Quick as a Cricket

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Can someone please confirm that I am in the right state? Season? HEMISPHERE?! 8O

Sixty seven degrees on January 5th. In Iowa.

I don’t know whether to laugh because this is so deliriously wonderful, or cry because it means the Mayans might be right!

I decided to go with the former, and listened to tropical island-type tunes from Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley on Pandora all day, then laced up the new Hawkeye-inspired sneakers (black with yellow stripes!) I got at the Addidas outlet store in DC, and hit up my very favorite trail for a run in the sunshine after work. 8)

3.5 miles in 30 minutes and 30 seconds. Quick as a cricket, and back just in time to see the last hot pink rays disappear from the skyline. Pure gloriousness!!!

Ok but seriously, outdoor runs and pina coladas aside, this weather is weird…right? EEK!

In other news, I received the following e-coupon from Papa Murphy’s around 3:30 this afternoon, and promptly forwarded it to Ben with one word. “Dinner?”

Not 15 seconds later came his reply. “YESSSSS!”

We love Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizza in this household. It’s fresh, inexpensive, and their deLITE thin crust ‘zas come in really great flavor combos like Chicken Parmesan, which combines grilled chicken with tomatoes, parmesan cheese, garlic, fresh spinach, and mozzarella cheese. It’s the ‘ish!

I wish you could smell this!

I never feel weighed down when I eat this pizza, and it always tastes homemade.

I guess that’s because it is! ;)

In other news, I finally took down the Christmas decorations last night (gahh, feels so much better!) so I’m staying aboard the organization train and tackling the office tonight.

It’s…out of control.

Blerg.

Have a great night!

~~~~~

Take and bake, or delivery? Favorite pizza place?

Take and bake allll the way, and my favorite pizza place is The OP. Can you say Taco Pizza with Parmesan Garlic breadsticks?!


Taco Dippers

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Sweet & Spicy Pepper Jelly Dip

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Tonight I’m revealing my appetizer recipe for the Breakstone Blogger Challenge – Sweet & Spicy Pepper Jelly Dip! This recipe was actually inspired by my Father-in-Law. His favorite thing to whip up for a quick & easy appetizer is softened cream cheese mixed with sweet-hot pepper jelly, served with corn…

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Then I Added Bacon

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I hope your feet are still firmly planted on the ground! While today’s skies looked innocent enough, a "perfect storm" of wind, rain & tornadoes has been ravaging the Midwest to the East Coast all day. Wind gusts over 80mph has left destroyed homes, canceled flights, and naked trees in…

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It’s That Kind of Morning

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Happy Monday to you! I woke up to another snow blower alarm clock this morning at 5am – we got some of the white stuff overnight! 8O Not a ton, mind you, my neighbor just feels the need to snow blow his driveway after the accumulation of 4 flakes. No…

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