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Friday, February 20, 2009

Wedding Rings and Friday Things

Yes I tried to come up with a title that rhymed :)

Wedding Rings (well ring)
Last weekend Brian and I went to get my engagement ring it's 6-month check up inspection. Then we decided to peruse the wedding rings while we were there. Because of the intricate setting of my ring, I am going to have a band custom made...I don't want to cover up any diamonds!!

We also checked out the men's rings and were writing down the ones he liked. Well, one of them was actually being discontinued and this last one was like 50% off. It was too small but not so much that they couldn't size it...plus it was Platinum and had little diamonds in it. It was really unique and we both really liked it, so he went for it!

Picked it up this week :)
Cool right? There are little baguette diamonds going down the middle, but they are not a sparkly cut so you almost don't realize they are there!

Ok back to FOOD!

So this may have been my first bite of Okra...I think. Brian made a chicken gumbo in his crock pot the other night and I had some leftovers.
Quite delicious! Maybe I have had okra, but I don't remember it. Who knows, now I like it.

On to some oats...
more fruity oats that is, but this time I brought a different "Spread" with me.
This reminds me more of PB&Co's White Chocolate Wonderful that I usually love on my oats, except this is a smidge more decadent considering there are peanut butter cups in the mixture!

The oatmeal and its star players:Similar Mix as the other day:
  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1/4 cup water, salt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tsp Apricot preserves mixed in while hot
  • chopped strawberry and blueberries mixed into hot oats
Toppings:
  • 4 Reeses Pieces!
  • more chopped straw and blue
  • unsweetened coconut
  • Zoe's Granola
  • Blonde PB spoon
Perfection...again

Snuck a pic of my lunch salad...(baby spin, lettuce, tomato, carrot, cuke, red onion, strawberries, candied pecans, Annie's lite Raspberry Vinaigrette)

Also had a Flat out...1/4 with Sabra Roast Red Pepper Hummus (I'm obsessed now), and 1/2 with Honey Maple Turkey...I wanted each flavor separate!

Worked late...but at least being super busy makes the time go by, plus overtime!

Came home hungry...wanted some roasted veggies and Annie's (have been craving Annie's mac and cheese for like a year haha) Clearly not going to be done at the same time...so I got these into the oven:
Then ate this!
  • Annie's organic white cheddar and shells.
  • Added baby spinach when I added the cheese pack!
  • 1 carrot
  • Sabra RR Pepper Hummus!
Later on the veggies were done...but dessert had come and gone as well :)
The roomie brought home a treat from the North EndWe split half of a cannoli!
You don't even understand how good these are!!! The filling alone is worth a HOLY YUM!!

TGIF
No big plans tonight...GYM!! And hopefully a manicure :)

11 comments:

  1. First bite of Okra? You're definitely not from the south!

    LOVE Cannolis! They are my absolute FAVE splurge dessert. :)

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  2. Lovely rings, Spread, and cannolis!!

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  3. MMM, cannolis :) i want that spread... everyday you taunt me!

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  4. Those Spreads you've been using are making my mouth water! I may have to give in an order some. Orrrr ask someone nicely to buy me a gift. :-)

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  5. beautiful ring!

    that pb spread looks heavenly---I NEED some!

    mike's cannoli's are seriously the best, I had one last weekend and it was amazing!

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  6. Gorgeous ring!!!

    I wish I could find okra =/

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  7. White Chocolate Wonderful with peanut butter cups? Swooon.

    My fiance and I have yet to pick out wedding bands - on the to-do list!

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  8. I LOVE that ring! So unique :)

    Reese's pieces in the oats and candied pecans in the salad - YUM!

    Happy Friday!!

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  9. beautiful!!! My stepdad has a similar ring that is gold with baguettes going at a diag, it's so cool and still manly haha! I'm kind of scared of okra :/ But all your veggies look great, and dessert obvi!

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  10. I've never had okra or a Mike's Pastry, but I've heard great things about both.

    Also, that's a cool band. I've never seen anything like it.

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