breakfast


..and ready for the move! Movers are coming tomorrow morning, and we’re pretty much good to go.  Spike is very organized and likes to make lists and spreadsheets whenever we have major life changes.  What would I do without him?!

Breakfast this morning was my new favorite cereal (as of yesterday)–Wegmans maple pecan crunch.  And it was every bit as good today!

Tonight for dinner we had to be somewhere at 6, so we ran over to Baja Fresh and had about 15 minutes to eat.  I’m so glad we did! I LOVED it.  I’ve never been before and had no idea that it wasn’t just another Chipotle or Qdoba.  I had really delicious blackened mahi mahi tacos.

I love fish tacos and get them a lot, and these rank pretty high–especially considering they’re “fast food.”  I brought half home because of the time constraints but will definitely enjoy the rest later this weekend.

Spike got the blackened shrimp tacos, which he also enjoyed.  He said the shrimp was perfectly cooked.

We also shared the chips that came with our meals, and tried 3 of the salsas from the bar–the spicy roja, the salsa verde, and one more mystery kind.  My favorite was the roja–very smokey with decent heat.

I brought the leftover chips home and ate a few tonight as a post-dinner snack. 🙂

Time for bed! Gotta rest up for our busy day tomorrow.

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Happy Thursday! This week’s gone by so fast.  Only two more days in our apartment! Movers are coming Saturday to move the big stuff–couches, bed, etc.

Breakfast this morning was a new kind of cereal–Wegmans’ brand maple pecan crunch

Oh. My. Gosh.  So good!! It was like eating a bowl of Christmas cookies.  This may be my new favorite cereal.  And yes, I added just enough milk again this morning to wet it a little.

I saved the green banana and instead allowed it to make a guest appearance at lunchtime, along with a Luna Bar.  Lunas are my favorite of all the bars–at least of the ones I’ve tried. 

This one was iced oatmeal raisin, which–like my cereal–tasted like a cookie.  Hmm…I’m off to a good start today. 😉

We’re finally out of leftovers for dinner, so we treated ourselves to Five Guys tonight!  Sometimes you just need a good burger and fries, you know? 

I got a small burger (i.e. one patty–I made the mistake the first time I visited of ordering a regular one, which comes with TWO patties) with A-1 sauce, mushrooms and pickles.  I love Five Guys because you can totally customize and get whatever toppings you want on your burger.

Spike went really healthy on this one…a double with cheese and bacon. Yikes.  I did have a bite though, and it was delicious.  Seriously.

How did I not know about this place before we moved down here?  I guess they have them all over the Boston area now, but I never visited one up there.

Burger heaven! Enough said.

Good morning!  It’s a beautiful, sunny morning here in D.C. which makes everything nicer during my long commute.  I’ve been staying up way too late watching the Olympics this week, so tonight I’m vowing to be in bed early.

Breakfast this morning was another green banana, plus Wegmans’ berry granola cereal…with milk!

Yes, I had milk on my cereal this morning which is very unlike me.  Not a lot, mind you…probably only a couple tablespoons.  Just enough to soften the granola a little.  Baby steps! It works really well with the vanilla berry flavor of the cereal.

I have to add this cereal to my list of milk exceptions (including Kashi Go Lean and Grape Nuts).

Have a great day!

Good evening! I’m taking a quick break from packing up my closet (ugh) and driving my suitcases of clothes over to the new place.  And watching my beloved Orange trounce Providence!

Breakfast today was peanut butter toast (burned, of course, just the way I like it!) and a green banana.

 

I had another weird lunch today at work, due to a combination of being too busy and not very hungry.  Tomorrow will be better though, because I have a lunch meeting with Pot Belly catering! Definitely looking forward to that.

We’re trying to clean the freezer out of all of our leftovers before this weekend, so tonight was re-heated turkey chili.  (Check out this post for Spike’s semi-recipe.)  Chili is one of those things that tastes just as good out of the freezer as it does the night you make it.

On the side were more crackers and bread…gotta get my carbs in! 😉

I can’t wait to be fully moved into the new place next week, so we can go back to cooking (and posting) more interesting things.

I’ve avoided my duties for long enough, and LOST is on soon…so…Good night!

Happy Monday!  I was trying to decide this morning when I woke up what I’d rather do…go to work, or paint?  Definitely going to work, hands down.   The rest of the walls in our house will be beige forever!

For breakfast this morning I had another cottage double (peach this time, my second favorite) along with a Jimmy Dean D’Lite breakfast sandwich.

