happy monday.

by Janetha on March 17, 2014

in dogs,meals

hey! happy monday.. and happy st. patrick’s day as well! not much celebrating over here. i actually forgot to wear green… my toenail polish is green, though. does that count? marshall said no.. so i got pinched to pieces. i then changed into my green bay packers sweats so that pinching business could be put to a stop. much better.

the most festive we are getting up in our house tonight is this green cheese i found at trader joe’s. they were sampling it yesterday and after one bite, i HAD to buy it.

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PESTO GOUDA! i love both pesto and gouda, so naturally the two combined is an explosion of awesome in my mouth. we sprinkled it over some ravioli we picked up from whole foods…

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total semi-homemade dinner over here tonight. marshall spruced the jarred marinara sauce up with diced onion, fresh garlic, and a sliced portobello mushroom. it was actually fantastic!

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okay so my pasta looks more like christmas than st. paddy’s.. oops. a little more green in the meal was a caesar salad on the side. 

except you know what? i read that st. patrick’s color isn’t even green–it’s BLUE. i also read a bunch of other truths about st. patrick’s day, like corned beef & cabbage isn’t an authentic irish meal and st. patrick wasn’t even born in ireland. hmmm. i found the article pretty interesting.. check it out here.

the pups are real good at begging, so tonight while fixing dinner we rediscovered their kongs and filled them with peanut butter and let them have it.  definitely kept them occupied for a solid 7 minutes!

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so.. how was your weekend? mine was filled with SUNSHINE. it was seriously so nice and warm here in SLC! it took a turn for a worse today–windy and cold–pretty sure i almost blew away to oz with my little dog. but the weekend? the weekend was great. 

a few highlights.. brunch at eggs in the city on the patio. i love al fresco dining! (i just typed “sity” instead of city.. pregnancy brain, it’s a thing.) i had a scramble with mushrooms, onions, cheddar, avocado, and spinach. bad pic.

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also always have to have a sweet component, so i got a pancake on the side. eggs in the city is awesome and understands the need for sweet and lets you sub in a pancake for your toast. brilliant.

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 another highlight was going to the dog park with ALL THE DOGS IN THE STATE. it was so crowded! i spaced taking any photos, but we all had a good time (i was with 4 other people and a total of 6 dogs!) i did manage to take a photo of the aftermath back home, everyone was pooped.

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after the park we went to blue star and i had a heart beet: fresh pressed juice with beet, lemon, orange, carrot, and cucumber. mmmm.

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i also got my nails done with my BFF and then we shopped for maternity clothes. well, i did.. she helped. i found some cheap stuff at forever21 and h&m (just bought bigger sizes and longer stuff) which was nice because they have cheap stuff and i hate spending $$$$ on clothes i am going to wear for 3 seconds until i get bigger. someone asked for another belly shot so here ya go. this was thursday. yes, my boobs are huge and i can’t handle it.

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i had some black bananas so i decided to make up a healthy-ish (healthier than my go-to) recipe for banana muffins.

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they turned out delicious! you couldn’t even tell there was less than half the sugar, no oil, and whole wheat flour.  heres the recipe.

ingredients:

dry bowl:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda

wet bowl:
1 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk (7/8 cup almond milk + 2 TB vinegar, let it sit 5 minutes)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
3 mashed black bananas 

directions: 

combine dry bowl ingredients, set aside. combine wet bowl ingredients, then pour into dry bowl. mix until just combined. spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and dust with flour. fill muffin cups evenly. bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

these were really good! marshall liked them, which meant they didn’t taste too healthy, ha.

 

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ohhh kay. that’s all i’ve got for tonight. hope you have a great week! check ya later.

Qs~

1. what was your weekend highlight?

2. did you celebrate the holiday today? how?

xo. janetha g.

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Not much celebrating here. I worked at 2 different jobs today so not much time between doing that and getting in my run! Those banana muffins look great! I may have to use the 4 almost black bananas I have sitting on our counter to try this out!

