Rolling on dubbs


I am brand new to this side of the fence of the blogging world.  I have been reading healthy living and cooking blogs for years, yet only now creating a home of my own!

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Here comes the sun!

Hump Day at last!  And to my surpise, the sun was out and the warmth in the air hit my face as I walked out of work at 5pm tonight. WOW! I really did not expect it!  Especially since the rain lately has been endless. And I have only half listened to the weather these past couple of days because all I heard was rain, rain, humidity and more rain!

To celebrate the sun, I took Toby for an hour walk after our trip to the park.  I love taking him to new places because he used to be so afraid to walk off the beaten path. Now that he is a WHOLE 1 year old TOMORROW(whaaat?) he has come to terms with walking to new places even though I know that he prefers familiarity. Silly dog. He’s so nervous by nature!

For dinner, I had(woops all gone) 8 Ritz crackers, a cheese stick, Annie’s MacNCheese(holy cheese!) mixed with roasted broccoli and baked chicken marinated in a seasame ginger sauce. What a weird mix right? I got the idea to mix the MacNCheese (which i never buy) with the broccoli and chicken from CarrotsNCake.com. My favorite blog! And the seasame ginger marinade was an impulse move!

I forgot to mention the beverage choice of an Angry Orchard Apple Ginger hard cider.  I came back hot and ready for a beer when we got in around 7:30!  It always takes a few moments of internal convincing before I pop open a cold one.  I’m sure I’m not the only one that does this.  SO glad that I persuaded myself to grab it from the fridge. It was so tasty with my dinner.

Just a quick update tonight.  I’m not sure what we’ll do with the rest of my night since it’s gorgeous outside yet Ryan is not here.  Boo.

What do you do when you feel like you have nothing to do for a few hours?

Monday night dinner and my date


Happy Monday! It’s another raining one in Boston. Yikes, I’m not a fan of the weather trend we got going. But I must admit, it does make you notice how full and green the grass has become on top of Telegraph Hill!
Speaking of streak, go Celtics!  Had to say it, but let’s be honest. I’ll hear of the result from one of three places: the news (tv or app), Ryan-my sports crazed boyfriend or my coworkers for which I will overhear about the action since I don’t partake in Celtics conversations since I have zero input.  But I would gladly watch the game in the right setting. At a bar with friends and drinks or preferrably at home on the couch with Ryan. 🙂

So, above are a couple of pictures of my dinner tonight. Yep, kind of dull, but I was actually excited for this meal! Since, I finished eating while I typed this up, Toby(my dinner date) didn’t like the lack of attention that he received. He quickly left once he saw that I was done and after catching a few thrown bits of sweet potato.  🙂 You see in the background of my picture?  Can’t blaim him for begging when you think about the meals he’s given.  He is NOT shy when it comes to begging by the table!

Anyway, my dinner consisted of :chicken and spinach patty (recipe to come in the future), sweet potato wedges (recipe from my fav blog),  a small scoop of regular hummus (maybe tbsp), the rest of the preztel chips bag and a corn english muffin.  Lots of carbs, but I think it will good fuel for the walk that Toby and I will be taking soon. FYI: the chicken and spinach patty is really a great meal for lunch or dinner. I never regret making it and it’s quick and easy!  Mainly, I enjoy having it because it’s tasty (obv) and it is relatively healthy (ground chicken isn’t all natural and it’s 93%lean and a good amount of protein). PLUS when added to the corn english muffin and it is out of this world. I HAVE to post the recipe soon. Remind me!
…truth be told, I could eat corn english muffins every meal and be happy.  Why don’t I, you ask? It isn’t the most nutritious thing we buy at the store. It lacks fiber and most important nutrients in general. But it is low calorie and a good portion size for most meals that Ryan and I enjoy at home.
On that note, I can’t wait until Ryan comes home. 😦 Another lonely weekday night for the books. Toby and I will just have to keep busy per usual. Shouldn’t be hard with Mr. Menace.
Off to my motherly duties! Good night!!