So,when I logged into my wordpress account to work on a new post, I realized that I had a partially finished post from two weeks ago that I never published! I thought about posting it anyways, but unfortunately the information in the post seemed irrelevant now that weeks have gone by. Womp, Womp. O well, I guess that means that in the future I should try to finish a blog post the day I start writing it! Something to work towards, right? Things around here have been busy to say the least. We were away in Vermont for a long ski weekend, my birthday and Valentine’ day were last week, and PJ’s birthday is this coming weekend! An expensive month you might say? My birthday was VERY low key, which was exactly what I wanted. I worked, and then headed out for a wonderful dinner at Maritime Parc with PJ, his Dad, and his Dad’s girlfriend. The meal was superb as always, and we had lots-o-laughs, which in my opinion is the mark of a great dining experience dining! Since I have been on a blog hiatus so to speak, I’m going to share a few pics from the past couple of weeks to keep you all up to speed!
Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend in Vermont skiing with 22 of my friends. Yes, 22. I’m the one in the cherry bomb helmut!
I went to the local market and was overjoyed to find Vermont Maple Candies!!! I LOVED these as a child, and I could have probably housed all three sugary little nuggets in one sitting. Now, just one makes my teeth ache, but it’s so worth it! Anyone else love these?
Hard pic to see, but PJ and I enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s day dinner at one of our fave local spots, Park and Sixth.
My Valentines day gift from my love. A chocolate and raspberry cupcake, and a handmade card from a local artisan. The card is gorgeous! My mom suggested framing it and using it as “art”. I might just do that!
Even the back of the card had beautiful detail.
The absolutely PERFECT Valentines day card that I spent quite a while selecting for PJ.
Too bad it was an anniversary card.
Birthday present! What girl doesn’t love a big ol’ box from Bloomies?
So there you have the highlights of the past couple weeks. I have been pretty bad about snapping photos of meals etc., but I did happen to whip up a yummy dinner last night that I remembered to photograph!
Not that my photography skills were ever particularly notable, but judging by the photo above, they have further declined over the past couple of weeks! Ok, back to dinner. I didn’t plan my meals this week as I usually do, so last night I was stuck with a bunch of ingredients and no set plan of what to make. I channeled my inner chef, and threw together a quinoa chicken beet salad. It was AWESOME. I’m going to include a “recipe” so to speak, but you can really add anything that tickles your fancy to this rice bowl variation.
Quinoa Chicken Beet Rice Bowl
- Quinoa (cook according to package- I used 1 cup water and 1 cup veggie broth!)
- 1 can of canned beets, chopped
-chopped red onion
- 1 chopped green pepper
-chopped fresh spinach
-2 broiled chicken breast, chopped or shredded
(Note* I don’t use measurements- just keep adjusting until flavor is to your liking.)
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
-dash of agave nectar ( maple syrup would work, too)
-salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients, pour in dressing, mix well, Manga!
Alright, time to get crackin’. Per usual, I’ve added today’s “things to think about” below.