Wok N Fire

Yesterday I hit the ground running at work.  Still training the new girl and I spent a big chunk of my morning at her desk showing her the ropes.  I ended up eating my breakfast at her desk, so no picture, but it was two more Pillsbury Grand breakfast muffins – so good!  I had a banana on the side too.

Before I knew it, it was time to head out to lunch – all of the support staff, well all THREE of us, went out to lunch to get to know each other better.  We went to Wok n Fire – love that place.  I need to drink cucumber water more often because it’s so refreshing.

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We ended up splitting the calamari appetizer (although I think I ate the most of it after I asked for sriracha for dipping) and then I got the red curry noodles with shrimp.  I was only able to eat barely half of my entrée, but tomorrow I’ll add some broccoli and zucchini and eat the leftovers.  Today I am having taco salad!

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Work has been going by in the blink of an eye – which is good!  I ended up making Tony a wedge salad for dinner and he really liked it.  Me?  I had a burger with some pan fried fries I cut from half a baked potato – just cooked them while the burger cooked – they were just okay – didn’t get crisp like I wanted but didn’t think they warranted bringing up the deep fat fryer.  When I bring the fryer up I suddenly think of all the things I can deep fry!

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We’ve still been putting nuts out for Kyle and Lyle, but the blue birds seem to like them just as much!  I hadn’t seen Kyle for a while because I think now that all the snow is melted, food isn’t so scarce for them anymore.  So he stopped by for a visit last night.

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I am going to need to do some serious power washing on the front deck in the next couple weekends – so many peanut shells!

I saw this on Pinterest and it made me laugh – I am sure there are a million selfie fails, but this one cracked me up.

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Even without a workout at lunch, I didn’t do too bad on my steps:

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Do you any of you guys use a Keurig?  I ran vinegar through it last night, and now it’s limping along – I read that it was okay to descale with vinegar, but now I am not sure!   I ended up running Brew Rite through it this morning – I hope I didn’t ruin it!  Momma needs her morning coffee!

Make it a great day!

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  • Kym
    May 7, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I haven’t had my Keurig long enough to descale it. I have only had it since March of this year. I’m sure yours will be fine. I know they sell a”special” descale product at Target just for Keurigs but it is probably just one more thing to spend money on. Do you use bottled or filtered water like the book suggest? The selfie image made me giggle too. I cannot imagine not seeing that before it was posted. It reminds me of some photos I’ve taken where it looks like a tree or some other object coming out of someone’s head 🙂 Hope Tony is doing much better. Happy to se he has ventured into eating some leafy vegetables 🙂

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      See, I toggle back and forth between using our reverse osmosis water (we have well water) and tap water – maybe I should stick to the better water!

  • Diana
    May 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I have run vinegar through my Keurig and it is fine. Sometimes it sounds like it is going to die and runs slow but I have had it going on two years and “knock on wood” it keeps trucking along. I do suggest using the filtered water, we keep a Brita picture in the fridge so I just use that. And FYI, I bought a Target brand filter for it last time and it works fine and was half the price of a Brita filter.

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      OMG, I didn’t even think to change the filter – I think we’ve had it a year and I never changed it! Thanks for the top on Target!

  • Shelley B
    May 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I don’t have a Keurig, although I’m sure my son will get one, soon. (Inside joke; he’s single and making good money, so HE’S getting all the things I want, like a Dyson, that epic washer/dryer, etc)

    Good to see Kyle again!

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Ah the single days! Yep, I remember working in a restaurant in high school and making enough money that I told my parents I wanted to pay for new carpet in my room – those were the days!

  • Sherry Werth
    May 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I thought I was the only person in the world that put cucumber in their water! lol I also sometimes add lemon with it just for some extra pizzaz. 😀
    Sorry, I don’t have a Keurig so I don’t know anything about them. We finish off an entire pot in the mornings so it would cost us a small fortune in K-cups to get our coffee fix! lol

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      We were wasting coffee after Hannah moved out – I would make a full pot – drink one before work, take a to go cup and sometimes Tony never drank any and I felt I was throwing half a pot of coffee away every night!

  • Erica
    May 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

    The food out looks fantastic! I haven’t made oven fries in forever- maybe tonight??

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Fries are always a good idea E!

  • Jan
    May 7, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I have never tried vinegar (or anything) to clean the insides of my Keurig. I suppose I should try tht some day. Your lunch looked yummy!

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      All I know is that you have to run the pot 3-4 times after you use the vinegar – and its not all vinegar, maybe 1/2 a cup to the water container?

      I had the leftovers from that lunch today – so good!

  • ann
    May 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I had good luck running brew rite thru my keurig, I just ran a bunch of water thru after and pitched it. It really helped, I also used a pie cleaner on it first trying to really clean it up.

  • ann
    May 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Oops meant pipe cleaner.

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      OMG, I was like, what the hell is a pie cleaner? Ha! 😀

  • Kim
    May 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Ugh – you have to descale the Keurig? I wonder if that is why our’s is so slow. Oh, well, I only use it in the winter to have hot Chai or cider so I will deal with that next year.
    Glad Kyle is back.
    And, hooray for work days that pass quickly – that is the main reason I quit working in the office at a school – I was bored because I had 5 days to do about a day or so worth of work.

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      I am sure I’ll go back to complaining its too slow once the new girl gets up to speed – until then I am enjoying the quick work days!

  • Carrie @ Season It Already!
    May 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I always forget about cucumber water, too.

    I love using leftovers to make new lunches. Sometimes I can get three more meals out of them!

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Leftovers are amazeballs! Just can’t convince Tony otherwise! 😀

  • Roz@weightingfor50
    May 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    If I come to visit, will you make me a wedge salad too? 🙂

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Absolutely Roz, and then we’ll go thrifting together and I’d send you home with homemade granola bars! 😀

  • Fran
    May 8, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Okay I had to look up what the heck a Keurig is because it’s the Dutch word for neat 🙂 but it looks like a Nespresso to me. We have an espresso machine at home, so no help here.

    Except for the shrimps your lunch look delicious. Next week I’m going out for dinner with my colleagues and we are going to a sushi restaurant, something R. doesn’t want to go to so I’m looking forward to it very much. We are saying goodbye to one of them who is going to join his wife that now is working in Pennsylvania at the university.

    • Biz319
      May 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Yep – the Keurig is pretty much the same as an espresso machine – funny that it means neat!

      Tony loves raw sushi, but with so many cooked options, I can always find something for me to eat when we do sushi out.