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We Be Chillin’

by Courtney on November 14, 2010

It’s been a pretty “chill” day in this household today.

Jay and I originally had plans to meet up for breakfast with some of our friends, but unfortunately, hubby woke up with a migraine this morning and has been on the couch all day. Poor guy…I used to get migraines; they are no joke. :oops:

So after realizing our morning plans were given the kibosh, I decided to lace up my sneaks for a run on the treadmill. I completed 4.25 miles in just under 40 minutes, by doing various intervals throughout. I felt great! AND, I must say…it’s quite nice to actually have a TV in front of the treadmill to watch now!

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This morning Austin Powers was on, which provided a few good laughs. It definitely makes the time go by much quicker. :)

After showering up and eating a quick breakfast of toast with PB + pumpkin cream cheese + banana slices (YAY for recycled photos!) ;)

I went and took care of our grocery shopping for the week. I grabbed an iced coffee with skim milk on my way to the store; I don’t know what it is, but I almost always need something to sip on while perusing through the aisles. :-P

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Once I got home, I did some laundry…which is always a favorite of mine (notice the sarcasm?) and caught up on some magazines. Believe it or not, I still have two more waiting for me. :shock:

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Then it was time to just be lazy. Cody got in on the action too.

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But I DID make sure he was up to see the Jets get their victory today. WOOO HOOO!

He was obviously just as excited as me. ;)

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After the game, it was time to make some dinner. I already planned on having some of our leftover Bruschetta Chicken Bake, but I decided to whip up a snazzy green bean dish to go along with the meal.

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After cooking up the green beans, I sautéed them up in a little balsamic vinaigrette dressing, mixed with tomato and onion. It was super quick, and hubby looooved em!

Balsamic Green Beans with Tomato & Onion

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup light balsamic vinaigrette dressing (I used Newman’s Own Light Balsamic)
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Gold
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Drizzle lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place green beans in 2qt saucepan filled with 1 inch water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook 6-8 minutes until crisp tender. Drain green beans and rinse immediately with cold water. Put aside.
  2. Using a medium skillet over medium heat, cook onions in balsamic dressing about 3-4 minutes, until tender. Stir in tomatoes, garlic, garlic gold, and salt. Simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Add green beans, stir to combine, and allow to heat through. Drizzle with lemon juice right before serving. ENJOY! :-P

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This stuff is just as good the second time around. YUM!!

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I’m thinking maybe a movie is in order this evening? I need a little somethin’ to combat those Sunday blues. I think I need to go check out my video stash! :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Question for the Evening:

What’s the last good movie YOU saw??

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1 Darcy Pogue November 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Ian and I started to watch Shutter Island last night, but we didn’t put it in til almost 10 and we both fell asleep about a half hour into it……..does that count?

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2 It All Changes November 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

We saw The Social Network on vacation and it was awesome.

Also I netflixed White on Rice and it was cute and funny.

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3 Liz @ Blog is the New Black November 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I tried watching Avatar TWICE yesterday and fell asleep- but the thing is, I think I really would have liked it if I could have stayed awake! Haha.

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4 Charlie November 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I don’t even remember the last time I saw a good movie! Really want to see the Social Network, though.

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5 Melissa November 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I really liked Despicable Me. Sometimes cute little cartoons just do the trick, ya know??

TV while on the treadmill is KEY! I even take a hand towel with me & cover up the time so I’m not constantly looking at it. That + intervals really makes the time go quickly! :D

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6 Lauren November 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

The last awesome movie I saw (in the theater) was Inception. However I just watched The Proposal for the second time today. I love that movie, its hysterical!

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7 onehungrymonster November 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I saw “Life as you know it” over the weekend, I really enjoyed it, it was funny, but abit sad as well. What I am hanging out for is the new Harry Potter, it opens here on the 18th of Nov.

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8 movesnmunchies November 15, 2010 at 2:03 am

the last movie I saw The Social Network! it was really good- I definitely recommend it!

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