Friday, October 11, 2013

You may be a fat kid if...

*UPDATED!* (at the bottom) (because that's how I roll) (also people posted hilarious things on FB.)

 - You hear *plink plink plink* from across the room  and assume they're M&Ms hitting the ceramic bowl. Your heart rate quickens.




 - You scoff at someone who claims they don't remember what a Cinnabon tastes like. YOU fantasize about that cinnamon-y confection anytime you're within 5 miles of a shopping mall.



 - You don't count your super sweet coffee in your daily sugar allotment. Because it's coffee.

Oh, yeah, uh-huh. NO.

 - You can't find anything to satisfy "the spot", so you eat something healthier and feel sad inside.


 - You eat a second dinner because you got hungry talking about food. 


 - The waiter comes by asking if you want more bread and you give them a look often confused for a deranged psychopath.



 - You wait until that guy in the office with the candy bowl goes to the bathroom so you can attack the candy with gusto and he doesn't know it was you.

Oh yeah. It was me. 
What makes you a fat kid, friends?? I'm not saying these are all about me (though the 1st certainly prompted this post!), but c'mon. We've all been there. Feel free to post anonymously. =) 

<3
A Redhead

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cooking for 2-ish

Hey err'body!

Hubbins and I have been making an effort to cook at home more. We both looove to eat out, but we've been working on our budget and eating out all the time just is not conducive to saving money. Sad but true. We're attempting meal planning and everything. This domesticity thing is weird.

I borrowed this from here. Because it's cute. :) 
Yesterday we made homemade sloppy joe's, and holy mother they were good. It was basically lean ground beef, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce (we were supposed to use vinegar and didn't have any), salt/pepper, green peppers, shallots, sugar. So. Darn. Good.

It's been fun though trying to find different recipes, especially ones that are easier to make and healthier. I bought a pre-marinated salmon filet the other day for under $7, and it'll probably have leftovers for the next couple days which we can use for lunches too. We're getting zucchini and squash to roast along with it. WE SHALL FEAST LIKE KINGS! And on a budget!! I am woman, hear me roar!

We've also realized that we probably shouldn't buy 8 bananas for the 2 of us. It's not like we eat bananas all day everyday. Plus I get 'em for free at work, so… I'll be making banana bread soon. That's basically the moral of the story here. Don't buy lots of bananas for 2 people. Marriage has been filled with weird little tidbits like that. I like it though. It's an adventure. =)

So far we've made…
Pesto grilled cheese sandwiches
Sloppy joe's and green beans
Chicken pot pie
Bowtie pasta with bacon and broccoli (with a side of alliteration)
BBQ Chicken pizza & caesar salad

We're also trying to make sure we eat veggies at every meal, and we bought some mangos that we sliced up and have been eating. Yuuuuuuum.

What are some of your favorite meals to make? I'll take anything: crockpot, healthy, vegetarian, meaty, preferably something that will make leftovers…. What say ye, fat kids?!

<3
A Redhead