How can your day NOT get off to a pretty sweet start when you eat this for breakfast?
So, apparently, it’s official. My grandmother is cooler than I am now- she called while I was over at my aunt’s house tonight and she was skyping. I mean, you’d think you’d at least be hipper than your grandmother. But then again, my grandma is no ordinary grandma. She watches Sex and the City and sometimes spells dirty words in Scrabble. Oh, and she taught me how to cook from the time I was just a little kid! She’s also my favorite person on the planet. Maybe I should get on the skyping bandwagon?
I had a great time tonight. My cousin, Sarah, is 13 and pretty much destined to be the next Martha, so I knew dinner would be pretty awesome. All day i’d been wanting something with chives and this:
I guess I must have been sending out some sort of telepathic signal because without any input from me, Sarah selected the following for our dinner.
And one more…altogether now:
It was all fingerfood and although really simple, absolutely delicious. There are so many potential ways to go with this: adding spinach to the mushrooms will probably be the next thing that I try. I have a serious goat cheese problem. I kept eating from the log as we were spreading it on the crispy polenta slices. It’s dangerous stuff, indeed. Probably wouldn’t last long at Colorhungry Casa!
And for dessert and a movie…Sarah’s idea of popcorn:
We all paired our blueberries with a nice relaxing cup of this:
And showing on the gigantic TV? An oldie, but a goodie (sorry for the blurry screenshot- I tried.):
Miss Congeniality- love that movie!
It was the perfect girls night and definitely one that I needed after a long and tiring week at work. I’m really looking forward to the weekend.
This post will be short and sweet. I have only one thing of any real substance to say. And yes, this might seem harsh, but it needs to be said. A huge pet peeve of mine and something i’ve noticed in abundance lately: An article on the MSN homepage and one that i’ve seen in many incarnations…”Is your boyfriend/where you live/workplace/cat making you fat?” NO. With a few exceptions (medical, for one) YOU are making you fat. No one is putting the food in your mouth. No one is physically restraining you from exercising or being active in some way. This is one of the issues. It is only when we take ownership that we can begin to fix the problem. THAT’S what people successful in weight loss do. Take responsibility for what they eat and how much they move. I say this because I’ve been there. It’s tough to do, but it’s necessary. We are responsible for the choices we make. We are the ones that live with the consequences.