Back at it

October 25, 2008

Sorry ’bout that! Here is my 24 hour recap:

Friday after work
We tried to go for a run, but I was having some leg pains. We probably walked 3k, ran 3k. I don’t really know what was wrong, but I just couldn’t do it!
Graham wanted oysters and fries for dinner, but I wanted a little more substance – had a leftover piece of chicken, about 10 fries, 3 oysters and salad.

A look at the oysters…

(Yes, we shared a bottle of white wine… the entire bottle!)

Saturday Breakfast
We put some bread out last night to stale up [is that a term?], so that we could have french toast today…

Latte art (sort of) 

We then went out to Wal-Mart [our toaster was recalled due to faulty elements], the Beer Store [returns and a case of DAB] and Ikea [frames for above the sofa and new cushion covers].

Saturday Lunch
Suffice it to say, we were both starving and crabby by 1:30. We had leftover chicken and some brussels sprouts, with a toasted whole wheat english muffin on the side [not in the photo].

A look at our little pumpkins too!

Graham’s university roommate is stopping in around 5:30, on his way back to Ottawa, so I think we’ll hang around here for the rest of the afternoon. I’m going to catch up on my blogs and cross a few more things off my to-do list… maybe watch some of my PRV’d shows too!

See ya later! 


Hump day happiness

October 1, 2008

Another busy day around these parts. Work, then spinning, then home to make dinner. Graham came home tonight, so we made dinner together. He was in the mood for something “warm”…

Chicken, that was braised (I guess) with onions, carrots, herbs, etc. On the side, sweet potatoes (which he enjoyed!) and salad.

Then, for dessert, Graham’s sister made us a pear crumble.

Totally did not need that, nor the gummy worm that followed. But that’s enough for tonight. Might watch tv, or read more. My sister is chomping at the bit for Eclipse, but I just haven’t had enough time to read.


Snack attack, again

September 23, 2008

Good evening everyone! 🙂 Quick post from me. Another hectic day under my belt. I had breakfast at 7:30 – 2 packages of instant oatmeal and a latte from the-place-who-won’t-be-named. The, I didn’t get lunch until 1:45! I was just go go go! For lunch, I had an english muffin with PB. At my 2pm meeting, I had yogurt, blueberries and some honey. I made the mistake of not having anything else over the afternoon, so I came home and had nuts, crackers and granola. Not all in the same mouthful! But I did eat too much. Why didn’t I put my snack out ahead of time?? Tomorrow I have spinning at 5, so I have to plan my eating better, and bring the appropriate snacks.

We had Running Room (6k run with the group), then I got new shoes! Maybe I’ll take a photo tomorrow. Can’t wait to start wearing them. For dinner, I cooked extra chicken on Sunday night, with the thought of having big salads.

My salad included spinach, tomatoes, chicken and feta. Easy, fast and tasty! I realize that I should have snapped Graham’s bowl, because he had a mound-full!

Tomorrow? Work. Spinning. I guess that’s all. Dancing with the Stars is on again tonight, at 9, so I’ll watch that with peach bread and tea.

More interesting posts coming soon, I promise!

PS – I shipped about half the loaf of peach bread with Graham to work today. It all disappeared and one of his colleagues wanted the recipe from me, so that’s a nice compliment!

Busy day!

September 21, 2008

Ok, I have many great photos to share with my loyal readers!

I drove down to the Yonge/Eglinton area to do some shopping. I stopped at Restoration Hardware, Toys R Us (for a birthday gift for Graham’s nephew), Kitchen Stuff Plus (picture of my new purchases coming!), Roots, Sporting Life… lots of looking, not too much buying. While out and about, I had a Granny Smith apple and a few bites of a Pistachio Larabar. It was good, but I just wasn’t in the mood…

Then I went to the grocery store. And here’s what I came back with – my first grocery trip photo!

I won’t bore you with the close-ups, but I will tell you that chicken breasts were on sale, so I got two packages. And milk was buy 1, get 1, so I got 2! lol (and, by the way, I picked up oatmeal, peaches, blueberries, apples, cheese and a few things that I’m forgetting yesterday…)

I goofed around on the internet a little and snacked on a little TJ trail mix, with the last few Life. Not too exciting – it’s like my standard snack these days!

Next up was baking. As I mentioned, I saw many good recipes over at Closet Cooking and I happened to buy peaches yesterday… so Peach Bread it was!

My banana obviously wasn’t ripe, but I figured since I was only using one, and it wasn’t the focus of the recipe (like, if it were Banana Bread, not Peach Bread), it would be ok. Finished product coming up!

Then, after the bread finished, I started on dinner. Graham called to say he was an hour away and wanted a chicken salad for dinner, so I put three breasts in the oven – we’ll eat the other two after Running Room on Tuesday. I made myself a quick dinner – but an excellent one! Quesadillas! With photos! Exclamation Mark!

And tada! My new purchases! A vanilla scented candle and new placemats! Now, I have a story for both. Graham has always said that candles are a waste of money and space… you just get too many and you don’t want them and they’re not good for anything. But Graham said the other day that we should have a candle! And, as I think I’ve told you before, Graham believes in only having cork-backed placemats. I was a rebel today, so we’ll see what he says when he gets home. But these ones are really pretty! Much more suitable for fall, over the sunflowers. What do you think?? Can’t we have a place on our table for fabric and cork-backed placemats?? I think so too.

Now, the final photo of the evening – the Peach Bread!

Rough, right out of the oven! Should have re-plated it, but ah well. It’s the somewhat ugly side to baking – a round cookie sheet and lots of crumbs! But, it’s tasty and that is the most important part!

Told ya – giant post! I’m watching the Emmy’s for now, but I’m actually waiting for Graham to get home because I have so much to tell him. Are you dreading Monday like I am? Enjoy the last few hours of weekend freedom! 🙂

Dinner, sort of

September 18, 2008

I know what I have been doing to my camera… leaving it on after I put the photos on my computer. It then drains the battery and I realize when I want to use it, like to photograph dinner! So, you’ll have to settle with this…

Roasted chicken thighs with couscous and zucchini. Tasty! I also roasted tomatoes with oregano. I wish I had a photo!

Graham is going away for the weekend, so I made these cookies from Smitten Kitchen. I do have photos of the cookies though!

I was on the phone, so they over cooked a little. But they taste great!

Graham stole half the gummy worm. 🙂

Tomorrow’s Friday – can’t wait. Well, more specifically, can’t wait til the end of the day and the start of the weekend. I have an engagement/house warming party, shopping to do, long run to run and other misc. things. Wish me a good day tomorrow!!

Bad mood

September 3, 2008

Yikes! Poor Graham – he’s my target!! I think I just need to go to bed.

Here is dinner. I ate a third of the chicken and a second serving of salad.

I will come back in a better mood tomorrow – I promise! Good night for now…