A Dinner “Situation”

Last night’s casual dinner date with Joe & Kate ended up turning out to be quite a fun little evening!

To start, my worries about not having anything good to serve went right out the window after Kate said she had just picked up some panko breaded chicken breasts at the store earlier in the day. PERFECT. Now that the main course was all set, I took care of some side dishes.

Long grain & wild rice


Fresh green beans sprinkled with some Garlic Gold (thanks Gina!)


Leftover roasted veggies


Panko breaded chicken (she got 4 of them on sale for just over $1.00! It was a STEAL!)


It was a great meal!!


After dinner, an idea to watch a mini marathon of the Jersey Shore episodes we had DVR’d was brought up. A little silliness ensued…

Joey broke out “the shirt before the shirt” & Jay started channeling his inner “Situation” :)


Then we all channeled our inner Jersey Shore selves…



And we even managed to get a nice "family photo” taken in the midst of it all. :)


Then, dessert was broken into…Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies!

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And I definitely ate wayyyy more of these than I needed. 😳 Now I remember why I don’t make these very often. They have TROUBLE written all over them! 😯

This morning, I’m on my way out the door to work on my classroom for the day. I’m lucky enough to have Mom coming to help me, so it should be fun.

Before leaving the house, however, a yummy breakfast was required:

PB & J Oats!


In the bowl:

  • 1/4 cup wheatberries
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • cinnamon & nutmeg
  • Bear Naked Fit Granola
  • PB2
  • Polaner Raspberry All Fruit

In my new Target bowl – on clearance for $1.38! 😀


Alright folks, I’m off for a few hours. Make sure to check back later on for a fun Fashion Friday post!!

Question for the Morning:

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?? 😎


  1. says

    woah, those funfetti cookies look amazing!!!! you guys look FTD (fresh to death) and DTP (down to partayyyy)! guess all the GTL pays off :-P.

  2. says

    Wow your dinner looks so good. I gave up meat recently but I think I’m going to add chicken back in. Sorry, got sidetracked for a minute.

    Love the Jersey Shore theme you had going. I went to a party recently that was JS themed. I wore a lovely Ed Hardy shirt with the shortest skirt I owned and made my face nice and bronze. Haha so fun.

    This weekend is low-key, heading to Philly to see my family. Even though its not exciting, I’m excited for it! Hope you have a fun one.

  3. says

    That bowl is adorable. Your dinner looks super healthy- it balances those cookies out :) How did you like the garlic gold?

    Good luck with your classroom! It’s my bdaay tomorrow 😀 and I’m heading to Long Island for a college roommate girls weekend. Can’t wait! :)

  4. says

    Ahhhh! I saw those bowls and plates on sale! Stupid endcaps… I keep wanting to grab some. And then start talking to myself- “Amy seriously. You live by yourself. And you have a million bowls. This is ridiculous. You can start a soup kitchen with the amount of bowls you have. Put it back now!”

    Have a great weekend! :)

  5. says

    Looks like a blast. I think cupcake batter cookies are my new thing cause they take so few ingredients. My weekend plans involve getting ready for school to start. . . Yuck it’s actually really stressful

  6. Samantha Robertson says

    OMG, I bought that exact same bowl for my oatmeal. LOL I also got the white one with the dotted circles. :-)

    I love Wheat Berries, but I haven’t tried to cook them myself. Do you cook them before adding them to the oatmeal? How do you cook them? Any tips?

  7. Brenda says

    Hello! First time posting, but I love your blog! I laughed for several minutes after reading the “shirt before the shirt” reference to Jersey Shore hahahahaha! So hilarious. Love that show. = )


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