Tear down the cobwebs and remove the zombies from the trees – Halloween 2K10 is ovah!
We had the cutest trick-or-treaters last night, including a TON of Harry Potters. (I gave extra candy to the Harry’s – those round glasses are adorable!)
We even had a visit from a mischievous Dalmatian puppy.
FINN! :D My brother and sister-in-law brought him over so Ben and I could see him in his costume and so he, (aka my brother – candy addiction runs in the family,) could get some Halloween treats. ;)
He looked ADORABLE, but was having a bit of an allergic reaction to some chocolate (and me apparently) – poor little guy!!
We handed out a good bit of candy, but still have a TON leftover. I made the torturous right decision and sent the leftovers to work with Ben today. He had to go in for a couple hours and I am MORE than happy to say sayonara to it. Blech. I don’t want to see another piece of candy for…at least 8 hours… ;)
Today was geared toward balancing it all out. Starting with a trip to the gym and a killer treadmill sesh:
|5-15||Start at 7.0 and increase .1 every minute||1%|
|20-30||Start at 7.0 and increase .1 every minute||1%|
|35-45||Start at 7.0 and increase .1 every minute||1%|
Not going to lie this was pretty brutal and quite a bit of time spent on the treadmill for me (I usually can’t take more than 40 minutes on the hamster wheel,) but I tried to zone out to Father of the Bride 2 playing on the tv and all in all it was a great workout. TOUGH, but great!
Went home, cleaned up and went grocery shopping! Here’s our booty:
- Dole Salad Mix
- Russet Potato/Sweet Potato
- Green onions
- Honeycrisp Apples
- 2lbs 93/7 lean ground beef
- Chuck roast (bound for the freezer – it was on sale!)
- Pecorino Cheese
- Low-Sodium DiLusso Turkey
- Swiss Cheese
- Freschetta California Style Bacon, Spinach & Artichoke Pizza (had a free coupon!)
- Taco Seasoning
- Diced Green Chilis
- Great Northern Beans
- Beef Bullion
- Salad Dressing
- Taco Shells
Total: $55. A tad higher than what I would have predicted, but the chuck roast and 93/7 lean ground beef really stuck it to me. I plan to use these items and some Farmer’s Market goodies to create some good eats this week!
After THAT (wow I’ve done a lot today!) this couple,
met this couple,
for a Mexican feast at Monterrey!
My go-to Mexican joint!
The chips were just excellent today.
Nice and airy and crispy.
And the salsa was flowin’ like water. 4 hungry people go through a LOT of salsa. I’m just sayin’.
Per usual, our meal was out in no time at all. Cheese & Bean Enchiladas with Rice!
The best rice on the planet! Just when I thought I was done, I went back and ate it all. Totally worth it.
This afternoon I shall be making some breakfasts for the week and letting dinner simmer away on the stove. I’ll be back with deets!