Spicy Shit and Cheese!

Some mornings I am in a whirlwind.  I might do a load of laundry, while cooking soup or baking a quiche, downloading my pictures from the day before, blog, put food together, etc.  And it’s funny because I never used to be a morning person.  I timed it that I could actually sleep until 8:16 and still get to my desk by 8:45.  Granted, my commute was a lot shorter then, but now I actually like that I have an hour or an hour and a half to do stuff before heading out the door.

So when I finally carried all my shit to the car, I opened the door and sitting on the drivers seat was a basket of goodies from Tony!

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It had Buffalo wheat things, heart crackers, a spicy chili dipping oil, a zester, and FOUR different kinds of cheese!  The first one I tried was a cranberry brie – amazeballs!  Thanks for all the loot Tony!  I love you! Red heart

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While I know my boss likes a sweeter breakfast, I decided to make an egg white hash with diced ham, potato and spinach.  Strawberries and baby bananas on the side with a small piece of sourdough toast.  She loved it. Open-mouthed smile

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One secretary called in sick and the other secretary already had scheduled a half day, so I didn’t get to work out.  I took the right amount of insulin with breakfast, and when the other secretary offered to stay a little longer to let me go workout, my blood sugar wasn’t high enough. “Sad smile  Thanks anyway though J!

I decided to make panani’s for my other boss and myself.  I still have that goat cheese I got at 50% off a couple weeks ago.  I stopped at Panera on my way to work and picked up a loaf of sourdough bread.   Sourdough bread is hands down my favorite bread.  Blogger Melanie has given me a sourdough starter recipe that I think I’ll start this weekend.  Thanks again Mel!

Doesn’t everyone bring their panini maker to work?  Tony isn’t a big fan, and since Hannah moved out, I am the only one that uses the machine, so it might make a regular appearance for our lunches.  Our sammies?  Rosemary ham with goat cheese and thin sliced gala apples. 

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We both loved this combo – the sweetness of the apple against the sourness of the goat cheese, then the salty kick from the ham – after two bites my boss just said “I am a happy girl!”

One of the other items in my V-day basket was this jar of pickled asparagus.

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I’ve always told Tony that I think I didn’t like asparagus growing up was because I remember it being in a can and dark green and wilty.  However, these asparagus were crisp, spicy and oh so vinegary in the best way.  It’s funny because it said a serving is 1.5 spears for 10 calories.  Who’s going to cut one in half??!!

Steak was on the menu – Tony picked up a ribeye for us to split.  Since most of our snow is melted, we fired up the grill.  I turned it on to heat up and handed the steak over to Tony.  He said “did you turn the grill on?”  We ran out of gas!  Luckily, we always have a back up – whew!  Crises averted. Open-mouthed smile

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Tony cooked it perfectly medium rare.

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We enjoyed a bottle of this too:

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I didn’t go on the computer once last night.  Tony and I caught up on our DVR shows that we mutually watch.  I still have Biggest Loser and American Idol to watch over the weekend. Open-mouthed smile

So this morning, when I went to download my pictures, Tony was nice enough to change our wallpaper on the computer.  Looking at KERF pictures all day must have gotten him in the Valentine mood yesterday – ha!

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I am not doing Souper Friday at my office today because I didn’t want to spend last night in the kitchen.  However, I am making a butternut apple squash soup for me and my boss – if it turns out I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.

Hope you all got hugs and kisses yesterday, well, and every day for that matter! 

This weekend is Lori’s Heart Healthy Weekend Challenge!   Her challenge is to just get moving 1 of the 3 days from February 15-17.  I plan on doing a 5k each day.  Last year I won a bag of her roasted coffee which is so good!  It’s not to late to join – just click on the above link.

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Make it a great day and Happy Friday!