Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

Who doesn't love a three day weekend? This girl does for sure...and when she is not feeling good it couldn't have come at a better time!

We didn't have anything planned for this holiday weekend - my dad was out of town and my sister's boyfriend Nick was in town for a few days so we all kind of just did our thing. We were lucky though because Kyle had Saturday and Monday off. So while I feel awful that because I wasn't feeling good and we didn't do much it was nice to have a long weekend just relaxing at home.

Sunday night we did go over to my dad's house for family dinner after we picked him up from the airport. It was great to see Nick and we always just laugh a little bit harder when he is home.

Yesterday afternoon Kyle and I watched American Hustle (yes we are a little behind the times) and I must say I was not too impressed.

While I thought the acting was good the movie was just a little slow. We still have to watch Wolf of Wall Street too (yep, see told ya we are behind) and I'm hoping that was is better. 

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and are ready to get back to the grind today - four days!! 

Have you seen either of these movies? which was better? 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pepper Pizza

The other night I really wanted pizza - like BAD. I had no pizza crust that I could eat and have not baked anything yet with new to me flours so I was lost. Until I looked over at my veggies and saw some green peppers...why not try a kind of stuffed peppers with pizza flavors? So here is how I came to make a new favorite dinner of ours....Gluten Free Pizza Peppers.

  • 3 large bell peppers (any color - I only had green)
  • Gluten Free pizza sauce 
  • GF pepperoni
  • Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
You can use any kind of pizza toppings this just so happens to be what I had on hand the night I cooked.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 
  • Cut the peppers in half and clean out the seeds 
  • Line the peppers on a cookie sheet and cook for 15 minutes to get the peppers soft 

  • Once the peppers have cooked for 15 minutes pull them out and fill them with whatever the toppings are - I used the pizza sauce then putting down pepperoni and covering with a mix of both of the cheeses 
  • Put the try back and cook for another 20 minutes or until your cheese has melted 

While I am still trying to grasp the fact that I won't ever be able to eat a Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza again it is nice to know that I can make something that is healthier and won't hurt my stomach! 

What's your favorite way to enjoy pizza? 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Meal Planning

Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a good weekend - mine went pretty quickly and cannot believe as always that I am heading back into work. There isn't really anything exciting that happened this weekend it was just full of a lot of relaxation as you can tell I looked over at one point and saw this....

Other then that the one thing that I am really proud of is that I did a lot of meal planning and some prep for the beginning of the week! I needed some new lunch ideas and I have A LOT of eggs in my fridge right now so I made some egg salad. 

I am really looking forward to those and then I also got things prepped for my smoothies - I love having a smoothie either for breakfast or an afternoon snack at the office. 

I meal planned for all our dinners this week and I am hoping that we stick to the plans I have but you never know what is going to happen - plans change for our dinners all the time. 

Monday - BBQ chicken in the crock pot Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (of course!) Wednesday - pork chops Thursday - crock pot jumbalaya Friday - hot dogs or date night! 

Do you meal plan for lunches and dinners during the week? Any tips that you find help make it easier?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fun Fact Friday (8.15.14)

1. So I know I have been MIA this week - I got home Monday night and the news about Robin Williams kind of consumed my night. Between watching CNN and E! I just couldn't get enough. I really liked Robin Williams as an actor and admired all his work that he did for charity. It is just so hard to believe that someone who could make the world laugh so hard was not happy himself. He will truly be missed.

2. Monday night also presented me with a challenge. A WONDERFUL challenge that I am so proud I got to be a part of. The #icebucketchallege! Now this challenge is very dear to me because my family has been directly affected by ALS - my mom passed away from this awful disease in 2008 so the awareness and money that is being donated....I have no words. Now I am not going to put up my own video BUT here is the link to Jimmy Fallon's - if you don't know what I'm talking about PLEASE go watch this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kdke345NQ

3. I never did recap the AMAZING time I had this weekend at my friend Ingrid's bachelorette party - I will recap that soon but here is a picture of us at Bottle and Bottega.

5. I am very excited because this week I was feeling SO. MUCH. BETTER. I was able to meal plan and made dinner every night this week. I came home from work famished and ate my dinners so fast I wasn't able to take any pictures...but I will tell you Taco Tuesday is going to become a staple for awhile in this house! 

