Guy’s Guy

I love a guy’s guy. A basketball-shorts wearin’, hamburger eatin’, football watchin’ man. 😀 Fortunately that’s just what Ryan is.

Ryan is not one to fuss over his hair or try on numerous outfits before we go out. In fact he’s so laid back about his hair that he lets me cut it.

This evening our backyard became a mini-barbershop as I trimmed and cut his hair.

Backyard Barbershop

In less than 10 minutes Ryan was rockin’ his short and easy ‘do.

Freshly Cut

I think he’s so handsome. 😉


For dinner this evening, I made us Asian salads because it was H-O-T outside and we wanted something cold.

Our salads contained:

  • Spinach
  • Chopped cabbage
  • Zucchini
  • Water chestnuts
  • Shrimp
  • Asian sesame dressing

My favorite part of the salads were the water chestnuts.

Water Chestnuts

What are water chestnuts? A vegetable? A weed? I dunno, but they’re delicious!


With Asian Sesame Dressing

My Bowl

This cold dinner was perfect after sweatin’ a bit while taking Sadie on a 2.5 mile walk. Sadie actually got another one-mile walk after dinner, putting her total mileage today at 8.5 miles (including our morning 5-mile run). She is currently bringing us toy after toy to play with because apparently 8.5 miles is child’s play to her. 😀

I’m off watch the second half of So You Think You Can Dance on DVR with Ryan! Love this show. I wish I could dance…

Question of the Evening

  • Do you prefer a guy’s guy or a metrosexual guy?

A Most Fitting Giveaway

As I was roasting eggplant for our dinner last night, I made sure to reserve some of the roasted vegetable for my lunch today.

Eggplant + Marinara

My mid-day meal included the eggplant in a noodle bowl  featuring Carba Nada egg fettuccine with marinara sauce and fresh spinach.

Noodle Bowl

Thursday's Lunch!

I used to eat noodle bowls several times a week… What happened? I love these guys! I think they may be making a comeback soon…

Krema & Crazy Richards Peanut Butter Giveaway

Could there be a more appropriate giveaway for this blog???

As demonstrated by the multiple peanut butter fingers of Krema peanut butter I enjoyed this morning, I am quite a fan of Krema and Crazy Richards peanut butter. Both varieties are all-natural with only one ingredient: peanuts!

Exhibit A

Sch-weet, huh?

Not only are these peanut butters good by the spoonful (or fingerful 😉 ) but I’ve also used them in smoothies, sandwiches, and peanut butter stuffed French toast with tasty results.

Now it’s your turn to enjoy your own peanut butter fingers full of this creamy goodness!

The wonderful people at Krema/Crazy Richards Peanut Butter Company have agreed to send three winners a jar of creamy peanut butter and a jar of crunchy peanut butter. Two jars! Woohoo!

To enter this giveaway, please comment telling me about your favorite way to enjoy peanut butter.

(And yes, in a Reese’s peanut butter cup is an acceptable answer. 😉 )

Using, I will randomly select three winners tomorrow afternoon.

PBF Overload

I have a very intense and passionate relationship with peanut butter. Most days our relationship is healthy and balanced. On some days, however, I get a little needy.

Like today, for instance.

One of Many PBFs

This morning I could not get my finger out of the peanut butter jar!

My victim of choice was Krema crunchy peanut butter which I received from the company to sample.

Krema Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter

I am a chunky-pb fanatic, and I couldn’t get over just how crunchy this peanut butter was!

Check Out the Chunks

There were tons of peanutty chunks in every peanut butter finger I enjoyed, and believe me, I had a bunch.

Since peanut butter fingers dominated my morning and I’m pretty sure I ate 300+ calories worth of the good stuff, I kept my breakfast on the lighter side.

I toasted a sweet wheat Alternative Bagel before topping it with two tablespoons of chocolate PB2.

Chocolate PB is Fine By Me

Thursday Breakfast

Like every morning, I also enjoyed a chocolatey calcium supplement (I switch off between Viactiv and Adora calcium disks).

Adora Calcium Disk

This was one PB-tastic way to start the day!


I think my body was craving the calories from peanut butter after a 5-mile run with Sadie.

During our run we were sprayed by three different sprinklers! Floridians apparently enjoy watering their sidewalks as well… 😉

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