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I’ll Be There In Five!

by Courtney on March 20, 2012

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Wahooo!! Spring has officially sprung! Happy spring to you all today! Smile

Last Night’s Dinner

On my way home from work last night, I got a call from the hubster asking how much longer it was going to be until I got back. This is rare for him to ask, so I told him about ten minutes and then asked why. His response?

“Because dinner is ready and waiting in the oven!” My response?

“I’ll be there in five!”

Don’t worry I didn’t speed too much.

For those whole five minutes, I assumed that I’d be coming home to a plate full of pierogies, since that’s what we had talked about earlier, so imagine my surprise when I walked in to THIS beauty…

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Homemade pizza with grilled chicken, peppers, and onions. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

I loved not only how big and fluffy this batch of crust was, but how nice and garlicky it was, too. We do love us some garlic…it’s a good thing it’s mutual.

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I enjoyed two slices of pizza immediately after changing into my cozies, plopping on the couch, and watching some How I Met Your Mother.

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The show was good…the pizza was great.

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Breakfast

I was really having a bit of a predicament this morning. We have a lot of veggies right now, some even chopped up, so I was feeling compelled to make an omelet. But in the end, memories of yesterday’s oats won the victory.

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Today’s batch was super similar to yesterday, with the only swap being 1/4 cup egg whites for the mashed banana. It made it slightly less sweet but gave it more of that French toast flavor that I love.

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Toppings for today included half of a chopped apple, Love Grown Foods granola, and a batch honey cinnamon peanut butter made with my PB2.

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*FYI: I got another heads up from iHerb.com (<—affiliate link) with an even BETTER offer for first time customers…effective today, my coupon code SAZ564 will have the following value, based on your order amount:

  • $10.00 off for any order of $40.00 or more
  • 5.00 off for any order less than $40.00 — no minimum!

That’s definitely the best offer I’ve seen so far!

Oh, and just in case you didn’t believe me, there were some oats underneath all those toppings. Winking smile

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And finally, before heading out for this morning, it’s time to announce the winner of the Technogel Pillow Giveaway. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

Technogel Pillow Giveaway Winner – #110 (never came forward) #390

Congratulations, Carrie! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com so we can get you set up with your brand new Technogel pillow!

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Now, it’s about time for me to tackle today’s workout, which I’m sure would be a whole heck of a lot easier if my legs weren’t feeling like the lead rods that they are right now. Oh boy!

Question for the Morning:

What are some of your favorite things about spring?

I love the warmer weather (obviously), pretty flowers, the Farmer’s Market going back outdoors, the birds chirping in the morning, Tulip Fest, the start of softball season, and all of my favorite soft serve ice cream places re-opening. Winking smile

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

That pizza looks delicious! :) I think that homemade pizzas usually taste the best!

Happy First Day of Spring!! I love the warmer weather, wearing flip flops, free Rita’s Water Ice today, and the beautiful flowers!
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2 Lindsey March 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

The green grass and flowers for sure :)
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3 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

Iced coffee and putting the roof down on my car! :)
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4 Courtney March 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

Ooooo, good call on the iced coffee!
I’d do the same thing with the roof of my car…if I could ;)

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5 Michelle@PeachyPalate March 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

The bright nights definitely! The clocks don’t change until this weekend coming over here but we’re already getting a stretch (in Ireland! :))
That pizza looks so good, I don’t think I could have stopped at two slices though! Garlic all the way!
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6 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

I appreciate spring so much more now that I live in NH! I also go to this coastal town in Maine a lot and in the spring it basically reopens – I love it!
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7 Stephanie March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

Yum, homemade pizza is the best!! I’m so excited spring is here (although the winter wasn’t bad at all). I’m looking forward to the spring-like weather that isn’t too hot, fresh cut flowers, and baseball season!

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8 Steph @ StephSnacks March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

Definitely my favorite thing about Spring is Spring Dresses!
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9 Courtney March 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

Yesssss!! :)

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10 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction March 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

I LOVE SPRING! I love the smell in the air. It just smells fresh and happy… sounds odd, but I have been in such a good mood since the weather has gotten sunny. My flowers are coming up and I cannot wait to plant more!
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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love that everything is in bloom- everything gets a fresh new start! :)
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12 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life March 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

That pizza looks amazing! Food always tastes better when your hubby makes it! :-) I used your iherb.com coupon last year to get PB2 and a new protein powder! I love those discounts!
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13 Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls March 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

Hi Courtney.. that pizza looks amazing! What did you use to make the crust? Did you make it yourself? I would LOVE the recipe! :D

Some of my favorite things for spring are going to the beach, walks outside, Sunday brunch outside and fro-yo… although that’s really an all year thing.
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14 Courtney March 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

It was actually a store-bought pizza dough that we had on hand :)

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15 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! March 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

I loe flip flops! and flowers (even though my allergies act up!) and of course that it means summeri s around the corner!
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16 Faith @ For the Health of It March 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

Aww what a lucky lady! That pizza looks like something worth speeding home for :)

In Florida, spring weather is pretty much like every season’s weather, so no fun seasonal changes for me, but I do love the later/lighter nights of daylight savings time!

