Like most blondes, I have my fair share of blonde moments. Though I’d like to think I’m a pretty smart gal, I can be an egghead on occasion.

A Blonde Through and Through

Case in point: One time I went on and on telling Ryan a story about a scary dream I had involving bamboos. You know… the monkeys with the pink butts? Riiight… I meant baboons. Eh.

Nothing will top my mom’s blondest moment though.

A couple of  summers ago, my family was hanging out by my parents’ pool. My mom was swimming and my dad made a comment about how the chlorine smell emanating from our pool was quite strong. Sooo, my mom went underwater and sniffed. Seriously. She came back up snorting, choking and laughing hysterically at her blondest moment ever. We will never let her live that one down. 😀


Today I’ve felt like quite the egghead, but not because of stupid things I’ve said. I’ve simply had eggs on my brain!

Sizzlin' Egg

Such a strong craving for eggs made my dinner decision an easy one.

Dippy eggs!

Dippy Egg with Salt and Peppa

I had dippy eggs with a toasted sweet wheat Alternative Bagel, a slice of Canadian bacon and a side of roasted zucchini.

Roasted Zucchini

My Dinner

When Ryan was playing soccer in a men’s league and had games on Thursday nights a couple of months ago, I always made breakfast for dinner. With him out of the house  tonight at his motorcycle class, I took full advantage of flyin’ solo and once again followed my breakfast-for-dinner cravings.

I enjoyed every last yolk-soaked bite!


Craving successfully satisfied.

Do you have blonde moments? Feel free to share your more memorable egghead comments.

Top 12 Healthiest Frozen Dinners

My dinner tonight was not a frozen dinner, but more on that in a sec… 

First, let’s tackle my dinner highlights, shall we? 😀 


Since Ryan had a soccer game tonight, after we took Sadie for a 2.5 mile walk, I was all alone for dinner. 

You know what that means… Breakfast for dinner!!! 

Today I opted for chocolate protein pancakes like the ones I made for breakfast yesterday, but I changed up one of the ingredients. 

Instead of cottage cheese, I added a little less than 1/4 cup of pumpkin to the mix and blended the protein powder, pumpkin and egg whites into a thick batter. 

Blend Baby Blend

While the ‘cakes were cooking on the griddle, I added slices of frozen banana and strawberries to the griddle to heat up as well. 


Strawberries + Banana

In no time at all, dinner was ready. 

I placed the pancakes in the bottom of a bowl before cutting them up and topping them with the sliced strawberries, banana and syrup. 

Waiting for Toppings


'Cakes + Fruit + Syrup

Not to toot my own horn (Toot! Toot!), but this dinner was delicious! I think it would actually make a fantastic dessert if I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. YUM. 

While doing the dishes, I also snacked on several handfuls of raspberry Galaxy Granola

Raspberry Galaxy Granola

This stuff is addicting… 

Top 12 Healthy Frozen Dinners 

When I first graduated from college and entered the working world, I lived off of oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Lean Cuisines and Lean pockets. 

This wasn’t due to a lack of interest in nutrition or healthy eating, but I felt overwhelmed at the thought of cooking meals daily and preparing homemade food. 

Now I realize that I can make nutritious meals in no time at all. It typically takes me less than 20 minutes to prepare a dinner and my meals are more well-rounded and nutrient-dense. I feel more satisfied and know I’m giving my body good fuel to keep me energized through my daily workouts and everyday life. 

That being said, we all have days where pre-packaged meals are our saviors! I definitely gravitate toward the convenience of frozen meals (Hello CPK pizzas!) every now and then. 

I found this list of the top 12 healthy frozen dinners (compiled by the director of nutrition for WebMD) quite interesting. The list might be helpful to those of you who are looking for the healthiest options out there in the frozen entrèe arena. 

Top 12 Healthiest Frozen Dinners

Do you eat frozen entrèes?  

I don’t eat frozen meals very often, but I  definitely use them in a pinch. (The frozen Kashi southwest chicken meal is aweeeesome!)

Latest Examiner Article 

Click here for additional information about healthy frozen entrèes, as well as tips from the experts to use when selecting the most nutritious frozen meals in my latest Examiner article!

Egg-Topped Waffles

Quite a few breakfast foods made an appearance in my dinner tonight:

  • Eggs
  • Waffles
  • Canadian bacon

Breakfast for Dinner

I actually brainstormed the idea of egg-topped waffles as I was going to bed last night. I think about the most random things when I’m trying to fall asleep. Sometimes I wish I could just shut off my brain and get to sleep!


