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A Mess

by Meghann on May 6, 2009

As I was leaving my apartment today I took a good look around and came to the total realization just how messy apartment has gotten in the past couple of weeks. There are boxes piled up by the door, clean clothes needing to be folded, food that I need to find a space for in the cupboard, Abbie’s trail of white puff destruction all over the floor and so on and so on.

But I swear I have a good excuse!

I guess going and going non-stop for the last three weeks with no visitors is the best excuse I can come up with. Sadly, that’s how my schedule is going to remain for the next month! Being a grown up and living on your own is harder then I thought. I am going to suck it up and tackle my apartment this evening and see how far I get. For me having roommates always sucked, but at least they always forced me to have a clean house. 🙂

Oddly my motivation to clean my apartment has no effect on my motivation to make wonderful yummy food.


I took my lackluster meal left overs from last night and did what I do best with leftovers… turned it in to something new and completely different!

I started by making an Open Faced Tempeh, BBQ Sauce and Mango Sandwich on a piece of Publix Multi Grain Bread and toasting it under the broiler for a couple of minute.


OMG! This was good!! The mango really complimented the BBQ sauce so well and gave it a nice sweet kick.

On the side I had the left over Roasted Veggie Mix.


There were a tad more vegetables left over then I thought when I emptied the container on to the plate. Smart Meghann would have put half of the vegetable back for another date, but the hungry at the time Meghann thought she could handle.

Moral of the story is, always listen to smart Meghann because now my skirt is uncomfortably tight thanks the large amount of fiberiffic veggies. Oh well.

Mid-Morning I snacked on a serving of TJ’s Peanut Butter Pretzels.


I realized I didn’t get my fix of these yesterday and that made me sad. 🙁 But eating a serving today made me happy. 🙂

San Diego Meet Up….

I know it’s not until the end of the month, but I am trying to get some numbers together to see if any of my San Diego readers are interested in meeting up for dinner on Friday, May 29th?  It’s the Friday before my marathon and I would sure enjoy the company and support!

E-mail me at and let me know! 🙂

1 life coach jen May 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I need to think of adding sweet things like fruit to my savory dishes more often…you’ve inspired me.

2 runeatrepeat May 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm

I can’t believe you still have some TJ’s pretzels left, I would have devoured them by now.

3 Run Sarah May 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Love your leftover reconstruction as usual! My apartment is messy too, when I don’t have visitors I am less inspired to keep things tidy.

4 Courtney May 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Yummers 🙂 Mango + Mango BBQ sauce?! Have you tried it? Killer on the buds, killer …

Lend me some of your calm demeanour about your apartment! Why am I so anal compulsive about things being clean? I live with my boyfriend and I think he might go insane if I ask him to rinse his dishes one more time … ;]

5 Meghann May 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I wish I wa smore ocmplusive about things being clean. My whole family has this disorder where we hate to clean. I literally grew up with a housekeeper who would clean becuase we were all too lazy. Too bad I can’t afford a housekeeper now.

6 Courtney May 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm

P.S. What kind of cam do you use?

7 Meghann May 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

It’s a Nikon CoolPix

8 Marissa May 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I’ll have to try the mango/BBQ combo

9 brandi May 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm

it’s crazy how fast stuff piles up!

i still haven’t tried tempeh.

10 Danica May 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I LOVE fruit with BBQ anything especially mango. I bet I can guess which BBQ sauce you used – Annie’s, right 🙂 LOL Was it the new one yet?

Don’t forget to stop by my blog to enter the Annie’s Mac n Cheese Giveaway – you have until Thursday to score some more Annie’s.

BTW – I LOVED the Biggest Loser last night and the fact that they all completed the marathon no matter what! Can’t wait for the finale next week.

11 Meghann May 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Yes, it was the Annies new one you sent me. LOVED IT!

12 Christina May 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

that sandwich looks awesome, I love mango but never thought of eating it any other way than by itself. Yum!

13 Island Girl Eats May 6, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Those Trader Joe peanut butter stuffed pretzels look so good! My husband is going to Ohio next week and I have given him a shopping list based on what you bought the last time. I can not wait to try their stuff! Will you be stocking up again when you go to San Diego?

14 fitbecca May 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm

This might be a dumb question but what is Tempeh? Those veggies look delish!

15 Megan M May 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Hi meghann, I had to try the mango and bbq sauce and it was sooo good thanks for the great idea!

I would rather be messy than anal like me 🙁 everything has to be in place or I freak! It is such a bad habit but so hard to break!

Anyway rem when I emailed u a few weeks ago telling you ab my blog well I finally started it 🙂 it is called meganwinslife and I have mentioned you a few times.. Check it out! Its on blogger!

16 Amanda May 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

AH I am so anal about cleanliness! It must be because I live in a tiny studio apartment and everything out of place is so noticeable – it also makes me feel like my life is out of control when things are messy … haha control issues, anyone?!

17 Abby May 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Tempeh and mango? Two of my favorite things. I will be trying that sandwich asap!

18 Jess May 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Is your team not participating in the Inspiration Dinner the night before the race? I’ve heard it’s awesome…only 6.5 weeks until mine in Seattle!

19 Derek May 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I’m not a visitor? 😉 What am I then?

20 John May 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm

The Easter Bunny Silly

21 Megan May 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I have to try Mango and BBQ sauce sounds delish.. I think that will be on my food list tommorow..

O would rather be messy than obbessive about being clean.. I have OCD with my room everything has to be perfect and it is really annoying.. I try really hard to except like a mess but I freak.. I wish it was different..

Also rem when I e-mailed you telling you to watch out for my blog.., well last night I finally got enough courage to start it.. I am just getting started to it obvi needs to be worked out a little but I just officially did my third post and mentioned you and some of the other bloggers a time or two! So check it out!


22 biz319 May 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Ha – love Derek’s comment! 😀

23 carolinebee May 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm

bbq and mango?? Brilliance! I totally want to come down, count me in the e-mail train if you put something together!

24 Hallie May 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Haha see Courtney’s comment about cleaning? Reverse it and that’s my BF and me. He’s SO neat and picks on me all the time for my scatterbrained habits…like, I know the shoes don’t belong by the door, but I just don’t THINK about that when I’m coming home from work LOL.

Oh and I hate how veggies can get you SO full in a hurry and then an hour later you need more food. At least, that’s how it is with me, often 🙂

25 Danielle May 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I am a compulsive cleaner and my boyfriend is a bit messy. It’s taken a lot for me to get used to someone else’s mess but to be honest it’s made me calm down a little because I realize I CAN go to bed if every dish in the sink isn’t done.

26 bobbi May 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

GF you know I will be there!!! I wish I wish I could run it with you!!!!

27 ksgoodeats May 6, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I did a deep clean of my entire house today and it was glorious! Everything smells so nice, I love it!

28 Nicole May 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Mmmm, loving the roasted veg!

29 Ashley May 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Hey! I’m trying to start a fundraiser for Bobbi (NHerShoes) so she can run the marathon in San Diego. She is such an inspiration for us all I feel it’s the least we can do. Can you link to it on your next post and hopefuly tell me how I can set up a fundraiser for her through Paypal, etc? Thanks!!!

30 Pearl May 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Meghann! Bobbi also asked me to assist her in arranging a blogger meet up for San Diego… I only know of one other blogger (who may also be running the marathon) in San Diego; do you know of any others?

31 Jordan May 7, 2009 at 6:51 am

If it makes you feel any better, I can’t have peanut butter pretzels in my house because they’re the devil.

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