Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sweet or Salty?

Nick and I are alike in some ways, but today we laughed as we realized how different we can be. I have always loved sweets. Nick does not. He doesn't even like chocolate. I try not to hold this against him. Since we have been married, I have not eaten as many sweets as I have previously in my life. There is one time when we were first married that I made a chocolate cake. I ate half of it before throwing the rest out because I was feeling guilty about eating the entire thing all by myself.

My family likes to make fun of Nick for being a "picky eater." However, the longer we have been married, the more I realize that he is not that picky. He often orders the most exotic item on a menu, and if I ask nicely, he tries almost anything.

This afternoon I made a little snack.

Yummy, strawberries dipped in chocolate!

They were fabulous. The worst part was waiting on the chocolate to cool and harden on the strawberries. As I was enjoying my treat with a glass of white wine, Nick was eating cold fried chicken, with cold ketchup, and a beer. One thing we have not compromised on is ketchup. He likes it cold. I like it room temp. To solve our problem, we have two different ketchups.

This afternoon we laughed as we realized how satisfying our two different snacks were from each other. So whatever your favorite is, sweet or savory, I hope you can enjoy it as much as I did these strawberries!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Do you have a routine? Or are you stuck in a rut?

I go through the same routine almost every morning.
Drink a cup of coffee while watching TV.
Shower and make up.
Fry 2 eggs, and eat them with a piece of toast and a glass of milk.
Get dressed, make up the bed, make another cup of coffee, and head to work.

I enjoy my relaxing morning, and I really love my breakfast. You would think I would be tired of 2 eggs every morning. However, I've also eaten a turkey sandwich almost everyday for lunch for years, and I'm not tired of it yet. Even though I don't mind eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch, I do need variety when it comes to dinner.

My afternoon routine varies. When I get home there are so many things I want to do. Exercise, eat, watch something good on TV, sleep, cook, blog. The list could go on and on. Since I've been working at Sylvan, I do tend to get home later than I'm used to, but I don't mind because my sanity is worth it. This has led me to neglect the blog for quite some time. But I will not blame it all on work, I have also been cooking a lot more. I'm normally starving and can't spend time blogging while dinner needs to be cooked. After dinner it's bed time. With all my cooking I feel like Julie on the movie Julie and Julia. However, I have not been cooking Julia Child's recipes, I've been cooking out of the
Pioneer Woman's cookbook. She has some easy and delicious recipes. I've been in a serious dinner rut, and I needed some new things to cook. Just take a look at what I've recreated.

I'll try to change my afternoon routine to have more blog time. If you are stuck in a cooking rut try cooking out of one cookbook or from one particular person. It has really helped me!

Until next week, I'll be by the pool.

Have a good weekend!