i’ve got a lot to say..and even more to do!

by Janetha on May 31, 2009

in meals

glue said it best.. love that song.. and the lyrics easily double as a post title!  it is true too.. i have a lot to talk about from saturday and today and i also have so much prepping to do before my birthday party tomorrow! i am having a bbq at my house and that requires some cleaning of the room and prepping of some food.. although i did get a lot of the food business done today.

so wow, the past 2 days has been craaazy busy. where do i even begin???

saturday morning was the 14th annual strut your mutt.. which is a fundraiser for no more homeless pets in utah. i ended up raising $435! (thanks danica for your donation!)  we got to the event bright and early.. there was a huge turnout.. probably over 1,000 dogs!

here are a few photos from the 1.5 mile walk…

afterward we were able to hang out in buster’s backyard because we raised over $350!  there was food provided and a raffle and some other fun stuff.. i took some photos of the food. basically a lot of sweets and carbs, but what do you expect from a free breakfast?

i had two plates, here they are.. i ate about half of that bagel and gave the other half to randy the dog :)

here is marshall’s tattoo of randy next to the real randy. resemblence much?

this event was SO much fun, i can’t wait until next year. it is so great to see so many dog lovers united and raising money for such a good cause. i am soo dog obsessed, so this was my thang for sure!

we got home from the event around noon and although i had eaten a little at the event, i was craving something that i’ve been wanting to make ever since i read susan’s post about yolky goodness.

so i made an egg in the basket with one egg & 1 slice ezekiel. yum! do you guys ever make your eggs this way? it’s so clever and basically the only way i can make an over easy without royally screwing it up!

well after this i had big plans, like i said earlier, to bake and clean and shop.  well, what did i do? i went to the pool. :) yeah.. what can ya do? it was a sunny day and you don’t have to twist my arm to get me to go to the pool!

check out my friend’s new puggle! he is 4 months old.. such a sweetie:

okay so what happened next was against my will. it was 7 votes against 1.. and i lost. after the pool all of my friends wanted to go to five guys.. okay there is NOTHING healthy to eat at this place. nothing. while i could have resisted and just declined eating, i decided to get a little size burger anyway.

which i later regretted. it tasted great, that isn’t the problem..actually it tasted downright amazing. but when i eat food like that i feel like garbage immediately after and it lasts for a few hours. does this happen to you? i felt sick upon walking back to the car. blech. oh well… moving on.

i got ready and headed up to the boy’s house.. the plan was to go to a demolition derby! how redneck am i? not at all.. but i hear they are fun and the people watching is great, i was stoked for it!  we had to hang around at the tattoo shop for about an hour before we could go because marshall’s roommates had to finish up a few tattoos on some random customers.. but finally we were out the door about 7:45.. a little late since the demo derby had already started.  oh well.

we got there and it was sold out. hmmm i guess these things are a little more popular than i’d assumed! i was actually pretty bummed about it! haha better buy some advance tickets next time around.. i hear they had discount tickets at burger king. too funny.

so we went to plan B which equaled mini golf.. since it was on the same street as where the derby was. i haven’t mini golfed in ages! so we did that, hit up some arcade action afterward and i felt like i was twelve.. it was amazing. i love skeeball. and by then my stomach was feeling better and i had recovered fully from the gross burger feeling.. so we all decided to eat.

all the dudes are vegan so they usually pick somewhere typically healthy so i was glad when they said pita pit.  i had never been to one, there is not one in the SLC.. we were about 50 miles north of my casa in a place called ogden.. so yeah anyway we hit up pita pit and it was closed. hmph. and then the only other late night suggestion that came up was a place called the pie which=greasy pizza.  ugh. not again. i was really bummed out, i was not about to eat more garbage and their salads are purely iceberg lettuce and a tomato wedge.. lame.  but then there was a sign from god or something because we drove to the pie and there was another pita pit location right next to it.. and it was open! with 14 minutes to spare. stellar.

