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Geniuses!

by Meghann on June 7, 2009

First of all, let me state that the Geniuses at the Apple Genius Bar are in fact Geniuses! After spending an hour with at the Apple store, my Genius was able to clean up my computer and determined why my Ecto program was freezing. Needless to say I am currently happy blogging away again on Ecto. Thank you Genius Bar! ๐Ÿ™‚

It is hard to believe another weekend has come to an end. It is also hard to believe a week ago today we ran 26.2 miles around the beautiful city of San Diego. Boy, how time flies!

As always, I took advantage of my free Sunday as much as I could. After posting this morning I headed to my favorite Farmer’s Market right down the street from where I live.

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I immediately got to sampling all of the wonderful goodies everyone had up for grabs.

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I <3 Farmer’s Market samples!

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Abbie and I just had happened to run into my sister and her boyfriend at the market!

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Apparently, they recognized Abbie before me. I see who they care about more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My favorite part of the market is the reasonable price on fresh local produce.

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I got a bag of goodies for $5, including a $2 Pineapple!

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I was even able to pick up Abbie an early birthday present.

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Abbie will turn 2 on Saturday, June 13th and she has been begging for a Seminoles Jersey for a while now. ๐Ÿ™‚ She was so cute showing off her seminole pride.

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Abbie was loving the Farmers Market, but she was also dying to break free from the leash. The two of us headed to our favorite dog park, so Abbie could run free.

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The Fruit & Yogurt combination + all the samples left my stomach full until close to 2:00 when I finally made it home for a light lunch.

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I used some of my Farmer’s Market finds to piece together this great sandwich.

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I slathered one piece of 5 Grain Toast with Wildwood Hummus and the other with Tomato ChutneyLOVE this flavor combo! – and sandwiched between the toasts is Tomato, Mushroom and Spinach.

With the sammy I had 2 whole carrots chopped and almond butter.

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I just can not get enough of this combo!!

After lunch I spent the rest of my Sunday doing a little shopping. Unfortunately on one of my stops I realized my keys were missing! I found them safe in sound on the center counsel of my car. ๐Ÿ™

Seeing as my closest spare key was 45 minutes away I was forced to call a locksmith to bail me out. At first I was quoted a $39 service charge and $96 to actually unlock the car, but after a few tears the guy lowered it to $65. I still believe that was wayyy to high, but I was desperate to get in my car. *Note to self must get a hideaway key!

However, my sour mood was quickly lifted once I made it to the Apple store and the Mac Genius fixed all my problems! Well all apple related ones. ;)

The $2.00 pineapple I had picked up at the Farmer’s Market this morning was a key ingredient to my lovely dinner tonight!

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Black Bean & Pineapple Enchilada Lasagana

Ingredients

  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 cup chopped Pineapple
  • 1/2 small Onion
  • 1/2 can Enchilada Sauce
  • Handful Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Pepperjack Cheese
  • Chopped Jalapenos
  • 6 Corn Tortillas
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. in a mixing bowl combine the black beans, pineapple, onion, cilantro, pepperjack cheese, jalapenoes and 1/4 can of enchilada sauce
  3. In an 8×8 baking pan layer the corn tortillas and black bean combo. I shredded the tortillas while layering them.
  4. Cover the layers with the other 1/4 of the enchilada sauce and a sprinkle of cheese
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

I had my serving on top of a bed of spinach.

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With a dollop of Plain Non-Fat Yogurt on top.

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I LOVE the sweet and savory combo of adding the pineapple to the black beans. The fresh pineapple mixed with the fresh cilantro gave the dish such a refreshing taste. I truly love this combo and highly suggest it.

Dessert consisted of 1/2 a Peanut Butter Trail Mix Blondie topped with some Fat Free Cool Whip.

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Now, its time to wrap up the weekend and prepare for another work week. Luckily, at the end of this work week I will be heading on a week vacation. Woo hoo!!

1 Tay June 7, 2009 at 7:36 pm

WOW. I will definitely be making that enchilada recipe. Yummm!!! And I too love Farmer’s Market samples. Almost my favorite part!

