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Weekend Highlights: Rotisserie Chicken and a NEW IPAD!

I’m running a little behind getting my “Weekend Highlights” post up, but it is because I spent my time being a good girlfriend and helping to grade some tests (yay organic chemistry!)

I also normally have 3 highlights for my weekend, but this time, one of my highlights is so big, I think I can get away with just 2. The first one is this amazing dinner that my girlfriend put together from a Costco rotisserie chicken.

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And the second highlight…I GOT A NEW IPAD! And I am ridiculously excited about it. I got my first ipad as a graduation present when I finished my PhD, and it was not terribly old, but Apple is no longer supporting software updates for it so my apps were crashing constantly 😦 However, my new one is awesome! I got a keyboard! It’s so shiny and pretty! πŸ™‚

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Weekend Highlights: Soccer, Rubber Bracelets, and Books!

I had a great time this weekend. On Friday night I drove up to my parents house so that I could go to my nephews first soccer game on Saturday morning.

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Here’s a really tiny picture of him playing goalie. It was one of those fun kids soccer games where everyone gets to play a different position in each quarter and there was at least one person yelling, “NO! Go the OTHER WAY!”

My sister had a fun present for me in the form of this super cute allergy bracelet.

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The third highlight was books, which I don’t have a picture of. I got my nephew the first Harry Potter book, and I got a copy of Practical Paleo for my mom. Since I don’t have a picture of the books, you should instead enjoy this picture of a baby pig on a leash.

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Weekend Highlights: Flip flops! Iced latte! And Internet publishing

SUNSHINE!!!

It looks we are finally into spring πŸ™‚ I am not looking forward to my eventual battle with pollen, but right now, it is beautiful, sunny, and I have my windows open!

Breaking out my flip flops was a major highlight this weekend. They were a little dusty but I didn’t mind.

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I was also able to enjoy my first iced coconut milk latte outside in the sun and without a coat (in my super cute insulated klean kanteen)

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The third highlight this weekend was getting an article published. I recently signed up for an account at infobarrel.com and submitted my first article. You can check it out here Garlic: Health Friend or Foe?Β πŸ™‚

And now, I am off to play with my food processor and get ready to make some bun-less guacamole bacon burgers with some amazing grass-fed ground beef from US Wellness Meats.


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Weekend Highlights: Lots o’ Guac, PEEPS, and beginning spring cleaning

It was a pretty typical weekend for us, but with things skewed due to all of the stores being closed on Sunday for Easter. We didn’t do anything celebratory, but the weather was nice, so here are the highlights:

I LOVE the guacamole from Whole Foods. It costs probably too much money, but it is delicious and we always finish the entire container.

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Oh, god, peeps…why are you so tasty? You’re so deliciously attractive (and gluten-free!!!), but all you do is punch me in the pancreas. Here’s a nice pic of the ingredient list. Horrid, but tasty.

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Finally, I don’t have a picture for this, but the weather on Sunday was absolutely beautiful AND there were not enough airborne allergens to kill me. The windows were open, and I was able to get a lot of cleaning done that hasn’t been touched in months πŸ™‚


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Weekend Highlights: Chicken Thighs, Kitty Cuddles, and Snow!

I’m still on the mend from the nasty plague from which I have been suffering, and I feel a little better every day. The highlights this weekend were:

Sunday brunch of chicken thighs, bacon, sweet potatoes, and spinach. Eaten in bed with coffee from the french press.

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Lots of kitty cuddles. Sunday was an all-pajamas-in-bed day, which made the cats (and us) very happy.

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And, snow! What the heck, man? It was 50 degrees on Saturday!

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Weekend Highlights – Bacon, Coconut Crack, Maca, and New Water Bottle!

I had Friday off this week, which made for a relaxing and productive weekend. It’s too bad I can’t have 3 days for every weekend!

My first tasty accomplishment was to cook up a big batch of these bacon ends I ordered from US Wellness Meats. This is the best bacon ever. We now have bacon ready to go for breakfast and a whole lot of bacon grease set aside to cook with.

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I also made these Coconut Crack bars, but in ball form. She is not lying at all by using the wordΒ crack. We ate all of the first batch and had to make a second…which we then demolished.

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My new food adventure this weekend was to try maca powder in my smoothie. It has an interesting flavor. It worked really well in a berry smoothie and in a banana/pineapple one.

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I also got a new water bottle, and it’s so cute!

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Weekend Highlights – Muse!, Rice!, and Opinionated Orange Juice

This weekend started out great with the Muse concert! It was an amazing concert. I ended up having to take a benadryl half-way through the show, thanks to the jerks who decided to smoke pot inside the venue.

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Rice! My grain-day treat this weekend was this fabulous rice, chicken, and tomato dish made by my girlfriend. Yum πŸ™‚

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Opinionated Orange Juice. I bought the delicious combo pictured below while at the store on Saturday, and as soon as I grabbed it, I was offered the opportunity to take a survey and get a $10 gift card. So…I decided to give it a try. The lady conducting the survey was very nice, but I couldn’t provide her with any nice words about the product she was getting opinions on: low calorie orange juice. I made it very clear that I thought the product was disgusting and that I would never consider buying it. Sorry not sorry…ew sucralose.

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This stuff is delicious. It is not sucralose swill.