I know work will calm down in a bit.  Our firm merged with another firm last month and all of our software is new and it’s a bit of a learning curve.  While the computer transitions were going there was a black out period for over a week, so everyone had to scramble to get their month end shit done.  I can’t help but think of the Rihannah song (I know I spelled Rihanna wrong, I thought it was funny that I typed Hannay by habit!) when I think #workworkwork 😀

Yesterday I managed to eat my breakfast around 10:45.  This picky plate – ham (2), egg (2), Weight Watchers colby cheese stick (2), banana with chocolate PB2 (1) with a tablespoon of granola over the top (1).

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My sister and I managed to get away from our desks and walked to Mariano’s – I realized I put those pictures and vide on my Instagram story (are you following me over there> mybizzykitchen).   I had to pick up the stuff I needed for Cooking Club tonight at Courtney’s house.  This is the beginning of our THIRD year and I can hardly believe it’s been that long already.  

I already had a sneak peak at the main dish – it’s whole roasted chicken cooked over artisan bread (I think!) – whatever, I am down for some delicious roasted chicken, wine and great conversation.  

I had leftover taco soup for lunch, but it was the last of the batch, so it was mostly broth and maybe 1/2 cup of beans.  I worked late to get some dictation done that’s been on my list of things to do for a few days.  It’s over TWO hours long, and if anyone has done dictation, you know that is really long.  I have only 14 minutes left and will finish that this morning – I’ll be happy to get that off my desk.

This is the view from my bosses office right when I left at 7 – so dark already!  The building with the red top?  That’s the Merchandise Mart where The Chopping Block is – #happy place!

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I walked really fast to the train station – if I miss the 7:30 train I have to wait another hour for the next one.  When I got to the train station, I immediately say my line blinking “DELAYED.”  Sadly, there was another fatality on my train line earlier in the day – this time with a car.  I actually lucked out working late, because my train ended up only being 20 minutes behind schedule.

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I walked in at 9:15.  Hannah texted me a picture of biscuit pot pie she made that I thought I’d be able to eat for dinner – sadly, the recipe didn’t turn out for her – too salty, the biscuits didn’t cook right – I told her next time to cook the biscuits on the side and add them at the end.  She was so disappointed.  I’ve been there – you spend time making something with high hopes and it just sucks.  BUT, that’s why you keep cooking – you learn those things and just get better with time.  I know it’s easier for them just to order fast food because it’s cheap and easy, but I cna only encourage her to keep trying in the kitchen.

They ordered Chinese food the other night, and I took 3/4 cup of their beef fried rice, added 4 ounces of thin sliced round steak, bean sprouts, sesame seeds and had a quick dinner ready in 5 minutes.

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I didn’t start making my dish for Cooking Club until after 10:00, but it’s a great make ahead dish.  I made my homemade shortbread snicker bars – but I plan on pairing it with sea salt gelato.  The plating in my head looks really good – but we’ll see how it works out.  All I know is that I look forward to seeing these ladies and catching up, the food is really the icing on the cake!

Happy Thursday – here’s to almost the weeknd and Hannah and Jacob’s wedding shower!