Turns out winter doesn’t quite want to loosen it’s grip on us just yet. I seriously cannot remember a worse winter, and I lived through the Blizzard of 78!
I found this picture online for Tony. He said in the blizzard of 1978 he would be driving down a road and it was a wall of snow on either side and a narrow path for you to drive though. While he was 18, I was only 10, so I only remember school being closed for the first time in my life because of snow.
Yesterday morning? 12 degrees, but it felt like 4 degrees. I guess Mother Nature doesn’t realize that the first day of spring is next week?
Since I had leftover taco meat, I decided to make breakfast nachos! One ounce of meat scrambled with egg whites and shredded zucchini, topped with fresh jalapeno and cilantro and cheese. Yum and yum.
Raise your hand if you a Pinterest whore like me! Gah. I don’t pin nearly as much stuff as I used to, but it’s my go to for ideas. Yesterday I knew I wanted to do a treadmill interval and found this one – I ended up doing this routine 4 times for a total of 40 minutes – it actually went by pretty fast!
The night before last when I was cleaning out my fridge, I realized that I had both ground beef and Italian sausage, so I decided to make meatballs! Um, those are the kind of balls I love. This is a family friendly blog, so get your mind out of the gutters about my blog title. I hardly ever get meatballs when I eat out because of the onion factor. Just ew.
Holy balls this was good. The above recipe made 25 just bigger than marble size balls – 5 balls are 279 calories. I sent this picture to Tony and he replied “Yuuuuuuucccck.” Turns out Tony doesn’t like balls!
I give you another episode of texting with Tony:
I literally could have tacos every day and never get sick of it. I ended up making burgers on the grill with green bean “fries.” Well, I kind of made a beer batter for the green beans – so good dipped in ranch dressing!
I didn’t care that it was only 32 degrees out – once the snow melted around the grill, it’s grill time in my book!
So I have a busy weekend! My birthday is next week and my Mom got tickets for me and my sister and her to see the new Riverdance – Heartbeat of Home.
We are seeing a matinee, so afterwards I am finally going to Eataly!!
Then Sunday we are celebrating March birthdays at a brunch at my Mom’s house. Speaking of birthdays – my niece Sarah is 21 today! Her roommate in college bought her a bottle of Moonshine and a cheesecake. Hum, that will be an interesting birthday! I love you Sarah! Sarah is on the left and Rachel is on the right – these are my brother Charlie’s girls.
Alright, time to get this show on the road. It’s my double day, but I can’t complain since it’s my only night at the restaurant this week. Happy Friday – make it a great day!