My Spanish teacher used to use that expression in high school, and I found it fitting for how I feel right about now! I just realized that in the next three weeks, I have 7 papers, 1 final exam and 1 group presentation on my plate. The good news: once it’s all done, it’s spring break, baby!! The bad news: I just realized that in the next three weeks, I have 7 papers, 1 final exam and 1 group presentation on my plate 😉 I’m just going to try to take it one day at a time and take breaks in the blogosphere as much as possible!
Onto sunnier subjects! I’m going to break this post up into the top breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks from the past few days – the old, the new, the tried and true.
To beat a case of the Mondays, I made myself a smiley plate.
The smile was obviously made out of banana, and the eyes were two slices of Heather’s Mixed Brown Bread topped with 2 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Dreams. Holy yum!
For the record, I’m already down one loaf and am ready to reach into the freezer for more. This bread has got it goin’ on!
In other news, I had the same thing to eat both yesterday and today.
I bought a bag of Natural Ovens whole wheat bagels a while back and decided to give them a try. I used 1/2 yesterday and 1/2 today, toasting it until crisp and topping it with 1/2 tbsp. whipped butter.
On the side, I had a microwaved egg white topped with Goya – oh yummy. My roomie loves Goya and has made me a convert – it adds flavor to ANYTHING.
And of course, with breakfast, there has been plenty of this:
But you probably didn’t need me to tell you that, right? 😉
When I got home from work on Monday, I was actually craving this lunch. It is truly one of the best combos out there, Miss Sarah. Sweet potato + cottage cheese + ketchup.
And today, when I got back to my apartment, it was FREEZING. I decided that my lunch absolutely needed to be something warm, so I went with an old favorite that I have yet to eat all winter: Amy’s Tomato Bisque! I know that Jenny agrees it is by far the best tomato soup out there.
I added 1 cup of spinach and 1 serving of roasted sun dried tomatoes to the soup. It gave it a little extra texture and volume, which kept me going even longer!
As side dippers for the soup, I used the last two pieces of my first loaf from Heather. They soaked up the soup perfectly and served as the perfect complements for the meal.
I want to eat this lunch all over again!
The only dinner worth mentioning was tonight’s – otherwise, it was pretty blah. I started with the sweet + tangy portion of the meal with 1/2 cup Fage topped with a chocolate brownie ZBar.
And then I made a spinach salad topped with deli turkey and my new favorite salad dressing: barbecue sauce! I’m not kidding, it’s great! I used Annie’s Hot Chipotle and let me tell you, a little goes a long way. It added a ton of flavor for a small caloric price. Move over, creamy ranch 😉
At work on Monday, I broke out one of the Kashi bars that I received from Rose as part of my Secret Cupid gift. I’ve seen these all around the blogosphere, so I was excited to try one!
On one side we have a thick “raspberry chocolate” paste.
And on the other…oats! And other granola-like ingredients!
Overall, I thought the bar was pretty good! It was definitely something new and unexpected given the extra layer on top. I liked the raspberry/chocolate combination and look forward to trying other flavors. Thanks again, Rose!
Last but not least, we have tonight’s snack, which I had after my ballroom dance class. (Tonight we focused on jitterbug, mambo and merengue!) This was the first time I have ever tried the apple + cheese combination that I have always heard about.
I really liked it! Next time, I’m going to try melting the cheese on top of the apples. I think that will be even better. Anyone have any good recipes for apples and cheese?
She’s a Jul…z
Before I bid you adieu, I have to say thank you to a very special bloggie (and real life!) friend, who was sweet enough to give me this award.
If you don’t know Julz, you need to know her. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever encountered in my life, and I feel so lucky to know her, even though we’ve never met in real life! I’ll never forget her first comment on my blog – you can read it by clicking here, although unfortunately the pictures somehow got deleted on that post, I literally felt like I had it made as a blogger. I had seen how sweet she was on other blogs, and couldn’t believe I was lucky enough to have her reading mine. And now for her to give ME an award, it’s just amazing. Thank you so much, Julz! I love you!
I haven’t had time to catch up on posts yet, so I apologize if I’m double tagging anyone, but I’d like to pass this award along to all the bloggies I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so far! I hope that someday, this list will expand
You are all Kreativ in my book 😉
P.S. Speaking of “books,” I was happy that you all enjoyed the book list I made. I definitely would love to set up some sort of blogger book club someday. I can’t promise anything in these next few weeks (please refer to the beginning of this post for the reason behind that, haha), but I love reading books with other people, so I will keep it in the back of my mind!