Happy MamaBear Day!!


Hello all and Happy Mothers Day!! Hope everyone is having a great day! I have been having a great but busy day full of errands/cleaning, yay for mama’s!! haha. Don’t worry though, I did get a nice puppy nap in with my babygirl

I realize i look weird in this pic, but we really did nap like this on the couch :-)

Did everyone have a good weekend? I did for sure! Joey and I went out to eat on Friday to celebrate! We went to a local place called Farmers GastroPub and it was AWESOME!! They use all local/natural ingredients and there food is OFF THE HOOK. I got muscles and fries and this is the soonest I could take a picture

Whoops! I clearly hated the meal

The GastroPub is also cool because there are two distinct sections of the restaurant, a pub and a bistro area. It also has 2 different menus.  We ate in the bistro area and they were having a theme night of a french bistro so there was live music and people painting pictures! It was awesome.  They were also serving both menus in each part, and my meal was EIGHT DOLLARS!! It was insanely cheap and some of the best food I’ve had in ages. Joey and I really enjoy checking out new restaurants (mostly non-chain if we can help it) in our area so I highly recommend everyone going outside their comfort zone and trying something new!

Saturday I had a girls night with the females in my I/O psych program. It was really nice to get together for one last time. I typically bring desserts to our get togethers so this time I made CanYouStayForDinner’s sugar cookies.

Her recipe said it made 30 cookies, but I ended up with 40!! This isn't all of them!

These cookies were sooo easy and delish! They have been a huge hit with everyone who has eaten them. I followed her recipe to a T, so I won’t re-write it, just click the link and follow!

Today I was craving egg salad (I have been for a few days now) and then I saw HomeCookedEm made chicken salad yesterday and it was game over, I HAD to make it for lunch.  I have never made egg salad myself, I honestly think I’ve only ever had it made by my grandma, ha, so I needed to find a good recipe! One of Joey’s favorite recipe websites is SimplyRecipes so I popped over to the site and found a great recipe.

Ingredients for 2 Sammy’s:

2 hard boiled eggs

*Let’s get to this first, the lady had the easiest way to hard boil an egg. Put eggs in a saucepan and fill with water 2 inches higher than the eggs. Add 1/2 tsp of vinegar (you can use any kind you have, for instance I only had apple cider vinegar) and salt to the water. Cover pot and bring to a boil. After the water begins to boil move the pan off the heat, keep covered and let sit for 12 minutes. Then put the eggs in a bath of ice water for a few minutes, and then peel that’s it! Simple!

2-3 tbsp mayo

2/3 of a stalk of chopped celery

2/3 of 1 chopped green onion

2 leaves of lettuce

curry powder to taste

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1) Chop up the egg and mash a bit with a fork

2) Mix with all other ingredients in a small bowl

3) Toast the bread (I used Walmart’s Seeded Rye bread, it was sooo good! And only 80 cals a slice)

4) Construct your sammy

Enjoy!

Had some bbq soy crisps with mine

Since then I’ve done 4 loads of laundry

Noodle helped

, the dishes, painted my nails, dusted, blogged :-), and watched an episode of Mad Men (only 3 more episodes of season 3 left!!). Phew! Heading to Joey’s tonight for Pizza Sunday, YUMMERS!!

Before I head out 2 product reviews:

TJ's version of Ezekiel, 1/2 the price and super delish!

I am currently LOVING GardenBurgers. They are low cost and both the kinds that I have tried are 100 cals. Joey tried the Mushroom burgers and seriously loved them.

Well that’s it from me here. I think I’m gonna add a little section to my blog called Something Fun. I am basically gonna tell you a little something funny about me and ask a question! Hope you enjoy :-)

Something Fun:

Under my coffee table I have nothing but THREE varieties of Scrabble. One old school, one classy Lands End Edition on a lazy susan, and 1 card game of Scrabble Slam. Needless to say, I LOVE scrabble.

What’s your favorite board game/fun game in general?

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8 Responses

  1. Andrew and I just went to a french place in Atlanta last Wednesday and we split the mussels as an appetizer, they were amazing!! It was the first time I’d ever had them!!

    Isn’t egg salad just so yummy?! I’m so obsessed right now with all kinds of salads: chicken salads, tuna salads, egg salads, pasta salads, fruit salads, yum yum yum!! :)

    Those black bean veggie burgers are my favorite favorite veggie burger ever!!!!!!! I just love the flavor and texture, so good.

    I love the idea of your Something Fun section! My favorite board game as a kid was always Candy Land! I love getting together with friends and playing card games over some drinks!! :) OH and dominoes too!!

  2. I am Jill’s MamaBear and I must say that I couldn’t be more proud of her!!! Isn’t she just the bestest :)!!! Besides making me sooooo proud with her schoolwork, this is the year that she basically learned to cook and also most importantly, learned to love herself as much as I do!!!
    I can’t wait to see her and Joey and most especially met his parents this upcoming graduation weekend. Isn’t is wonderful that they have such an exciting life to look forward to in the upcoming years—AND it will basically involve NO schoolwork :).
    Thanks to you all for your support of my baby girl!!! Love, Mama

    • hahahaha I am apparently signed in on my moms computer at home still from last weekend so it looks like I wrote that, but I in fact did not :-)

      Thanks mama!! Youre very sweet

  3. what a great nap to have with a pillow like that!! hehe lol jk. love ur doggie!! <3

  4. Scrabble is my favorite! My grandma always plays with us when we go to visit…

  5. I keep wanting to buy Scrabble!!
    I currently have 3 different versions of Trivial Pursuit – so I totally understand the obsession!

  6. […] We ate in the bistro area and they were having a theme night of a french bistro so there was live music and people painting pictures! It was awesome. They were also serving both menus in each part, and my meal was EIGHT DOLLARS! … I have never made egg salad myself, I honestly think I’ve only ever had it made by my grandma, ha, so I needed to find a good recipe ! One of Joey’s favorite recipe websites is SimplyRecipes so I popped over to the site and found a great recipe …Continue Reading… […]

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