him get this role.

Hope everyone is gearing up for a great week! It’s quarter end for me which means the next three days will be dead at work but then things pick up on the first of the month (wake up wake up wake up) but who will be off on the the first of the month? Moi. I need a day before going on vacation to get things in order, get last minute shopping done, lounge by the pool, get my nails and my brows did and sadly, take Lincoln to the boarding place he is staying. Also, there is a Charlotte blogger meetup in the works for this Wednesday so that is super exciting to look forward to b/c that will be my first blogger meetup and then when I go to NYC I am meeting up with the lovely Mo and Mari–can’t wait!

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16 Responses to “Let Them Eat Carbs”

  1. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com June 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    let them eat carbs and let them love IKEA! ❤

    i just had sweet potatoes too!! nom nom nom

    Ikea is the best. im re-decorating my bedroom this summer.. so uno where i'll be heading!! 🙂

  2. thehungryscholar June 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    I love IKEA and carbs…and this post.

    Sweet Potato is great. GREAT!

  3. Karla June 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    I LOVE IKEA! I miss it so much!! There are none around here!!
    That belly dancing DVD looks super fun too!!!

  4. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    I love Ikea so much. I’m currently planning a trip this summer…my husband is not so excited because I go CRAZY once I hit the door!!

  5. Amy @ Second City Randomness June 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    I’ve never found “big items” that I like at Ikea (like furniture), but I could go crazy on all the random fun things!!!

  6. Neyal Ammary-Risch June 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I love that you got a cardio belly dancing CD. Now you can pretend you’re at my wedding every time you work out. 🙂 Leleleleleleeeee

  7. mmoyal85 June 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    wow, check you out! You had an amazing day of shopping!! haha, I wish I could make off with that many goodies. Though, Ross sure helps in that department, ooh or home goods 🙂

    Also, I loooove summer eats. So yummy!

  8. Vilese June 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    It was a sweet potato day for me too and mine turned out so nasty. I love Ikea I can’t take my credit cards with me when i go though. Love Ross too, always a bargain to be found in there.

  9. dianacheung June 28, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    WTF I wanna have a blogger meetup!! Plan one for me ASAP! Enjoy the next few days of “silence” at work!! BTW great job at “restraining” your spending at IKEA..I always sell my unborn child by the time I leave that store.

  10. spabettie June 28, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    those tacos look great… nom nom nom… I want to try that ancho ranch…

    I *LOVE* the marketplace area of IKEA. super fun stuff 🙂

  11. genesis June 28, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    i wish we had an ikea. i would love to do some furniture shopping.

    i dont understand how he has a job either. someone has got to be bribing someone else to let him keep his job.

  12. janetha June 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    i got those straws from ikea for my wedding! they were so cheap.

  13. Kelly Olexa June 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    I am LMAO about David Caruso!!!!! Totally agree!!!

    XO

  14. coffeeismycarrot June 29, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Mr Caruso has a job because nobody else can take their sunglasses on and off with such flair. Just kidding! I think he is ridiculous.

  15. Katherine: What About Summer? June 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    I have been dying to try that Tribe Hummus! I am so mad they don’t sell that flavor in stores near me

  16. sheila June 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Girl! You always have some awesome eats on here! SERIOUSLY! I’ve been craving chicken tacos lately and yours looks DELICIOUS! Never tried it with red pepper though so I’m going to soon!

    I loooove IKEA but I’m soooo afraid to buy anything right now since we’re living with the husband’s grandparents. We don’t want to commit in getting a place right now because we don’t know where we’re going to end up in two months. But when we do move into our own place i’m gonna go crazy at IKEA! LOL!

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