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Your Neighborhood Party Animals

by Courtney on March 31, 2012

Things were pretty quiet around here last night…

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Which was perfectly fine by all three of us. You can just call us your neighborhood party animals.

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I love how he looks so nice and innocent…looks can be very deceiving. Winking smile

Once I got home from work last night, I decided to pour myself a beer in my favorite Oktobeerfest frosty mug (well, it was frosty when I first started sipping on it). This particular brew was a Kona Longboard Island Lager which is one of Jay’s favorites.

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**Creeper alert**

For dinner, Jay and I kept things pretty simple. He had leftovers, I was craving Mexican, we had a ripe avocado that needed to be used up, and Jay wanted some guacamole. Bing, bam, BOOM!

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This particular batch of guacamole I whipped up was probably one of my best, and I didn’t measure a thing. Funny how that happens sometimes, isn’t it? I used about 3/4 of the avocado, some fresh minced garlic, diced tomatoes, red onion, salt, and pepper. So easy.

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My dinner was pretty amazing…I’ll call this a Mexican Chopped Salad.

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To make it, I simply threw together some torn romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, 1/4 of an avocado, corn, black beans, red onion, and quinoa(!!), and tossed it all together in a quick vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • salt & pepper

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Restaurant quality, I tell you! Give it a try – especially adding in the quinoa. YUM.

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Breakfast

I really wanted pancakes today, but I didn’t feel like dirtying all the dishes for them. So I made oatmeal instead…

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…which I quickly realized uses only one dish less than pancakes would have. Go figure.

Good thing today’s batch was a yummy one!

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I put together a basic batch of oatmeal, with lots of blueberries mixed in, plus a batch of honey cinnamon peanut butter.

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I’m actually starting to run low again on the PB2, so it may almost be time to order some more.

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Time to head off to work…and maybe a workout after that? We’ll see what I feel like when the time comes. Winking smile

Hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start!

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1 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

First I have to say your dog is so cute!!! he he Your salad looks amazing and breakfast! Now I think I need to make some oatmeal, I’m starving!!
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2 Courtney March 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hahaha, Cody is a cat ;-)

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3 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 31, 2012 at 11:10 am

Haha I had to laugh at this. I’m sure Jennifer meant cat, but that was too funny! ;) Obviously we all have our “weekend brains” on … right, Jennifer? :)
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4 Lauren March 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

Funny girl because I was craving pancakes today too but just like you, didn’t have the energy to clean the dishes. I made the exact same bowl of oatmeal. :) Happy Saturday!
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5 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

Love Mexican inspired salads! When the weather is warm, I can’t get enough. Sometimes I like to crunch up a few tortilla chips on top if I’m really feeling crazy :-)
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6 Khushboo March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

I kinda wanna cancel my dinner plans in lieu of Mexican tonight ;)
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7 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

I had pancakes this morning too – I had oatmeal all week so I was craving something different! have a good Friday!
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8 Becca March 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

I was exciting and had cereal for breakfast because I had to be at work nice and early. Cody is SO cute :) I’m thinking I need to make that salad! I would never have thought to add quinoa. Great idea!
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9 Janae Wise March 31, 2012 at 9:43 am

That guacamole looks amazing. I’m salivating. Guacamole for breakfast, why not?
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10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

Pancakes sound really good, but then again so does oatmeal. But since I’m moving, it’s toast with banana for me…
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11 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 31, 2012 at 9:49 am

we were quite the “party animals” last night too. ;) we rented a redbox, and i was fast asleep on the couch by 9 PM. haha.
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12 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 31, 2012 at 10:00 am

I love it when I eyeball something and it comes out perfect – and guacamole is the best!
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13 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

Hahah I felt like such a party animal because my husband and I managed to stay up late enough to watch the megamillions drawing. I then went to bed right away trying not to be upset over the fact that I wouldn’t be flying to Fiji today with my winnings. :(
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14 Kelli-Ann March 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

Love the Cody pictures and the Mexican-themed dinner! I love Mexican food. My cat Emma loves to curl up on anything. Her favorite is my fiancee’s Giants blanket! I am very offended by that as I am a HUGE Jets fan. My dad had season tickets when I was young so I used to go to a ton of games. Now, my sister and I go to one game each season.

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15 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

That quick Mexican dinner looks delicious!!
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16 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

Precious Cody… don’t you just love how they can SO turn their innocent cute face on?
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17 Elisabeth March 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Quiet nights are my favorite nights! Though my 2 year old hasn’t had much appreciation for them in the past week. I’m exhausted!

How much quinoa did you add? I was planning a Mexican inspired salad for dinner tonight anyway!

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18 michelle kim March 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Awww! Cody is so cute! :D
And that guacamole looks totally delicious! I hope to find some avocados on sale so I could try making a batch.
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19 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl March 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I swear, red onions makes all the difference to a bowl of guacamole!

You cat looks So comfy! I wish I could sleep like that! And I love how he is peeking out from under your bed. ;)
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20 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Your oatmeal looks scrumptious!

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21 Lisa April 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I almost had pancakes too, I was reallllyyy craving them this morning but had overnight oats in the fridge so I resisted, plus I was still tired so no extra effort for me today ;) I love all the mexican inspired food you guys had, enjoy your sunday!
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