“You only wanna do what you think is right…”

After yesterday’s pity party, I figured I should snap myself out of my funk. This week has been hard, though. I know I mentioned quite awhile back that I had a coworker whose little boy was battling leukemia–He passed away over the weekend, and his funeral is tomorrow morning (I assume most of my Brookings readers know to whom I’m referring). I kicked myself in the ass because my petty/whiny problems pale in comparison to what this family has been through, so I need to just suck it up and deal. I’m still not happy about a few things, but that can’t be helped. What can be helped is the fact that I’m a grown-up and I just need to go get my big-girl britches and move on.

So I did the one thing that makes me happy (besides playing Tickle Monster with the bambino)…I went grocery shopping. We needed a few things anyway, and even though I’ll have to go back in a few days to get ingredients for my Norwex party Thursday evening, I got a lot of stuff:


Some sub buns and croissants–Those were for tonight’s dinner.


Produce. The lone apple is for a baked oatmeal recipe my mom sent me a few days ago.


The hash browns are for a WW breakfast recipe I really liked (back when I belonged to Weight Watchers)–Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Stacks. It’s one of the few breakfasts (aside from baked oatmeal or a full-on Sunday breakfast) that keeps me full until lunch time. So I thought tomorrow, I’d whip up a batch, and on Sunday, I’ll make the new baked oatmeal.


Meat. The chuck roast is for the Italian beef recipe I found last weekend amid the throes of my allergy attack. I’m thinking Monday would be a good day for a nice crock pot meal.


The cream cheese was also part of tonight’s dinner.


As was the cranberry sauce. The raisins are for the bambino. He told me a few days ago that he really likes them, and Jay likes snacking on them too, so I bought the bigger container for them to eat. Lord knows I won’t touch ’em–I hate raisins!


More dinner stuff. My plan for this evening was to attempt to recreate the turkey sandwich I had at the Children’s Museum when the bambino and I met up with Jessica and her children. I wasn’t 100% sure how I’d recreate the cranberry cream cheese, so I tried just mixing the cranberry jelly with a small block of cream cheese. It didn’t look all that great:


Yeah, it looks like crap. I think I used a smidge too much of the cranberry jelly. It tasted fine though.


And while I didn’t heat up the sandwich the way the cafe did, it still tasted damn good. I’m thinking that one might make an appearance in my lunch box tomorrow!

This is completely off the topic, but I realized this afternoon that my next paycheck is basically an extra one. And with my birthday falling that same week, I’ll have birthday money. Since the only bill I’ll have is the gas bill, that leaves all the rest. I’m debating on getting myself one of two things:


The XZ-1. I’m also thinking about this:


A stand mixer. From Breville. I know I’m always drooling over the Kitchen Aids, but I do have a soft spot for Breville, since I won that juicer. Any thoughts on which I should get?

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4 Replies to ““You only wanna do what you think is right…””

  1. Not a big fruit eater?

    I’ll usually have 5-6 pieces a day. Helps me calm my sweet tooth (kinda). Good thing, bc I’m not a huge fan of cooked veggies anymore.

    So sorry to hear about your friend’s son, I can’t even think about losing a child….! How horrible.

    • Believe it or not, I much prefer fruit to veggies–Cooked or raw. Raisins are out of the question, though, because of the texture. I don’t particularly care for chewy stuff like that. Dried fruit, even gummy candy (although I do make an exception for Sour Patch kids–I could eat those till the cows come home!). It doesn’t help with my sweet tooth, but I figure that if I’m not going to eat many of my vegetables, I can at least eat a bunch of fruit. I’m already excited about citrus coming back into season, both because I LOVE grapefruit and oranges, but because I bough some grapefruit spoons over the summer & I can’t wait to try them out!

      It’s funny how pregnancy can mess with your palate, isn’t it? I won’t go near frozen pizzas ever again, and too much mint in something makes my stomach churn–I never had that problem before I had my son.

      I couldn’t imagine it either–My heart just breaks for the family. It’s definitely made me hold mine a lot closer this week.

  2. Sorry for your friend’s loss. I can’t imagine….

    Get the mixer you really want Chica. Personally, I’d go for the Kitchen Aid. You can buy attachments just about anywhere these days.

    • I can’t imagine. I hope I never have to endure that kind of pain.

      I don’t really need mixer attachments, though…I already have an ice cream maker, I have a pasta maker, and Breville’s mixing blade already has the scraper attachment on it! Plus, it’s cheaper & would match my juicer!

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