Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Cards

by Meghann on December 9, 2011

Same salad. Different day. Different preparation.

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I didn’t realize how much I’d miss bread until it wasn’t an option in the house. I don’t eat that much of it, but when it’s not there, it’s all I want. What I really need to do is start making some sort of whole-grain on Sunday night, so I have an easy whole-grain option to grab through the week. My lunches typically take less than 10 minutes to construct and I don’t have the patience for anything beyond things that are quick and easy to grab.

For now, salads just work with what I already have on hand.

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Today’s salad was a warm salad. I heated up some carrot, green beans, zucchini, and black beans in a small skillet for 5 minutes before moving them to a bed of spinach with walnuts and hummus.

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I love the way hummus sort of melts and spreads on warm veggies. The walnuts added a nice crunch. Much better than the cold salad from yesterday. :)

Happy Holidays! :)

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Last night Derek and I finally got around to addressing the holiday cards we ordered via Zazzle last month (FYI: we purchased the cards during a cyber Monday 50% off deal and are both really impressed with the thick postcard-like quality of the cards. Zazzle does a great job with cards if you’re looking for some on the cheap).

This will be my first year sending holiday cards out to friends and family and definitely my first year sending them with a boy. I wasn’t planning on sending them, but the topic of holiday cards came up in conversation right after Thanksgiving and we both thought it would be fun to send some. Plus, both of our grandparents are a little behind in technology, so I’m sure they’d appreciate an updated picture of the two of us that doesn’t involve email or Facebook (they’re not fans of the ‘we’ll email it to you’ way of sharing).

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My sister and her fiance begin sending holiday cards together well before they were engaged and I’ve received cards in the past from friends who were ‘living in sin’ with their significant others at the time. Even though Derek and I are not presently engaged or married, we’re still fully committed to each other and sending holiday cards just felt like the next logical and natural step. I even talked about framing one because we both loved the way they came out so much and Derek suggested labeling it ‘our first Christmas together.’ (meaning living under the same roof) I know, we’re both sentimental cheese balls, but it works for us. ;)

When did you send out your first holiday card with a significant other? Were you dating? Living together? Engaged? Married?

(also, anyone else have flashbacks of Ross and Mona from Friends when they talk about holiday cards? ;) )

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Greek yogurt for the win!

December 9, 2011

Happy Friday friends! Today was strength training Friday. I hit the gym a little after 6:30 this morning and started on New Rules of Lifting for Women Stage 5B. Just like with Stage 5A, this stage was LONG. I mean, four sets with 120 second rests in between each set is just too long. I more ยป

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