So I got more information about my trip to New York next week.  Um, turns out I’ll be staying in Secaucus, NJ.  Monday I shop for my food.  I originally made my recipe two servings, but now I have to rewrite it to serve six.  I don’t think I necessarily need to triple every ingredient, but I’ll figure that out.  And it’s not a timed event.  The woman said two things – one: maybe buy a couple more pork chops in case you burn one.  Um, okay – and two:  there will be a lot of down time on Tuesday because everyone will be cooking at a different time I guess.  Not really sure of all the details yet, but at this point, I don’t really care.  It’s a free trip so I am already a winner in my book!  Maggie, as soon as I get more details I’ll get in touch with you! Open-mouthed smile

I had breakfast biscuits in the freezer, so I brought three of them for work.  At work I defrosted them in the microwave for about 45 seconds, then finished them off under the broiler in the toaster oven.  Wow, did these taste fresh, like I just made them!

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My knee still hurts a bit, and my cold is still lingering a bit.  I thought I might swim, but in the end I went to . . . Goodwill!  I put this out on Instagram asking for thoughts on the outfit – some thought I needed to add more color, but in the end, I bought it.  The pants fit really well.  I looked at the temps for next week in NY – the high is 72 with lows in the 50s.  You can’t beat a $9 outfit!

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When I got back to the office I ended up having leftover chili mac.  These Thai peppers were spicy – I had to pick half of them off actually.  I ended up mixing a cup of baby spinach with 1/2 a cup of pasta.

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It was so nice outside, Tony and I ended up sitting outside until nearly 7 pm!  Dinner was super quick though – grilled chicken Caesar salad.  Although I made mine buffalo by adding generous splashes of Frank’s hot sauce.   It’s starting to get dark out by 7:20 these days – my dinner photography is going to suck ass unless I invest in a cheap light box this fall and winter.

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I have to make this post short and sweet (like me!) – its stormy and I have to shut down the computer.   Make it a great day!

Question of the Day:  Have you ever been to New York – love it or hate it?  Tony hates it, although he probably hasn’t been there for 25 years.  He doesn’t like Chicago much either though, and I love Chicago!