Monday, May 7, 2012


Coming off a crazy weekend with practically no down time.  Mostly good, but still.  One of these days (maybe) life will (not) slow down. 

I just ate a salad of spinach, romaine, mango, almonds, hard boiled egg and cheddar with balsamic vinaigrette.  Weird yes, but it actually kind of worked. 

I stopped at the grocery store for just a couple things and came home only to realize all the things we didn't have. I really needed to do major shopping trip.  Oh well, not happening for a few days.

Cleaning- another thing that's not happening for a few days. 

My sister had a baby.  I'm bringing a meal over later.  I'm cheating and using Philadelphia Cooking Creme.  Sometimes it's OK to cheat.  I also made no-bakes (that was "Preacher cookies" to us growing up).

Top priority this week is finishing preparing a final exam and other class materials.  Just 2 more classes left of the school year!  I am so ready to be done and have a break, but I also can't believe it's almost done. 

Coffee this afternoon, to hopefully get over being short on sleep and meet a self-imposed deadline for today.  I may or may not put mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream on top.  Shh, don't tell on me. 

How's Monday in your neck of the woods? (Who am I kidding?  Is anyone actually reading?)

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  1. I just wrote a long comment and somehow managed to delete it. Agh! All I was saying was that Ida and I crashed this week after a few months of busy-ness like yours! We haven't left the house since Tuesday and are SO enjoying trying to rest up again!

    Also, I wanted to know if you liked the cooking creme. I like to keep a few things on hand for days I will end up at McDonalds if I don't have something easy on standby. I also love Trader Joe's simmer sauces. Their mango curry is my favorite. SO EASY.

  2. Hi Leah! I know the feeling...things might slow down once class is finished and I've finished all my grading, so hopefully the end of the month. We'll see. I'm glad y'all have had some down time:)
    I love the cooking creme. I've tried the pesto flavored one twice and it's great- I just sauteed asparagus, cooked some diced chicken breasts seasoned with salt/pepper, added the cooking creme and heated it up. Mix it with just under-cooked pasta and a little bit of the pasta water to thin it out and let it cook a few more minutes. So good and so easy. I don't think it's terribly unhealthy, either. Certainly not like using straight cream cheese.