Seat Stealin'

Happy Saturday…evening! :) I hope you all are doing wonderfully.

It has been a drizzly, COLD day around here. I am at my mom’s house – which is love.love.lovely – but I am so bundled up right now it is ridiculous! It’s funny how easily our bodies adapt back to warm weather…throughout the winter I would have dubbed 40 degrees as a heat wave! haha Right now…it is downright freezing! :)

My day has been filled with lovely eats…though not the healthiest. It’s more than okay, though. Sometimes, you’ve just got to let go and have some fun with your eats. That’s how today has been for me.

I started my morning with a nice, hot cup of joe. I haven’t had drip coffee in forever – it was delicious. With drip, I usually do half of the mug coffee and the rest milk. Otherwise, I’ll be a jittery mess.

Breakfast was PB&J roll-ups (my mom is awesome and had Mighty Maple on hand as well as some triple berry jam that her friend MADE)…they’re an any time of day food … and I was craving PB ‘like woah’. I used these awesome La Tortilla Factory tortillas that my mom gets. They are so good. I cannot find them in Boston – I know La Tortilla Factory is a pretty available brand so it surprises me…but then again, the Shaw’s I go to in Boston is terribly organized…things are never in the logical places.

Warning: these are not the most beautiful roll-ups …however, they sure were delicious!

I spent most of the morning catching up on blogs, and look what happened when I got up for a second! Someone stole my seat….

Shadow is obviously checking out Angela’s blog and her amazing post about Nut Butter Encrusted Parsnip Fries. Can’t blame her…those suckers look absolutely mouth-watering…and well, I think I will make them soon. haha

I’m not going to lie…I was a total couch potato this afternoon. I hung out with my mom (always a good time) watched some television, read some books and munched on this goodness: blue corn tortilla chips and pineapple salsa. YUM. Pineapple salsa is easily my favorite fruit salsa.

Dinner was a lovely – home-cooked, made by mom with love -meal.

This place near us called Mike’s Red Barn does great meats, take-home precooked meals and salads. It’s located in Salem, NH on 97 for anyone in the area who is interested. They also do great little baked items, like biscotti.

Anyway, so for dinner we had some spicy sausage, some white beans roasted with stone-ground mustard and some roasted asparagus. Yummy, yum, yums. I usually only go for a small serving of the sausage – and don’t eat it very often –  but it’s really delicious. The beans were bombbbb, too.

  • Anyone have any epic Saturday night plans??

I plan on relaxing indoors with a good book or a movie…perhaps with some hot cocoa :) – not super exciting, but it feels amazing.

Beer Bread

Ohh, Sunday – Sunday….how quickly you pass by… right?? How are all my lovely blogettes doing this evening?!? (I assume there aren’t any guys out there reading this…if there are…hello as well!!)

Last night – I couldn’t sleep again! ahh. I don’t know what they heck is up with my sleep schedule, but I need to get it back to normal because in a week I’ll have to jump back into my school schedule! I managed to drift off to dreamland thanks to the lovely power of maple and milk. Yumm. I honestly might drink this every night before I go to bed, just for the heck of it, it’s just so yummy.

This morning, I awoke pretty early…but then crawled back into bed so it was a bit of a late morning…but morning nonetheless. I woke up and make my usual pot of coffee, and grabbed a lovely little diddy out of the fridge.

Africa?

In mid-December, Jenna (of Eat, Live, Run) made a post where she mentioned leaving a grapefruit in the fridge over night with honey drizzled on top (obviously already sliced). Well, my mom just happened to pick up a couple of grapefruits at the store so last night I prepped ‘em, and let ‘em take a nice – chilly – nap.

This morning…unwrapped the fruity goodness…and OH MY. Delicious. Why has this not been in my life?! I remember having grapefruit as a child, and vividly remember the tart/bitterness that I usually associate with grapefruit. The honey (and not a whole lot of it, at that) worked miracles, and this was wonderful. After devouring the fruit I squeezed it to make sure I got every bit of juice. Yay for revisiting/rediscovering foods!

A little bit later, I was still hungry so I devoured a banana with a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter.

This afternoon, I sat around with my mom and my dog and watched the (embarrassing) Patriot’s game (they played horrendously & got freaking STOMPED by the Ravens). We noshed on popcorn, and I made us both tea (Tazo’s “Awake” for her, and Tazo’s “China Green Tips” for me).

I also noshed on a cheese stick and on a …few… slices of my mom’s homemade beer bread. Naughty. – made with Sam Adam’s Winter Lager.

For dinner we had this awesome “stew” that my mom cooks up. It’s chicken in a mustard and tarragon sauce with white kidney beans. It’s also stewed with onions and I put it on a bed of baby spinach.

Oh! and my mom got me this little sucker today – it’s for all of my quarters for laundry – so that they’re not just floating around my apartment. haha It’s cute. :) A Pigzebra. haaha.

Bah, tomorrow is Monday –  weekends always fly by (even extended ones, like mine). I hope everyone is doing great!!