Rockin’ Out & Wrapping Gifts

Wow, it’s been a while since I gave you guys a full recap on the day’s eats, hasn’t it? Boy oh boy, where does the time go??? :shock:

Alright, well let’s get this post started!

First up: today’s yumm-o breakfast; nothin’ new, but certainly a favorite of mine!

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I combined a container of vanilla Chobani with 1/2 a sliced banana + about 1/2 cup blueberries + a sprinkling of cinnamon.

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It’s another case of “hairy berries!” ;)

Once I got to work, I mixed everything all together with some Kashi Heart to Heart cereal + a little granola.

I <3 yogurt messes. :-D

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Today’s coffee had to be enjoyed out of a regular mug, which I must say, I REALLY enjoyed! I don’t know, call me crazy, but it just felt so much “cozier” to enjoy my coffee at work out of a regular mug, rather than my travel mug?

Oh, and in case you’re wondering…coffee was enjoyed out of the travel mug because I happened to drive away yesterday morning with the full coffee mug still on the roof. :roll: Needless to say, I think it may be busted. :oops:

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Lunch

I was totally rushing to leave the house for work today, but this spectacular reason was sooooo worth it:

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I’ve really been lacking in the veggie department, and actually woke up craving a nice fresh veggie salad for lunch today. So I mixed up anything I could find in our veggie drawer: romaine, grape tomatoes, carrots, pickles, red peppers, and corn.

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I drizzled my salad with a little salad crack Newman’s Own Light Balsamic.

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On the side, I had a HUGE, juicy pear,

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and a little later, finished off the rest of my Popcorn Indiana Chip’Ins. Definitely gonna need to go get more of these babies…they’re fantastic!!

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Workout

My original plan for today was to hit up the gym after work for a little BodyPump, but after analyzing my “To-Do” list, I realized I’d be better off to just head home and do a workout there. Thanks to my trusty Exercise on Demand, I sweated it out (sorta) with a little Yoga Meltdown with my gal pal Jillian. ;) No idea why, but today’s workout seemed super intense?!? It’s ok…I love feelin’ the burrrrrrn. ;)

Dinner

A random mix of sorts, but I was on my own so I just went with the first thing that came to mind: chicken sausage!

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Since we don’t have any rolls conducive to chicken sausages, I decided to slice up my link and place it on a whole Arnold’s Sandwich Thin.

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I then topped the other half with a slice of provolone cheese, plopped ‘em back on the stove top, and let ‘em get toasty and melty. Yummmm. :-P

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On the side, I roasted up some zucchinis with a little non-stick cooking spray, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, & oregano. They were actually a tid-bit spicy. :shock:

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Now I’m in the process of doing up some laundry, rockin’ out to Christmas tunes on Pandora, and wrapping up some Christmas presents. I’ve got a Blogger Holiday Gift Exchange gift to send out tomorrow……

Maybe it’s YOURS! ;)

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I just love the holiday season!!

Question for the Evening:

Do you enjoy wrapping presents or do you find it tedious?

I love it! I just crank up the Christmas tunes, set out all my supplies, and get to work. :)

Fun At The Football Game!

Hey, you win some…you lose some!

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Despite a disappointing loss from my Jets yesterday, our crew still managed to have a good time. :)

The ride down to the stadium encouraged the opening of the TJ’s peanut butter pretzels I’ve been holding onto for almost a month and a half now

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I don’t anticipate these being around much longer now…HOLY YUM-O! :-P

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Once we got down to the game, the weather was still dry so we hung out and did a little tailgating (my favorite!)

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I promise Joe & Kate…I mean that in the BEST way possible! ;)

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Normally when my family goes down to Jets games, we like to really get into the tailgating; coolers packed, snacks stashed, and the grill smokin’! Unfortunately, since the forecast was calling for bad weather, we decided to keep things simple by packing some snacks and picking up some subs on the way.

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These chip’ins popcorn chips from Popcorn Indiana may seriously be one of my new favorite snacks. I already loved their kettle corn, but after picking these up at the store, I think they may take the cake. They’re light, salty, and totally unique in texture. Two thumbs up from me! :)

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I also ordered a bomb-diggity sub of honey smoked turkey & provolone with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles & honey mustard. YUM!

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And of course, what December 12th football tailgating would be complete without some Christmas cookies? I munched on two of my M&M chocolate chip cookies while chatting away.

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Unfortunately, the longer we were sitting outside, the wind started to pick up and it started to get rather chilly. I noticed my Raynaud’s disease kickin’ in…

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…so I decided to start with the layering! The general consensus after all layering was complete was that I looked like a linebacker. Hey, you think they’ll hire me?

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About an hour and a half before game time, we made our way up and into the stadium. I must say, the new Jets stadium is pretty impressive!

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To ensure that my poor little fingers were toasty warm, I made sure to pack up all my hand warmers I’ve acquired over the years; hand warmers make great stocking stuffers for me! ;)

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They worked like a charm!

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Luckily, it didn’t rain for the entire game – probably only about half of it. We all agreed that the weather definitely could have been worse, and that we all had a great time…even if only two out of four of us could claim “victory.” ;)

I’m pretty excited for tonight…I’m going to be heading over to my parents’ house to “borrow” their kitchen so I can “host” my Nasoya “Wrappy Hour” party!

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A couple months ago, I was chosen as one of the lucky hostesses from Nasoya and was given a goody bag of some great products to use.

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I’ve never ventured into using anything with won ton wrappers or anything like that, so it should be interesting!

But for now, I’m off to work! Hope you all have a Marvelous Monday ahead of you!!

Question for the Day:

What foods would you like to try eating or preparing that you have yet to try?