Exciting News and a PB Jar Funeral

Who else is happy that it’s Friday?

I am! I have a jam-packed weekend, complete with hanging out with friends, pool-lounging, and reviewing  restaurants for the paper. Oops- that was part of my exciting news that I said I wasn’t going to share yet.  I guess I blew it, though, so I might as well tell you now! 🙂

My internship at The Saratogian is technically over on Tuesday, but I’ve been hired as a freelance writer for the paper’s bi-weekly art, style, and entertainment magazine, The Scene.  There are five summer issues of The Scene left and I will be writing a column for each one featuring vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Saratoga Springs. My first review is on Sunday. I will be writing other stories for The Scene, but I don’t want to tell you everything at once! That’s no fun! I guess you’ll just have to wait until I post the links! Just as a side note: I will still be posting about my daily eats, even when I do restaurant reviews, so you’ll have a sneak-peak at what my column will be about.

I am SO excited! Anybody want to help me come up with a name for my column?

Moving on to yesterday’s eats!

I mourned my empty peanut butter jar yesterday morning…

It was a beautiful funeral…

Banana oats: 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 sliced banana, cinnamon

A moment of silence please…

Toppings: Blueberries, Cherries, more Cinnamon

PB Jar- you will be missed. (P.S.- I’ve replaced you already)

Lunch was packed:

  • Olivia’s Organics Spinach/Spring Mix Salad: Grape tomatoes, Green Pepper, Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Annie’s Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette.
  • Odwalla Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Bar
  • Chobani Raspberry Yogurt with Feed Blueberry-Almond Granola

I actually ate the Odwalla bar this time. It wasn’t my favorite- the chewy consistency threw me off. For some reason, I thought it would be crunchier. Oh well, live and learn.

Jeff and I made tacos for dinner.

Excuse my chipped nail polish- I should be a hand model, right?

I sauteed onions with a little Frank’s Red Hot and Garlic Powder…

And added them to the pinto refried beans…

Served with homemade guac, of course

All together now…

With Salsa, Shredded Cheddar, and Sliced Tomatoes thrown in.

I had corn-on-the-cob and cherries on the side.

Dessert was simple.

Cheerios with Dark Chocolate Chips and Vanilla Almond Milk

I’m off to a body pump class. I intend to master the push up today,  and not fall on my face like I usually do. Wish me luck!

Note: I’m hosting a really awesome giveaway in a few days, so stay tuned! Trust me, it’s a good one!

Tell me one exciting thing about your week!

Have a great Friday, blogfaces. <3

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Tornado

Hey Blogfaces! Today felt like a tornado.

It started early with breakfast at my laptop.

I kept it simple with whole wheat toast with PB and blueberries. I had a fancy glass of iced coffee with breakfast.

I did not drink any of that wine in the background, by the way. I just wasn’t feeling the alcohol at 6 a.m. thing.

I had to be in Saratoga early this morning for my internship. Since I knew it was going to be a lonnnng day, I packed a power lunch!

This was more like a throw everything I have left in the kitchen into a bag and run out the door lunch…but shhhh… we can pretend.

Our kitchen is filled with random food because we haven’t gone grocery shopping in a week or so. My lunch salad was ridiculously random but delicious.

It contained:

  • Frozen corn
  • Frozen edamame
  • Frozen green beans
  • Frozen Wheat berries
  • Chopped Summer Squash
  • Chopped Zucchini
  • 1/4 of a Tomato

The salad defrosted by lunchtime and looked like this

Yum! So good for such a weird lunch.

Before lunch, I snacked on blueberry almond Feed Granola. I didn’t eat my salad until nearly 3 p.m.!

I left my internship a little earlier than usual because my head felt like it was going to explode. I was ju st feeling gross in general, so I was happy to be able to slip out. I ate my watermelon on the drive home. Eating watermelon while driving is no easy task, people. Neither is taking pictures of yourself eating watermelon while driving…just sayin’.

My headache was gone by the time I got home. I had a arnold sandwich thin smeared with PB for a snack and to fuel for my after-work workout. My friend, Jess, came over and we went  to a body pump class. The class kicked my butt again, but I loved it!

When I got home, Jeff and I failed at rolling out pizza dough.

So, we turned the dough into garlic knots…naturally.

This was so simple! I mixed garlic, basil, and olive oil in a bowl, and then rolled each dough ball through the mixture. I popped them in the oven at 425° for 6 minutes and wahla

Easy-Peasy.

Jeff made toast pizzas under the broiler.

They were awesome! We dipped out garlic knots into heated pizza sauce. I had watermelon and corn on the side.

For dessert, I inhaled this small piece of shower cake.

This pic made me laugh a bit. Not sure why!

Well, I’m off to bed! Jess and I have plans to sun bathe and swim at the pool in my complex tomorrow. Maybe the water will help heal our sore legs and arms.

What’s your favorite strength workout?

Have a great Friday! <3

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