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a Healthy Super Bowl Menu

4 Feb

I wasn't kidding.

It’s a Beautiful day in Southern Cali! Woke up at 9:30.. which may be the reason I think today is so Beautiful! Something you should know about me, I love to sleep and when I am able to sleep in, it makes the perfect difference in my day. Well, waking up in a fantastic mood inspired me to be productive. I was able to clean the house, work on some homework, fix my poor broken car, make our Super Bowl Sunday menu & shopping list and enjoy a long stroll with my man. It’s far too gorgeous out not to take in some fresh air and sunshine.

So, Nick and I will be enjoying Super Bowl in the comfort of our home. I was really hoping to get a wall mount for the last game of the season, but my finances have other more pertinent plans. I am excited to be home for the game and we will have some friends coming by so we’ve worked up a very impressive (probably overkill) menu for tomorrows game. I have to admit, I am more excited for the food than the game. I absolutely despise both the Patriots & the Giants. Talented teams with Quarterbacks who kind of make me want to throw up. (Sorry if you’re fans! I stay true to my Black & Yellow boys) Seeing that I dislike Eli a little more than Brady, I will root for the Patriots & my delicious appetizers! What do you think of our Super Bowl Menu?! Inspiration from some amazing food blogs – can you tell I love Skinny!

Our Healthy Super Bowl Menu

*Baked Parmesan Asparagus Sticks

*Turkey Santa Fe Stuffed Bell Peppers (I’ll share the recipe after I come up with it)
*Zesty Shrimp & Avo Salad w/ baked corn tortilla chips
*Turkey Meatballs w/ a spicy Asian Hoisin Sauce
*Last but not least, Nick plans to grill up some Spicy wings (he’s makes a sexy grill master)
Now do you understand why I’m more excited about the food than the game?! I really shouldn’t play down my excitement for the actual game. It is the last game of the season and I know myself well enough to know, come mid March, I will be craving some serious football action.
Wishing you all  a very Happy Super Bowl XLVI Weekend!! Hope you get that last chance football fix in! And ladies,  if you’re not into football… show off your skills in the kitchen and please the boys with some of these delicious treats!




Sunday Photo Post – Week 3

22 Jan

I feel like this week flew by! I was lucky enough to get MLK day off of work, Tuesday was Leuc’s 3rd birthday, I had a few late meetings, spent yesterday up in Thousand Oaks for the Birthday Party and home last night to relax with my love. We found out yesterday that Nick’s uncle is not doing well, at all. His dad called and asked Nick to accompany him in a drive to Arkansas to spend some time with his family and Nick obliged. I sent my thoughts and prayers for his Uncle and my heart off with him bright and early this morning at 5am. Needless to say, I am going to be a lonely girl this week. It’s the first time spending the night (let alone 6 nights) alone in our home. Thank goodness I have some attack cats to keep me safe from harm… really, not comforting. I hate to admit it but I’m a big wuss. This coming week should be interesting… although I must say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday – cleaning, cooking, gyming & relaxing!

Here’s my week in photos –

Sunday –

1.15.12 - Billie loves sitting in the window while we're in the kitchen! She was watching me do the dishes and I was able to catch her stretching ❤



1.16.12 - Nick and I were able to catch the sunset before our dinner date! It was a perfect day off!



1.17.12 - Finished shopping for Leuc's present on his birthday. I can't get over how cute baby Toms are!

Wednesday –

1.18.12 - Was able to snap this sweet picture of Moe crossing his arms, on my way out the door for work! (I warned you there would be lots of kitty pictures!)


Thursday –

1.19.12 - My boss treated me to lunch @ Daphnes. Work has been hectic - it was a nice way to celebrate the end of the week.


Friday –

1.20.12 - I have had the worst Italian craving, I cured it with homemade Turkey Meatballs & whole wheat penne! I have to say, this was some of the best sauce I've made.


Saturday x2-

1.21.12 - Our birthday boy covered in cake!

1.21.12 pt 2 - I couldn't just choose one! I love this photo. The boys played football all afternoon and Leuc wanted a picture of his team! My father, Nick, Cousin Ryan, Birthday boy Leuc, Dale (Aunts date) & my Brother, Jonas!


Here’s to hoping this week flies by && that I keep up with my early morning work outs! Hope YOU have a wonderful week!!





Happy Cinco de Mayo

5 May


Until I moved to San Diego.. I am not sure that I heard much about Mexico’s celebration of their heritage and Freedom. A VERY quick history lesson…on May 5,1862, Mexico defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla… hence, the celebration on the 5th of May!

Being so close to the border, San Diego celebrates big when May 5th rolls around. Papa and I won’t be going out to join the party tonight.. the semester is coming to a close and we both have a fair amount of homework to focus on. So NOT fun!!
At the very least, I do plan on making a delicious Mexican feast! I think you all should do the same. My sweet friend The Pioneer Woman posted a drool worthy blog this morning. Thought I would share. I promise you, every recipe of hers or one that she has suggested has been absolutely amazing! Take a shot at one tonight!

Check it out here