Roasty Toasty Goodness

Hi all!

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week. Not too much going on here except a very busy week at work, which I love! Also excited about a freelance project I’m working on that kicks off Saturday.


Breakfast has been using up the sandwich thins…def think I prefer english muffins. They just seem more heartier?

Snack of the week has been fage plain yogurt with chia seed and fresh strawberries.

Monday was a lunch meeting at Skidder’s on St. Pete Beach. It’s close to where I work so we to take out from there a lot. The Skidder Wrap is a fav if you ever go! But Monday I was in the mood for a classic soup and sandwich combo. So I got a cup of Navy Bean soup and a Tuna Melt. So good and hit the spot πŸ™‚

Monday’s dinner was a leftover surprise. We had leftover pasta and leftover smoked chicken so the Chef combined the two along with frozen peas. Yummy!

And a few of these for dessert.

Had the rest for lunch the next day.

I did our weekly grocery shopping yesterday after work.

The goods…

Can you tell there were a lot of BOGOs and 2 fors? Plus I think I won’t have to buy breakfast food for 3 months.

P.S. I should not be allowed to go into the grocery store without a list. I felt like…no, I was walking around the store aimlessly with wide eyes and my finger to my lip in my “quizzical look”. I went back to the produce section 3 times, erg!

The cranberries and white chocolate are for a recipe I’m trying tomorrow for an office potluck Friday.

Sweet potatoes and broccoli were for dinner.

I drizzled the potatoes with some tuscan herb olive oil from a local olive oil store we have called Kalamazoo. My mom got Jon a sample set for Christmas. A little salt and pepper and then roasted them in the oven for 40 minutes on 450.

The broccoli got drizzled with Kalamazoo garlic olive oil and sprinkled with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Roasted in the oven for about 10-15 minutes (lost track) on 450.

Potatoes came out a bit burnt because I didn’t cut them evenly (oops), but they still tasted really good! Broccoli tasted awesome too!

The star of the plate was leftover steak from Sunday dinner, sauteed with onions.

Paired with Woodchuck Amber. I prefer Dark and Dry!

And there was some leftover for lunch today πŸ™‚


I’m loving Pinterest for finding new workouts to try! Who needs a gym when you have blogs and Pinterest?

Monday I tried this diddy. Whew, it was sweattastic!

Yesterday I didn’t feel like or have time for anything too long or intense. So I rolled with this quick arm workout.

I’m still slowly getting back into a routine. Don’t want to push myself too hard too fast. I think once Gina‘s Winter Shape Up makes it’s appearance I’ll be ready to amp it up!

Thought(s) of the Day

Beautiful sunrise this morning…

Too bad our window screen ruins the photo.

I’ve noticed that I eat my lunch really slowly at work. All of us eat at our desk while working. It made me realize that the slower I eat the more I’m able to tell when I’m full and not just scarf down my meal. I need to incorporate this into dinner.

I tried to rearrange our pantry a bit last night to make room for some new stuff I bought. I realized that we have bags and bags of unused things like rice, lentils, wild rice, pasta, etc. A good reminder to look through our pantry each week and see what needs to be used up!


More exciting things on the way, I promise! Having dinner at Meze 119 tonight with a friend and running some fun errands. More tomorrow!

Are you a fast or slow eater?

Are you good about using up food you already have or do you tend to forget about it?

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