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.

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Any guesses?


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:

Time Speed Incline
0-1 4.0 1%
1-3 6.3 1%
3-5 6.5 1%
5-15 Start at 7.0 and increase .1 every minute 1%
15-20 4.0 1%
20-30 Start at 7.0 and increase .1 every minute 1%
30-35 4.0 1%
35-45 Start at 7.0 and increase .1 every minute 1%
45-50 3.5 0%
Total: 5.15 miles  

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:

The Produce


  • Dole Salad Mix
  • Russet Potato/Sweet Potato
  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno
  • Green onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Honeycrisp Apples

Refrigerated Items


  • 2lbs 93/7 lean ground beef
  • Chuck roast (bound for the freezer – it was on sale!)
  • Pecorino Cheese
  • Low-Sodium DiLusso Turkey
  • Swiss Cheese

The Rest


  • 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!

See ya!