Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WIAW: Meals in 20 Minutes or Less & A Puppy Update!

Peas and Crayons

Hi, hey, hello!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far.

Well today (yesterday, actually) was all about quick and easy meals.  Some days I have plenty of time to prepare extravagant and time consuming meals, but I don't have the motivation to do so.

So, I thought I would share with you what I do when that situation pops up.

Breakfast: Part I
This bar was eaten on the way to boot camp at 5 a.m.  Well, I ate half of it before and half after.  I usually go eat my pre-workout snack in the kitchen, but that is where Bizzy is doing her kennel training.  So, I didn't want to wake her up and get her all excited to start the day when it was so early.  I snuck out all sneaky-like and ate this en route to my workout.

Breakfast: Part II
Boy, do I eat alot of eggs.  Not really.  Maybe eggs 2 or 3 times a week, but it seems like I always have eggs on Tuesdays.  Meh.  Well, I had a half liquid egg white half whole egg omelet with smoked salmon in it and an everything bagel thin with a Laughing Cow cream cheese wedge (fun fact: this is not actually cream's just flavored to taste like it).  And coffee, of course.

Morning Snack: Parfait
Gosh, I was craving some sort of carb for snack today, like a muffin or a piece of toast.  Luckily, I didn't have those things and I turned my fruit and yogurt into this:
A totally satisfying parfait, FTW!

Lunch: Taco Salad
I made this quick 15 minute meal for Monday's dinner and enjoyed the leftovers for lunch.  Chopped some lettuce, browned some lean beef in taco seasoning and opened some cans of beans and corn.  Top it off with some salsa and guac and you got something going on right there.
I did have some lunch dessert.  I went home for lunch, so I had the last piece of coffee cake from our family brunch on Sunday.  Coffee on the side.

I was pretty stuffed from lunch, but did enjoy a couple of mint M&Ms because I am a picture of health.

Ok, so we went for Indian food a few weeks ago and it was underwhelming.  I thought I'd whip up a quick Indian inspired dish using this junk:
 Well, it wasn't junk, but it wasn't homemade, either.  Buuuut, it was delicious.
All I did was grab an already cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, picked it apart and threw it in a skillet with 3/4 of this jar of sauce and heated it up.  I also added about 1/2 tsp of curry powder, because this wasn't "curry-ish" enough for me.
Some store bought naan bread, microwavable brown rice and grilled zucchini rounded out the meal.
Soooo good and super quick!  Can't wait to have leftovers for lunch today.  

Dessert was a super yummy (but almost too sweet) Mike's Hard.  I have to buy anything that says "blood orange" on it, because I'm a sucker for it.

Time to overload you with Bizzy pictures!!!
If you didn't read last week's WIAW, Bizzy is our new puppy.
 This is Bizzy, me and my guy.  He's awesome.

We have had Bizzy for one full week.  She is a 6 month old daschund beagle mix.

Puppies are super fun......and sometimes super exhausting!
This girl is always busy.  Hence the name ;)

She spent all weekend outside with us being her crazy self, so she needed a bath.  This is her after bath picture.  Probably one of the most unflattering pics of myself.  But look at her cute, wet ears!

Bizzy loves the couch.  She acts like a little princess.

She's getting better at walks.  She still is a little spazzy on a leash.

 Her first puppaccino!  If you go to Starbucks, they give you whipped cream in a cup for your dog (upon request).  She's a little one, so she just got a top filled with whipped cream.

She's still not co-habitating too much with Baby & Boscoe (the cats).  She freaks them out, but they are getting more and more curious about her and come up to the baby gate to sniff her and such.  She's chased both of them (not in an aggressive way) and they are not too thrilled about it.  But we're all hanging in there and hopefully all will be harmonious by next week!

Until then..have a lovely week!!!


Kalee Sorey said...

I love the last picture!! So cute! I didn't know that Starbucks did a puppaccino! I'll have to take Izzie (hehe Bizzy and Izzie) next time I go! :)

Kalee @

Anonymous said...

Bizzy is such a little cutie pie!

Jennifer Yoder said...

Bizzy is such a cutie!!!She looks a bit like my little man quincy. We think he's part beagle, too, but he's just a mutt! Have you tried the cinnamon cream cheese laughing cow wedges? THEY'RE SO GOOD!!!!

Renee-The Hungry Monster said...

Thanks for the comments :)
I have tried the cinnamon wedge, but it was not cinnamon-y enough for me.