Afternoon Snack

Before leaving work, I munched on a ‘naner.


A very ugly, brown banana that was quite perfect inside.

Let Me Take You For Ride

I thought this looked so cool. Storm clouds were brewing…


And I was headed straight for them!

It started to rain, and got progressively worse.

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It looked like it was going to break, but it didn’t let up.


It is really Fall and this weather is a clear indicator of what is to come for the next 6 months.

After driving in the rain for an hour, I went and paid for our “new” car! Yay!

Here’s some pictures from the original ad, not ours. Though, it is raining in both. We do live in Washington after all. 😉 (Nevermind, I can’t find the ad anymore.)

This is the best picture I could get tonight, after we picked it up:


It’s a 1996 Volkswagon Golf. The price was perfect. It’s in great condition, and it’ll be a good little car for Jodus. We are quite happy with our purchase.

(While on the road, I ate a pear.)


ImprompTuesday Dinner


So here’s what I did.

I decided I wanted to use lots of basil, finish off our mushrooms and tomatoes, and the rest was up in the air. I started by slicing the mushrooms, sautéed them in 3 Tbls butter with 1 heaping Tbls minced garlic.


Then I added 1/4 cup of Black Box Chardonnaynay and let that cook down a bit. Throw in halved grape tomatoes, simmer a bit.


Add 1 huge spoonful of prepared alfredo (I used CiBo Naturals), mix well, and warm through.


Add the juice of half a lemon, mounds of chopped basil, stir, remove from heat.

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Serve over hot noodles, garnish with more basil + parmesan.

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Jodus mentioned that this is quite similar to other dishes I’ve prepared and I supposed he’s right. I just think it is so light and fresh! I love it!


Don’t forget to enter my very first give-away! I’m super excited about it!




New Addition On The Way

Morning Snack

To mix it up a little bit this morning, I passed on the Oikos and grabbed a Brown Cow instead.

I pretty  much love anything that is lemon flavored. Lemon cake. Lemon cookies. Lemon meringue. Lemon drops. Lemon yogurt.


The best leftovers ever, again. Lasagna.

This is like a piece and the slop from the pan. haha. So good. But it kidna gives you the gut bomb afterwards because of the cheese and fat. Hits my stomach hard.


Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! You have through tomorrow to enter, and 4 different way to get entries!


I got the call! Our new baby is ready for purchase! I will be going to do the paperwork on our “new” car afterwork! I already have it on the insurance policy and since we will have a couple hundred dollars left over from our insurance money, I am going to get myself a new set of tires for the Mazda too! Wheeee!

And still no word on the job yet.


A Word From Our Sponsors…


The last blueberry muffin (I pawned a couple off on my land lady) and a peach.

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And I had a boy-made iced coffee.



Ok, so they aren’t really my sponsors, but I’ve decided to throw a giveaway of my some of favorite products and brands! It’s sort of a mini celebration of 3 months of my blog (that’s it?!) and getting over 100 followers on Twitter (yes, I be pathetic).

So what’s the goods?


Let’s get up close and personal:

Mighty Leaf Teas


Nature’s Path Pumpkin Granola Bars


Humm Foods Larabar’s


Endangered Species Chocolate Bar (Tied for my fav!)


Nature’s Path Raisin Bran cereal


Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed


Good stuff, right? I know it is a crazy hodge podge but I like it. 😀

There is also one more secret thing going in the box for one lucky reader!

So how do you win the goods?

You can get up to four entries. Here’s how.

1) Tweet this contest! Make sure you reference @Leftovers4Lunch so I can keep track!

2) Mention this contest in your own blog! (Make sure you tell me!)

3) Add me to your blogroll, or let me know if I am there already! Make sure you email me to let me know! (leftoversforlunch (at) gmail (dot) com)

4) Correctly answer the following question. If there is a tie, I will randomly select who wins this entry. If no one gets it right, whoever is closest wins. Worth FIVE Entries! (One for trying, too!)

How many cutting boards are in my kitchen?

So that is Four Fabulous ways to enter! Please do! The contest will run through tomorrow. The winner will be announced on 10/01 with the morning post!

Who doesn’t like free stuff, right? 😉