Ahh Monday, today may be the first time in a long time that we are actually friends 😉 Why? Because I only have a 2 day work week this week whoop whoop!
How you like ‘dem apples rainy, cold Monday morning?! 😛
So today started out with my new obsession: Banana & Cream Cheese oats. What can I say, when I find something I like I eat it over and over again stick with it haha.
I also decided to make The Man a batch of these vs. his regularly scheduled peanut butter & banana oats. I didn’t clue him in on the change & had him take a guess the new ingredient!
I just got an email saying “Was the new ingredient Oikos!!!” — music to my sweet ears eyes…. I can’t believe he just used the word “Oikos” — I felt like such a proud foodie right then and there!! And by the excitement in his email “voice” I think the oats were a hit…. 🙂
Speaking of Oikos, look who ran into each other this morning…
Yea, that gets a major holy yum in my book! And yea, Jenna, you pretty much rock for sending me this addicting delicious peanut butter from food heaven 🙂
Lunch today included some leftovers from last night’s birthday dinner, A-Okay with this girl 🙂
Mac n’ Cheese w/ Bacon + Onions
Caesar Salad topped with BBQ
If you’ve never put barbecue on top of Caesar salad, I highly suggest you try it. I’ve done this many times before (used to buy bagged lite Caesar kits & premade shredded chicken BBQ and make a dinner out of it all the time in my younger years) and it never ceases to be fantastic! Something about the hot bbq with sauce on the cold salad w/ dressing that just tickles my taste buds 😉
I was literally about to leave work and drive to my Mom’s house to hug her and thank her for the most delicious lunch ever! Day 1 as dinner was amazing…. Day 2 as lunch was even more amazing… wow.
Now onto the BSI winner… featuring bleu cheese! Thanks everyone for participating, but I must say that the responses were low so I don’t have much to post 😦 Guess it was either time of year (i.e. so much holiday cooking going on) or bad ingredient choice (yea, that’s to you all you bleu cheese haters! 😉 ) but ah well. You win some you lose some….
…. speaking of winners, how about the definite winner of this show!
Wow. I am speechless over this one friends. It sounds AMAZING! 🙂
For next week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient head over to my homegirl’s website at The Balance Broad 🙂 Thanks girl for taking the torch for another week of great food!
Well this week should be a good one…. here’s how the agenda is shaping up!
- Monday: ExerciseTV workout
Relaxation & TV after a busy weekend!
- Tuesday: Thanksgiving dinner food shopping (with the rest of the world)
Cooking dinner & girl’s night with the lil’ sister 🙂
- Wednesday: Cardio3 class @ gym with small blonde lady (lil’ sis)
Holiday cooking day 1: Apple Cranberry Relish (ala Whole
Foods demo recipe + teaching the sis!)
- Thursday: Holiday cooking day 2: Homemade Hazelnut, Sage &
Thanksgiving extravaganza with the fam!
- Friday: Kickboxing class @ gym and shopping!
My kinda week friends 🙂
Now I want to hear about yours! Specifically, is there a new recipe that any of you will be trying for the Thanksgiving holiday this year? We are trying the apple & cranberry relish that was made during last week’s Whole Foods cooking demo and I am excited because it was deelish! 🙂
Alright friends, I am off to tackle the rest of this workday and you know I’ll see you back tonight for some Monday night fun 🙂 Have a wonderful day however you may be spending it!