Wine Me

Better hurry – How I Met Your Mother is on!!! That show totally makes my Mondays  :)

First.

Why did no one tell me how good dates + pb are together?

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Seriously – how did I wait this long to try this combination?!?

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5 dates + 1 Tbsp peanut butter = Good afternoon snack.

Work was busy today – thank goodness 5 pm showed up pretty quickly today.

As soon as I turned off my computer, I prepped a few things for dinner, changed into my running clothes, and waited for Nick to get home.

We took one of our normal routes today – a little over 3 miles – and it was an okay run.

I feel like I can’t go more than 1 run without having side stitches or cramps. Eh…they can’t all be winners.

One fun thing today – I got some wine in the mail!

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I may be the last person to get this, but my Black Box Wine, courtesy of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program showed up today! Thanks to Black Box Wines and Foodbuzz!

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Our sample was their Sauvignon Blanc, which was perfect to have with our meal tonight.

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It was perfectly light + smooth. Nick and I have never really found many white wines that we enjoy, but this was great!

 

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It made me feel a bit fancier in my pajamas tonight.  :)

I had Nick grill the chicken for tonight’s meal while I worked on the veggies.

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I marinated some chicken thighs with grapeseed oil, orange juice, thyme, oregano, salt, and garlic powder.

While Nick was grilling the chicken, I put some diced butternut squash and onion in the microwave for 5 minutes to get them going. Then I put them in a baking dish with some olive oil, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and crushed red pepper. I let those cook for about 20-30 minutes.

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The broccoli was quickly steamed in the microwave, too.

Easy!

The Q&A will be starting tomorrow, so make sure to tune in  :)

 

26 Responses to “Wine Me”

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    Evan Thomas — September 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Now I really feel like the last blogger to try dates and peanut butter. Whenever I get some on sale, they go straight in my foodprocessor for homemade Larabars

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — September 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    UGH i hate illinois’ liquor laws! i couldn’t get that tastemaker sample!!! Looks like a great dinner my dear!

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    Lizzy — September 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    wine and pj’s with a wonderful dinner….sounds like the best evening! :)

    enjoy your show!!!

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

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    Devan G Newman — September 28, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    haha that must have been exciting :) getting wine in the mail!
    try adding carob chips.. or dark chocolate to your date/PB snackerroo :)yum yum

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    Jessica (jesslikesithot) — September 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I know-when i started seeing that dates + pb combo around the blogs I knew that I needed to try it!! let’s just say I quickly became addicted and am having withdrawals at the moment… ;)

    almond butter tastes amazing with ‘em too! can’t wait for the q&a! xoo

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    glidingcalm — September 28, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    that chicken looks insane.

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    VeggieGirl — September 28, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Dates with hazelnut butter, sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butter, almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, walnut butter…. you salivating yet?? ;)

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    cookinfanatic — September 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Sauvignon blanc is such a wonderful crisp white wine — yum! What a perfect compliment to a lovely meal :) I have never tried a date (*gasp!*) I totally need to add this to my list!

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    eatingmachine — September 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    it’s a simple equation:
    anything + peanutbutter = delicious!

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    Rosey Rebecca — September 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    That Black Box wine looks so fun! I got bread in the mail today from the tastemaker program!

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    Anne K. — September 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Man, I’ve never tried the dates + pb combo. I really need to!

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) — September 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    delish dinner! enjoy your evening – my friends actually created the show “how i met your mother” – my freshman year roommate is the alyson hannigan character.

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    Whit — September 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Dates with PB and wine! That sounds like my kind of night. I have shared the dates and PB love loudly and often, so don’t look here to place the blame! I told ya! ;)

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    missyrayn — September 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I might be the last person to try that date and PB thing too. I’ve seen it on blogs but never really knew where to get dates to try them. I didn’t want to buy a huge box and not like them. Now that I know that WF has them in the bulk bins I might buy a few to try.

    Fun fancy dinner at home in PJ’s…what could be better :-)

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — September 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I love how colorful your dinner is! And I’m glad you get to enjoy some wine… :)

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    Megan — September 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I love How I Met Your Mother… and Big Bang Theory! Also love wines from New Zealand. So happy you enjoyed it!

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    Morgan — September 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I love HIMYM!
    Hope you enjoyed the wine!

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    Nicole — September 28, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I have heard of the PB & date combo but have yet to try it. It looks so good! What a healthy and delicious looking snack. I loved your dinner as well. I love it when simple meals can come together so quickly and still can taste so good and be healthy for you. The butternut squash looks so yummy! I loved all the spices you added to it. So apropos for fall!

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    hungryhoneybee — September 29, 2009 at 1:21 am

    I’ve been thinking of buying dates for so long now. You’ve inspired me to finally do it!

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    jace90 — September 29, 2009 at 4:31 am

    dates and pb?? thanks for the idea, i’ve so many dates at home! and pb too.. thanks!!

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    christie, honoring health — September 29, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I love dates and PB, it is one of my favorite snacks!!

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    CaSaundra — September 29, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I’ve never tried dates :-(

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    Rose — September 29, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Now that’s one classy box of wine :)

    I love How I Met Your Mother too!

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    lowandbhold — September 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Yum, free wine sounds great! I’m running low on pb but once I restock I’m going to have to try that combo.

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    Kiersten — September 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    The PB and date combo is AMAZING. It’s one of my favorite snacks. Sometimes I add sliced dates to my PB sandwiches too instead of using jelly.

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    Jenny — September 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    How perfect would life be if they made PB covered dates?!

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