let the good times roll

by Holly on March 5, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,eating out

First and foremost, thank you SO MUCH for all your lovely, supportive and touching comments from my last post. When writing about more personal matters, I am always uber-nervous when I hit ‘Publish.’ However, as soon as you all started commenting on how you could relate and how appreciative you were for this, I knew it was the right thing.  Thank you for providing me with an outlet to share, and never forget that we all deserve to be the best ‘me’ we can be.

Alrighty…enough of the sap and onto the eats!

For the record, it only took me three days to demolish this box of cereal…

It was like Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch…only gluten-free, environmentally friendly and even crunchier (A.K.A. a winner!).

Breakfast yesterday was something that NEVER lets me down…AB+J Oatmeal!

1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 egg (whisked in)
pinch of salt (a necessity!)
1/2 mashed naner
drizzle of maple syrup
1 scoop almond butter
1 scoop raspberry jelly

If you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely recommend adding an egg to your oats at the beginning!  It makes for such a creamy, custard-like oatmeal – not to mention adds an extra six grams of protein (or so)  Props to Tay on this one – I believe I got this idea from her fabulous blog!

Yesterday, I ventured to a new spot for lunch…Gotham Bagels!  Apparently, it’s a slice of New York right here in the Midwest.  I was hesitant of this bold statement, but once I saw this on the menu, I was sold…

The “V”: honey whole wheat bagel, scallion tofu spread, roasted poblano peppers,
avocado, arugula + tomato

It was so good in fact, I went back today for another one. It was best $4.00 spent in recent memory.

A bit of pre-Easter candy was also consumed…

The peanut butter to chocolate ratio on the Reese’s Easter eggs is INCREDIBLE…I would guess around 5:1.

You like sweet potatoes?

So do I.

For dinner…two ways…both devoured.

Cheetahs + 1 steamed tater (w/ smidge butter, coconut oil + maple syrup doused in cinnamon).  Can you tell my groceries are practically non-existent?  I’m relying on root veggies and nothing else for sustenance.

This morning started with the Great 2010 Blender Blow-Up

I was about to blow my brains out when this happened.

However, instead of let it ruin my day (Iwasaboutthisclosetoseriouslythrowingahissyfit), I merely cleaned it up and then cursed the cause of this berrylicious mess…


It tastes like poo, stains your shelves and causes your blender to throw-up.  The only positive things to come out of this were that (1) it was a free sample, (2) I let myself drive to work instead of walk because I was behind sched, and (3) it forced me to clean my kitchen.

Today redeemed itself quickly. First, Steph and I went to a killer 45-minute Pilates class over lunch. Then, I got the (aforementioned) best bagel sammie for the 2nd day in a row.  Following that, I was slugging a Diet Coke when my co-worker brought me this…


Seasonal things make me happy, probably because you can only get them for a small sliver of time.  I drank about 1/2 the minty delicious shake and threw the rest out – half because it was REALLY sweet and half because I have had WAY too many sweets this week. A bit ironic? Perhaps.

After work, I took a steady 10:00/mile, 3-mile run to enjoy the spring weather that is FINALLY gracing us with its presence.  When I got home, there wasn’t much left to eat.  However, eggs + Ezekiel English muffin alongside carrots + ranch are always good go-to foods when the fridge is bare.

Now, guess what I am doing this weekend?


Yeah, that’s right.


Shocker, right?  For the first time in months, I have not a dang thing planned for this weekend.  I am hoping to just get caught up on all my domestic duties and then letting the good times roll…

What is one meal that never lets you down? AB+J is always a winner, as is any scrambled egg dish.  You just can’t go wrong.

What are you up to this weekend? See above.