Sausage Veggie Scramble

I think having fresh veggies on hand makes planning healthy meals so much easier. Plus, I want to use the veggies before they go bad, so I’m much more likely to enjoy a meal featuring the nutrient-rich goodies so I do not have to throw away food.

For today’s lunch I prepared portobello mushrooms, yellow squash and Aidells organic chicken sausage on the griddle to create a sausage veggie scramble.

Sausage and Veggies

A bed of steamed broccoli served as the base for my lunch, which I shook up to evenly distribute all the different yummy flavors.

Lunch Scramble

I loved the slight (and I mean slight) spiciness from the sausage. It took this plain and simple lunch to another level.

Do you eat more fresh or frozen produce?

I definitely eat more fresh produce. I was actually shocked to find that fresh veggies and fruit go on sale all the time. I generally buy whatever food is on sale at the moment to save money. Certain fruits like raspberries and blueberries I typically buy frozen though since they seem to cost and arm and a leg year round.


Tonight is my company’s holiday party. I am picking Ryan up before heading out for cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres at a local trendy wine bar.

Should be fun!

Does your company have a holiday party?

I actually planned the holiday party at my first job right out of college. I loved every minute of it! I had everyone submit an unknown fact about themselves and then we read them aloud and people shouted out who they thought the fact was about.

It was really interesting and made you realize just how little you know about some of the people you work with every day. We learned one girl was in a movie with Burt Reynolds when she was younger. Neat, huh?

What’s a fun fact about you?

Shopping, Pizza, Breakfast

I felt like I was on my feet for hours yesterday! Oh the woes of Christmas shopping!

My sister, Leslie, came in town late in the afternoon and we headed off to hit up some stores for presents for our loved ones. We were literally shopping for almost four hours! I think we took the term shop ’til you drop to a new level.

During our shopping extravaganza, I picked up a decaf coffee with cinnamon to enjoy.

Cinnamon Coffee Delight

On our way back to my apartment, Leslie picked up a margherita pizza from Red Brick Pizza.

PIzza, PIzza!

We both agreed that the pizza was great! I love thin crust and the crust was doughy and crispy (and not greasy!) at the same time. All the cheeses blended together perfectly. Yum.

After hanging out for a while, it was bed time!

Leslie heads back to St. Pete this afternoon but I enjoyed my little house guest! I’ll see her and my family again on Friday when Ryan and I head to St. Pete once again. We’ll be in town for the big game!

UCF Knights!

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is playing in a bowl game near my parents’ house and we’ve got tickets! We’re tailgating and heading to the game with a bunch of our friends. Pre-tailgating, we’re having a gang over to my parent’s house for a pre-tailgating BBQ and drinks.

Any suggestions for yummy party-pleasing foods?

We’ll definitely have staples like hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, chips and dip, Rice Krispie treats, etc. Any other yummy ideas are welcome!


Today I woke up and hit ze gym for a good cardio workout:

  • 15 minutes stair master
  • 15 minutes arc trainer
  • 20 minutes elliptical

Breakfast was warm and gooey.

Canadian Bacon and Cheese Sammie

I made a sammie on a honey wheat Arnold’s sandwich thin with a slice of Canadian bacon and Colby jack cheese.

I enjoyed my breakfast sandwich with a hot cup of honey lemon tea and a bottle of water.

Thursday's Breakfast


Giveaway Winner

Using’s random integer generator, the winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Melissa!

Melissa said her favorite way to enjoy nuts is in “White chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!”

Please email me ( with your address and I’ll send your your goodies ASAP! Congrats! 😀

Blogger Secret Ingredient

Please don’t forget to enter your recipe in the Blogger Secret Ingredient competition. I don’t have many entries yet, so you may have a great chance at winning. Snag some nutmeg and get cookin’!

Enjoy your Thursday!