Saturday, January 5, 2013

From Ireland with Love

This year Dan received a pretty exciting Christmas present.  

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My cousin Liz is working in Ireland right now, so her parents gave Dan a bottle of 12 year Jameson with his name on it.  

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At first Dan thought he was going to not open it, but lately we have been of the "celebrate now" mentality.  

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Last night our friends Brad and Chessa came over for dinner.  Why not celebrate with a little drink?

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Dan and Brad were both big fans.  I am not a whiskey drinker, and I even thought it was pretty good.   Thanks Aunt Jeri!

We also had one of our favorite dinners - Asian glazed chicken (8) following *this recipe* with brown rice (5).

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Enjoyed with good friends and a glass of Malbec (5).  

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After dinner the boys went on an ice cream run - individual Blue Bell with a little hot fudge (5) for the win.  

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It was a good night - my head hit the pillow hard.  

Other Eats

Breakfast was an apple-oatmeal-almond butter bowl (10).  

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(Cook 1/2 C oats with 1 C milk, cinnamon, Truiva, and vanilla.  Top with 1 T almond butter.)

I was in desperate need for some fresh fruits and veggies, so my mom came to the rescue and watched Ina while I made an Aldi run.  

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Thirty minutes later I was back and had already downed an $0.89 carton of blackberries.  My mom hung around while I made lunch - a chicken, spinach, mushroom, and swiss egg scramble with a whole wheat tortilla (10).  

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Just as I finished melting the cheese Little Miss started crying, so I inhaled my meal.  Thanks mom!

I had two afternoon snacks - roasted cauliflower with BBQ sauce (1) 

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and bran flakes (2) with skim milk (2).  

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Looking at all this food makes me realize that I am eating a lot, but until after dinner I was really hungry all day.  Nursing Little Miss apparently requires a lot of energy.  

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