it’s friday night.. and the moooood is right! gonna have some fun, show you how it’s done T-G-I-F!
ummm is it just me that remembers ABC’s theme song for the friday night quartet of shows that they referred to as TGIF? i don’t know about you, but when i was a kid it was all about TGIF. i watched it when the shows inclded full house, family matters & step by step.. haha~ohhh back in the day. i guess that is as good a way as any to start out a flashback friday post, right?
okay, maybe that was a little off base.. you will have to forgive me, i have been downing cold meds all day and night. yes~you heard me right.. i think i may be coming down with something. but i’ve busted out the big guns (aka airborne, emergenC, zicam and lots of tea) and i WILL show this lingering sickness who is boss.
my night off last night was great! the jazz won and streamers fell from the sky and all was fabulous in basketball land. let’s rewind to dinner which was at squatters brewery~
and although yesterday was national lager day i didn’t participate in the consuming of brew. well, not the alcoholic brew, at least.. i did consume some of this brew:
mmm. coffee. the hot drink of champions.
i kept it on the healthy side and ordered the squatters wrap: all natural diced chicken breast, mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, red onion and artichoke garlic cream cheese in a whole wheat tortilla
obviously i caved and ordered the SP fries. i was originally going to get soup or salad on the side but SP fries are kryptonite para mi!!
i asked for the artichoke cream cheese on the side.. i figured they would bring a little rammakin of cream cheese or something. i actually didn’t even want the cream cheese at all but asked for it on the side in case the wrap was dry. here is what i got:
oh gee.. thanks for the VAT of cream cheese.
needless to say, that gigantor bowl of nonsense was not consumed.
dinner was fantastic~ i had the chance to talk to my friend tyler about some bloggie upgradage. hope he can help me get things fancied up around here. he is a dope freelance designer! check out his website :)
the game was good times!
to reconfirm the fact that marshall and i are indeed the nerdiest kids on the block, i will show you the shenanigans that ensued around midnight last night, when we got home from the game:
first marshall picked up all 3 dogs.. at once..
that is a lot of dog.
then randy put on my new scarf!
houndstooth for the hound. he is not impressed.
yulek wanted to see what it was all about~
and penny did not want to feel left out either..
uhhh ok, i will stop now.
this morning when i got in my car to drive to work i immediately regretted my wardrobe choice of jeans, a sweatshirt, a beanie and gloves and was wishing i had picked shorts and a tank top instead.
i felt like ass this morning and i didn’t even eat a third of my cinnamon protein oats~
that is cinnamon peanut butter you see. too bad it went to waste and i threw it out. i really had no appetite.
i had a busy day with LOTS of running around and once two o’clock rolled around i decided i should try to eat something..
glamorous, i know.
didn’t workout today. since i am feeling ill i decided to designate today my rest day! i came home and had some of my roommate’s throat soothing tea~
fact: tea tastes better when you drink it from a snowman mug.
i eventually managed to eat. on the menu? pita pocket stuffed with turkey & cheddar & homemade sunflower seed hummus~
yes i took photos of my pita on my pool table. so what? it makes for a nice canvas.
and that just was not enough carb consumption (i crave carbs when i am sick. wait, who am i kidding? i crave carbs 24/7.) so i had another pita+more hummus.. i know some people who would be so proud :)
with a side of my new issue of oxygen.. yessss!
and now i am blogging.
flashback friday time!
turns out a year ago today i was doing some food blogging without even knowing about food blogs.
on december 7th 2008 i whipped up a recipe that i made up: broiled flank steak over caramelized mushrooms & onions with a balsamic reduction glaze, served with asparagus
if you click on the link you can see my original blog post on this recipe!
here is a photo of the finished product~
a tad amateur, as you can tell~i used the flash. but this is a really yummy recipe! check it out if you are into that sort of thing.
i also tried to do some laundry that night but was interrupted..
i spy a baby penelope head!
on december 15th 2008 i made another recipe up~ a chicken & spinach salad with a balsamic dijon dressing..
a little on the ugly side! but i remember it was delish. i made the dressing with three ingredients:
yup, i have always been an oikos lover!
my real claim to fame for this flashback post would be the meal that i whipped up on december 17th 2008…
yes. i was just your average iron chef ;)
side note.. i am wearing that same hat this very second! ha.
loin of pork with fennel + green green spring vegetables
this was my first pork loin ever! it was actually a lot simpler to make than i expected. here are some of the step by step photos~
for the record.. it was scrumptious!
and to finally top off the flashback friday~ i bring you a few snow-filled videos from december 13th, 2008.. right before i went snowboarding i snagged some footage of puppy penelope! enjoy!
it is nowhere near as snowy this year~penelope jane says PRAY FOR SNOW!!
before i go i want to ask you all to go vote for averie in the best of raw awards! vote for her in these three categories:
- Sexiest Raw Vegan
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click here to vote! consider it a favor to meeee :) plus, averie is the BEST!
OKAY. this post is so freaking long! hah.. sorrrry! hope you enjoyed my rambles.
1. what foods/drinks do you crave when you are sick/getting sick? i always want carrrbs. namely: cereal, toast with jam, ice cream, sprite and graham crackers with almond milk. random. i hope i don’t get sick though! knock on wood!
2. what is your favorite kind of tea? i am an english breakfast tea girl myself! angharad would be proud :)
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!
xo. janetha b.