Last night’s brainstorming session paid off though because this dinner hit the spot.

I love a dinner that comes together in less than 10 minutes. When I want to eat, I want to eat now, so speedy meals greatly appeal to me.

Since Ryan is at a soccer game tonight, Sadie and I have plans to watch the latest episode of The Bachelor. (Go Tenley, go!)

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I’m jealous…

Christmas in January

Though it took me a good two weeks, our Christmas decorations were taken down before Florida weather started to creep back up into the ’70s.

However, even without a tree and twinkling lights, I just cannot seem to escape the Christmas spirit. Look what arrived in the mail today:

Christmas Stockings!

I orderd these embroidered stockings from Pottery Barn for me and Ryan after Christmas when they went on sale.

Our 2010 Stockings

Since Christmas 2010 will be our first official Christmas as a married couple, I figured we needed matching stockings, right? Oh Lord, I’m gonna be that kind of wife, aren’t I? 😉

After putting away the stockings, Ryan and I took Sadie on a walk around the lake. It was a little cloudy outside, but the temperature was great! I love being able to wear a t-shirt and comfy pants and not feel cold or hot. Us Floridians have to take advantage of weather like this, because it’ll be hotter than the sun in no time.

Once we got home, Ryan left for a soccer game (I hope they win!), and Sadie and I got to work making dinner. As always, when I’m on my own I crave breakfast for dinner, so that’s exactly what I had.

As part of Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker program I received a coupon for a free carton of Eggland’s Best eggs, so I had a full carton of eggs callin’ my name in the fridge.


Apparently these eggs have a lot more vitamins than other eggs. I couldn’t taste all those extra vitamins (which is probably a good thing), but I could taste deliciousness. I love dippy eggs!

Breakfast Fo' Dinn-ah

In addition to my two dippy eggs, I filled my plate with a slice of Canadian bacon, veggies and a toasted whole wheat Arnold sandwich thin.

Red Onion, Mushrooms, Squash

I used 3/4 of the sandwich thin to soak up the egg yolks and saved the left over quarter to make a mini-dessert.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dessert

I topped the remaining 1/4 thin with chocolate PB2 and chocolate chips. (Another handful or two of chocolate chips may or may not have made it into my mouth as well. 😉 )

I bet I could eat breakfast for dinner five days out of the week and love it! Maybe that’ll be a fun little foodie experiment for the future…

Hooray for Friday tomorrow!

Dippy Eggs

How do I like my eggs? Dippy!

Apparently “over easy” is the proper term for my favorite kind of eggs, but I was grew up in a household with two parents who were born and raised in Pennsylvania, so we call eggs with a runny middle dippy.

I think this term makes a lot more sense than “over easy” anyway. What’s the point of a runny yolk? To DIP toast in it, of course.

Breakfast for Dinner

I love eggs but rarely crave them for breakfast. Yummy, salty eggs are a fantastically easy and satisfying dinner.

Tonight I fried two dippy eggs and a slice of Canadian bacon on the griddle and popped a whole wheat Arnold’s sandwich thin in the toaster.


Breakfast for Dinner


Buttered Toast

Can dinner get much easier?

This dinner may also be the cheapest dinner in the world. Eggs are very inexpensive and at $3 for a pack of six Arnold’s sandwich thins, my toast was only 50 cents! I think my breakfast for dinner meal was under $1.50. Cha-ching! Money in the bank (that will be spent on the wedding… ;)).

Speaking of weddings, tonight I popped in this movie to entertain me while I pack for my trip to Arizona tomorrow.


Best Movie Everrr!

My whole family is obsessed with this movie. The father and mother remind me so much of my parents. 🙂

Tonight I will spend the majority of my evening packing for my trip to Arizona to see some friends from high school. I’m so excited!!! My best friend Michaela is flying to Phoenix from Indiana and we’re both arriving in the early evening (I’m working a half-day tomorrow) and staying with two of our friends who live in Scottsdale.

Even though I’m excited to see my friends, I’ll definitely miss Ryan and my little puppers.

I’m getting some quality time with Miss Sadie tonight because she likes to help me pack (and by help me I mean she likes to sit on top of my duffle and jump on each new item of clothing I add to the bag). Ryan is playing in a soccer game tonight so he’s not here to keep me company.

I made sure to snap a picture of Ryan with a wonderful award he won at work before he headed out to the fields. Yay Ryan!


My Award Winner

He then turned the camera on me as I was pouting since he was leaving me for the night. 😦



I’m off to pack. It’s Friday tomorrow!!!!