Recent Dinner Adventures

This week we were all over the place. My computer decided to stop working which took two days to fix. I am completely lost without it and needless to say today I am trying to play catch-up to make up for lost time. It is a little scary how dependent we are on technology. Luckily it was an easy (and somewhat inexpensive) fix. Anyhoo, on with the food. 

Spring Break was also this week so our meal plan was a little lax. I went with the flow a little bit and I am suffering now because of it. I just hate to make multiple trips to the store during the week. It saves so much time and money to make one big trip for the week and maybe one more small stop (we always need bananas mid-week) as opposed to stopping each night or worse, eating out because there was no plan.

Since I had Little Man with me for Spring Break we ate out lunch almost every day so I tried to lighten-up our dinners. Monday we went to the movies and I ate my weight in popcorn and Raisinets (did you know they have a dark chocolate flavor? I will neither confirm nor deny that the box was empty when we left.). Since I was in a movie-food coma dinner was light. I made a frittata with zucchini, mushrooms, spinach and Parmesan cheese. I also mashed up half of an avocado to put on top of toasted whole wheat mountain bread. Tomato topper and called it a day. 

Monday Dinner

Tuesday I took the kids to Gatorland. They had a blast. On our way home I grabbed some meatballs that were on sale from the grocery store. These were Teriyaki Pineapple flavored so I decided to have Asian-inspired dinner. I sauteed them in a little olive oil to heat through and then added, a small onion, zucchini and bell pepper. I combined some Tamari, honey and rice wine together and added at the last minute. I served this over rice. On the side was an avocado drizzled in a combination of sesame oil and lime juice. I also drizzled a combination of mayo, sriracha and ground ginger over the meatballs. I really enjoyed this. I think next time I will make cauliflower fried rice instead of white rice to amp up the veggies. 


Wednesday I found spinach buy one get one at the grocery (yes if you are keeping track I have been to the grocery store every day this week so far). I use spinach for all sorts of things, salads, smoothies, and sometimes I will just put some at the bottom of whatever bowl I am eating dinner out of to add some nutrients. I had two containers so I decided to try and make pesto with one. I roasted some almonds in the oven and combined them with Parmesan cheese, garlic, the spinach and olive oil. I then added a little of  the pesto with some mojo pork I got at the grocery and tossed in some baby bowtie pasta. I loved the spinach pesto, but I think I went a little heavy on the garlic. Oh well, live and learn.


Thursday the boys went to a hockey game so Princess and I ate together. I mixed the leftover mojo pork with some black beans. Topped with lime juice, bell pepper, sour cream and avocado.  I also put some spinach at the bottom of my bowl.

Thurs Dinner

Tonight is date night so we will eat out. Hopefully this will conclude our eating out/Spring Break festivities so we can get back to business-as-usual next week. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Happy Friday


I love to read “Favorites” posts on other blogs. Being from the Orlando area I am a big fan of Heather’s blog and her Friday Favorite posts. I thought I would join in on the fun as this week has brought some new finds.

Iced Coffee


In my breakfasts post I mentioned this stuff. Califia Farms Double Espresso with Almond Milk. So good. I got mine at Whole Foods but I’ve also seen it at Fresh Market (which just opened up close to us). I hope to find the smaller size soon, I haven’t been able to find it yet but I think it would be better for on-the-go.

Florida Weather

This week has been absolutely beautiful weather-wise. I know most of the country has had a pretty rough winter but we’ve seemed to dodge most of the cool weather this season. This made me laugh.


 We were able to get in an afternoon walk one day and it was great. I can’t wait for the time change so we can do more in the evenings outside.


Iced Skinny Mocha


Finally these are my new favorite find. Where have I been on this? These are like grown-up chocolate milk. A Tall is the perfect size and only 70 calories!

These are my favorites for the week. Looking forward to the weekend. We get to celebrate this guy’s birthday. Hope you enjoy yours!




Some Recent Eats and Drinks

We have had a pretty busy long weekend and week. (Now that it is almost the weekend again). Sheesh time really flies. My oldest was out of school for two days so it gave us an excuse to eat lunch out a couple extra times.

Pho Friday- This was with tofu and vegetables. There were TONS of veggies, even cucumber! I’m not usually a fan of warm cucumber (“That’s what she said.” Do people still say that?). Anyhoo, the addition in this was great.


This face.


We also had lunch at a Mexican/Taco place one day. I had the California Fish Tacos. They were good, but not unforgettable. Don’t get me wrong, I love cabbage, but these puppies were LOADED down.


Loved this light fixture.


Quick stop for ice cream in the afternoon.


Sandwiched between those two days we made it to a Scottish Festival. There were some nibbles, but mostly this.



Can’t wait for the weekend. Birthday celebration for this one.


Chat soon. xo

This Week

This week was good, because it was the first week back into some sort of a routine. Back to school, back to the gym and back to the 9-5. I blinked and now it is Friday. Here are some things that happened today.

Finished reading this. I was thrilled to find this at Barnes and Noble this week. It encompasses everything I was thinking when I started this blog. Perfect timing. I hope to be able to talk about all these articles soon.


The husband had some of this. The cup says Shipyard Summer Ale but this was actually Shock Top.


Lunch was this. Crab Cake Caesar Salad. It was pretty yummy. The crab cakes could have been a little firmer but they were filled with crab and not filler, which is how I like my crab cakes. IMG_0050

And after school snack involved this. #notashamedthatIstealmychildrensfood

Waffle Fries

The weather was absolutely beautiful today here in the FL. I am hoping to take the fam outside this weekend to enjoy it! Happy Friday!