Crock Pot Comfort

Okay,I’m loving my new George Foreman toy, but my all time favorite small appliance is the Crock Pot.  I love coming home after work and smelling the delicious aroma of Pot Roast before I even get inside.  Sooo comforting.

With a side of potatoes and carrots of course.

Breakfast was wonderful as well. Katie has shown me my new favorite way to have oatmeal: Baked oatmeal!

http://www.healthforthewholeself.com/2010/10/baked-oatmeal-with-apples/

Delish.  Then I went to the gym for some weight training and running.  I’m loving how much stronger I’m feeling.  After lunch, I showered and grabbed a great lunch before heading out the door:

Thanks to my meal prepping on Sunday, I had grilled chicken and brown rice in the fridge to form the base of my lunch.  I added some Cholula hot sauce and microwaved.  Then topped with leftover mango salsa and Greek yogurt and more hot sauce.  It hit the spot.  I had some great eats today!  And more to come tomorrow.  Manicures and lunching with my lady friend.  Can’t wait!!

I’m also looking forward to this spooky dessert that I’ve been enjoying all week:

Reeses Pieces and peanut butter filled chocolate eyeballs, yum.  Fun fact.  The man’s nickname for me is “Peepers”.  That’s why he brought me home these chocolate peepers.  The package says “Creepy Peepers”.  Is he trying to tell me something?

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Blissful day off.

Ahhhh!  I managed to squeak in a day off smack dab in the middle of wedding season.  I was able to catch up on house work, Compass Coatings work, laundry, a glorious bike ride, pedicure, and a trip to the Goodwill where I scored on a George Foreman grill for 4 bucks.  Go  me!!!  I’ve been wanting one of these for a while now and had to try it out as soon as I walked in the door (well after a good cleaning off course):

I promptly grilled up a yellow squash I got at our local and famous Parkesdale Farms.  Tommorow’s post will showcase all the goodies I got for only 10 bucks.  I’m on a bargain shopping roll!

The grill worked great and the only visible wear was the “George Foreman logo” coming off the top. And it was missing the drip tray, but I can deal with that.  Oh, paninis here I come.

Here’s a shot of my makeshift drip tray:

Dinner was another grilling creation.  Creole grilled cod with mango salsa.

Action shot:

The salsa was a use up of my produce drawer:  Dice the following:  1 mango, 1 cucumber (deseeded), 2 Roma tomatoes, 1 avocado, 1 red bell pepper, 1/2 red onion, 1 jalapeno.  Squeeze a lime and a lemon in, drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper.

Another glorious part of my day was spent catching up on blog reading where I was inspired to make this Baked Oatmeal:

Thanks Katie, it turned out great.  I can’t wait to eat it for breakfast tomorrow.  But for, now, Good night!