Flippin’ Freezing

Why are certain places always so cold?

I will admit that I am a person who feels chilly when the temperature dips below 75 degrees, but honestly it is unbelievably frigid in my office today.

As a perpetually cold person, here are the places I’ve found are always too cold:

  • Office buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Movie theaters
  • Fancy restaurants
  • Doctor’s offices

To ward off the office chill, I took a brief break outside to feel the warm sun on my skin.

While out and about I popped into Jimmy John’s to pick up a giant chocolate chunk cookie to share with two of my coworkers, because, as I tweeted earlier, today is a “cookie eatin’ kind of day.”

When I returned to my desk, it felt colder than ever! I immediately headed into the break room to make myself a hot tumbler of Mighty Leaf chocolate mint truffle tea.

Tea + Cookie

Hot tea works wonders on a cold body!

Lunch

Unfortunately I did not pack a hot lunch today to warm me from the inside, but I still managed to love every bite of my cold plate repeat.

Like last night’s dinner, I enjoyed BBQ chicken salad with freshly sliced green and red peppers on the side.

BBQ Chicken Salad + Melba Snacks

Christmas!

Wednesday's Lunch

I included several whole grain Melba Snacks in my lunch to dip in the chicken salad.

Whole Grain Melba Snacks

We had these little toastettes leftover from our BBQ on Saturday. Unfortunately, when they’re not topped with cheese, they are simply not good. ūüė¶

I ate about half of them before my mouth wanted to shrivel up into a dehydrated cocoon. I have a feeling I would enjoy the white cheddar Melba Snacks flavor much more.

Aside from the dry toasties, this lunch was tasty!

Of Possible Interest

(Great quote from the above article: ‚ÄúCommunication is a big part of our staying married all these years. But as I get older, not being able to hear so much plays a big part, too.‚ÄĚ – Morgan Barokas, married to his wife Barbara for 54 years)

Question of the Afternoon

Are you always hot, always cold or just riiiiight?

Cold Plate

Tonight’s dinner was a cold plate!

I am usually the queen of hot dinners. They seem more comforting, satisfying and substantial.

Tonight, however, I kept things on the cooler side with a chilled plate of BBQ chicken salad and freshly sliced green and red peppers.

BBQ Chicken Salad

Fresh Peppers

I¬†was¬†inspired to¬†include the freshly sliced peppers in my dinner after talking to my sister (remember the one who was confused as to what to eat now that she’s on her own for the first time?). When she mentioned that she included slices of green pepper in her lunch today, I knew I wanted to include them in my dinner.

Cold Plate

My BBQ chicken salad contained:

  • 3 oz. shredded chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light Miracle Whip
  • Sweet corn
  • Chopped celery

Dessert

When Ryan and I stopped by the grocery store after work today, something sweet caught my eye.

Marble Cake

I nabbed a piece of marble cake from the Publix Bakery which was the perfect conclusion to my yummy dinner.

I enjoyed my cake while Ryan and our friend Ross downed bowls of Jello Oreo pudding.

Ross & Ryan

Ross isn’t our only visitor of the evening…

Miss Kona

Hi Kona!

The last time we saw Kona was at our UCF bowl game party in December. Look how teeny she was!

Now I’m off to watch the Magic game with the boys and the girls (Sadie + Kona). They’re up 10 to 9 right now… Let’s keep it up! ūüėÄ

Funky Chicken

Who doesn’t love the funky chicken dance?

Funky Chicken

What’s your favorite choreographed dance song?

If you say the Macarena, don’t worry. I’ll still love you.

My favorite is definitely the Cupid Shuffle!

(Aaaand now I’m officially dancing in my chair…)

A note to my friends and family who will be attending our wedding in October: You may expect to hear every corny, cheesy dance song in the book at the reception. I have no shame.

BBQ Funky Chicken Salad

I decided to add a little extra funk into my chicken salad for lunch today… the addition of BBQ sauce!

BBQ Chicken Salad

I’ve made BBQ chicken salad one time before, but changed it up a bit this go-around by adding sweet corn and celery to the mix.

My chicken salad included:

  • 1 small can of chicken
  • 1 tbsp. light Miracle Whip
  • 1 tbsp. BBQ sauce
  • Sweet corn
  • Celery

I stuffed my BBQ funky chicken salad into a whole wheat pita pocket and enjoyed it with fresh carrot sticks on the side.

Chicken Salad Pita Pocket

Carrots

Tasty lunch indeed.

Back to dancin’ work…