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17 chelcie @ chelcie's food files March 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

I love all the spring-type food!! fresh and delicious!
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18 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

Wow, what a great hubby! :)

I love spring because of the great temperatures, mostly. I love weather in the 70′s … perfect!!
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19 Melissa @ Some Sugar Added March 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

I love that the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom on the trees on our street…so pretty!
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20 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

that first photo of the tulips is beautiful! i love tulips. we just planted some last fall for the first time, and they’re starting to poke out of the ground! i can’t wait for them to bloom. :) i also love that everything is starting to turn green and look alive again. the warmer weather is definitely a plus too!
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21 Paige @ Running Around Normal March 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

Awww, how nice of Jay! He knows how to make a mean pizza! :) Looks yummy.
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22 Caroline72 March 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

The foods are mouth watering. especially the pizza, I want to try it all..even if i’ll gained weight…
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23 Yellow Haired Girl March 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

I’m jealous! It sure isn’t very spring like where I’m at right now … there was snow on the ground yesterday! Crossing my fingers for some sunshine soon :) and how much do you love HIMYM? Last night’s ep was great!
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24 Khushboo March 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

Spring = peace out jackets/coats, hello cardigans & blazers :)
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25 Sylvia March 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

Oh my that pizza left my mouth water! Do you mind sharing what crust do you use? That crust looks so dewy and perfect- yummy!!

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26 Courtney March 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

It was a store bought dough :)

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27 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

The pizza looks yummy! Peppers and onions are my favorite kind of pizza, throw on some crushed pepers flakes and I am in heaven!!! I love How I Met Your Mother, but I really love Two Broke Girls. Last night was hilarious! I love the lady from Poland, I can’t rememebr her name cracks me up!!!
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28 Courtney March 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

YES! Stifler’s mom lol! The cook cracks us right up too. :)
We weren’t sure of the show at first, but it has definitely grown on us.

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29 Faith March 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

My favorite thing about spring is definitely the gorgeous blooms popping up all over. And the weather…warm, sunny, breezy. I even love the spring rain and thunderstorms.
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30 Ellie@Fit for the Soul March 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

Awwww that’s so sweet of your husband, and he did A PERFECT JOB WITH THAT PIZZA! I’m impressed. :) I’m glad too that my fiance and I share a love for garlic. Oh! have you tried the Greek spread/dip called melitzanosalata? IT’s an eggplant/garlic spread and prob. the strongest one you’ll ever try.
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31 Courtney March 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’ve never tried/heard of that, but it sounds AWESOME!

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32 Melissa March 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

The boost in my mood is my favorite thing! I definitely get a little seasonal depression during the cold, grey winter, but spring INSTANTLY makes me feel lighter and brighter. It’s kind of amazing, actually!
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33 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life March 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

You are one lucky girl to be getting a yummy pizza like that for dinner!
I am super excited for Spring to start. I can’t wait for the ice cream trucks to show up. I love me some Mr. Softie!
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34 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Such a sweet and talented hubbie you have, that pizza looks amazing!
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35 Becca March 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I love spring! It’s not overly hot and not cold, it’s the perfect temperature to be enjoying the outdoors. I love being able to eat outside on a restaurant patio with friends, drinking my morning coffee on the deck, farmers markets, and gym classes held outside. I could just go on and on about how much I love spring.

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36 Carol @ Lucky Zucca March 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

How I Met Your Mother is my favorite show ever!!! So awesome. That pizza looks delicious! & Thank you for sharing that coupon code.
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37 Alyssa Holt March 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I love that everything is blooming and the perfect temperature! We got a lot of rain last night and you wouldn’t believe that difference that one rainfall did to the color of our lawn — it’s beautiful!! :)

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38 Lisa March 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Yum on that pizza, lookin’ good. Oh gosh, so much about spring I love. Warmer weather, grilling!!, cuter shoes, and dresses, outdoor bbq’s, you get the idea :)
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39 Annie March 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I checked out those pierogies, they look yummy! I lived in Poland last year and I have been trying to recreate them but alas, to no avail! Do you know what sort of a recipe Jay uses? Or is it a well kept secret? :D x

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40 Courtney March 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I don’t think he really uses a recipe – we usually just saute them up a bit and add whatever we have on hand…veggies, chicken, etc. They’re super easy and great when you’re pressed for time!

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41 michelle kim March 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Delicious-looking pizza and breakfast!
My favorite thing about spring is bittersweet… I love all the blooming flowers and trees blossoming… but they give me some wicked allergies!
I also love going to the park and seeing the super cute ducklings and goslings!
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42 Courtney March 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I hear ya with the allergies…thank goodness for allergy meds, haha!

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43 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

What a nice husband, that pizza looks so good. And sounds delicious with the garlic crust!

My favorite thing about spring is finally being able to go outside and not worry about bringing a coat along!
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44 Shannon March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Favorite things about spring: warm weather, flowers blooming, ice cream stands opening, and an excuse to do work outside. :)
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45 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Your husband is SO nice to cook for you! How can I teach my boyfriend to do that??? I love spiring because of the weather, the days are longer and of course my birthday! :)

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46 Bianca March 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Ohhh..how sweet.. home made pizza.. waiting in the the oven.. after a long busy day.. Wish some one did that for me.. and I’ll Be There in Five Minutes..
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47 Cassandra Bishop March 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Pierogies are delicious! I would LOVE to come home to those sometime. That pizza looked pretty amazing though. Either would be nice :)

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48 Ashley March 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

My roommate can not sleep and would love a different pillow to try out!! figured I would try to get her one before she invested in another high-tech one!!

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49 Linda March 26, 2012 at 9:45 am

I could kick myself – it was near the end of the cut off of the give away and I didn’t get back to it on time! GAH!

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