Eats from forever!

WOW! I haven’t written a blog post in for-eva!  It’s cause a girl is busy…..I totally understand how people can have this as their full-time job.  This has been my first full week off school and my wordpress is actually cooperating with me…..I couldn’t download pics.  So here are some eats from that last few weeks, heck maybe even months, that I happened to take a pic of and I want to share with you.  Don’t be lazy, get to cookin’ 🙂

Breakfast.  Ezekiel bread w/ organic peanut butter and a banana drizzled with raw honey.  Don’t forget the morning brew!

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Breakfast. Breakfast tacos w/ Ezekiel tortillas. I had plenty to eat 😉

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Lunch. Clean out the fridge.  Beet greens, chopped garlic, grilled chicken, mushrooms, and sliced avocado w/ baby carrots.

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Lunch. Shrimp stir fry (minus the rice)

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Lunch/Dinner. Quiche #1 (mushrooms, garlic, spinach, cheddar cheese) w/ sautéed green beans.

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Lunch. Quiche #2 (mushrooms, jalapenos, onion, spinach, butternut squash) w/ my homemade crust.  Also I made chocolate mousse w/ avocado. 

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Dinner. Grilled Chicken Quarters w/ grilled veggies and homemade potato salad.  The pot salad was da bomb!

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Dinner. Kobe mushroom/swiss burger (minus the bun) w/ bacon-wrapped jalapenos from our garden.

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Dinner. Paleo lasagna made with zucchini instead of lasagna noodles and “cauliflower” ricotta cheese.  These was also da bizzle!

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I have eaten more vegetables in the last month than I have all year.  Seriously, it has been fun trying new recipes.  Now that I have one more week on my hand before my crazy busy July starts, I am sure I will be experimenting even more in the kitchen.

Question: Does anyone have any recipes to share?

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Busy Weekend

Friday NightIMG_0245We went to Red Lion Friday night after work for a happy hour with Matt’s coworkers.  We had such a good time! Got a chance to have a few beers, eat a baked brie salad, and catch up with buds.  We got home around 9:00.  I love a night that starts early and ends early so you don’t screw your whole weekend over getting home at 3 a.m.

Saturday

IMG_0246IMG_0248We were up by 8:00, and got started prepping the house for painting weekend #2.  We laid the brown paper and blankets all over and tapped the trim.  This paper makes clean up soooooo much easier.

IMG_0247These were the two colors we were considering.  We wanted something that was not white but still neutral.  We definitely went with the one on the left! The other one was just too brown.

We stopped around noon to run and pick up milk and we stopped at Chiptole’s for a quick lunch.  We also hit up HEB for a pizza crust/mushrooms for dinner.  We painted for a solid 8 hours and was rocking the 80’s music station on the TV.  Who knew the 80’s had that good of music?!?! You should of seen our dance moves…. yep, even when standing on a ladder 😉 We had a lot of fun!

IMG_0250Here is the base of our pizzas.  Matt’s-the pizza, Jen’s the mushrooms.

IMG_0251This is basil from our garden!  To make a margarita pizza, chop garlic and basil and slice tomatoes.

IMG_0252Spread some olive oil on your crust/mushrooms, sprinkle the chopped garlic and lay out your basil and tomatoes.

IMG_0253Cover with mozzarella cheese!

IMG_0255Put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes on 400.  Even my mushrooms were delicious.  I was mmmmmmmm-ing the whole time.

Sunday

Another early morning….up around 7:30 and tapped the hallway so we could finish painting.  Ate a massive bowl of oatmeal and relaxed prepped for another day of painting.  We did have some errands to run……

First, we went the new Sprout’s Farmer’s Market.  It is a new grocery store in Katy.  Don’t waste your time.  HEB actually has a great selection of healthy foods.  One thing I did purchase was this apple cider vinegar drink.  I totally recommend it.  Yum! Next, we went to Home Depot to purchase to painting stuff and cages for our tomato plants. Last, we went the HEB for groceries.

IMG_0257We painted all afternoon and some how found the will power to prep some foods for the week and still make din din.  Dinner was quick, easy, and delicious.IMG_0258Grilled chicken, sautéed beet greans,  roasted butternut squash, and some killer homemade kombucha.  Off to bed! Let’s hope for a quick week so we can paint trim next weekend.  Sigh……….

Question: What did you do this weekend?

Productive Saturday

We woke up to this!  Ugh…. I absolutely love enjoying my morning coffee and breakfast on the couch in front of either the Today Show or the local news.

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So…..I cooked myself a 3 ingredient pancake (super ripe banana, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp. ground flax) topped with my homemade apple butter.   This apple butter is da bomb.  No seriously… I found this recipe during spring break and had a whole bag of apples to use. (Thanks Ro-dawg) I have put that “shit on everything.” Isn’t that the saying for Frank’s hot sauce or something?!?!  Anyways, this was my view with my morning coffee.

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I know…it sucked.  Really makes you think about how much you count on the TV.  After breakfast I finally gave in and called AT&T.  I was one the damn phone for almost an hour.  Needless to say, they could not fix it over the phone so they were going to send out a technician.  It was nearly 10, and we still had flowers to plant.

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We laid out the flowers before and planting.  In no time we were done.  It really doesn’t take that much time to make your home look nice.

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These were Matt’s favorite.  I would have to agree.  This purple is just gorgeous.

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Finally, we were done and hungry!

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This is what’s for lunch.  Homemade wheat thins, egg salad w/ homemade mayo, guacamole and carrots.  I cooked so much during spring break.  We finally finished it all off.  After lunch we needed to run to pick up our raw milk from our farmer.  We missed the milk man last time so I was anxious to get this deliciousness….

What we bought for $59….

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2 gallons of milk (this is FULL fat milk, nothing skim about it)

2 plain yogurts

3 dozen of fresh eggs

mozzarella chese

sharp cheddar cheese

We will see how long this will last.  We eat so many eggs that we will probably run out until we see the milk man again.  I also plan on making smoothies this week for breakfast, so I hope this milk lasts.  I haven’t made kefir in awhile, so it’s time to get in the kitchen! I am super excited for our date night tonight because it is something we have never done.  Details next time…

Did you have a productive Saturday?