Friday, December 21, 2012

keep on dancing till the world ends

I wrote and scheduled this post in advanced
in case the world actually does come to an end
and I am not here to write a post on the 21st

If I am in fact gone...
thanks for reading!

to all those Dooms Day Preppers out there
major props if you have survived.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Is that your chick...pea pattie?

semi - successful dinner

Chickpea Patties

(get the full recipe by clicking the link above)

Drain and rinse 2 cans of chickpeas
then smash with fork or food processor and set aside

 Shred a cucumber and let drain for 10 minutes
then mix together all ingredients for the sauce
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons of scallions
1 Tablespoon of cilantro

Toast the breadcrumbs
(I burnt the first batch)

 Mix all of the patties ingredients together:
2 Teaspoons of garam masala 
2 eggs
1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons of cilantro
Make patties and fry in pan with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil

(once again I hate my camera)

I loved the meal but need to try it again to perfect it 
they were a little dry to me
not sure if I made them too thick or not

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Conversations with Floridians

A recent conversation with a Publix Cashier

Cashier: I am not in the Christmas spirit.

Abbie: Yeah, it's a little hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it is 80 degrees outside.

Cashier: I KNOW! This year I have to go up north for Christmas and I am going to be sooooo cold!

Abbie:  Really? Where are you heading?

Cashier: Ocala... It is going to be freezing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

We Bought a Boat!

... ok not a boat
we bought a kayak...

an inflatable one...
which I wasn't too thrilled about to begin with
but Abbie insisted that I would love it
so we bought one for a shared Christmas gift

Today was its maiden voyage
that started out with us turning back because it was deflating

After fixing the problem though, we were good to go
and had an amazing time out
I didn't bring a camera because I didn't want it to end up in the water
but we pretty much looked like this:

Next time I'll be sure to capture the action.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick and Easy Meal

I am all about quick and easy meals.
Here's my latest favorite:

Cook kale with garlic

 chop up roasted red peppers
beat 6 eggs
layer red peppers
feta cheese
and pour eggs on top
bake for 25 ish minutes


I also LOVED these recipes

Cheesy Cauliflower 
and Golden Brussels Sprouts

My picture clearly does this no justice.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday Runday

The sky BEFORE my run

 the sky after my run

and 20 miles in between

it felt amazing accomplishing such a long run
and if felt even better that I didn't hate every minute of it

My time on here is a little deceiving though.
I was out of GU before my run
so around mile 10
 I literally ran to Publix and bought the Gatorade equivalent of GU 
(I stopped the Garmin while doing this)
I also stopped to snap these pictures as well...

I love lit palm tress.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Crossover

So it's the 4...
but it was FREE!

I love a good deal on a new shiny apple.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Exchange

This past weekend was Abbie's company holiday party

I was inspired to create a holiday treat to share

So this was supposed to be a post about the company party and the gift exchange
but I am so pissed that these GD pictures won't flip!
and it is all because of this stupid ass camera I have

Maybe Santa will read this post and buy me a new one for Christmas... or my birthday... or just because ...

more on the party another day

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Ring

Did I tell you that I recently became engaged?

I did?

Did I share THIS VIDEO of it?

Oh... I did that too?

One thing I haven't shared.
is my oh - so - beautiful
and I haven't for two reasons.

For one,
On that beautiful night Abbie proposed
one of the side diamonds fell out while we were camping
which looked terrible in pictures.
so we sent the ring to be repaired and re-sized
(btw- I wear a 3-3/4 sized ring)

It took about 3 weeks to finally get this ring back to its rightful place... my finger
problem is...
my hands look like they are 1,000 years old.
Every picture I try to take of the ring I hate because my hands look so terrible!

they have always looked this way.
even as a kid I was picked on for my "old lady hands"

Now I at least I have something to jazz them up a bit

(Btw- while writing this I was totally reminded of the episode of Friends where Joey finds his "hand twin" now "this hand is your hand" is stuck in my hand)

(bbtw- wouldn't it be awful if I had a hand twin out there?)

(bbttww - some would say my hand twin would be my grandmother)