Birthday week over

Yesterday I had lunch with my twin Biz and our best friends for our birthday. It was almost a week after our birthday – but I had a birthday week. I had to work a half day on my birthday – but guess what I did? I didn’t go out for a fancy lunch, I…

Jambalaya pasta – kind of….

Last week I came home from a busy day at work and literally had no idea what I was going to make for dinner. I opened the fridge and saw this: I looked in my vegetable drawer and saw I still had a bag of mini peppers So I thought about just cutting up the…

Busy Weekend!!!!

First off, I have to give a shout out to my twin sister – it’s OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! That’s us on our first birthday – I’m not sure which one is which! We’ve had some great birthdays over the years. When we were in grade school, we usually invited our whole class over – so…

Chia seed, banana, oat, chocolate chip muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve made muffins! I forgot how much I love them and how easy it is to grab that for breakfast out the door. I had a bag of chia seeds and I thought I wanted to add those to muffins. I quickly googled “chia seed muffins” and made mine based…

10 miles…done!

I think I’ve turned a corner as far as my running goes. I am training for a half marathon at the end of April. I’ve run longer distances before, but I have never really considered myself a runner. I thought of myself as a charity runner – since this will be the 4th race I…

Happy Friday! Sandwich king inspired lunch by my son Paul

Another week went flying by – I can’t believe it’s Friday again! We’ve had some gorgeous weather this week, a few days making it into the 60’s – so Happy Spring is around the corner. So as you can imagine over the years I have subjected my family to watching many hours of cooking shows…

another training run done…imaginary cheering squad

Per usual, we had good weather during the week, one day reaching 60, but the forecast for Chicago this morning was overcast and cold and WINDY. One thing I was grateful for was that this week was a cut back week, so we had to run 90 minutes. I had on 2 pairs of leggings,…

1st time making cottage cheese pancakes

I am actually not a huge fan of cottage cheese. I can’t just eat it in a bowl, with salt and pepper or with fruit – yuck! But over the weekend I made lasagna and I couldn’t find the ricotta cheese, so I ended up using cottage cheese instead. In that – I don’t mind…