now that’s funny.

September 24, 2010

Being the dork that I am, I really wanted my Fall Flavors Giveaway to be on the first day of fall. Because of this, I didn’t get to share my day with you yesterday and well, I know it made both of us extremely upset.

Thursday = always a rest day… well, from cardio morning workouts at least. I woke up to have a leisurely morning before work and had some hot oats to start a 90 degree day in Chicago. Really first day of fall? 90 degrees? Come on.

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I was feeling a little fun yesterday morning, so I decided to have my oats in my signature margarita glass. It never fails to put me in a good mood!

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Thursdays are crazy at school — every. single. week. I spend my mornings shuffling my kids around from special to special, get tons of grading done, and my head is spinning by lunch time.

I was happy to have this waiting in the fridge for me…

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I also had the last of Ashley’s Sweet Tater Apple Pancakes (I totally butchered that name I think). I am very sad to see them go… ::tear::

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Do you want to see the stack of papers I graded? There were TONS of them. Collecting notebooks from your students to grade an assignment is never fun — but it had to be done yesterday.

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Yes, your head would be spinning too. Needless to say, after school I needed to BOLT! I got so much done during the day that it didn’t even matter either.

After school I had the usual apple/almond snack and came home to work on a few projects which included:

  • giveaway pictures
  • giveaway
  • baking project (recipe to come…. just you wait.)
  • make dinner

Dinner for me was delicious. I had Chickpea & Veggie Lettuce Wraps.

These were so insanely simple that I don’t even feel as if I can insert a recipe.. because they were just SO simple. But I will for you.

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Chickpea & Veggie Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • any other veggies you like, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • few splashes of balsamic vinegar
  • salt, pepper, garlic, chili powder, red pepper flakes to taste

Sautee all your veggies and spices in your 1 tbsp olive oil. Add your balsamic vinegar and chickpeas and heat thoroughly.

See? Totally easy.

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The lettuce part kind of speaks for itself. Take any variety of lettuce (I used iceberg which we needed to use up since I never use iceberg) and wrap it all up!

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I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in these babies — they were so good!

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Since I knew the husband wouldn’t eat anything with chickpeas, I made something special just for him… Meat Slop Sheppard’s Pie — using my epic failure of a meatloaf.. which I know was surely appetizing for you all. As disgusting as it even sounds, he gobbled it up like a little kid in a candy shop.

And then, he did this…

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Yes, that would be parmesan cheese all over out kitchen table. This could have been one of the funniest things I saw yesterday (the first one being one of my students tying her shoelaces together with another student’s at recess so they could have a 3 legged race… and then they couldn’t get their shoes untied. I was dying of laughter. It took them 5 minutes to get separated.).

Anyways… he shook the can of parmesan and the top wasn’t on all the way… parmesan everywhere. Hilarious.

I spent the rest of the night blogging and watching Grey’s Anatomy!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a great weekend

Question: What is the funniest thing you witnessed today/yesterday?

PS: Don’t forget to enter my LARABAR GIVEAWAY!

PPS: Be on the lookout for new recipes this weekend!

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