Does This Ever Happen To You Guys?

I’m so, so thankful for the fact that we have friends.

Specifically, today, I’m thankful for our male friends who offered to give up some of their Tuesday evening to come and help Jay out with our back deck.

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Because if it wasn’t them out there, it’d be me…and that would just be bad for all involved. Besides, Jay, Jeff, and Brian are getting done a heck of a lot more than I could. I have a feeling it’ll be done much sooner than later now…thank you boys!

Jay decided to order some pizza and wings for the three of them to have while they work, but I opted to pass on the takeout and try to cook up some of the crazy amount of food we have in the house right now.

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Does this ever happen to you guys? It’s like, all of a sudden, you have a crapload of food in the house and you have no idea where to even begin or what to do with it? I mean, just look at fridge and freezer…it’s reee-donk-u-lous.

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And slightly embarrassing. Embarrassed smile

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And not only do we have veggies from our garden, but we also have veggies from the store, AND veggies from our next store neighbor as of last night. Tomatoes and peppers the size of my head!

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Don’t get me wrong…I’m certainly not complaining. I just need to work on making a dent in what we have. So to start a bit on that, I ended up eating the last piece of Spaghetti Pie cold from the fridge at around 5:00pm. I was hungry and I had intentions of just going in for a bite…then before I knew it, it was practically gone. Oops.

Shortly after that incident, I started preparing what I did have planned to make…

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More roasted green beans + roasted cherry tomatoes (cooked the same way as yesterday) + a mini, baked sweet potato, topped with salsa and plain Chobani.

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To cook the potato, I popped it in the microwave for a quick 1:30, coated it with spray butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then popped it right on the same roasting pan as the veggies. 12 minutes later and everything was done.

Talk about easy peasy!

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I’m pretty positive that I have another snack on the agenda for later today. I seem to be a bottomless pit today, which rarely ever happens…so I’m just going to take advantage of it.

Hey, if the tummy’s grumblin,’ don’t leave it hangin,’ right? Winking smile

Roasted Green Beans and Steak Fajita Wraps

Goooooood morning! How are things shakin’ for everyone this morning?

We’ve got a little bit of rain that just finished up over here, which would normally make things feel quite cozy and comfy, but it’s so darn muggy! I don’t know what happened? Humidity always makes me feel just so…icky.

Last Night’s Dinner

Ooooo baby, was it a good one!

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We had (and still do have) a good portion of steak leftover from Sunday’s dinner, so I decided to repurpose some of it last night with some grilled steak fajita wraps. I used a couple LaTortilla Factory wraps and filled them up with some thinly sliced steak, a slice of provolone cheese, sautéed peppers and onions, and a smear of guacamole.

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Besides the fact that the guacamole was spicier than spicy (I bought a box of Wholly Guacamole snack packs and accidentally grabbed the spicy kind, and I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy food) these wraps were sooo good. To “grill” them, I simply placed them right into the sauté pan that the peppers and onions were in and let them crisp up on each side…just enough to make the insides warm and delicious.

On the side, I roasted up a batch of green beans (and ended up tossing some extra sautéed peppers and onions on top) that came out awesome.

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The green beans were ridiculously easy to make…you ready for this?

Roasted Green Beans

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Toss ~1-2 lb green beans (already washed and trimmed) in a bowl with 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and 1/4-1/8 tsp garlic powder.
  • Spread evenly onto roasting pan lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until they just start to brown.

It was a great, great dinner, which left the boy (and me) very happy. Smile

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Breakfast

I was *this close* to having the same breakfast sammy I had yesterday, but after making one for Jay this morning (I’m on a roll, I’ll tell ya!) I decided I wasn’t in the mood.

I wanted waffles.

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And look at me…I even took a picture of them – again – after I told you I wouldn’t.

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I’m such a fibber.

Today I was back to Van’s waffles, and now I honestly can’t tell which ones I like better. These were good, but the last ones I had were just as good, cheaper, and had four more in the box. I don’t know…I think I may have to go back to my Eggo NutriGrain’s.

I feel like I’m going to be spending my entire day in the kitchen today. I have a few recipes to try out for a freelance piece I’m doing, and then I have to start making some cupcakes for Kathryn’s rehearsal dinner on Thursday (I’m so honored she asked me!). It’ll be very interesting to see what my food intake is like today. Winking smile

Oh, and as a side note? I am ridiculously sore from yesterday’s workout. Yes, from a 10 minute strength workout. Sayonara, strength and stamina!

Question for the Morning:

What’s the last meal you made that was a great success for all?