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My co-workers really know me!

So because I was gone over the holidays, I left all my Christmas loot at work.  So happy to bring it all home tonight!  My friend “W” at work put her presents to me in this box – love it!

isn't this THE cutest box EVER!

isn't this THE cutest box EVER!

 Then she put a bunch of cool stuff from Williams-Sonoma.  Lots of cookie cutters, recipes on making sugar cookies, a HUGE spatula, little “green man” whisk, cheese slicer, meat tenderizer, spoon rest, veggie peeler and omelet pan.  Thanks W!!  

along with my other loot - a snowman night light, snowman tray with Panera gift card, and a vegetarian cook book!

along with my other loot from co-workers! - a snowman night light, snowman tray with Panera gift card, and a vegetarian cook book!

Turns out they know I like snowmen AND cooking!  Thanks guys! 

So I came home from lunch and brought home Jimmy John’s.  I ended up with the unwich and cut it up and made it into a salad.  I added chopped cucumbers and carrots to bulk it up.

with light caesar dressing

with light caesar dressing

Although by 3:00 I was starving!  So I reached into my back up drawer and heated up 1/2 package of Ramen noodles.

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For dinner tonight I did a dry-rub boneless pork tenderloin.  This one is small, about 1.75 pounds.  Even though it has a “pop-up” button, Tony suggested that I use our probe and take it out at 160 degrees.  Good thing I did, because it never popped!

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On the side I made mashed potatoes and garlic/parmesan green beans. 

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So I am still playing around with my camera.  I know NOTHING about cameras, but since this new one has a TON of different settings including a cuisine button, I’ll just play it by ear.  Very fun so far though!

Off to do another load of laundry and relax – see you tomorrow!

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  • Laura
    December 30, 2008 at 2:49 am

    What a sweet gift!

  • daughter
    December 30, 2008 at 2:52 am

    that was so nice of w! your lunch looks really good too. hope you are liking your camera!!! love you!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 30, 2008 at 3:05 am

    So lovely!!

  • Lisa
    December 30, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Nice co workers and great dinner!

  • heather
    December 30, 2008 at 4:08 am

    wow, that dinner looks so yummy!! i’ve never heard of a camera with a cuisine button!! so fancy!! and what cool gifts! i love the green man whisk 🙂

  • heather
    December 30, 2008 at 4:10 am

    yum! dinner looks good – esp those green beans! and that camera sounds so cool! great gifts, too. love the green man whisk 🙂

  • hangrypants
    December 30, 2008 at 4:13 am

    A cuisine button – what fun!

    What excellen tpresents from W!

  • Sharon
    December 30, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Wow, that is so sweet of your co-worker! William Sonoma stuff is my <3!

  • noble pig
    December 30, 2008 at 5:05 am

    Oh I love the snowman loot. Very cute. What great taste your co-workers have!

  • Sophia
    December 30, 2008 at 8:49 am

    eeee! I especially love that little green man whisk! hahaha!
    William and Sonoma ROCKS!

  • Marisa
    December 30, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    What great gifts from the co-workers!

    Your dinner looks amazing, too!

  • ksgoodeats
    December 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    What a great gift!! Let us know how you like the cookbook!

  • limberkimbers
    December 31, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Great gifts! That whisk is too cute!