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Give Peas a Chance

3 May

I couldn’t sleep at all last night since it was Sunday so I’m lucky if I got four hrs of sleep. Which I normally don’t get a good nights sleep on Sunday but this time it was for a different reason…..our new favorite neighbor-Channing Tatum lookalike.


And no, it wasn’t because of a naughty dream! Turns out he lives across from me (yes after we crossed paths yesterday I looked to see he walked, like you wouldn’t do the same) and he left his dog on his patio last night. I think he was home b/c the blinds were open and the lights were on but poor puppy was on the patio by herself (I think it’s a she) and she was wimpering for a good 20 or 25 minutes. I felt so bad. I tend to like dogs more than most people so anytime I see or hear a sad pup, my heart drops a little. Thankfully, he finally let her in but he needs to learn we don’t roll like that here.

We are all about the love.

Sigh, so yeah no sleep at all. This morning I was a walking zombie and caught the early bus since I was planning on leaving a bit early. I enjoyed one of Mari’s chocolate banana muffins that I made on Saturday on the bus.

I finally bought some oats and myself a bowl with a banana I had in the freezer then topped with coconut. Only chocolate would’ve made it tastier than it was.

 It was a big bowl of morning comfort. I guess that’s better than southern Comfort right? Speaking of which I haven’t a SoCo and lime in forever but it sounds mighty tasty.

Halle Berry and hot bf broke up? Too bad they were one of the prettiest couples I’ve ever seen

In celebration on National salad month I had a BIG salad with spinach carrots onions tomatoes feta topped with a drained can of tuna with red wine vinegar and Trader Joes Organic Hummus and a tab of ranch (me likes the dressing if you can’t tell).

This afternoon wasn’t busy at all…talk about a welcome change! I spent it looking at recipes, dog boarding places here and trying to get through my miserable headache. I really don’t want to board Lincoln but I won’t be able to watch my friends dog anymore so feel bad about asking her watch Lincoln. I’ve never boarded him before but from the sites, it looks like would have a great time. Plus a lot of the places have webcams so I would be able to check up on him. I was getting pretty emotional about it though, he is my little baby and I don’t want to see him boarded.

I was supposed to go to Power Pilates class tonight but my head just wasn’t having that. I was something salty warm and carby and  I remembered a recipe I saw a while back for spaghetti with creamy pea sauce with pancetta and decided to give it a go.  I’ve never tried any kind of pea sauce with noodles before so I was intrigued. I didn’t have a lot of pasta left so I made a single serving:

70g whole wheat spaghetti

1/4 cup half and half

1/2 cup frozen peas

3 slices of Butterball Turkey Bacon

1 tbsp butter

Salt, Pepper and Garlic

While the spaghetti was cooking, I warmed the peas up with the butter and then added the half and half

Kinda looks like an egg white and pea omelet!

I let that sit for a minute and then moved to the food processor to blend

Talk about green monster league right there!!

Actually now that I think about it, it kinda looks like the slime from You Can’t Do That on Television. Does anyone else remember that show or did I just totally date myself?

I cut up the bacon and let them cook for a few minutes, drained the pasta and then threw it all together!

And a new meal is made! Holy crap, this was great! The flavor was a hint of salty with the pea and bacon combo and rich without the whole “I feel like a cement block is sitting in my stomach” feeling . I added some extra garlic after a bite because I am Italian and need it to live.

Country Grammar

28 Apr

I started today out with some would say a non traditional breakfast…..a whole wheat wrap with Trader Joe’s Organic Hummus, lettuce, half a tomato and mushrooms.

Surprisingly good and filling. May need to try this again. Nothing remarkable about this morning it was pretty quiet. I’ve been in a better mood lately at work and I think my co-workers think I’m getting some loving on the regular or something. Even I think I’m extra preppy for my normal demeanor so who knows. But keeping a positive attitude while at work was one of my goals for this month so I’m definitely on that!

I deal with a lot of nasty people in my industry(I guess dealing with millions of dollars on a daily basis makes some people that way?) And dealing with a particularly rude one this morning I sent him a quick “Thank you” for finally emailing me documents that I’ve been requesting for almost a month now. He responded back with “Your welcome” ummm its you’re. It took everything in me (and the fact I don’t want to be fired) not to respond with “Its you’re biznatch!” You can be nasty to me for no reason but at least I know how to use your as opposed to you’re!

I had leftover pork enchiladas for lunch.

I’ve made enchiladas before but never with pork and this was hands down the best batch yet. I don’t know if it was the succulent (how do you like that big word!) pork or the full fat cream cheese but I was in a fatty lactose heaven!

We had three people out this afternoon (yeah I work on a team of six) so things were a bit hectic after lunch. Most of it involved cleaning up  other peoples problems which is annoying but unfortunately part of the job. But its all good since I already have a few hours overtime this wk. Which means extra time and a half money so bring it on! Anyone else get paid OT?


I then decided to go for a run. I don’t like daytime running at all but figured it was going to be light out for a while go and get that done with. There weren’t too many people out on the trail and the sun was shining and things were perfect. I love how the light was shining on me and it was silent except for my footsteps. What I didn’t like was looking at my shadow and seeing my big booty shadow. But then again, it was kinda encouraging. I haven’t ran in a while so it was tough me. I would run two or three minutes then walk one and repeat. My ankle was killing me sporadically (thank you Clueless for giving me that word), I couldn’t breathe and my heart rate was getting into the 190’s/200’s so I had to slow it down a bit. Regardless, a good workout. I covered about 4 miles in 50 minutes and had a nice calorie burn!

Yeah, 169 was my average hr. EEEK!

I have no fresh veggies on hand and no meat so dinner tonight was easy to decide on. When in doubt I BFD! I went with egg in a hole which I’ve seen but never made. I took two pieces of bread, made a hole in each with a glass then put on the stove top with 1 tbsp melted butter. I whisked two eggs with salt, paprika and shredded cheese then poured it into the hole.

I laid out a dab of ketchup for each piece of bread and spread Trader Joe’s Superfruit Spread on the cut out pieces of bread

Carbs, eggs and cheese? Count me in. I loved it!

These are officially the devil’s work

And their packaging lies. It says one serving is 50 pieces (40g). I measured this out and this did not look like 50 pieces to me but then again, I could just want more but want have more and am bitter about that.

Has anyone heard of the show Sunset Daze? It’s a new reality show on WE about a retirement community in Arizona. Some are saying it’s Golden Girls meets Jersey Shore. I cannot wait to watch it! I am just hoping there is no hot tub scenes or making out at the bridge club.

And check out Missy Maintains for a chance to win a Seventh Generation Cleaning Kit! Ends on Friday so hurry over there 🙂

Another one that ends on Friday is for a nice Wiseman Tea Package including a pot and samples of tea–check out the contest over at Danica’s Daily!