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Light Bulbs

by Meghann on January 5, 2010

I need to invest in some light bulbs ASAP!

Between my living room and kitchen light fixtures, I currently have 6 light bulbs out. Let’s just say its a wee bit dark in here.

My apologies for the low lighting situation. I see a trip to Target in my near future. :)

Dinner was a little experiment that didn’t go exactly as planned, but still came out tasty.

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The goal was to make mini taco shell bowls using corn tortillas and a muffin pan. However, my corn tortillas were a bit past their prime and broke apart as I tried to form them to the muffin pan. I improvised by splitting a Flat Out wrap in half and making do.

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The taco shells went under the broiler for 10 minutes. I was pleasantly surprised how well they held their shape.

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I stuffed each shell with spinach, black beans, salsa, and plain yogurt.

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They came out pretty tasty and were fun to eat with my hands.

On the side I had broiled some carrots with the shells

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Take that Drive Thru Diet. ;)

Before I left work I snacked on a mini bag of kettle corn.

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And dessert was a special treat courtesy of my dear friend VeggieGirl (Liz).

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Holy Yum!

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Could anything be better than a chocolate coated cookie? I think not!

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Liz, thank you for being such a great friend. Please take all the time you need to focus on yourself. We will all be anxiously awaiting your return to the blogging world. :)

Disney Marathon Meet Up…

Running the Disney Marathon or Half Marathon this weekend? Want to get together for lunch?

Healthy Ashley is planning a 12:30 lunch this Saturday after the half marathon. See her post here for the details!

Peace!

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evan Thomas January 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Those cookies look delicious! Trader Joe’s was selling dark chocolate covered peppermint Joe-Joe’s for the holidays, but I think I missed the chance to grab those

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2 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I’m obsessed with pop secret mini bags of popcorn. I have one almost every night.

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3 Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) January 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Cute leaf plate! I need to invest in some cute, blog-worthy dishes! :)

Don’t forget to get halogen bulbs — they look the same as regular bulbs, last forever and bring your electric bill WAY down!

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4 Courtney January 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Remember that energy efficient bulbs are the way to go! :] Love the dinner – it all works out in the end. [:

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5 Melissa S. January 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm

remember when i sent you those last year? nom…now i want one.

can’t wait for this weekend! i’m so excited to see you again!!!

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6 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm

yumm-o :) you show that drive-thru diet who’s boss!

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7 meyergirl January 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Love how unafraid you are to experiment with your recipes!

P.S. Thanks for entering my BUILT Neoprene Lunch Tote giveaway: http://lovinlosing.com/2010/01/05/giveaway-announcement/

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8 Jenna January 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Your healthy taco bowls look great! I actually have a taco bowl tin that you put the shell into and bake and it comes out just like a pretty taco bowl:)
holy yum those chocolate covered cookies look to die for!!!
Jenna

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9 eaternotarunner January 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Those cookies look TOO good

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10 starsinthecity January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Those cookies look freaking delicious!!!

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11 Rosey Rebecca January 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Your dinner idea is genius! And that cookie looks so good!

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12 Ali January 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

You get really creative, I love that! Dinner looks great! How sweet of Veggie Girl to send you those cookies. They look divine!

You know, I just have bad lighting in general in my apt. It is really annoying. I have to take all of my food pics under the stove hood light. Adam and I a redoing the house we just bought and we are making sure to have good lighting!

Have a great night!

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13 Katie O. @ Fit to Wed January 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Love your dinner- it looks so delicious! Way better than Taco Bell, blech

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14 Christy January 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Mini taco bowls — yum! And the chocolate covered cookies don’t look too bad either :lol:

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15 Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life January 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Wow, your dinner looks awesome, I wish I had your food creativity! I think I’m going to try that tomorrow — I have all the ingredients! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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16 weightwatchersforone January 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

You are so creative with your eats! I really need to start remembering all of the AMAZING things you make!

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17 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write January 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm

I love what you did with the wraps. I’ve never considered that. I’m stealing that idea! Awesome!

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18 Chelsea January 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

Your dinner looks SO good! I tried to toast some tortillas once in the toaster oven-NEVER DO THAT. I nearly burned my house down. It turned into a flaming disk-INSANITY.

WOW that chocolate cookie thing looks AMAZING and I 100% agree with your message to Liz.

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19 allijag January 6, 2010 at 12:09 am

Gah!!! Malleys is the BEST chocolate place in Cleveland! So glad Liz sent you some of the goods! :)

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20 Rachel January 6, 2010 at 12:39 am

Haha, I had the exact same lightbulb situation happen to me immediately post vacation. I love that idea for dinner!

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21 runeatsleep January 6, 2010 at 1:17 am

Chocolate covered cookies are my FAVORITE! Oh, the wonderful memories of eating those when I was a little girl…AND the improvised taco shells are an awesome idea! Thanks for all of the cook recipes you always post, i’m moving to China and will DEFINITELY be using some of them in my own cookin!

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22 Mackenzie January 6, 2010 at 1:22 am

I’ve never though about broiling carrots! Carrots are my favorite vegetable. How long? What do they taste like? Thanks!!

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23 foodfitnessandfreya January 6, 2010 at 5:18 am

oohh those cookies look good…I’m not usually a cookie girl (it’s all about the ice cream) but I think I’d make an exception for them!
Love your dinner too, that looks so fun! I need to pick up some creativity in my cooking from this blog :D
Have a great day!

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24 pickyeaterruns January 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

OMG you’re right! What could be better than chocolate coated cookies? They look devine.

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25 Claudia Garcia January 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

I love the taco bowls, so cute!

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26 poiseinparma January 6, 2010 at 9:05 am

Malley’s is THEE chocolate of preference in these parts, as the headquarters are here in Cleveland. I can’t tell you how many boxes of Malley Ohs I have sold for school fundraisers over the years! They are fantastic!

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27 slowmiles January 6, 2010 at 9:06 am

I love tacos in all forms, I need to try these!

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28 Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

Those cookies look to die for!

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29 veronica January 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

Your dinner looks tasty!

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30 jenngirl January 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm

haha awesome way to stick to the Taco Bell diet…that’s a really good idea with the muffin tins, never thought about it!

I’m always looking for a Target trip excuse ;)

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31 cookingincambridge January 7, 2010 at 12:48 am

I WANT to run the Disney marathon. Does that count? :P

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32 Tammy Eros January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

What do you think is the tastiest way to have brussel sprouts? I am trying to try a new veggie or fruit each month of this year and i have never tried brussel sprouts, nor do I know how to prepare them….I’ve seen you bake them before, do you add spices or just throw them on a pan?

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