2 Courtney June 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Holy yummers! That looks incredible … My farmers market is on Thursday, can’t wait … I think your FM kicks my FM in the patootie though, haha, ours is so small!

I am excited to hear the guys at Apple helped you! My macbook has been on the fritz, getting really hot and making this clicking noise – I kid you not!

Love your foodie photos ๐Ÿ™‚ What kind of camera do you have?

3 Courtney June 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I remember you talking about a camera, remember the one that came in a napkin?! Baha, if this is the one from Amazon, it’s phenom!

http://peacelovehealthiness.wordpress.com

4 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm

THat’s great they fixed your pc!! awesome! I had to deal with the genius bar once too and they were very good.
That’s too bad your keys got locked in your car! THat’s very distressing! Glad you worked it out ๐Ÿ™‚

Amazing looking food!! I adore farmer’s market- awesome you live so close to one!!

I LOVE the doggy photos!! PUppy wuppy!

Have a great night!

5 Rachel June 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Cool farmer’s market! I’m so jealous that you live in a place with such a long growing season. It’d be so amazing to see a locally grown PINEAPPLE! I just spotted the first fruit at my market this week: cherries from central WA.

Pineapple in lasagna, huh? I always love your adventurous flavor combos.

6 caronae June 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Farmers market samples are the best! They used to have the most amazing local-dairy-chocolate-milk at one near me. Abbie looks cute, and your dinner looks amazing!

7 Amelia June 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Ahh! Love the little Noles jersey for Abbie! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 lowandbhold June 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Those enchiladas looked fantastic!! I loooove farmer’s markets!

Glad you got your computer problems fixed!!

9 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 7, 2009 at 8:26 pm

What a great farmer’s market! I’m jealous!
So I’ve got to ask, do you REALLY like Ecto or is it just easier than straight up wordpress blogging? I have a tiny little cruddy PC that I use for windows live writer, but really love my MacBook, and I’d love to blog on my mac!
Also: would you be willing to do a guest dinner post for me?

10 Melissa S. June 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

i’m glad you got your laptop fixed but bummer on the keys stuck in the car! if you have AAA you can get a plastic key that will unlock your car but not start it. i’ve used mine many a times!!!

and THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS WEEKEND!!! I had a total blast w/ you and your family and brad and i couldn’t be more grateful of your friendship! i hope i get to see you before i head out of the state!!!

11 allijag June 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm

LOVED all the abbie pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚ she’s just so darn cute! nice birthday present – I’m sure it’s her favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

12 carolinebee June 7, 2009 at 8:48 pm

EEEE Abbie is TOO freakin cute in her little towel!!!! She’s such a little snuggler i wish u could’ve stowed her away to come to Long Beach ๐Ÿ˜€ You and all your get-a-ways, i’m so jealous..doesn’t it make the week go by way faster!? Or slower maybe…

13 anon June 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm

your food combos frequently SOUND quite unappealing… but i’m sure they taste great!

14 Ashley June 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm

That recipe sounds amazing! I have to try it!

15 prettyladycmu June 7, 2009 at 9:17 pm

That farmers market looks AMAZING!! So glad you found some good eats there and great idea to make the enchiladas! Have a great night ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Kathryn June 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm

My jack Maggie loves the water too. We don’t live close enough though for her to enjoy it though :/ I don’t know they won’t let her at the pool ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your farmers market is AMAZING. Ours still has almost nothing at it so we have to pay Whole Foods prices.

And the Genius Bar is AMAAAAZING. They have saved me many many times ๐Ÿ™‚ This is why I have a Mac the Genius Bar is the most helpful support system out there.

17 snackface June 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Awww I’m so in love with your puppers now! The photos are too frickin’ cute!

I also adore that enchilada lasanga. Absolutely brilliant, Meghann!

Wow, you’re going on another trip? I love reading about them, so I’m pumped for you!

Have a great Sunday night!

18 Kim June 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Meghann, I just love your trademark hats! They’re so stylish and always very flattering.

