Where Is The Love?

Apparently itโ€™s right here ๐Ÿ˜€

Itโ€™s good to know you ARE still all out there. I seriously was just curious if people were still interested in sharing a little piece of my world, and turns out you are. Yay! Iโ€™m not just talking to myself! I understand not commenting on every post, nor would I expect that of anyone. Frankly, it would be hypocritical of me to even think that, because I definitely donโ€™t comment on everything I read. But it sure is great when you do comment if something moves you to do so ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for continuing to stop by!

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It sure was a rainy, grey, blah day today. And apparently, itโ€™s not ending any time soon. I also ended up staying at work later than planned, mostly because I ended up chatting with a coworker. Looks like Iโ€™m going to be keeping my office, which is awesome. I was worried, since we are doing renovations at work, and they are doing a big reorganization of where everyone sits. I thought I might get booted from my office, but turns out I can stay if I want to. I like having the option for privacy, so I was happy.

Lunch was my attempt at something Abbie from Foods That Fit has made quite a few times in the past โ€“ burrito-dressed salad! I dug out one lonely ,frozen burrito (red hot beef โ€“ spicy!) from the freezer to use as my salad topper.

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I had some lovely, local spring mix, so I used that as my salad base.

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Heat up the burrito, chop it up, throw it on the salad, shake it up & enjoy. How was it? Hmmm. I think spring mix is not the right choice for the salad base. Abbie uses baby spinach, and I think that would have been much more successful. I also think I should have let the burrito cool down a little more, because it wilted my lettuce more than I would have like. Not quite a success, but I think thatโ€™s my own fault, not the concept. Should I ever find myself in possession of another burrito, I might have to give it another try!

I also brought along half of a ruby red grapefruit.

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And this Honest Foods Bar that Karen from To Be The Whole Package had sent me recently.

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I actually only used half of the square to crumble in some non-fat plain yogurt. It was yummy!

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The bar sure has an almond extract aroma as soon as you open the package. It doesnโ€™t taste super โ€œextractyโ€, but the smell is there. I just really like the texture in the yogurt. Iโ€™m sure it would be excellent in oats as well, or just on its own.

After work, I ran to the mall to pick up my hemmed pants, and bought a couple of new t-shirts โ€“ I needed something to go with the pants for my audition, and since the shirts were 2 for $24, why not get 2? ๐Ÿ˜€

Now I need to figure out dinner. I have no clue what Iโ€™m feeling tonight, and didnโ€™t really plan anything ahead of time. Bad Marianne. See you later!

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9 Comments on “Where Is The Love?”

  1. May 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    I couldn’t comment on your earlier post because I had to read it at work on Reader… and wordpress is freaking blocked! BUT I wanted to tell you that I’m HERE and LOVE your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ and I think you should do a guest dinner for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. May 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Dang, sorry the salad didn’t turn out too great! I do love it on spinach, I actually haven’t tried it any other way…

    Thanks so much for the shout out!

  3. May 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    Wasn’t the smell ridonculous!??! When the fiance taste tested the other one the smell just super impressed me!

  4. May 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

    Now i want to try that bar!!!

  5. May 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    Your grapefruit looks super fresh, yum!

  6. May 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    Ohhh the salad burrito seems interesting sorry it didn’t work out!

  7. May 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    I’m here, I’m here!!

    Just as you so eloquently put it, I don’t always have time to comment on blogs like I wish I could. But I’m always reading and can assure you that your blog is loved and enjoyed!

    I like the concept of the burrito-dressed salad. I agree that spinach might be an even better base!

    I’ve been finding shirts on sale lately and have the same mindset as you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. May 7, 2009 at 5:49 am #

    Those Honest Foods bars are good! Too bad we can’t get them around here!

  9. May 7, 2009 at 7:04 am #

    I need to try the pizza/burrito salad because that’s genius! Those darn sales will get you every time!!

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