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Livi March 17, 2014 at 9:12 pm

I celebrated by studying all day.. college haha! But I did wear my green :)

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Jenn @ Mark My Miles March 18, 2014 at 3:32 am

Not much celebrating over here, as new parents and having a snow day…we celebrated with a trip to dunkin donuts for st. pat’s day themed donuts. Your belly pic is too cute !!!!

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Kim F March 18, 2014 at 4:24 am

Looks like a pretty nice weekend if you ask me! Mine was spent working, and then I was supposed to drive to Florida Sunday night for a weeks vacay, but those dreams got smashed by an impromptu snow/sleet/rain storm from here to there. Therefore I celebrated St. Paddy’s day with a trip to Trader Joes where they gave me the cutest stickers so they didn’t have to pinch me :) Enjoy your week!

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Lauren March 18, 2014 at 5:23 am

You look fantastic lady! I totally understand about maternity shopping. I’m at that awkward phase where nothing I currently own fits, but I’m not quite ready for maternity clothes. I know I should go out and buy bigger sizes, but I just don’t want to spend and waste the money on something I’ll grow out of in a few weeks. :/

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles March 18, 2014 at 6:13 am

I went out and celebrated – it was my last St. Paddy’s as a student, so I figured it had to happen ;-) it was pretty fun!

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LG March 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

I need to make those muffins. That is all.

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Janelle March 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

Love your baby bump! So funny about the St. Patty’s info…my friend shared all of those same facts with me yesterday. It totally made me feel much better about being lame and going to bed at 9:30 last night. :) Thanks for review of the pesto gouda…I saw it last time i was at TJs and thought about trying it. i’ll make sure to get some on my next trip there!

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Krissie J @ Philly Nerd Girl March 18, 2014 at 10:39 am

Weekend highlight was tailgating/attending the Union home opener. SO fun. I celebrated St. Patty’s day playing soccer at 11pm, lol. At least we won!

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SweatyGirl March 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

Hellllooo little belly! :-) Your baby is going to come out all buff from having to push against your strong abs all day long!

You look fantastic!

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Erica March 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Ok, first off…you’re the cutest! Ohmygosh! Please post a belly picture in every post you put up :) Thank you

That cheese! I need to get my hands on it- sounds fantastic. Getting your nails done is one of the best treats (only second to getting your hair done). Love Randy.

1. what was your weekend highlight? Hmmm either teaching a slamming step class or going to dinner with Josh and Kay <3

2. did you celebrate the holiday today? how? Kind of- I made cupcakes for Kaylin's class and an Irish-ish themed dinner

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Lili March 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

U look so cute (; love the belly pics

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

that bump! i wanna squeeze you!!

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ali moll March 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Awe, Janetha! You look darling! I am so happy for you! Which dog park do you like to go to? Tanner Park?

Have a great day! I miss seeing you!

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Janetha March 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

yes! tanner! i know i miss you :( i saw tyson on monday!

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natasha March 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Whoa…did I just read that Marshall put portobella shrooms in the sauce? Wasn’t he the mushroom hater or am I mixing that up?

Either way I love them and found that putting them in my toaster oven tastes awesome (:

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Janetha March 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

lol so funny you noticed. he has been eating mushrooms for about 6 months now and actually the other night when making this he’s like, “it’s sooo weird that i just like mushrooms now!”

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Linz @ Itz Linz March 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

my bananas are about to that point so i may have to try this! and i made a key lime pie to take to my in-laws for dinner on st patrick’s day since it was green. that’s about as festive as i got haha

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SuzanneU March 19, 2014 at 4:50 am

The highlight of my weekend was getting my vegetable garden started this weekend. Got most of it in before the snow Sunday night. Boo.

No celebrating here. I forgot to where green. Holiday fail here. Double boo.

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Purelytwins March 19, 2014 at 5:44 am

peanut butter in kongs is the best, jax gets one just about everyday ;)
yay for finding cute clothes, H&M and Forver 21 are the best.
No big St. Patty’s celebrate here, we even forgot we wear green just ate some green food haha

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Traci March 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Ummm…I LOVE gouda, AND pesto. And Trader Joe’s. I will find that cheese in the near future!

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