The Few, The Mighty

Okay, some of you have had some pretty crazy dreams, too  :)  There are a bunch I remember having and they’re usually so out there that I always think “I must be the only one having these weird-o dreams”. But now I know I’m not!

My lunch was great, but I was starving all afternoon!

I had 2 dark chocolate covered almonds from my boss


Plus the snack I brought to work: a bunch of celery + 1 Tbsp crunchy pb


I also grabbed a snack sized kitkat from the front entry candy bucket – doh! I definitely did not need that, but man was it tasty  :) I haven’t had a kitkat in forever! It was good, but I think eating that so close to our run did me in.

Yup, we ran today and it stunk. I had probably the worst run I’ve had in months. I had horrible side stitches almost the entire time. I ran and got through it, but today was definitely not a fun run. I’m glad we went and it still amazes me that my “slow and painful and horrible running times” are still faster than at this point last year. It’s all relative, right? Gotta look for the positive  :)

Dinner tonight was one of my favorites!


A big Taco Salad!


I had all this good stuff:

  • 1/2 cup fat free refried beans mixed with salt + ground coriander
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup lean ground beef cooked with garlic, cumin, ancho chile powder, onion, salt, pepper, and oregano
  • 3-4 cups romaine
  • 1/4-1/2 avocado
  • homemade salsa! Nick threw together some fresh salsa with some tomatoes from our garden (2 reds, 1 yellow), scallion, jalapeno, cilantro, and I’m not sure what else. But it was great!
  • extra cilantro


I love the yellow tomatoes in the salsa! It was so colorful and fresh.

And now for the grand finale tonight.


Some of the ocokies actually set up overnight! I still had to throw a few away that just didn’t come together, but we were able to salvage almost the entire batch!

I’m having a few of the ones that made it through the night – we were worried there for a minute.


These are my mom’s no-bake cookies and they’re some of my favorites. Nick’s too!

In fact, instead of a “grooms cake” at our wedding, he just had a batch of no bake cookies  :)

I’m off to pack lunch, read, and settle in on the couch for some serious cuddle time with a certain husband + cat.

Are there certain “family” recipes that just make you feel good when you make them?


  1. Mmm!! Gimme those cookies!

  2. mmmmmm no bakes!

  3. omg those cookies look amazing!

  4. Aw, no-bakes warm my heart too. They were a staple at family reunions.

    Nothing beats my g’ma’s chicken soup. Straight from the farm to the table. Divine.

  5. dumplings! reminds me of sitting around with my family – a little project to do, they’re so darn good too…

  6. Yum, those no bake cookies look delicious! I love my mom’s veggie chili :D

  7. Love taco salads!! & that dessert looks heavenly!

  8. I love no bake cookies! My dad makes them and I have never been able to duplicate them at home. They always turns out grainy or they don’t get hardened up. Even though my favorite parts is eating the “drips” off of the wax paper :)

  9. Goodness! Everyone has been into tacos lately! Now I want some…

  10. YUM to no bakes!! I haven’t had one of those in ages!!

    Boo to the side cramps – those are the worst!

  11. Those look so good! I might have to try making some next week. It’s been ages!

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