Game Over

Le sigh.

It is official – my beloved Canucks are out of the playoffs. It is time for me to hang up my jersey and say goodbye to the great season we had, while waiting for the boys in blue to return in October. I guess the only bright side is that I don’t feel the need to plan my activities around the hockey schedule.

But aside from the disappointment of my team not advancing to the next round, today was a pretty damn good day. Starting with breakfast.


I was craving cereal and apples, so I just went ahead and combined the two.


I chopped up one gala apple, and heated it in the microwave until it was just starting to soften. Then I added some Kashi GoLean Crunch and milk, and heated it a little more. Topped with some Almond Budder Extreme, it made for a very satisfying meal.


I also had a glass of ruby red grapefruit juice. I’m quite enjoying the grapefruit juice right now.


Sienna was even eyeing up my food.


But I was mean, and didn’t share with her 😉

Alas, I had to interrupt my day with a short 4 hour shift at work. I was in a hurry to get out the door on time, but in true food blogger style, made sure to snap a photo of my lunch…while seated in my car in the parking lot at work.


That would be leftovers from the Portuguese dinner we had at my cousin’s place Sunday night. This is the dish I couldn’t remember the name of – which is apparently called Soupa Fajao…or something like that.


It contains navy beans, bacon, chorizo, tomatoes, and seasonings. It’s a very hearty dish. I served it over the last little bit of spinach I had wilting away in the fridge, which turned out to be a great idea.

Work went by relatively quickly, and I had some time at home to enjoy the sunshine before heading out to watch the hockey game.

Of course, I had a little snack out there with me, while I watched Sienna eat grass and sniff rocks in our yard.


Yes, another slice of that cranberry bread. The loaf is quickly disappearing – gotta enjoy it while you still can!


Plus a few strawberries that were in the fridge. I mostly ate them just to clear out the container they were in. Because that’s how I roll.


Once my sister got home from work, we were off to my cousin’s house. He was at work, but his wife was home, and had invited us over for the game. We decided to make fajitas. And when I saw we, I mean I was doing the cooking. Obviously, I don’t mind. I love getting to cook for people when I know they’ll enjoy the food. Plus I got to use my cousin’s sweet kitchen knives. OMG. I can fully appreciate the joy of really good kitchen knives after tonight. I’ve never had really good knives, but I vow to buy a set as soon as I move back out on my own. Heaven!

Once all the chopping, seasoning, and stirfrying was done, we set up the make your own fajita bar.


See that kitchen table in the background? That’s my old table from my place in Victoria. In fact, most of my furniture (table, chairs, bedroom set, couch) are at their house, so we don’t have to store them here. Just thought I’d throw that random fact in there.

Here’s my fajita with all the fixings – chicken, peppers, onion, guacamole, jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese, salsa, sour cream, and lettuce in a whole wheat tortilla.


You can double that up, because I had another. They were damn good.


Yes, that’s the same one. I didn’t take pictures of the second one 😉

We put my sister in charge of dessert. She decided to pick up mini angel food cakes, strawberries, and Cool Whip. Then she made these little mountains of fluffy goodness.


I swear, there is a mini angel food cake underneath all the whip.


I added the extra dollop of Cool Whip to the top, solely for photography purposes. Er something 😉

Despite the outcome of the hockey game, it was still a good evening  with family and great eats. And really, what more can you ask for? A Stanley Cup winning hockey team perhaps? Maybe next year.

While I go mourn my team’s loss and get a good night’s sleep, why don’t you enter my giveaway to win some free Silver Hills Sprouted Grain Bread, plus one of their uber-cute t-shirts? I’d enter if I could – their bread is amazing! Check out the giveaway here. Night!

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Categories: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Sienna, Snack


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8 Comments on “Game Over”

  1. May 12, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    I’m a Wings fan, so I feel your pain. Now I’m just rooting for anyone other than Pittsburgh to win the Cup. I would enter your contest in a heartbeat if they sold that bread in my area–there’s nothing I like more than a quality, grainy bread–but it’s not available here. So sad…both the bread and the hockey.

  2. May 12, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    awe i know!! i was coutning on them to win that game! damnnn itttt lol.
    haha ur cat has food envy..
    k how amazing is that granola brekkie.i like sliced apples with milk in cereal or granola too. i’ll usually put a few dashes of cinnamon on too but either way its so good!

  3. May 12, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Yeah last night’s game was difficult to watch. At least with family and food you can still enjoy it. 🙂 Free time is nice to have now too…

  4. May 12, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    Would you hate me if I told you my boys were thrilled Vancouver was put out? I tend to lean your way myself. I’d love to see a Canadian team win the cup at some point in my life! 😉

    Give that cat a rubbing for me, would ya??? 😉

  5. May 12, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Once the game was over last night, I turned to my husband and said “My friend Marianne is going to be so mad!”

    Thanks for your comment on my last post – my husband just called his friend and is still shaking from the call.

  6. May 12, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Ughhhhhh this year’s play offs are a big joke if you ask me! I’m in the ‘any team other than Pittsburgh’ fan club now :-/

  7. May 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Hey Doll!

    Yummm I love cereal for breakfast and anything with nut butter is fab! Lunch also looked great! Was it a bean dish with meat? Or no meat?

    I am sad to see the Canucks go as well and might have shed a little tear for them…..boooo


  8. highonhealthy
    May 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    Haha, I love how you photograph your food on the floor! I do the same thing. It’s prettier down there and the lighting is almost always better. 🙂

    I’m not a hockey fan (yet) so it didn’t faze me when the Canucks lost. One day I’ll care.

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