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Too Full

I was so excited for dinner tonight.  I made myself a light main meal of steamed broccoli slaw, edamame, brussel sprouts, and cannellini beans topped with pasta sauce and sriracha.  I was excited for the dessert that I had made myself, until I got super full during my main course 😦

First, I made raw cookie dough balls by combining cashews, dates, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips in the food processor then rolling the mixture into little balls.  I then made a banana smoothie and put some of the balls into the mix so it was more or less a healthified cookie dough milk-shake.

I had a couple of bites, it tasted great, but I just couldn’t do it for some reason…so it’s waiting for me in the freezer.


Brian then got home from studying early and we went on a bike ride!  The weather was seriously perfect today, not to hot, but slightly warm, some leaves fallen off trees, and sunny.


We then appropriately rode right to the 9/11 Memorial that was completely unveiled today.  Those are two pieces retrieved from ground zero.  Very touching.

After coming home, I finished up a bread recipe that I was testing out, and I think it turned out better than I expected!  I had to use yeast to make this bread, and not use the bread maker.  I don’t have a lot of experience with yeast breads, so it didn’t look 100% like the picture because it didn’t rise enough, but it still tasted pretty good!  I’ll share the recipe tomorrow 😉


Off to bed to get ready for the work week!

Friday Food

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Last night Brian and I had a random dinner.  I am going grocery shopping today, so it was kind of like leftovers/whatever was in the fridge.  Growing up, I always remember thinking of certain foods as “Friday” foods.  When I would ask my mom what dinner was on a Friday if she said something like salmon with rice or chicken noodle soup or spaghetti I would tell her that we needed to eat something “fun” for dinner.  To me, if we weren’t going out to eat for some special occasion, “Friday” foods were things like nachos or pizza….not salmon.  I think it’s funny how different foods mean different things to different people.  Now, I would love to have salmon on a Friday!  I probably could have put my creative hat on last night and whipped something together, but I was more in the mood for “Friday” foods, which also tend to be easy/no need to cook foods.  Brian had leftover pizza and I had a banana and peanut butter quesadilla with steamed broccoli and green beans.

Friday Food

After dinner, we took Bella on another long walk and admired all of the beautiful houses…it’s going to be hard to stop playing house tomorrow when Bella’s family gets home!

Walkin' Bella!

Beautiful Homes

I just finished up the grocery list, and I am ready to hit the stores!  I love grocery shopping, it’s therapeutic 🙂

I fueled myself this morning with a toasted Thomas Light Multigrain English Muffin topped with melty swiss cheese…delish!

Hope you have a great Saturday!  Brian and I are headed to Easley Winery later today.