Posts tagged ‘soup’

September 8, 2011

I take it back

I know I said I was Craving Fall last week….but I take it back. Can I take it back? I’m not ready to put away the bikinis and flip-flops or buy overpriced produce and fruit.

I’m pretty sure I had my last summer-type meal on Saturday 😦

Grilled chicken, grilled corn salad, fresh fruit, and potato cobb salad..mmm

Ever since then it’s been raining, flooding, cold and dreary aka miserableness I’ve unpacked all of the coats and filled the storage closet.

I’ve had to wear my rainboots for the past 3 days

I’ve bought tea 30404 times a day. I don’t exaggerate.

I’ve drunk marshmallows hot chocolate every night for dessert

Eaten comforting foods such as soups, grilled tomato and cheese sandwiches and mashed potatoes.

Oh and these pumpkin enchiladas – I posted the recipe in January but felt it was time for them to make a comeback.

My outfits have consisted of jackets and jeans or plaid shirts.

So now I’m craving Summer… I want my tan, my dresses and the fact that I’m soaked by the time that I walk to work because of sweat, not rain back. Bring back the sun, I beg of you!

This post goes to prove…a girl is never satisfied.

QUESTIONS: What’s your favorite rainy day meal? I’m going with Grilled Cheese with tomato and Soup!

May 12, 2011

Eating, Wearing, Doing

I’m a little late with this…but as they(who?) say better late than never. I had a lot going on yesterday that I will fill you all in on VERY shortly. Thank you to everyone who wished me a better day after my bad day… I know it could always be worse and nothing was so traumatizing that I can’t laugh about it now – so no more pity party for me 🙂 I felt like myself again yesterday!

My What I ate Wednesday from Jenn’s blog is going to be my What I wore, ate and did Monday!

First up food… Last week I showed you a normal day of eating. Monday’s was NOT so normal. But it’s all about balance 🙂

Breakfast: Pretty large bowl of Raisin Bran. This is the ONLY cereal that can keep me full for hours. It may also be because I probably had 2 1/2 servings in there!

Lunch: Met up with my boyfriend at his work and went to a Thai Restaurant. We had the worst service ever. I ate all of my soup and half of my main dish. My mouth was on fire! Soup: Sweet Corn w/ Chicken & Main Dish: Hot Garlic w/ sautéed Shrimp and Jasmine Rice

Dinner: Since I was still in NJ, I met up with my boyfriend to run some errands – We were starving afterwards and stopped at Sullivans in Hoboken. I was in the mood for buffalo sauce again. Shocker. My meal was Grilled Chicken w/ melted Mozzarella and Buffalo sauce on italian bread with a side of fries. I ate one half of the sandwich and maybe half of the fries. We wanted to walk to a dessert place so we didn’t want to be too stuffed.

Dessert: My boyfriend and I split the Marshmallow Crunch Sundae from Ralph’s Ice. This place has the best sundaes!! We’ve gotten 2 kinds here before and I’ve never been disappointed. In this particular one: Vanilla soft serve, Hot choc syrup, Marshmallow fluff, Mini chocolate chips and homemade crushed graham crackers. Deliciousness.

What I wore Monday:

It was a tad bit windy on Monday so this dress only lasted for a portion of the day.

Since we are on the topic of fashion, here are 10 fun facts I came across yesterday!

10 interesting fashion facts of the day

1. Clothes that are dry cleaned last longer.
2. False eyelashes were first invented for producer D.W. Griffith who wanted to enhance one of his actresses eyes in a 1916 film. The eyelashes were made out of human hair.
3. It is within the last 200 years that children have had their own distinct clothes. They used to just wear a smaller size of adult clothing.
4. An item of clothing is considered vintage if it dates back from 1920 to 1960. Anything after this date is considered retro.
5. The skirt is the second oldest women’s garment in history.
6. The use of perfume goes as ar back as the Egyptian era, where they would use perfume in religious rituals.
7. Before 1850 clothes were hand stitched by those that wore them. Clothes were not made for fashion, but rather for commodity.
8. In the 1500’s fashion designers showed off their designs by making doll size clothing versions of their own fashions.
9. Egyptian women used to use henna to lighten their hair.
10. In Canada alone, each person creates about 7 kilograms of textile waste that fills our landfills.
I found these very interesting. Fake eyelashes have almost been around for 100 years!?
I don’t have a gym I can attend near my boyfriend’s house and wasn’t in the mood for a run outside so I did a quick 20 minute at home workout. As long as your moving it’s good for you! Here is one of the moves. Try it out at home
This move rolls yoga and strength into one neat package. They’re so effective because every exercise calls on your entire core and requires balance (thanks to the yoga moves), so your whole body–not just the targeted muscle–works through its full range of motion. Tackle the move two nonconsecutive days a week and you’ll notice sleeker definition–and a calmer mindset–within four weeks.
Lateral Bend and Reach*Works core, shoulders, hamstrings, and inner thighs

Grab a pair of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells and stand with your feet about four feet apart. Turn your left foot out 90 degrees. Raise your right arm straight up above your shoulder, palm facing in (A). Brace your abs and bend to the left, lowering the left dumbbell to your left ankle (B). Rise back up, keeping your right arm overhead. Do 12 to 15 reps, then repeat on the other side. Do three sets, resting for up to 30 seconds between sets.

I’m off for a Morning workout…Long day ahead of me! Have a wonderful day 🙂

QUESTIONS: Do you ever have days you eat out more than once? It’s not my preferred way of eating my meals but it happens! Do you do at home workouts if you cant make it to a gym? I tend to do more in the Summer because I can take it outside.