Operation Clean Up Complete

January 3, 2009 at 12:45 am 2 comments

The rest of the morning after blogging, was spent cleaning up in spurts.  I can’t tell you how much there is to clean after a dinner for 8 people.  It was worth it though, definitely a good time. 

After cleaning it was off to the outlets.  These new outlets are right across the street from where I work, but I’ve avoided it until now.  There’s like 120 stores and most of them are things I can’t afford.  We stuck to just going to the Ugg store and that was enough.  I would up getting a new pair of boots but that’s all, I plan to buy other ones online sometime soon though.  I forgot to get a picture of them but I will post one either later tonight or tomorrow morning.

While we were at the outlets we both decided to stop in at the food court and get something to eat there was a salad place I never heard of before called Green Leaf’s.  I can’t find a link online anywhere for them so I’m not sure if it’s a chain.  You pick what kind of lettuce you want, then 4 toppings, and your dressing.  I ordered a small and it was really too much food.


This picture really doesn’t do the size justice.  I picked romaine lettuce, with grilled chicken, cucumbers, onions, and cheese.  I wish I hadn’t asked for the cheese because they put sooooo much in it! For the dressing I got the light balsamic.   I ate almost the entire thing except for the cheese, and Andrew ate the last few pieces of chicken.

This was a first for me, taking a picture of my food out in public.  At first I was trying to be sly about it, but then after a couple seconds I was fine.  Was it hard for all of you food bloggers to get used to taking pictures in public places?

Here’s Andrew enjoying his meal from Nathans.  I did sneak a bite of one of his french fries though.


It was snowing so we decided to just end our day of shopping there and head home.  We did some more cleaning and, threw some stuff into the crockpot for our dinner.  Gotta love the crockpot. Since dinner was under control we  went to visit my parents.  On the way Andrew drove so I could enjoy my first Apple Pie Larabar:


To be honest I didn’t really like it to much.  The first bite I was disappointed, it just lacked in flavor.  After a couple more bites I started to enjoy it a little bit, but it’s not something I’ll buy again.  We only stayed at my parents for about an hour, then headed back home.

I swear as I was unlocking the front door I could smell our dinner.   Here’s what it was:


It was our version of a Chicken Chili.  It included:

  • A can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • chicken broth, about 1/2 a cup
  • a green pepper
  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • minced garlic
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 thin sliced chicken breasts

We had this over the remaining ww egg noodles from last night.


I added about 1/2 a cup of a mexican cheese blend.  I would guess I had a little less then a serving of ww noodles and probably a whole chicken breast on top. 

On the side we also had a sweet potato cut up into chips and roasted with olive oil and sea salt.


We have plenty of leftovers of the chili so you’ll probably be seeing some more during the week.

I have to say Andrew is being really supportive of the blog, and eating healthier.  He actually tried (and liked!) the sweet potato.

I’m off to get ready to go out for my best friends 24th birthday!  I’ll probably have a Clementine and some pomegranate before we go.  Have a great Friday night!!!!


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