Happening Right Now

by Heather on June 25, 2010

What’s that? Another post title requiring an explanation?!  Don’t worry, we’ll get there :)  For now, though, HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

So I tried something new for breakfast yesterday…chocolate peanut butter banana soft serve on top of plain yogurt on top of a sliced banana:

Don’t be fooled by that pretty face…it was not really that good.  BUT at least I can say I tried it, right?!  The only thing was there was a stark contrast (in a bad way) between the sweetness of the soft serve and the tartness of the yogurt.  Apparently one doesn’t think of these things at 7AM…regardless, now we know!

Mid-morning snack was my Friday treats inspired by the Coconut Cream Topped Brownies from How Sweet Eats!

I say “inspired” because this was yet another instance where I didn’t have all of the ingredients the recipe actually called for, so I made do with coconut flavoring and toasted coconut on top rather than the full gamut of amazingness the Jessica recommends :)  Still delicious though!  For lunch I prepared some leftover spelt berry salad topped with pineapple salsa:

I also had a small plate with a few leftover asparagus spears, mashed potatoes, and chips for dipping the salsa mixture:

My fickle stomach decided that the spelt berry salad combo was just not cutting it, so I ate the pineapple salsa off with the chips and then devoured the mashed potatoes and asparagus.  What else could I do? If the tummy wasn’t having it, it wasn’t happening!

I took a walk on my lunch break and just about DIED from the heat (woe is me!  I live in Colorado and complain about heat…anyone else see anything wrong here?)!  Seriously though, it was HOT outside…I had to stop in the shade a couple times because I felt like I was about to keel over…

As soon as we got home I knew exactly what I was making for dinner:

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I was offered a coupon (rephrase:  I signed up for a coupon) for a free Buitoni meal for 2:

And with beliefs like this could you blame me?!

Buitoni, you are correct!  Exceptional meals don’t require a ton of ingredients or special packaging!  This is what came in the box…a package of ravioli and a package of garlic butter sauce:

It was incredibly easy to prepare:  put the sauce in the water you’re going to boil the pasta in before it starts boiling.  When it starts boiling, add the pasta, and boil for another 5 minutes.  Drain the pasta, cut open the sauce packet, mix.  ANNIHILATE.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! In all seriousness though, this had amazing flavor.  I would recommend salting the water (I didn’t and wish the pasta was a LITTLE saltier), but otherwise the filling was fantastic and the sauce had great flavor and consistency.  Thinking back on it now I should have done a shot of a ravioli cut open, but there was a TON of lobster and shrimp in every bite!  I was also encouraged to see that a serving was actually more than just a couple ravioli, too.  So many times you find a frozen meal for 2 that has the tiniest portions, but this was just right!

Thanks Foodbuzz and Buitoni!

MARRIAGE REF FRIDAY

This Marriage Ref Post deals with something that is actually happening right now (hence the post title)!  One of my co-workers and her husband recently purchased their first home – a brand new house that doesn’t even have grass in the yard yet!  Awesome, right?!

They also have a 3-year old female Viszla who is housebroken.

The husband is very passionate about their yard’s potential, and therefore is trying to convince his wife (my co-worker) to re-train the dog to only pee and poop in the rock bed on the side of the yard before he ever lays the sod.  The reasoning (from what I understand) is that he doesn’t want the dog’s urine to kill the grass that he’s planning on working very hard to keep green and clean from dog waste.

SO the question today (for my co-worker!) is this:  Is it reasonable for her husband to expect her to re-train the dog to pee and poop in the rocks rather than in the grass?  Make sure you let us know in the comments!

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