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Got the Bejesus Scared Outta Me

by Courtney on April 14, 2011

This afternoon, I had the bejesus scared outta me!!

Typically, Jay and I keep the door to our bedroom closed, in an attempt to keep any extra Cody fur out of the room. It helps a lot with my whole allergies & asthma situation.

Occasionally, however, we’ll open the door for a bit to let the fresh air circulate; and since today was a beautiful day, I had the windows opened and decided I’d let the airflow do its thing.

Well, as I was walking back into our bedroom with a hamper full of laundry, I happened to look down, only to see a sneaky set of eyes fixated on me…


I don’t know why it scared me so bad, but my goodness he is sneaky!



What a little CREEPER! Surprised smile



Tonight’s dinner was somewhat of a random assortment. I was really craving a nice, baked sweet potato, so I started with that and just went from there.


To get some greens, I actually heated up a box of frozen green beans & almonds. Sometimes, frozen, steam-fresh veggies are great! I had about 3/4 of the package. Smile


Then I wanted some extra source of protein, so I decided to toast up another slice of my Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax bread and topped it with some peanut butter.


And, of course, the star of tonight’s show! I can’t even tell you when the last time was that I had a baked sweet potato. 95% of the time, sweet potatoes are consumed as fries and that’s how I want ‘em.


But tonight’s sweet ‘tater totally hit the spot. I sprayed the outside with some butter spray, sprinkled some S&P, poked it with a fork a few times, and baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour. It was so nice and soft that I didn’t even need a knife to cut through it!


Of course, the toppings didn’t hurt either. I generous dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup made this a potato to remember. Smile


The Blogiversary Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Thank you all SO MUCH for entering my blogiversary giveaway. Some of you had some seriously creative comments and I wish I had the money to be able to give everyone a giveaway prize! Alas, I’ve yet to find my inner-millionaire, so the one lucky winner IS…




Congratulations, girl! Send me an email with your shipping info to and I’ll get that package out to ya ASAP! Smile


Jay and I are off to go visit some my dad, brother, and a couple friends back up at the bowling alley again tonight for their last night of bowling!

See ya’ll in the morning!

Question for the Evening:

What’s your favorite way to eat a sweet potato?

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1 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Congrats to Gabriela! I love sweet tatters with almond butter or with maple syrup and cinnamon :D


2 Danica April 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

sweet potato fries for the win every time!


3 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Ahhh – Cody is a total creeper! I love the picture of him with just his head popping out from underneath the bed. Love it. Sweet potato fries are the way to go – I also like sweet potato & black bean chili. Have fun bowling tonight, Courtney!


4 Erica April 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm

lol. cody the creeper. he’s adorable!
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5 Kimberley April 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I love random put together meals, however they dont always look pretty, but they sure do taste good :)


6 Melissa April 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Great minds must think alike–I did a Twice Baked Sweet Potato tonight! :) I love fries, but this twice baker gives them a run for their money!

Cody is too cute. And I’m not a cat person, so that says a lot coming from me! If I could guarantee he’d be as cute as Cody, I’d consider getting a kitty for myself!
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7 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Yayyy I’m so excited I won!! Emailing you now :)

Fave way to eat a sweet tater = microwaved with hummus + nutritional yeast. Sounds weird, tastes delicious!
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8 Parita @ myinnershakti April 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I love baked sweet potatoes as well – with pecans and a little brown sugar! YUMMY! Your cat is sooo pretty!
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9 Kate April 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Congrats Gabriela! That’s so exciting!

My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is the way my mom makes them for Thanksgiving. Instead of the traditional sweet potato casserole, this one has a topping of brown sugar, coconut and pecans. It is addicting! What’s even better is mixing the left over sweet potato casserole with Irish potatoes to get mixed mashed potatoes (white and sweet). SO good!
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10 Courtney April 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Oh myyyyyyyy! ;)


11 Lauren April 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I smiled at the Cody pics! My cat, Chloe, loves to hide and reach her arm out to grab one of the dogs when they walk by. She’s sneaky! Your dinner looks delish! I am craving a sweet potato now. :)
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12 Kelly April 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I like to cube them up and roast them…like a sweet potato hash! And the ones that get a little extra burned are the best!
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13 Karen April 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

My cat always manages to sneak up on me and scare me too! He usually comes flying out of no where!! My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is in fries format!!
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14 Charlie April 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

My favorite is sweet potato fries too ;).
And Oh She Glow’s Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad! It’s my go-to recipe when I need to bring lunch to school Easy, quick and delicious!
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15 Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel April 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

bread and sweet potatoes- seriously the best carbs <3
hehe your cat is priceless-what a cutie!!! :)


16 Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries April 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Hahaha, those pictures are so cute. I love how his head is just poking out from under the bed! It’s almost like he knows that he creeped you out!

That sweet potato looks good, too bad I already ate dinner because I definitely want one now!
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17 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen April 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

OMG I’m in love with your cat!! ha ha! ♥- Katrina
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18 Khushboo April 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

Sweet potatoes are my favorite. Love grilling in them in the oven and then eating with houmous, greek yogurt, or ketchup- YUM!
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19 Kate Horning April 15, 2011 at 12:55 am

I love sweet potatoes yum, and your cat is adorable!
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20 Kara April 15, 2011 at 2:53 am

Such a funny post. I’m studying Organic Chem tonight and whenever I need a laugh, I come back to this post and look at your crazy cat. It’s something my cats would do and it makes me instantly happy.


21 Sarah April 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

What a little creeper under the bed!! That sweet potato looks awesome, i may need to have one for lunch!
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22 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet April 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm

LOLOL omg Cody is too cute. I die… I’m surprised that Cody always stays still for your photos, since my pictures of my cat always end up being a blur of fur.

I love baking sweet taters, but microwaving is definitely the most convenient.
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23 Alexis July 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

you have the cutest stinking cat ever!


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