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Five Things Friday: Short and Sweet

19 Feb

Happy Friday! I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I checked in with you guys but things have been pretty crazy this week. I was feeling a little under the weather with a slight cold for most of the week and by the time I had time to sit down and write, I was just exhausted and crawled right into bed. We have a pretty busy weekend ahead of us so I’m going to try to keep today’s post on the short side with some random thoughts for you guys.

  • I have been killing it on the cooking front this week!

I made pot roast in the crock pot on Sunday for Dan’s Valentine’s day request which was delicious. On Tuesday we made a new-to-us recipe for egg and avocado spaghetti squash boats and then on Wednesday I made eggplant pizzas (with homemade sauce) all by myself while Dan was on a fire call. It was definitely a successful week for home-cooked meals!

pot roast

spaghetti squash

eggplant pizzas2

  • With that being said, we enjoyed a freaking amazing dinner last night at Cheeks Chicken in Manchester. 

After reading the amazing Yelp reviews and a recent article in the Hartford Courant, I knew we had to try this place. I had the chicken and waffles (my first time ever) and Dan had the spicy chicken sandwich. This place was incredible and we will be back, probably for our next cheat meal!

cheeks chicken

  • Stitch Fix Update: I kept three items!

I debated and conferred with several people on what to do (again, #firstworldproblems). I came to the decision that it really wouldn’t be worth it for me to keep all five items since I knew I wouldn’t wear those purple pants and same goes with the purple top too. I kept the open back top, the cardigan, and the polka dot tank top and I’m very happy with my choices!

  • I’m attending a fun event this weekend at Cookshop Plus in West Hartford.

I was invited once again by the lovely Kat for a cooking demonstration along with a taste of the coffee from their coffee bar. Cookshop Plus is a new cooking store which has recently opened up and I can’t wait to visit! Stay tuned for a full recap next week!

  • The rest of this weekend is going to be pretty hectic, and I’m totally okay with that.

Tonight we are having Brian and Natasha over for dinner and tomorrow is my Dad’s birthday so we are doing a sushi lunch for that. Sunday is the Cookshop event and then we are heading down to the casino for a concert. It will be busy but it’s all good things so I’m looking forward to it!

busy ecard

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay tuned next week for some good stuff coming your way!

WIAW: Staying on Track

13 Jan

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having an awesome week! My week has been pretty good, especially since I have a four day weekend coming up as I took Friday off and we have Monday off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I figured that I would use today as a check-in on my healthy eating habits as it is something I have been trying to work on after the indulgent holidays. I’m sharing a mishmash of different meals we have enjoyed over the past couple of weeks. Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have already seen a few of these but they were too good to not share again.

salmon burger

These Skinny Salmon Burgers from Skinny Mom were incredible and so easy to make!

egg roll

Clearly this egg roll was a choice I made after a few drinks at Alex’s house this past Friday, but it was delicious at the time and I have no regrets!

sadlers breakfast

Poached eggs with crab cakes, toast and home fries at Sadler’s Ordinary in Marlborough, CT with Dan, Brian and Natasha. It was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had, hands down.

corn chowder

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder that we made this past Sunday. It was incredible and felt decadent but it really was very light due to using half & half instead of heavy cream. Enjoyed with a side of sourdough bread from Old Wethersfield Country Store. I want this bread every single second of every day.

cake mix cookies

These cake mix cookies from Peanut Butter Fingers were incredible and so moist compared to regular cookies that aren’t made with cake mix.

avocado egg toast

This avocado egg toast that I enjoyed last night for dinner was amazing!

yogurt hot cocoa granola

My go-to yogurt for breakfast has been tasting especially delicious topped with Pure Love Hot Cocoa granola. It’s a game changer!

As you can see, I have been doing a pretty good job of balancing out the healthy with the not so healthy. I don’t feel guilty when I indulge because I feel as though I make a great effort to eat healthy the majority of the time. Also, I’m definitely keeping up on my New Years resolution to cook more as I made most of the meals above.

I have a lot of fun posts coming up and I can’t wait to share those with you guys! Have a great Wednesday!