Turns out winter doesn’t quite want to loosen it’s grip on us just yet.  I seriously cannot remember a worse winter, and I lived through the Blizzard of 78!


I found this picture online for Tony.  He said in the blizzard of 1978 he would be driving down a road and it was a wall of snow on either side and a narrow path for you to drive though.  While he was 18, I was only 10, so I only remember school being closed for the first time in my life because of snow.

Yesterday morning?  12 degrees, but it felt like 4 degrees.   I guess Mother Nature doesn’t realize that the first day of spring is next week?


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Since I had leftover taco meat, I decided to make breakfast nachos!  One ounce of meat scrambled with egg whites and shredded zucchini, topped with fresh jalapeno and cilantro and cheese.  Yum and yum.

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Raise your hand if you a Pinterest whore like me!  Gah.  I don’t pin nearly as much stuff as I used to, but it’s my go to for ideas.  Yesterday I knew I wanted to do a treadmill interval and found this one – I ended up doing this routine 4 times for a total of 40 minutes – it actually went by pretty fast!

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The night before last when I was cleaning out my fridge, I realized that I had both ground beef and Italian sausage, so I decided to make meatballs!  Um, those are the kind of balls I love.  This is a family friendly blog, so get your mind out of the gutters about my blog title.  I hardly ever get meatballs when I eat out because of the onion factor.  Just ew.

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:28]  At work I toasted a hot dog bun with a little bit of mozzarella cheese.  Then heated up my balls and sauce and had a delicious meatball sub with grapes on the side.

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Holy balls this was good.  The above recipe made 25 just bigger than marble size balls – 5 balls are 279 calories.  I sent this picture to Tony and he replied “Yuuuuuuucccck.”  Turns out Tony doesn’t like balls!

I give you another episode of texting with Tony:

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I literally could have tacos every day and never get sick of it.  I ended up making burgers on the grill with green bean “fries.”  Well, I kind of made a beer batter for the green beans – so good dipped in ranch dressing!

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I didn’t care that it was only 32 degrees out – once the snow melted around the grill, it’s grill time in my book!

So I have a busy weekend!  My birthday is next week and my Mom got tickets for me and my sister and her to see the new Riverdance – Heartbeat of Home.


We are seeing a matinee, so afterwards I am finally going to Eataly!!



Then Sunday we are celebrating March birthdays at a brunch at my Mom’s house.  Speaking of birthdays – my niece Sarah is 21 today!  Her roommate in college bought her a bottle of Moonshine and a cheesecake.  Hum, that will be an interesting birthday!  I love you Sarah!  Sarah is on the left and Rachel is on the right – these are my brother Charlie’s girls.

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Alright, time to get this show on the road.  It’s my double day, but I can’t complain since it’s my only night at the restaurant this week.  Happy Friday – make it a great day!