Had To Have Them

Goooooood morning, friends! How was everyone’s weekend? Hopefully it was even an ounce more exciting than mine was. Being sick is certainly no fun, but the best way to cure it (when you can’t take much of anything for it) is to get plenty of rest…so that’s exactly what I did. Here’s what ya may have missed…

Yesterday was on and off with the cold, in sort of a weird way. I started off so-so, then I felt a little better, then I went downhill again, and then it ended with a really awful evening of my asthma acting up. The one thing that seemed to help the most was fresh air, so I sat in front of an open window for a good half hour, breathing in the fresh (and freezing) air.

Thankfully today, the cold seems to be on its way out and my asthma is getting better. I’ll still be taking it easy for the next few days in terms of exercise, etc. just to make sure that I don’t trigger another attack.

Buuuuuut hey. Enough about this damn cold that’s been taking over my life. Let’s talk about something more fun…like food.


I did manage to snap a few shots of food yesterday, including this amazing grilled sandwich I made for lunch. Tucked inside there was provolone, spinach, turkey bacon, tomatoes, and some avocado slices (added after cooking). It was solid.


During the afternoon, I did make it out of the house for a bit, which felt great (yes, I did grocery shop, but had Jay take care of getting a majority of the produce). Winking smile

Shortly after we got home, we were both hungry for dinner. Jay had already decided on his meal (he picked up cheese tortellini while we shopped) but I wasn’t in the mood for that. So instead, I put together this delicious creation.


I first cubed and sautéed a sweet potato in some EVOO, Garlic Gold, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Then I added a cooked and sliced garlic chicken sausage, followed by some steamed broccoli.

Finally, I topped it with a bit of mozzarella cheese because, well, I love cheese these days.


I used to make dinners like this ALL the time, and it’s actually been a while since I last had one. Seeing as how easy it was, I’m thinking dinner bowls may have to make some more appearances around here.

A couple of hours later, in the midst of my frustrations and sitting in the freezing cold window, I decided I needed dessert. Go figure, I’d want something cold.


I made a small dish of ice cream with a crumbled cookie bar underneath and rainbow sprinkles. It totally hit the spot and made my mood much brighter. Smile



Since I had a little bit of extra time here this morning before my appointment, I used it to my advantage and enjoyed a cooked, sit-down breakfast.


I thought I wanted coffee, so I brewed a cup of decaf, but I probably only had about 5 sips out of it. Whoops.

Breakfast itself was a much better hit though; 1 egg + 1 egg white scrambled with a huge handful of spinach and some ketchup.


To go with my eggs, I also enjoyed half of a cinnamon Greek yogurt bran muffin <—I know, sounds delicious, right? I happened to find these in the bakery department yesterday afternoon while shopping and decided that I HAD to have them. I snacked on half of one yesterday after shopping, and had another half this morning, and they really are super awesome.


I’m totally blaming my sweet cravings on that impulse buy. Winking smile


Odds & Ends…

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Congratulations, Carol! Email me at sweettoothcourtney at gmail dot com so we can get you set up with your goodies!


Time to head out shortly…I’ll catch you guys later today! Happy Monday, everyone!!

Question for the Morning:

What’s the last real, true craving you caved on?


  1. Danielle says

    Plain chocolate ice cream(Stewarts) with pb melted on top. Biggest Loser challenge starts toady so I had one last hurrah, and it was worth it!!! :)

  2. says

    i am glad you are feeling better! btw, i always thought jelly on the egg sandwiches that you eat looked so strange, but i just had to finally try it yesterday… wow, i must say i thoroughly enjoyed it!! I may even be addicted. Too bad during the week I never wake up early enough to cook myself a nice warm breakfast. How did you even think of that combo???
    and you look beautiful in your 12 week preg. pic. :)
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  3. Nicole says

    My ONLY pregnancy craving thus far has been strawberry frosted Pop-Tarts. My hubby earned major brownie points for going out one night and grabbing a box during the middle of a freak snow storm! :)

  4. says

    That sandwich looked EPIC!!!! Now I need one. Like stat.

    Also, I TOTALLY craved cheese while I was pregnant! And the types of cheese you have to be careful of, like goat and blue and feta. Great, now I need to stop at the store on the way home and pick up some cheese and stuff for a blta. :)
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  5. says

    I’ve been craving chocolate nonstop lately – this weekend I ate half a box of sea salt & dark chocolate covered caramels. So good. I took the rest of the box to work this morning to give to my coworkers. Started on a nutrition plan this morning that they are definitely NOT a part of.
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  6. says

    Doesn’t it figure that you would crave something cold, like ice cream, when you were already cold? I always seem to do that. I just don’t get how some people say they won’t eat ice cream if it is winter. It is kind of like eating soup when it is hot out…I definitely make chili in the middle of summer! 😉
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  7. Stephanie Abbott says

    Okay so my mom filled me in on this one and I love it: sharp cheddar cheese on bran muffins. Even cinnamon bran muffins! It’s TOO good! It works really well and my mom told me she lived on them when she was pregnant with me! (Well, that and peach yogurt…non greek…they weren’t privvy to the good stuff back then!)

  8. says

    Oddly enough- butter. And I don’t know if that is a craving for fats- might need to get some more healthy fats in my diet or due to the lack of calories (different reasonings thanks to google). So I made sure to have it on some toast, totally hit the spot.
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