6. Do I have to say anything more with this picture....

7. I never made it to the library over this weekend but I went last night and I am now the proud owner of my very own library card! I love to read. I always have and I probably always will. There is nothing better then getting lost in a book. 

That's all I got for today - I don't have a lot of plans for the weekend other then trying to find a deal on a treadmill. It will be much needed if the munchies I have had this week continue! Happy Weekend! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fun Fact Friday (8.8.14)

1. The best news I got all week is that my favorite TV show has started shooting for this coming season! I am slightly obsessed and own every season on DVD. I mean really...is there a better show out there on TV these days?

2. I got these beauties in the mail this week. I am in my friend Ingrid's wedding this coming September and there are the shoes! Ingrid and her family have lived next door to mine basically all my life. We have grown up together and it is so special to me that I now get to stand up in her wedding. She is like a sister and I am so excited I get to share all these moments with her. 

3. Speaking of Ingrid's wedding...this weekend is her bachelorette party and I am so excited. It is just a small group of girls (my sister included) and we are going to one of those places that you can paint and drink wine. I have always wanted to go and it seems like the perfect occasion! 

4. I am hoping to do some meal planning this weekend. I am finally starting to feel like I want to eat real food again and I am feeling bad that every meal Kyle has eaten this week has pretty much been an after thought or frozen. Not good, not good. The fridge is pretty empty my friends....pretty empty. 

5. With getting those shoe in the mail I now have two pieces of mail that I can take to the library and get an official library card! I love to read and getting a library card has been a goal of mine since we moved a few weeks ago. I have a list of books I want to read and it keeps getting longer. At the top of my list 

I love James Patterson - his books grab me and I just cannot put them down and the Women's Murder Club is by far my favorite series. Hopefully I'll be able to read this one soon!

That's all I have for now. I am going to leave you with this picture - I just cannot get enough of this guy. He is too funny. 

Have a good weekend!! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Marvel Movies

Happy Wednesday! I was going to do a WIAW but since all I have been eating this week are Rice Chex and bananas I thought that would be a little boring....

Last night Kyle took me to see the new Marvel movie that's out Guardians of the Galaxy.

He went with a friend and saw if Friday and liked it so much he has not stopped talking about it. He really wanted to see it again and knew I would like it so we took advantage of the five dollar Tuesday movies that our theater has. I had only seen the preview once and didn't really think to much of it but once he told me it was a Marvel movie I was sold! He was right....it was good! 

I have to admit I had never been into the Marvel movies until Kyle and I started dating. I can honestly say I had not seen one of them. But man has that changed! I will admit as much as I do enjoy all of them nothing will ever be as good as the Iron Man trilogy. Tony Stark....thats where it is at! 

Hope everyone's week is going as fast as mine (believe it or not - Wednesday already?) I have a follow up doctor's appointment tomorrow that hopefully will give me more insight on why I was so sick last week....or just more information! 

If you are a Marvel movie fan...which one could you watch over and over again?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Weekend Recap...

Happy Monday - I'm not feeling great but I'm heading back to work after what has been a rough rough rough few days. I'm hoping that I start doing a better job with cross contamination and not get glutened again for awhile. I just wish I knew what got me this time. There is so much I have learned but I just didn't think it was that big of deal until now - such as using different pots and pans as the gluten food, drinking from the same cup as someone who has been eating gluten, shampoo and make up containing gluten, or (the worst one) getting glutened just by kissing Kyle after he has been eating gluten....crazy!

This weekend was not really too exciting - I ran a few errands on Saturday but not having a lot of energy made it hard. So I spent most of the day on the couch with this one.

At one point during the morning he left me for a little bit and this is how I found him - he loves the sun.

Sunday was another day pretty much full of couch time. Minus when we did leave the house to go to Bed Bath & Beyond. Can I please tell you that I just want everything in that store! I had two 20% off coupons and decided that I was going to use them to get myself my own pot and skillet for strictly gluten free cooking. 

The night finished off with some fun with the cats and The Dark Knight Rises.  I had only seen The Dark Knight and Kyle couldn't believe that so we watched Batman Begins during the week and now this one...its been a few days full of Batman. After seeing all three The Dark Knight still for sure my favorite of them all. 

Do you think your pets know when you are sick? Do they seem to stay closer to you when you are?