Yesterday morning I thought for sure it was Kyle the squirrel looking for food by the back door. I put out more granola. Yep, I even put it in a dish!
Turns out it was an interloper. Every time I opened the door to take a picture, the squirrel ran away. If it were Kyle, she would have greeted me at the back door!
I know it’s January in Chicagoland, but I am really, really getting tired of winter. Seems like we start to catch a break and have temps near 30, only to have more snow and this morning sub zero temps. Right now it’s 1 degree, but with the wind chill feels like –20. Our high today? Seven fricken degrees! Tony and I keep talking about where we’d like to live when we retire – some place that doesn’t get too cold, or too hot. Have any suggestions??!! Where would you retire to?
Breakfast was an egg white and zucchini breakfast taco with a 100 calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole and some grapes on the side.
I was meeting Hannah for lunch at a new place to me called Wok n Fire. Tony and I used to go to this place when it was called Nozumi. They had the best calamari fries!
One day a few months back we went to go eat there, only to have a sign say “Wok n Fire . . . Coming Soon!”
I of course already looked at the menu and knew what I was going to get – the red Thai curry stir fry with tofu and brown rice. Hannah got the Pad Thai.
Um, I ate every bite. Well, except for the icky green onions – I quickly took those off and garnished Hannah’s plate with them – she loves them. The sauce was so flavorful and I liked that it wasn’t swimming in sauce, just enough to coat everything. The prices were reasonable too – most dishes were around $8.95. We don’t do sushi, but it must be good because nearly every table around us got it! Sadly, it went by all too quickly and I had to get back to work – it was great seeing you Hannah – next time we’ll plan a longer visit!
Last week Tony was on Facebook when he saw one of his friends pin a recipe from Pinterest and he said “this looks kinda good!” I quickly put it on the menu for this week! One Pot Cheezy Smoked Sausage.
This dish couldn’t have been easier to put together. It was literally ready in about 15 minutes – perfect for a night when you have to get dinner on the table fast.
I ended up adding a cup of baby spinach to my pasta and crushed red pepper because I thought it was a bit bland without it. The smoked sausage I got was just okay too – one that was a bit more flavorful would have helped with the dish, but it wasn’t too bad.
I had to laugh yesterday because I saw a few search terms that people used that found my blog somehow:
- Ham Hock Ass (3 searches) and
- Getting Piss Busy in My Kitchen and my favorite . . .
- Kath Younger Annoying (Ha! – if you haven’t seen it, here’s my post about Kath Eats)
And check out this guest post on Courtney’s blog! Courtney is the SIL of one of my attorneys I work for. Courtney is on vacation, so her SIL (my bosses wife) did a guest post. I guess they make my chicken tikka masala most Friday nights – love it!
Alright – I am off to brave the elements and get to the gym before work. I was actually okay with taking a rest day yesterday! Make it a great day!