Noodle Bowl + Top Baby Names

Only one noodle bowl for lunch this week? What is up with me!?

At least I got it it in before the week was over!

Veggies + Cheese + Noodles

Today’s pasta surprise contained:

  • Carba Nada egg fettuccine noodles
  • Roased eggplant
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed cauliflower
  • 1 oz. Brie cheese
  • One Laughing Cow light original Swiss cheese wedge

Noodle Bowl

Close Up

It was a cheesy veggie delight!

I have never tried Brie cheese in a pasta dish and it really stood out against the veggies and the noodles. Brie is the BEST!

Also, thank you to those of your who let me know that the “coating” (as I called it) on the outside of Brie cheese is known as the rind when I mentioned it the other day. Apparently I’m quite French since I like it eat the rind like they do. ; )

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Top Baby Names

According to a new article released by the Associated Press, Isabella and Jacob are the top baby names of 2009. (Twilight, anyone!?)

Here are the top 10 boy and girl names of 2009:

(Courtesy of the Dept. of Social Security)

What are your favorite boy and girl names from the top 10?

From the top 10, I’d have to say my favorites are Jacob and Emma. So original! 😉

Hot Berries and Baby Names

Breakfast for lunch!

As I packed up my lunch this morning, I wasn’t feeling savory foods. I wanted something sweet!

Butter pecan Flax-Z-Snax hot cereal with warm berries sounded perfect.

Flax Hot Cereal with Berries

I enjoyed a bowl of hot cereal topped with frozen cherries, blueberries and raspberries that I warmed up in the microwave. Sweet and filling.

All Topped Off

I also enjoyed two Christmas cookies a coworker brought in to work today.

Christmas Cookies

The cookie on the right was unbelievably delicious! It was one of those fantastic no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies. I know what goes into those cookies and it’s absolutely terrible wonderful!

I also snapped a picture of my mid-morning snack today.

The Elusive Snack Photo

Fage Greek yogurt topped with peanut butter. Creamy!

Top Baby Names of 2009

I know what you’re thinking… aren’t you engaged? Shouldn’t you be thinking about getting married before you begin thinking about baby names? Yes, yes of course I’m in full-on wedding mode, but I still cannot help but dream about my perfect baby name!

Itty Bitty Baby

I think most girls have their favorite baby names in the back of their mind. Mine have changed dramatically through the years. For girls I’ve loved Amy, Rachel, Jessica, Roxanne, Kailey, Bridget, Emma and more… For boys I’ve liked Bradley, Tyler, Connor, Caleb and Colby.

What’s your favorite baby name? Boy name? Girl name?

Throughout college (and even still) I’ve loved the name Reagan for a baby girl. I think it’s so beautiful. Unfortunately it rhymes with Ryan’s last name, so that’s out of the running now. 😦 Ryan suggested we name a a baby girl Reagan Megan to really torment her. Nice, huh?

According to an article published on MSN.com today, here are the top baby names for 2009:

Girl names:

Isabella
Sophia
Emma
Olivia
Ava
Madison
Madelyn
Chloe
Lily
Addison

Boy names:

Aiden
Ethan
Jackson
Jayden
Jacob
Noah
Caden
Logan
Lucas
Jack