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Your Neighborhood Party Animals

by Courtney on March 31, 2012

Things were pretty quiet around here last night…


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


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.


**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!


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.


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


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


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



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


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

Good thing today’s batch was a yummy one!


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


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 ;-)


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.


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!


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!


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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