so i got a pita with:

  • grilled chicken
  • hummus
  • cucumber
  • sprouts
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • tomato

holy balls, i wish we had a pita pit in the SLC. it was so good! and i was so glad i didn’t have the funky grease hangover afterward :D

oh yeah and last night my boyfriend made me watch twilight. yeah, you heard me right. i’ve never read the books nor have i been interested in it.. he has read the first 3 books in a week.  well he is almost done with the third. ha wow.. makes me laugh. i liked the movie though.. i don’t think enough to go read the book. i like to read other things with my time. i sure don’t get the whole twilight obsession at all. oh well!

fast forward to today around one, because that is the first time i ate today. it was a bagel sandwich that included:

  • hummus
  • chive cream cheese
  • turkey
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumbers

yeah have you noticed all my meals have been BB photos? sorry about that, my camera was dead after the strut your mutt thing and i didn’t get it back in action until dinner at my moms!

marshall and i ran to costco & the grocery store to snag stuff for my bbq tomorrow:

  • 48 burger patties
  • 48 buns
  • gigantor tub of hummus
  • pita crisps (they were out of fresh pita bread :( )
  • huge salsa
  • tortilla chips
  • avocados (to make guac!)
  • tomatos, romaine & red onion (for the burgers)
  • mayo, mustard, ketchup
  • sun chips
  • baking ingredients (see below)
  • uhhh probably more that i’m forgetting!

then we went to my parents house!

so i am going to breifly give you a rundown of the phenomenal birthday dinner i had with the fam. i helped cook, my mom helped cook and my dad grilled. my brother, sis in law & niece came over as well as my bro in law & 2 nephews.. my sis in in vegas. and my OTHER other sis and her fabulous fam live in cali :( but there was lots of fam there and it was a blasty blast.

the menu included:

  • filet mignon (crusted with caramelized onion, garlic & thyme mixed with panko bread crumbs and blue cheese)
  • chicken breasts (crusted with caramelized onion, garlic & thyme mixed with panko bread crumbs and blue cheese)
  • sauteed mushrooms
  • corn on the cob
  • salad (red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, red peppers, avocado, cauliflower)
  • fruit (pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, watermelon, grapes)

yum! here was my plate, i did’t eat all that steak but i had a second helping of the salad (i used sabra as my dressing):

other angle..

while at my mom’s.. i did some baking.  i made a double batch of my chocolate chip cookies and also a vegan batch of the cookies where i replaced the eggs with applesauce & baking powder and i also made some vegan peanut butter bars which i will post a recipe for later!

my brother ate a dozen cookies. not lying.

and THEN i had dessert myself, my mom surprised me and made my favorite.. peach cobbler + vanilla bean ice cream.  yummmmmmm. thanks mom!

okay by this time i felt like i was going to die from overload of amazing food.. so i decided to stop.  good thing i didn’t sample any of my baking or i would have for sure not lived to see twenty six.

so that is my really quick version of this past weekend! sorry it was brief and semi-lame.. but i have to be at work in 8 hours and have a LOT to do between now and then!

you probably won’t see me tomorrow, i have a feeling.. but here is what is in store for the birthday shennanigans!:

  • work @ 7
  • sales meeting breakfast @ 7:30
  • work a little bit ;)
  • sushi with my boss & coworkers @ 11:30 at the BEST sushi place in the SLC
  • worry my face off about randy because he is getting neutered…
  • go home after sushi
  • do day 1 of the shred!! going to do it the 30 days in june with my mom!
  • slip n slide in the front yard!
  • get cleaned up
  • bbq with all the homies
  • make a wish, blow out candles and eat cake promptly around 9:10 PM when i was born
  • hang out more with everyone and hope my lame neighbors don’t call the police
  • sleep! eventually

well i will check ya’ll tuesday! hope you have a great first day of june tomorrow! xoxo

p.s. my reader is backed up again!  i will try to read all your lovely blogs when i get a spare moment, i haven’t forgotten you, i just like to read the blogs when i have time to comment on them!  :)

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marisa June 1, 2009 at 12:09 am

And your other sister lives in Cali. :( Wish I could be there to celebrate! The food looks phenomenal. Will you do a BBQ for me when we are there next month? Have a fabulous birthday tomorrow! I love you!

janetha June 1, 2009 at 12:34 am

i edited it :) xoxo i love you too!

