I love when I wake up on Mondays and actually look forward to going to work.
Now, if only that happened more often.
I don’t hate my job whatsoever, but work is just…well, work.
After a relaxing weekend home with the fam, my brain was in anything but work mode this morning. I blame the fact that when I poured milk into my coffee, it was curdled. I about vommed right then and there. Actually, just the thought of it makes me want to vom right now.
Luckily, two slices of PB+B toast sprinkled with apple pie spice helped me recover.
You see, I bought unsalted peanut butter at the grocery store this weekend. Do you know how important salt is to a gloriously delicious tasting peanut butter? Or any nut butter for that matter. Peanut butter without salt is like Lindsay Lohan without the drama; watching The Price is Right with Drew Carey; drinking beer without fried cheese curds; and having to see Matthew McConoughay – gasp! – with his shirt on.
It’s just ain’t right.
Salted is where it’s at.
Over the weekend, I received the most lovely package of goodies from Coco at Opera Girl Cooks…
Homemade Double Coconut Granola (!!!)
She also sent me some other fun goodies, which shall make their blog debut soon. However, I was giddy with excitement when I finally got to try some of this today in a good ol’ fashioned yog mess today.
6 oz. container Fage 0% plain Greek yog
1/4 cup OGC Double Coconut Granola
1/2 cup blueberries
1 T low sugar raspberry jelly
This weekend at home, I also discovered a new product: Baked Lentil Chips! I obviously bought them on my parent’s dime and proceeded to bring them home without sharing (albeit a handful or two)…
That would be 22 chips for 110 calories, 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.
But how did they taste? Delightful! I could have used more sea salt action, but overall, I would most definitely buy them again. Then, I would channel my inner hippie and dunk them in hummus.
LOTS of hummus.
When I told you I the blogging gods were watching over me and my paltry bank account, I wasn’t lying. This is the first of three product review to come on the blog this week. In conjunction with My BlogSpark, Romano’s Macaroni Grill sent me one of their new frozen meals for free to review for the blog: Grilled Chicken Florentine.
I immediately gave this meal a thumbs up because it features farfalle (bowtie) pasta, my favorite.
However, the nutritionals were a little more dicey…
The amount of saturated fat and sodium kind of skeeve me out. The rest of it isn’t so bad, but those two stats weighed heavily on my Everythingtarian soul as I cooked this pasta up.
Luckily, they sent me a GINORMOUS white plate + metal tongs, which helped ease the blow of the saturated fat + sodium content…
Seriously, this thing is huge.
And yes, TWSS.
I couldn’t resist.
To add a veggie-packed punch to the pasta, I served it on a bed of organic baby spinach…
…took the obligatory blog photos…
…and dominated it.
Final verdict? Although I admittedly wouldn’t spend my own money buying this meal, I will admit it was quite tasty and pretty fresh. The chicken was not fake tasting at all and the cream sauce was thick without being too heavy. I give it one thumb up, one thumb down.
And before I forget, today was a monumental day in my life.
You see, my homegirl Sofia featured a certain t-shirt on her fabulous blog not too long ago. I immediate fell in love with its powerful message. Before I knew it, several e-mail exchanges later, Sofia offered to send me a different one I may happen to love even more than the first.
In three words, it precisely sums up one of my life’s mottos…
‘Chos before Hoes.
And yes, that t-shirt would be referring to nachos.
P.S. I may have hopped on the bandwagon and joined Twitter: follow me here!