19 strivingforbalance June 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm

that’s so fun sampling different things at the market!

You are so creative with you meals! I always want to try them!

http://strivingforbalance.wordpress.com/

20 Mica June 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I love those pictures of Abbie, especially the one of her tongue hanging out!

21 Leslie June 7, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Amazing! Definately going to have to get my hands on some pineapple so I can make this!

22 lilveggiepatch June 7, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Those enchiladas sound so good! I’m saving the recipe to make when I get home.

Abbie looks SO cute, I can’t stand it!

23 Diana by design June 8, 2009 at 1:21 am

That enchilada lasagna looks awesome! I wish I could eat spicy food.

And for a spare key situation for me, I keep one in my wallet, always. I figure, I’ll never leave my wallet and my keys in the car at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚

24 prinny June 8, 2009 at 4:50 am

OMG, your dog is so cute. I love how she just rolls around and has a good time – mine does the same thing all the time ๐Ÿ˜‰

I just started reading your blog and LOVE all the recipes you’re posting. Awesome, becuase I’m just not creative in the kitchen…

25 Erica June 8, 2009 at 5:38 am

Dinner looks awesome! $2 pineapple? that is a great deal! I love the farmers market ๐Ÿ™‚ Abbie is so adorable. Glad you had a nice weekend- I cannot believe its Monday

26 greenbean June 8, 2009 at 6:36 am

if you carry a purse, stash a spare key in there as well! i’ve locked myself out of my car too many times and i hope this helps out if i do again ๐Ÿ™‚

27 haya June 8, 2009 at 7:02 am

we’ve been saved by the hide-a-key so many times. you should definitely get one.

28 Madison June 8, 2009 at 7:43 am

Sheeesh, I know what you mean about the free samples at the farmers market. I always arrive hungry and leave full to the gills. I especially like to go inside and get all the free dessert samples…and then I go “cleanse” my palate with the free produce samples. haha

29 Derek June 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

It’s about time she got a jersey! =)

30 Elina June 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

I may have to look into Ecto again. When I first tried it, it was doing weird things to my pics but I did like blogging off line! Glad the geniuses fixed it ๐Ÿ™‚
And I LOVE farmers markets, except the ones I got to are actually really expensive. I love supporting local farmers but it definitely comes at a price so I only indulge in a trip on a rare occasion… unfortunately.
Hey, when you get a chance, check out my Holey Donuts giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜€

31 Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 8, 2009 at 9:36 am

Ohhh yummy!!!!!!!!!!!! There are few things more delightful than fruity salsa-y combos!
Check out my 100th post giveaway!

32 Sammie June 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

Looks like you had a great day & Abbie too. What a lovely farmers market. You look so adorable in your hat, sunglasses and pigtail braids.

33 Meredith June 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

Happy early birthday to Maggie! My chihuahua Rebel turns 1 on Saturday as well!

34 Melissa June 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

wow, it looks like such a great weekend. I always love your recipes and makeshift conocotions, but this is probably the best one yet, I have to try it!

I have been using the rest, ice, compression elevation method with fairly good success for my sprained ankle.

cute photos of el-pooch-o!

35 geegs23 June 8, 2009 at 10:42 am

Abbie is ADORABLE!!! I spent a good chunck of Saturday and Sunday at the dog park with my pup.. nothing like being surrounded by a boat load of happy dogs!

36 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Abbie looks so cute in that jersey!

37 Lindsey @ Graceful Stride June 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Pineapple and black beans, what an interesting combination! Might have to try that one later this week!

38 Natalie Rae June 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm

the recipe looks great- I totally saved it to my laptop ๐Ÿ™‚

39 catruns June 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

So I gather you really like Ecto, eh? I have a mac and now that it’s resuscitated I’d like to find an easier way to blog than the wordpress interface. Would you mind telling me what it is about Ecto that’s so fab? Thanks chickadee!

40 Emily Eats June 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I have been away a while but I came over for a visit to your blog today and can I just say: I have missed your creations!
I’m putting you in my Reader ๐Ÿ™‚
Cheers! ~ em.

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