Turn That Frown Upside Down

Seriously. I have the best H2B ever. You know how I was wicked cranky yesterday? Yeah, well, he made sure that didn’t happen again today!

Breakfast

I was woken up at 5:30 by the gentle nudging by the boy saying that breakfast was just about ready!

Say what?!

Usually, he wakes me up then I go down and do breakfast. He showered last night so he’d have time this morning to treat me to a stress-free breakfast! What a sweetheart!

So what did he have in store?

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Oatmeal with lots of almond butter and strawberry jam in an attempt to satisfy my never-ending hunger!

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It was so yum!

I had coffee + vanilla soymilk, of course.

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I had a morning snack of a couple of handfuls of Christina’s “trail mix” that was made up of cheerios, marshmallows, chocolate, raisins, and walnuts!

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Lunch

Another bonus point for the boy! He made BBQ chicken last night while I worked and packed me up the leftovers!

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He used the BBQ sauce that Brie gave us from Kansas City on the chicken, made green beans, and sweet potato fries. Last night, he said he was a bit disappointed in dinner. The sweet potato fries didn’t get crispy and the BBQ sauce was really salty. I have to agree with him.

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I ended up scraping off most of the sauce and it was still salty.

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It really wasn’t satisfying but I really appreciated Jodus’ effort.

Dessert of course:

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And then I had a string cheese afterwards because I still wasn’t satisfied.

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And some Jalapeno Almonds.

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It’s just one of those days (again), I guess.

Dinner

Yay for TDP meet-ups! This time, we were graced by Jen’s presence!

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We’ve been trying to get together forever! She travels a lot for work and has had I think 3 other Seattle trips planned that always ended up getting cancelled! So glad she finally made it to the Emerald City!

On tonight’s menu: Cooking Light Salmon Croquettes and Cherry Tomato & Herb Salad, and some roasted potatoes.

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For the Salmon Croquettes, I was a bit confused by the type of “package” of salmon that it called for so I went with two cans of salmon.

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For the Cherry Tomato and Herb Salad, I only used red tomatoes, used artisan lettuce instead of Boston, and basically doubled all the other herbs. I like it herby!

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The potatoes I roasted at 425, tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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Jen brought over a bottle of wine (and flowers!).

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I think everything turned out great. I’ve made something similar to the salmon “patties” before but the sauce was super yum. I might make more soon! The salad was nice and light but very flavorful. And the potatoes are always a good staple! I’m really proud of myself for only having one patty and one glass of wine! 😀

Jen, thanks so much for making the trip up to our home and joining us for dinner! I’m looking forward to seeing you sooooon!

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xoxo

-L4L-

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7 Responses

  1. Yay chickie!!! How fun that you got to meet JEN! Woohoo 🙂 Glad you guys had fun!

  2. Yay – this makes me happy! Glad you all had a good time!

  3. That is so awesome…the food looks so yummy!

  4. Love salmon patties! Yum! Looks like a great time…

  5. That is SO sweet of Jodus!! Clearly the man knows oatmeal is the way to a girl’s heart 😉 I’m never on TDP anymore, but I did “meet” some wonderful people on there! (ahem, you!)

  6. What a super nice guy! 🙂 I still track on TDP occassionally but the forums are kind of a mean place nowdays.

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