What day is it??

This week is FLYING by.  I keep having to remind myself it’s Thursday!  Better yet, it’s Thursday before a LOOOOONGG weekend!  I’m pumped to be heading to Columbus on Saturday for a wedding, shopping, and lots of tasty food!

2 more weeks til the big tax deadline!  Cannot wait for things to slow down at work!  Until then, my desk will be looking like this:


Mmmmm…. coffeeeeeee…..

Coffee is my crutch. 

I swear my love of coffee turned me into a morning person.  Something about the smell of brewing coffee makes me ready to take on the day!  I guess you can say it’s my fuel for success :mrgreen:


Breakfast #?

After seeing the post on Iowa Girl Eats yesterday for coffee oats, I HAD to try them.  PRONTO.  As you can see by the photo of my desk above, it’s clear I’m not getting enough coffee in my diet.  So why not incorporate some into my oats?? 

I dumped 1/2 cup quick oats into a bowl along with 1/2 cup almond milk, and 1/2 a cup brewed coffee.  I cooked the oats in the microwave for about 1 minute 15 seconds:


Aren’t they pretty?


Then I added some fresh blueberries and strawberries on top along with 1/2 a packet of Truvia:


All mixed up and no place to go… but in my belly of course.


I love me some coffee, and these oats were tasty… but you know what I wish I’d made instead?  Yeah.  you know.

I also tried out one of the new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar!


Thought this one was tasty, but it doesn’t make it into my list of top 3 larabars:  Cashew Cookie, Cherry Pie, and PB&J.  I wish Luna Bar would come out with a bunch of new flavors.. that would just rock my world!  BTW, I’m feeling super jittery from all the coffee and coffee oats… maybe that combo was a bad idea…




A while back, I made a turkey burger concoction which I declared to be a turkey quesadilla burger.  And man it was delicious.  As you may recall, the BF makes zucchini turkey burgers each week as part of his road to ultimate fitness, and luckily this weekend I was able to steal one … er..  given a turkey burger for being such a lovely GF 🙂  BTW – don’t you love my road to ultimate fitness artwork??  I think I missed my calling…

When I decided to bring the turkey burger to lunch, I knew I wouldn’t have the capability of making a quesadilla burger at my desk… still haven’t succumbed to my burning desire to purchase a mini george foreman grill for my cube.  So I decided to just make up a simple Pico de Gallo to put on top of the burger:

Easy Pico de Gallo for one

  • 1/2 a roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chopped jalapeno (optional)


At work, I heated up the turkey burger, topped with 1 tbsp Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus (my favorite!), and the pico de gallo.  I also had some sliced up yellow bell pepper on the side (leftover from my chicken and barley salad).


YUM.  Not your typical burger toppings, but fantastically delicious!



Question of the day:  What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?  Any good cookout recipes to share?


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  1. i think I’m adding a packet of Starbucks VIA instant coffee to my next oats in a jar concoction. that along w/ more Dark Chocolate almond butter, pie spice, cardamom & dried fruit will make it heavenly. yum!

  2. Have you ever looked into the long-term effects of coffee drinking for women?

    Also, I made overnight oats using steel-cut oats because I like a chewier texture–is that okay, or am I looking at a serious intestine blockage down the road?

    Love you!