Dids and Didn’ts

Things I did today:

– Ate breakfast.


Strawberries, kiwi, turkey sausage


Eggs and oatbran.

– Went to church.

– Went shopping at Old Navy with Nick, then out for Mexican! Since we were originally planning on coming home for lunch, I didn’t have my camera – oops! I had a vegetarian sincronizada dish: tortillas filled with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, a little cheese, and jalapenos. Topped with lettuce, tomato, and guacamole. Yum.

– Had some Fudge Brownie Ben & Jerry’s froyo at the mall – again, no pic!

– Came home.

– Started more laundry.

– Cooked a new batch of steel cut oats for this week -  I can’t wait to try them! It’s a new variation for me.

– Prepped for dinner.

– Dusted.

– Cleaned the bathroom.

– Vacuumed the downstairs.

– Played with this one.


– Cooked and ate dinner.


I made this Eating Well Winter Squash Risotto, except I used cremini mushrooms and butternut squash. I also only added about 2 Tbsp of parmesan since that’s all I had.

Oh! and I just used quick cooking brown rice – it was the only kind I had, and it still worked out well!


Thank goodness for that Black Box Wine! It gave the risotto such a great flavor.


We had the risotto with some steamed broccoli + garlic.


Things I did NOT do today:

– Uh….blog until now  :)  I was busy, the weather was beautiful, and I just didn’t feel like turning the computer on.

– Run a marathon, a half marathon, or 10 miles for that matter! Make sure to check out all those runners today – congrats to all of you!!!

– Bake the cookies I planned on making. Oh well…those will probably happen tomorrow or Tuesday.


I’m worn out and I barely did anything today! Must have been the race + late football watching from last night catching up to me  ;)



  1. you can’t be everything anyday. plus it’s good to get away from the computer – ESPECIALLY when the weather is great. glad you enjoyed a low key day.

  2. oops -supposed to say “you can’t be everything everyday.”

  3. That first picture of the breakfast strawberries is beautiful! I also LOVE butternut squash risotto…yummy day!

  4. That risotto looks soo good.
    You cook all your oats in a batch ahead of time? Smart, smart.
    I can’t wait to start reading about some of these marathoners, although I doubt after all that running they’re in the blogging mood

  5. that risotto looks crazy good!

  6. Mmmm butternut squash risotto, looks so good! I have been wanting to try that for awhile now. It sounds like you still got a ton done today….definitely more than me! :)

  7. thanks for the shoutout dear brandi – you are too sweet! the race went well, so thank you, thank you for all your well wishes. they seriously helped get me through!

    your day sounds fabulous – sundays are meant to not do it all :)

  8. Oh man! The risotto looks awesome! I need to try that recipe!

  9. that risotto looks awesome! i want to try that!

  10. ditto to all the above comments on the risotto… I have yet to try my hand at that. Do you have any good recipes for someone who is a beginner and wants her first taste of risotto to be spectacular?? Wow, that sounds like a big request…. but if you have anything close, I would sure love to know!

    Still thinking the puppy is TOO cute!

  11. I might have to try that risotto tomorrow night! I have my acorn squash that I’ve wanted to do something with!

  12. butternut squash risotto sound perfect. way delicious :)

  13. I love all the pictures of your food!

    BTW, it sounds to me you did plenty today!

    Have a great week! :)

  14. As long as you’re happy with what you did (and you didn’t do nothing to say the least!) you did enough!! ;)
    I’ll try that butternut squash risotto some time in the future for sure!! It looks delish!!
    Have a good start into the new week!! Hugs n.

  15. Risotto looks good.. though some you didn’t do. .plenty you DID.unlike me.. gosh.. better get doing!

  16. The risotto looks good! And well, it seems like you had a great day anyway, even if you didn’t end up doing some of the planned stuff. :)

  17. Thank you for the shout out! :-) Your risotto looks amazing. I have a big bag of rice asking to be made into that recipe!

  18. You “did” list looks pretty good. Don’t worry about the “didn’ts”. You enjoyed yourself :-)

  19. That risotto looks amazing girlie!! I love that stuff, yum! Glad you had a great day :)

  20. I went shopping at Old Navy this weekend too. Such good deals!

    Sounds like a great day, sometimes the best one are where you throw your plans out the window.

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