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!

Good morning! I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat.  (Cue the music of impending doom…)

Spike’s been sick for about a week now, and I’m really hoping I didn’t catch what he has.  Unfortunately, this is likely given the fact that I’ve been stuck inside a germ cage all week!

Either way, I poured myself a giant glass of OJ for breakfast.  I normally don’t drink juice in the morning.  We usually don’t even have any in our fridge, but thought we’d pick some up for our company.  Good thing! Here’s hoping the extra boost of vitamin C will help ward off any illness.

The whole region is digging out today, yet again–myself included! We’re off to shovel, and then to the bank to prepare for closing on our house tomorrow morning.


Another day, another snow day here in Maryland…

Breakfast was  a bowl of cheerios and a Fage 2%, which is my favorite of the Greek yogurts.  I wasn’t terribly hungry and saved the banana for later–maybe I’ll have it as a pre-workout snack this afternoon.

I’m starting to get used to this whole working-from-home thing.  It makes me think fondly about my time as a freelancer, before I went back to grad school, when I could set my own schedule.  I had all the time in the world to work out, eat right, etc.  It’s no coincidence that I was at my healthiest then.  I feel like I’ve gone back to my old (good) habits these past few days while I’ve been snowed in, and it’s going to be hard to re-adjust to sitting at a desk from 9 to 5.  To anyone out there who works a ‘normal’ 9 to 5 job–how do you fit in your healthy habits?

Lunch was a Kashi frozen entree: Mayan Harvest Bake

Yum!  I picked up a few of these at the grocery store last week, and this is the first one I’ve tried.  It has some super ingredients like kale, beans, sweet potatoes and plantains, and a sauce that’s a little smokey and spicy. I’m definitely impressed with Kashi’s entrees, and am looking forward to trying the other ones.

Off to prep for my next conference call…

I discovered the joy that is greek yogurt fairly late in life…I actually had never tried any of the various brands before moving here to Maryland 7 months ago.  Far and away my favorite has to be Fage–especially for this particular breakfast.

I swear it’s under there! Fage Total 2% (that little bit makes a huge difference–I much prefer this to 0%), topped with banana, honey and this new cereal that I bought because Giant was out of my regular granola–Post Trailmix Crunch, with raisins and almonds.  It’s pretty good, actually.  It has a nice brown sugary, toasty flavor.

Spike loves Fage too, although he mostly uses it as a vessel to eat honey. 🙂