Dog Pile!!!

I am awfully glad I took Sadie on a five mile run this morning because the weather went sour afterward. Fortunately she has a decent amount of exercise under her belt for the day, but I still feel bad that the rainy weather has dampened (Notice the pun? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) any afternoon activities with the pup.

It looks like tonight will be filled with lots of dog piles!

Whenever Ryan and I are in the mood to mess with Sadie, one of us will yell out “Dog Pile!!!” and run into the bedroom. Sadie runs as fast as she can to jump on the bed and an excessive amount of dog wrestling ensues.

Puppy Pile

(Side note: When you type “dog pile” into Google and do a Google Images search, this picture of a dog pile of little vizsla puppies *the same breed as Sadie* comes up! What a coincidence! Oh and I now want the little rigamortis one at the bottom, left of this picture.)

Dinner

I wasn’t sure what I wanted for dinner tonight.

Usually I have pretty strong food cravings, but tonight everything sounded good, but nothing sounded perfect. Decisions, decisions!

Finally we settled on Annie’s white cheddarย mac and cheese with lots of veggies.

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved stirring in the cheese sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

Me 'n' Mac & Cheese

Annie's Shells & White Cheddar

Cheesy

I added portobello mushrooms, broccoli and zucchini to the cheesy pasta to add an extra nutritional punch.

Veggies

Mac and Cheese and Veggie Bowl

Usually when I make mac and cheese, I just stir in the cheese packet without adding anything else. This time I followed the instructions on the package and mixed the cheese packet into 1/4 cup of milk. It made the sauce runnier and I definitely prefer my usual method. You live, you learn!

I’m off to watch Friday Night Lights with Ryan and Sadie and engage in a couple o’ dog piles before bed.

See ya tomorrow… on FRIDAY!

I’ll Trade You Dinner for Lunch

My camera battery died. Oh dear.

I’ll make a deal with you… since my lunch today is a repeat from yesterday’s seafood salad pita pocket, I’m going to bypass that recipe repeat in favor of pictures from last night’s dinner. Sound good? Good!

Just in case you missed my seafood salad pita pocket post, here’s a recap via one picture:

Yum, Yum

As for dinner last night… enter Kraft white cheddar organic macaroni and cheese.

Kraft Organic White Cheeddar Macaroni and Cheese

(Please note the glowing Christmas tree in the background for some holiday flava.)

I made this noodle delight since Ryan and I were feelin’ a quick and easy dinner. I added 2 percent milk to the cheese sauce, but omitted the butter. Neither of us missed it at all!

Bowl o' Mac

The white cheddar flavor is great! We both preferred it to Kraft’s original organic macaroni and cheese. This actually tasted a lot like Annie’s organic white cheddar mac and cheese that Ryan and I tried two months ago.

I love that this carb-heavy meal also contains 10 grams of protein per serving.

Delicious

Posting about this makes me want another bowl! What a comforting childhood meal. The organic variety is great because the super-scary ingredient list on the normal mac and cheese boxes is condensed dramatically. Gotta love it!

Were you a macaroni and cheese kid growing up?

I’ve always loved mac and cheese and used to get so excited when my mom would buy the boxes of pasta with the noodles shaped like my favorite cartoon characters. I would always ask my mom if I could add the cheese to the noodles. It made me feel helpful and important. ๐Ÿ™‚