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  ;)


21 Responses to “Dids and Didn’ts”

  1. #
    Katherine — October 4, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    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. #
    Katherine — October 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm

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

  3. #
    Katie — October 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm

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

  4. #
    VeggieGirl — October 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    LOVE that risotto!

  5. #
    Evan Thomas — October 4, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    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

  6. #
    eatingmachine — October 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    that risotto looks crazy good!

  7. #
    Becky — October 4, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    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! :)

  8. #
    Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) — October 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    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 :)

  9. #
    Rosey Rebecca — October 4, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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

  10. #
    Melissa S. — October 4, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    that risotto looks awesome! i want to try that!

  11. #
    keri410 — October 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    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!

  12. #
    hungryhoneybee — October 4, 2009 at 10:38 pm

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

  13. #
    Devan G Newman — October 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    butternut squash risotto sound perfect. way delicious :)

  14. #
    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 4, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I love all the pictures of your food!

    BTW, it sounds to me you did plenty today!

    Have a great week! :)

  15. #
    nic — October 5, 2009 at 1:53 am

    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.

  16. #
    jace90 — October 5, 2009 at 3:22 am

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

  17. #
    Diana — October 5, 2009 at 3:38 am

    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. :)

  18. #
    runnerskitchen — October 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

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

  19. #
    missyrayn — October 5, 2009 at 6:59 am

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

  20. #
    cookinfanatic — October 5, 2009 at 7:55 am

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

  21. #
    lowandbhold — October 5, 2009 at 11:20 am

    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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