I’ve wanted to try these for a while–a whole grain english muffin, turkey sausage, egg whites and reduced fat cheese.  It was pretty good, though not something I’d want to eat more than once a week.  It’s nice if you’re on the go and only have two minutes to heat something up…and it’s certainly healthier than grabbing a fast food breakfast sandwich.  Next time maybe I’d punch it up with some spinach or other fresh veggies.

I had a weird non-appetite today, so lunch (not pictured) was a hot chocolate around 1:00, and a Luna Bar around 2:00 when I gave up waiting for my stomach to come around and figured I should just eat something regardless.  Usually I’m hungry for lunch at 11:00 and again around 3:00 or 4:00.  Weird!

Last night in the grocery store we were strategizing for the week ahead and trying to incorporate some of our old “staples.”  We decided on pesto, but–being short on time this week with all the packing–decided to pick up pre-made pesto.

5 minutes later (most of which was waiting for the water to boil) and voila! 

I loved the texture of the fettuccine–I don’t eat this shape nearly enough, probably because it’s usually covered in alfredo sauce which I am NOT a fan of.  But with pesto, it was great.  The sauce was OK…not as good as homemade, but good enough for 30 seconds in the microwave.

Spike had class tonight, so I ate dinner by myself.  For entertainment, I watched a little bit of Armageddon (is it just me, or is this movie on all the time?!).  I’ve seen it a million times but can’t resist…And of course it was the part when Bruce Willis says goodbye to his daughter before he blows himself and the asteroid up and saves the world, so of course I got all teary.  While eating my pesto.  Doh!

Good night!

I can’t believe it’s Sunday night already…where did the weekend go?  I know where it went actually–we were painting the entire time! And moving, and packing and unpacking.  I will be so happy when March 1st rolls around and we’re finally settled in the new place.

Breakfast this morning was on the go–a Breakstone cottage double.  I can’t seem to find my favorite flavor (raspberry) anywhere down here.  This one is blueberry, which is also good, but I wish I could find a store that carries the other one.  Maybe they discontinued it?  Hm…

We broke for lunch around 2:00.  Sick of eating out, I thought ahead and packed us sandwiches.

Hers…

and his!

Spike and I have been having a heated debate since he’s started eating sandwiches like this.  Is this a triple decker sandwich, or a double decker?  I say triple, he says double.

We came back to the apartment for dinner–thawed homemade tomato bisque with some fun sides. 

Our guests last week brought us some horseradish cheese spread from Saratoga Springs, so we tried that on some reduced fat triscuits.  Yum!  And of course, some bread for dipping.

Back to work tomorrow.  Hope you enjoyed the weekend more than we did!

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! We had a busy day yesterday, and today it was back to work for me after we did our final walk-through of the new house.  Everything looked beautiful. The only small snag is that the refrigerator we ordered Saturday (and were so excited about) is too BIG! We have to downsize to the 21 cubic foot model instead, which will be nice for the wallet, but a little disappointing nonetheless.

Anyway, back to yesterday’s V-Day eats…

We met the future in-laws for brunch in the morning.  We tried a couple places in town, but everywhere was mobbed (cabin fever, anyone?) so we ended up eating at Cheesecake Factory.  I had a simple scrambled egg breakfast with hash browns and english muffin.  They claimed this was two eggs, but it looked more like four! I ate about a third of the eggs, all of the muffin and most of the potatoes.

Spike got one of his favorites — the Monte Cristo.

After that we spent the afternoon at one of our favorite wineries in northern Virginia, Quattro Goomba’s.  It’s a really fun little place that has live music on the weekends and terrific ‘micro-brewed’ wines.  They don’t grow their own grapes (at least, not yet), but they import them from places like Italy and Chile and then do their magic.

We went to dinner at Not Your Average Joe’s, a place we used to visit a lot when we lived in the Boston suburbs.  There’s one location outside of Massachusetts, and it’s in Virginia.  We were both craving something casual and familiar instead of a fancy affair, and this fit the bill perfectly.

Their bread is amazing…

We split a cup of french onion soup, with croutons made from that same bread.

I had rosemary-skewered scallops with orange-chipotle glaze, served with an israeli couscous mixture with snap peas and bacon. 

I wasn’t that hungry after eating all the bread and soup, so I took about half of it home.

Spike had cranberry-teriyaki chicken with butternut squash cannellonis, served over spinach. Yum! The cannelloni was so rich and creamy.

No dessert after all that! We did buy something special at Wegmans that we’ll have later this week, though. 🙂

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