Nothing like hitting the ground running! It has been nonstop craziness ever since my nonstop flight back to Chicago. My first day of class officially starts tomorrow (Tuesday), but there has been plenty to do in the meantime. In terms of blogging, this means I haven’t had a chance to answer questions you may have had on my last post – I will get to those soon! But I will say that Papa Bender greatly appreciated the birthday wishes and compliments you paid him He loves being a mini celeb!
When I got home last night, I couldn’t wait to tear open a package I’d received while I was away. I’m a member of the new Foodbuzz Tastemaker program (great idea, by the way, Foodbuzz!), and was drooling over those Cowgirl Chocolates I had seen on other blogs during break. Now I finally have some of my own to try!
How cute is the box that they come in? I’m saving that little cowboy hat – I think it would make a cute necklace pendant!
After a long day of travel, I was completely and utterly unable to wake up for a workout this morning. I actually pushed my “snooze” button a little TOO long considering I had to go to work! I knew that by sleeping in I was forgoing a workout, but I figured I could use a day off – it was the jet lag talking. I scrambled to get ready for work and made myself a quick breakfast with what I could scrounge up (since I have yet to go to the grocery store to restock).
It ended up being quite the tasty combination! I used 1 serving of Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola (a gift from the lovely VeggieGirl), 1 serving of Bear Naked Yumberry Goji Currant Granola (which is very “yum” if you don’t mind me and my puns), and 1/2 of a Weetabix Biscuit. All served with 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk.
Then it was off to work. I grabbed a mug of Coffee Cocoa for the car ride.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned my new “work” on the blog before. I started a part-time job as an assistant editor for a publishing company last November. You’re not going to guess what I’m editing.
Think you know?
Oh okay, I’ll tell you 😉 I’m editing cooking magazines! It’s pretty interesting to learn about the process. There are even food photo shoots, which as a blogger are particularly interesting! I’m working as a temporary employee and it’s a nice way to use some of the free time I have, since I only have classes twice a week. I even mentioned that I have a blog when I first got there. I’m not sure if anyone from there is actually reading, but if so – Hi!
So anywho, I got to work and did my thing for a few hours before lunch.
Not exactly the most creative or wholesome lunch, but it was the best I could do as I was running out the door this morning. I made myself a turkey sandwich on an Arnold sandwich thin, and snagged a PB Cookie Larabar to go with it. It may be easy, but it was delicious!
After lunch and work, I came back and had to run to the news station to shoot a promo with K (the roomie) for a show we’re submitting to the student Emmy awards. It’s one of our best from my days as news director – keep your fingers crossed for us! Once that was done, I met up with Bobby at my place to make an incredible dinner.
I had almost forgotten how amazing Annie’s Mac & Cheese is. Good thing we made it tonight so that I can remember it and all its gloriousness. We split the box down the middle, and I topped mine with some reduced fat Mexican cheese for an extra dose of yum.
Along with Annie’s we pan grilled (is that an actual cooking method or did I just make it up?) two chicken breasts smothered in Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce. I guess it was an Annie’s kind of night!
This meal definitely filled us up, but I couldn’t help opening up my box of Cowgirl Chocolates and doing some experimentation!
These are sweet and spicy gourmet chocolates that are “guaranteed to saddle up smiles” Love it. They come in awesome color coded wrappers, too! Bobby and I decided to try the Double Dark Chocolate. We started by splitting the mild version.
It was everything dark chocolate should be – rich and layered with different flavors. I was excited to see what the difference was between the mild and spicy version, so we tried spicy next.
It tasted pretty much the same…until about 5 seconds after I swallowed and my mouth started tingling! In a good way, of course – I love spicy food – but it was shocking! I never would have expected that from chocolate. I’m excited for future experiments – thanks, Foodbuzz!
After Bobby left, I met up with yet another friend to watch Gossip Girl – oh my, it was another great episode! It reminds me so much of The O.C., which I also loved.
If bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?
Ha! I found a new site that’s full of more of those questions that you never thought about before. I’m not sure if anyone knows the answer to this one, but definitely tell me if you do and, if not, try to guess and tell me what you think the answer is. Trust me, I don’t know, either!
I’m off to do some serious blog reading!