Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Simple = Quick

by Meghann on September 25, 2012

When in doubt, post puppy photos.

IMG_1641.JPG

“Mom, no photos please. I’m sleeping here.”

IMG_1639.JPG

I love her.

Thank you for the support on my afternoon’s post. I guess when you don’t know what to write, sometimes the answer is writing just that. ๐Ÿ™‚

I do have a story to tell from this evening.

Derek and I were watching a cheesy Lifetime movie on the couch when dinner time started creeping up on us. We were both getting hungry, but neither of us wanted to get up and cook (Derek even took it as far as asking Siri where to find good Chines takeout nearby). I decided to make a deal with him – we pause the cheesy movie and work as a team in the kitchen, and I could guarantee dinner in 30 minutes or less. Deal.

Simple dinner = quick dinner

IMG_1622.JPG

Derek sliced the potatoes before they went in the oven for roasting.

IMG_1635.JPG

I cut the chicken breasts into strips and dunked them in an egg bath before rolling the strips in a cornmeal/whole wheat flour coating. Those baked for 20 minutes at 375.

IMG_1631.JPG

The microwave took care of the steam-in-a-bag cauliflower.

IMG_1626.JPG

Thanks to the team effort, dinner was ready in less than 30 minutes. I should pull him off the couch more often. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had the last chocolate chips cookies from Saturday night for dessert.

IMG_1637.JPG

My afternoon snack makes me giggle.

20120925_161020.jpg

I worked from Starbucks this afternoon and was looking for a quick snack to throw in my bag on the way out the door. I grabbed the almost empty hummus container and a bag of carrot sticks from the fridge. I was going to put them in tupperware, but when I realized the carrot sticks fit in the hummus container, I thought – why not? Perfect transportable snack that I could toss out when I was done. Easy Peasy.

Is your peanut butter safe? Check out the latest peanut butter (and almond butter! ๐Ÿ™ ) recalls.

Recognize this face? Check out which blogger joined the latest season of The Bachelor!

Guess what’s on Netflix?! Season 7 of Weeds!

Now if they’d just release season 7 of How I Met Your Mother of Instant Play we’d be all good. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good Night!

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Writer’s Block

September 25, 2012

The truth: I’ve been staring at this screen for 10 minutes trying to figure out what to write. Lately I’ve been dealing with a nasty case of writer’s block that I’ve been trying to claw myself out of. (My mind is blank – I’ve got nothin’) I’ve also been dealing with a super-slow computer that more ยป

Read some more →

Finding Strength

September 25, 2012

Good Morning! I was bad and turned my alarm off when it went off at 5:30 this morning. Tuesday mornings are usually early swim mornings, but after not crawling into bed until after midnight, I wasn’t feeling the early wake-up call. I re-set my alarm and rolled over for another hour of glorious sleep. I more ยป

Read some more →

Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian

September 25, 2012

A few weeks ago I received a Facebook message from an old friend I hadn’t hung out with since high school. Despite the 10-year gap of face-to-face conversation, we’d semi managed to stay in touch via Facebook. You know how it goes – I’d occasionally like one of her photos or statuses, she’d occasionally like more ยป

Read some more →