Guess what I came home to after work today!!!
A package from the one and only Brandi over at Branappetit! She’s also from VA and we decided to do a fun swap for products neither of us had tried/couldn’t find…. superfun idea peeps 🙂 Check out what I got!!! (I am uber-pumped if you can’t tell!)
- Chia seeds (can’t wait to try these!)
- Coconut M&Ms (am I in heaven?)
- Barney Butter (I have never had this before *gasp*, talk about excited!)
- Cinnamon PB (another one of those “haven’t tried before”!)
- Dark Choc Reese’s
- AmazingGrass Wheat grass powder
All I can say is homegirl hooked a sista up and I can’t thank her enough 🙂
So this afternoon started off on a good note needless to say. Then I had to take LucyDog to the vet – our lil’ girl dog gained 4 lbs since last year… I know who won’t be getting anymore table scraps 😉
I had great intentions to workout this afternoon til my body said to me: “Stephanie, leave me alone, I am exhausted from an intense work week and need a freaking break.” So I rightfully obliged, girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Instead I decided to head over to Whole Foods and buy some din goods and some surprises for my lil’ sis (we are going to see her at VA Tech 2mrw!)
I also decided to whip up a lil’ something to bring for her – but since I know she is reading this it isn’t gettin’ posted til later – boo yah sis gotcha!
HINT: oat bran, agave, honey, dried cran, pumpkin butter…. that’s alot of hints haha
I decided that tonight’s din was to be a quick throw-together – but that didn’t mean I couldn’t “jazz up” the basics (best way to get easy foods to go that extra flava mile)!!
As I wondered around Whole Foods I spotted these guys and thought they looked good.
I knew we had some of this at home too
which would go nicely.
Also had to get my veggie on (obvi) bc the snap peas & tomatoes looked awesome (!!), creative saute time!
Here’s how it went down:
1) Saute 1 sliced onion in some EVOO. Add 2 chicken sausages, chopped. Saute over medium til cooked through and browned up. (ALWAYS add salt/fresh pepper)
1 clove garlic, minced
Just saute the garlic for a minute in some EVOO over medium heat. Add the snap peas and chopped tomatoes and let the liquid cook out for a few.
Then add however much soy sauce and honey that you like – this is my first time with the garlic/soy sauce/honey flavor combo but I will DEFINITELY be having it again. Really good! 🙂
3) Mac n’ cheesy — The Man helped out with this! (he claims to be the expert from his college days 😉 )
On the agenda tonight is packin’ up some things for our trip tmrw – we are headed out early in the a.m. to get to Tech for some tailgating by lunchtime – and I want to try to squeeze in a quick workout before we head out too!
One quick other side note peeps, not sure how the blogging will go this weekend – may be sporadic FYI since we are gonna be busy bees and probably not near a computer much…. but I promise to have plenty of good pix for you at some point!!! 🙂 Just bear with me – the Firefly may take ovah 😉 haha
Have a most wonderful Friday bloggertons!
Oh, and a quick P.S., if you haven’t entered to win some pumpkin butta what are you waiting for?!?! CLICK AWAY!!!