I Don’t Know How to Cook Meat.

Happy Monday!

Only 10 more days until my husband graduates from boot camp Open-mouthed smile

The past week has flown by SUPER fast – which I’m really grateful for – and now I’m in serious packing/cleaning/running errands mode!

This weekend I drove to Dallas to visit my sister & brother in-law. We went to the Dallas Arboretum on Saturday to see their Chihuly Exhibit and Pumpkin Village – it was really neat!





Hi, Alicia!



Hehehe, this was definitely my favorite Smile



If you live near Dallas, you’ve got to check this place out!

I took the weekend off from taking pictures (except for the ones I just showed you!), but got back on track this morning!



Overnight oats! (and pumpkin spice coffee Smile)

  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Topped with 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter this morning

Yum. This breakfast is probably going to show up on here for, well, a long time!

Body Pump this morning was really good (except for the sound system acting up and the loud static..). We had a substitute instructor, and she was pretty darn intense looking. I liked her better than the regular Monday instructor, but not quite as much as the Wednesday & Friday one. Maybe because she made us do a lot of pushups, hehehe


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Healthy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Delight! I used a whole scoop of protein powder, instead of 1/2 scoop (my muscles needed an extra protein boost after Body Pump!).

Yum. This is so good.

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I also had the rest of my leftover chickpea delight. Over a month later, I’ve finally finished the batch off! It got progressively mushier in the container as time went by (probably from all of the microwaving) – so today’s bowl has a hummus-like texture. Not bad!

This afternoon, we got a Halloween care package from my aunt & uncle – and I was stoked to see this package of donuts inside:

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MMMMMMMMMMM. Cider donuts are delicious.

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I ate one right away, and it (surprisingly) filled me up until dinner. Usually donuts don’t satisfy my hunger very well, but these ones are nice and fluffy and did the trick!

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While I was in CT visiting my family, my mom gave me her Dunkin’ Donuts birthday coupon (she doesn’t drink coffee). If you join Dunkin Donuts UpDDate, they mail you a free medium drink coupon for signing up, and one for your birthday!

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I got an iced coffee with skim milk – it was delicious! Dunkin Donuts has a white chocolate pumpkin latte right now, but I looked up it’s nutrition facts online today and decided not to go for it (it has a lot of sugar…and I’d had a donut for my afternoon snack!)

After getting my free (Smile) iced coffee, I headed to CVS to get 3 free greeting cards!

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Well, they’re not technically free, but I got three 99cent American Greetings cards and $3 Extra Care Bucks printed out on my receipt. Extra Care Bucks are pretty much like a CVS giftcard, except they expire in a few weeks. I just ran out of face lotion, so I’ll just use my $3 Extra Care Bucks towards a new bottle. Horray! Usually there aren’t too many options for 99 cent cards, but CVS had a whole bunch of Halloween and Thanksgiving ones today!


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I picked up a pre-made cranberry-gorgonzola turkey burger at HEB today for an easy dinner.

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These burgers are usually REALLY good – but I burnt mine tonight Sad smile I still haven’t mastered the correct way to cook meat (that’s what I have Bud for!) – tonight I had the heat on too high and didn’t realize it until I smelled burnt turkey. Ohhhhh well….it was definitely still edible.

Question of the Day:

What cooking technique do you still need to/want to master?

I would like to improve my chopping skills, and learn how to cook meat!


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2 thoughts on “I Don’t Know How to Cook Meat.

  1. savorlifesflavors October 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Don’t you just love free stuff?! I am a terrible baker. I have no patients when it comes to measuring ingredients. I’m working on it!

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