I don’t know what it is, but Friday’s at work seem to just drag on.  I kept looking up at the clock and it would only be 10 minutes later.  It was a slow day, so that didn’t help matters much.

I was out of my broccoli quiche so I made egg white/spinach breakfast tacos.  If you haven’t found Mission Ultra Thin corn tortillas yet, go out and get them, you’ll thank me later.  They are so flavorful and two are just 80 calories and 2 grams of fiber and 16 grams of carbs.  Ignore the sell by date on this package – I took the picture from an old post of mine!


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These were so delicious – I added chopped canned jalapenos to the egg whites, even though you can’t see it in the picture – so every bite was nice and spicy.  But of course, I had to add hot sauce.  Speaking of hot sauce, when I got to work, this was sitting on my chair!  One of the attorneys I’ve been cooking for lately bought it for me – now I have 2 1/2 bottles, so it should last me a while!

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I had to run an errand at work, and just so happened to be by the Japanese grocery store, so I spent a few minutes there.  Every time I pass by the kabocha stand, I think of Maggie!   If you have no idea what kabocha squash is – check out this blog post – you get her kabocha squash 101 tips here.  I still haven’t taken the plunge and bought some – shame on me!

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I got some other things too – you’ll just have to wait because they will be incorporated into my lunches next week.  Let’s just say there is going to be a lot of Asian flavors going on next week!

Since I had to leave 1/2 hour early to go to the restaurant, I didn’t get to the gym yesterday.  I figure I get enough exercise being on my feet for six hours at work!  I am happy to report that my Sketcher shoes that I got were amazeballs!  They were so comfortable, and when I came home I wasn’t limping like I was with my old shoes. 

And I loved all your comments on running shoes yesterday.  I think I decided that I need to get my shoes fitted – especially since I have one foot that is 1 1/2 times bigger than the other.  I found a place called Dick Pond in the Chicago area where they will help you find the right fit.   I have never owned a pair of Brooke’s shoes before, so I may try those.

Lunch was quick – the last of my Cincinnati chili with a bit of cheddar cheese.   I like to keep it classy and put my napkin in the photo – you know, for “texture.”  Ha!  I don’t bring my DSLR to work on the days I work at the restaurant.  We store our purses in the back, but it’s not locked up so better safe than sorry.

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It was a busy night at the restaurant – which I love.  I just had some weird tables.  I had one table only drink water, have entrees, and that was it.  I couldn’t talk them into soup, salad, appetizers, coffee, espresso or dessert!  Total tab?  $32.  And I had one four top split one appetizer for the table, and split an entrée between each couple – separate checks.  But I saved myself in volume – two servers called in sick so it was a nice steady pace the whole night, and I was done with my tables and side work by 9:45 and home by 10:20 – nice!

Some of the dishes of the night – I may need to buy this Porterhouse pork chop at my 50% employee discount some day – a 16 ounce porterhouse pork chop covered in a brandied apple sauce, served with baked potato and grilled asparagus.

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A shared dish for a couple:  The Tomahawk steak – 32 ounces chop cooked to order, served with baked potatoes and grilled asparagus.  Totally worth the $60 price tag if you ask me!

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Tony was actually more impressed with the zig zag cut of the baked potatoes!   The Chef made pizza for the employees, but sadly, they had stinking onions on them.  I had a cup of soup when I got to work, and them stopped at a local pizza place on the way home to pick up a pizza – I had 3 slices and an ice cold Rolling Rock beer and it was delicious – hit the spot after a long day.

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Yesterday as I was taking the trash out, Kyle the Squirrel was at the back door.  I said “hold on Kyle, I just need to take the trash out and I’ll bring you some pecans.”  She waited patiently and I gave her some nuts and went on my way to work.  As I was leaving I said “I’ll make you some granola tomorrow!”  Yep, I am now catering to our squirrel!

Tony found some whole nuts that have been around for a while.  We both grew up in homes where our parents would put out bowls of whole nuts with nut crackers and nut pickers.  I just really wanted to say nut pickers.

Well, we have some interlopers – this is definitely not Kyle – this one runs away as soon as you open the door, while Kyle nearly runs into the house when we open the door!  This squirrel is checking out the competition who is waiting in the tree above.

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And apparently this squirrel is picky, because after he smelled this nut, he put it back and went in to get something else!

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And then he ran away.  No worries Kyle!  The granola is in the oven now as I type this!

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I have a bit of laundry to do.  I also need to mop the kitchen floor, it’s been a couple weeks.  I work again tonight, but then have all of tomorrow off, then don’t work at the restaurant until next Friday and Saturday night – not bad!

Hope you have a great weekend!  I plan on doing a WI on Monday to keep me accountable.  My snacking is definitely way down, so hopefully that will show up in my WI!  Hugs!