Being Sick & Other Fun Things

Hey all..

So, this is how I was feeling, this past weekend…

Oh, c’mon…don’t feel too bad for me. I got lots of rest and some Theraflu, and I think that helped a bit. (Not gonna lie, though…havin’ a case of the sniffles sucks!)

Anyhow, how are you all, this pre-St. Patty’s Day? Today happens to be my friend M.’s birthday, and my niece C.’s birthday also. I guess C.’s mom is gonna be throwing a tea party for her (she’s way-young, so it makes sense.) I’m sure it’ll be cute, and quite exciting. Wednesday, the boyfriend and I will be having our friend M. over for coffee/tea/games, etc.

Tuesday, however, is gonna be awesome! We’re gonna be going to our friends A’s & M’s house for a barbecue! I’m super-excited. I’ll be making a super-simple chicken-avocado salad w/ ranch dressing. I hope it turns out well; I had a request from my friend B. to make it again, since she loved it so much when I’d made it for her wedding.

I’m so stoked for this week’s festivities. What do you all have planned for St. Patrick’s Day? Corned beef/cabbage/potatoes dinner, perhaps? (…darn it, I’m makin’ myself hungry now.)

Well, that’s all for now. I hope to get another post in, later this week. Look for me on Thursday, friends!

Until next time… ❤ ❤



Hey Guys!

So, I know it’s been a while since I last shared a recipe with you. SURPRISE! I have one for you today!!!

Teriyaki & Soy Sauce-Marinated Salmon w/ Sautéed Red Onions and Green Bell Peppers

Main Dish Ingredients:
2 fillets of your favorite salmon
1/2-cup soy sauce
1/2-cup teriyaki sauce
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil


Put all ingredients in a plastic Ziploc bag (gallon-sized, to be safe). Store in fridge, flipping every half-hour or so; remember — the longer you marinate it, the better it’ll be!! (I marinated mine for an hour.) After you’re satisfied with the duration of the marination time, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Once the oven’s done preheating, place the fillets skin-side-up on the baking sheet and put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. It’s important that the fillets are skin-side-up because when they’re done baking, the skin will be nice and crispy. And don’t be afraid of the skin, guys; totally edible and so good for you!

Sautéed Red Onions & Green Bell Peppers

1 small red onion, sliced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 pats of butter
Black ground pepper
Garlic & herb seasoning

Cut up your onion & bell peppers, then heat a big skillet over medium-low heat. Once you feel heat radiating off of the skillet a little bit, add the butter. Next, add the onion & bell peppers, along with the pepper and garlic-herb seasoning (to your liking). Stir often; should be done in 15 minutes. Peppers should be tender, and onion should be semi-translucent and tender.

Here’s the result:


Some of My Favorite Things

This is a post for my friend, Miss Polkadot!

Here is the classic traditional recipe for green bean casserole that’s usually made during the Thanksgiving/Christmas seasons here in the US.
Traditional Green Bean Casserole <–(You should try this sometime!! Super-tasty!)

Also, here is a picture of Otter Pops; they’re a type of popsicle! My favorite ones are the blue ones. ❤


Have a good day, Miss Polkadot!!
And until next time!! ❤ ❤

Happiness Comes From Having Breakfast With Family

Happy Monday, friends!
…what, you said that?! That’s a thing?! A “happy Monday”….?!?!?!

Yes, before you freak out fully, happy Mondays are possible!! How, you ask? Well, it must start with breakfast with family, and in my case, it happened to be my dad.

Since the boyfriend had to be at the boss’s office at 9:30AM to sign some paperwork before he starts work this coming Monday, we got up at 6 to get ready, and then we went to our favorite coffee shop where he treated us to coffee. As the time for him to hit the office got closer, I decided to hit up dad and see if he’d like company for breakfast, and he agreed. We had a lovely chat over pancakes, link sausage, and bacon. Mmm…bacon! …*ahem*………oh, and the Today show.

Now I’m at work, wasting this gorgeously sunny day away. My aunt gets in from out of town at 6:30 tonight, and I’ll be off at 8. I hope I’ll be able to see her before she takes off on Wednesday.

Anyhow, I guess that’s it for now. And to quote my friend Miss Polkadot, my “happiness-inducing today” was breakfast with my dad.

Have a great Monday, friends!
Until next time! ❤ ❤

Walk This Way

Hey all!

Just a small update. I was able to get in a walk after work yesterday; though my route isn’t very long, I was pretty happy to get out in the sunshine and pound some pavement. Forty minutes, people! I say that’s pretty good. Now, my route does have a couple of hills in it, and at the top of the first one, I always make sure to stretch out my aching calves and drink a bit of water before pressing on toward the homestretch. When I got home from my walk, I was felt pretty good (but also pretty gnarly, with sweating out those calories…I swear, I felt like I’d just gotten out of a humid swamp or jungle! I also made sure to do a couple of lunges (forward & side) to stretch out my legs. Felt so good!!

After rinsing away all that sweat, I was able to sit down and have a sandwich and an Eating Right Breakfast Bar; it reminded me of Nutragrain bars, but a bit more tolerable as the ERBBs aren’t that sweet.


Last thing I have to mention: BREAKFAST TIME!!!
Here’s a recipe for a great breakfast that I came up with this morning:

Egg Scramble w/ Salsa & Cheese

3 eggs
1/2-cup Shredded Mexican Blend cheese
1 Tbsp. medium green salsa
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic & herb seasoning

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat well. In a saute pan over medium-low heat, put in a small pad of butter (or spray with cooking spray like Pam, if you want). Then, add your egg scramble mixture. Keep an eye on your eggs & flip/stir often! Cook until the eggs are no longer runny (about 8-10 mins.) and serve immediately.

Well, that’s all I have for you for today. As I mentioned earlier, this evening is gym time with my sister. Super-stoked. Hope you all have a great “hump day”! 🙂

Until next time!! ❤ ❤

What I Ate Wednesday

Okay, so this shouldbe called “What I’ve Eaten So Far, Wednesday”, but here it goes…(and sorry, no pictures).

Breakfast: 2 over-easy eggs, 2 slices of whole wheat toast, 1 cup of coffee w/ some hazelnut creamer.

Lunch: Water, 1 fun-sized bag of peanut M&M’s, 1.5 cups 2%-cottage cheese & pineapple chunks

Also, a bit of a “huzzah” for me: I stretched out so well after walking with by bestie, M, that I literally felt no pain when I woke up this morning. Yay for getting better at the whole stretching aspect! 😀

That’s all for now, peeps. Have a great Wednesday, and also…
Have a fun/safe 4th of July!!!

Until next time, friends! ❤