Susan June 1, 2009 at 5:12 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Slip n slide? That sounds awesome. Some of my fondest memories are injuring myself on those things! :P

Too many wonderful things in this post to comment on. I definitely concur that Pita Pit is seriously good eats. I’ve never had eggs in a basket, I’ll have to try it! And your dogs are the cutest ever (well, besides my mom’s poodle, Archie, but I’m biased)

Have a great birthday!!! :D

Em June 1, 2009 at 6:09 am

Oh my! Thank GOD someone else is with me on the twilight thing. I just do NOT get the craze. I tried to read the book and got about 100 pages in and then sold it to a used book store. haha. Then I watched the movie a couple of weeks ago and I was like you, it was OK, but not “lets go crazy over it” good. And then last night MTV movie awards was FILLED with awards going to all those guys. I just don’t get it. Dont think I ever will.

Sounds like you had a busy but fun weekend! Hope the start of your week is going good <3

Mom June 1, 2009 at 6:18 am

Whew what a great week end! Happy, happy birthday to my baby girl!! I love you Janetha! xoxoxoxo

ksgoodeats June 1, 2009 at 7:46 am

I’m basically AWWWWWing over this entire post! The puppers!!

I need to try the eggs in a basket thing! It sounds very delicious!! I hate food hangovers :( They might possibly be worse than real hangovers – sorry about the burger.

I don’t get the Twilight obsession either! The mushrooms and vegan PB bars = love love love!! Good luck with your busy day!

Erin June 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

Yep, eating krap junk food, while fun, makes me feel sick anymore. Better for me in the long run tho.

Hi cutey pie doggies! Loves the matching tattoo!

Good job on raising dough for the Walk.

Sarah W. June 1, 2009 at 10:51 am

can’t wait to see the recipe for vegan peanut butter choc bars!!!!!!!!!!!!

loooooove the idea of the egg in a basket – I’m SO trying that sometime!

Danica June 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

LOVED every part of your post – from the doggy fun to the food to the celebrating and great eats. Let’s see where to start.

I LOVED the doggy pics and walk and all the eats you had all weekend. OMG, when, I eat crap food I feel like crap! I am totally with you on the Twilight thing – I dont’ get it it AT all.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER! I can’t wait to drool over your sushi pics and great BBQ!

Kristie June 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm

SO much fun stuff going on! Strut your mutt… that is SO cute! That really makes me want a dog right about now (I’ve never had one… do you believe it?! Hello deprivation!). And that dog tattoo is flyyyyy.

I can’t believe all of the great eats you’ve got. I would be passed out from amazing food coma for SURE. Your grilled birthday fam dinner looks completely awesome. I’m all over the mushrooms.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! I hope it’s completely amazing and you make 10 million brilliant wishes that all come true :)

juliegolean June 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

what an adorable event! i love all those puppies :)

Anne K. June 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm

That’s such a cool event! I love the pics of the puppies! It sounds like you had an awesome weekend, and those peanut butter bars look delicious.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Have an amazing day :D

broccolihut June 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm

This post was full of my favorite things–food and dogs!!

Happy Birthday!

Lauren June 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I LOVE the “strut your mutt” walk idea!! I am a huge dog lover, and this cause is right up my alley :)

Your egg in a basket is adorable – I’ve only made eggs like that once or twice, but I might need to make it again soon.

Looking forward to the vegan pb bar recipe! Your birthday dinner looks great.

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