Guess who was staring back at me when I opened the paper yesterday?


Me! HA! The Datebook is a weekly, local publication, that includes entertainment information, movie times and special features, among other things. Yesterday’s edition was all about movie theater reviews in the area (an homage to the Oscar’s) and guess who was on the cover? Yours truly! All in the name of taking myself out of my comfort zone! ;) 

When I saw it, I started laughing hysterically. How you could you not?! I’m throwing popcorn in the air due to a very exciting scene in the 3-D movie I’m “watching”. Here’s a link to see a smaller picture on their website. Ohhh, good times – thanks Datebook! :D


In other news, I took a trip back to childhood this morning and made Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal!


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • 1 banana
  • Almond butter

Holy cow!


How is it that I’ve waited this long to combine the awesome powers of everyone’s childhood favorites – peanut (almond) butter and jelly? :D


This was phenomenal!!!


Creamy, thick almond butter + sweet, sassy jam = as close to the real thing as you can get. (well, except for a peanut butter & jelly larabar, of course!)


I tried to savor each and every bite, but it was really good – you know?! Oatmealers – try this combo!


In more exciting food news, I’m got some Vegetarian Enchiladas on tap for lunch today!

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The filling is really hearty, actually, for having no meat in it!

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I may have taken a little extra liberty with the cheese on top, but I didn’t put it in the filling…sooo, give and take. ;)

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I also packed a Raspberry Chobani Yogurt.

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Raspberry yogurt is by far my favorite flavor of any kind of yogurt – so the Chobani type is sure to please. I cannot wait to try it!

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Oh gosh, I am stuffed. Time to roll to work, peeps. Oh, TGIF! :mrgreen:

Got any fun plans this weekend? My agenda is clear, except for a date with my Mom on Saturday to make some gyozas. You’ll see!

Have a fabulous FRIDAY! :D


Did you get “hot lunch” growing up, or did you bring your lunch to school everyday? What was your favorite thing to eat?

My brothers and I brought our lunches every day. We were all assigned a (cooled) burner on the stove, and every night we would set out the stuff that was going to go inside our lunch box the next day. I can still, literally smell the inside of my lunchbox as I opened it up each day. Ahhh, memories.

At any rate, my faaaaavorite thing, I mean FAAAAAAVORITE thing, was to find a fruit roll up my Mom had snuck inside our lunchbox! This maybe happened 4 times my entire 6 years in elementary school (my Mom didn’t believe in fruit rollups/gushers/etc, I know – tragic) but I’m telling you, those were the best 4 days ever!