I’m freezing my tootsie’s off! Evidenced by my crazy lady get up:


Thick scarf: check

Soft hoodie: check

Pink plaid flannel pants: check

Fuzzy slipper socks: check

Finally feeling my toes after the coldest day at work ever: CHECK! :D

I seriously think they’re turning the heat DOWN at work – my fingernails were purple all day! This is not the time to be saving on heating bills either, as we’re supposed to reach -13 tonight without the wind chill being taken into consideration. It’s only getting colder the rest of the week, too! 8O Looks like the flannel pants will be making a comeback…

In other news, we went south of the border tonight and had Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowls for dinner!


Why go out in the cold and pay $7 for Chipotle, when you can make a delish replica in the comfort of your own home – and for chaaaaange?! :)

Start with one part brown rice that’s been mixed with cilantro, a dash of salt and a squeeze of lime juice.


Top with black beans that have been seasoned and heated with a dash of chicken broth, cumin, chili pepper, cayenne pepper and oregano.


Sprinkle on chopped chicken breast seasoned with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano and seared to tender perfection on the stovetop.


Top it all off with a generous helping of fresh, spicy salsa! Done and done!


I love homemade chipotle burrito bowls!!! So fresh and satisfying. :)


I use locally made Graddy’s All-Natural Salsa. If I’m not making my own from scratch, this is one of the only store-bought brands I’ll eat.


The cilantro in the salsa really kicks everything up.


Try this out sometime! The recipes for all the components can be found here


All mixed up. Which reminds me…I should listen to more 311. They remind me of high school and my brother being a DJ at our school’s radio station. Yeah – Saved by the Bell style!


In not so super news, our dishwasher broke today. :( The handle won’t latch, which means I had to wash an entire load of dishes by hand after dinner.


Who could have seen this coming?! Actually, I kind of did see it coming…it’s been making strange noises for the past couple of days. Prooobably should have paid more attention to that. Ben is off at the store searching for a replacement part. WISH US LUCK!


FYI – a new season of The Bachelor starts tonight! I didn’t watch the last season of the Bachelorette with Jillian very religiously, but when I did, I always got the feeling that Jake wasn’t all “there” – if you know what I mean. Should be pretty entertaining. ;)

Good night!


Burrito or Burrito Bowl?

I go for the bowl – just not a huge fan of flour tortillas!