My week is so off! I totally felt like today was Friday – every single day this week has felt off for some reason.
My boss took our whole office out for lunch today, which was nice. We went to this new Mexican restaurant and they have a salsa bar! It has like 10-15 different salsas and things like corn salad (yum), cucumber salad, cactus salad, etc. It was pretty fun picking out all kinds of salsas to try with our chips and meals.
I got enchiladas with mole sauce (and topped them with lots of their corn salad) and had way too many chips, too. Having all those salsa choices made it hard to stop eating those dang chips!
I was full the rest of the day at work and I still smelled like Mexican food, so my only snacks this afternoon were water, gum + mints :)
We’re actually supposed to get a lot of snow tomorrow and Saturday – like 8-13 inches! – so I went up to the grocery store after we got home from work to pick up eggs, milk, bread, and all the baking stuff I need for this weekend.
It. was. nuts.
I think everyone in our town was at the store tonight! I guess I just didn’t think everyone else would have the same idea. It took me about an hour to get the things I needed and get back home. By then, it was 7 pm and I was finally ready for some food.
I made myself a salad with some romaine, carrots, garlic almonds and a little ranch dressing. I needed some veggies today! Other than the ridiculous amounts of salsa I ate at lunch, this was it.
Nick and I also heated up some leftover potato soup, which is now almost Mashed Potato soup – it was so thick tonight! Just as good as last night, too.
I put the groceries away, put my pjs on, and am about to dig into a baked apple mess :)
Today was crazy. I had so many emails today, plus all the stuff that was backed up from all the computer issues Monday. Busy pretty much sums it up, I guess.
And I got my hair cut! It was driving me crazy, so I definitely needed it today. I’ll have pictures this weekend for sure – I want to see how it is tomorrow after I do it myself. I’m not really talented in hair styling (which is why I don’t do hair) so the basics are all I can do. I like the cut, though, so I think it will be good.
The weather turned out to be so cold today! It was 36 when we were leaving work, and the wind was even colder.
Good thing I had a warm and comforting meal planned for dinner.
Nick said this soup was like “eating a bowl of gravy”.
I have to agree – it was so good and thick and creamy! The perfect meal on a cold winter day.
I had a salad with my soup tonight – just some romaine, carrots, garlic almonds and homemade vinaigrette for some extra green. I did eat my veggies + hummus, but it felt weird not having many fruits or veggies with my lunch. Plus, I knew I would need something else with my soup and this worked out perfectly.
For the main part of dinner, I made some Baked Potato Soup.
I peeled and cubed 3 potatoes and cooked them in the microwave for about 6-7 minutes to soften them up.
While those were cooking, I crisped up 2 slices of bacon. Once those were cooked, I took them out of the pot (leaving the grease in the pot) and let the bacon cool. I added the cubed potatoes to the pot (and grease) and cooked them until they were soft enough to mash.
At that point, I mashed most of the potatoes up – leaving a little of it still chunky – and added a mix of 3 cups of 1% milk and 5-6 Tbsp of flour.
Then I just threw in some salt and a little pepper and let it cook on medium high heat until it thickened up a bit. Right before serving, I added about 1/4 cup of half and half and some crumbled bacon.
Then to serve, we just topped our soup with the rest of the bacon, scallions, and some cheese.
All in all, it was a pretty good day…but I’m happy tomorrow is Thursday :)
I’m about to help Nick cut his hair and then I think I’m going to read a little before bed.