Sunday Food Prep – what went down in my kitchen (4)


Happy Labor Day!

Hope you’re enjoying your day off, if you got one today. :)

Pssst….it’s my birthday! It’s been a pretty good day so far. I’ve enjoyed some calico snuggles on the couch, had some waffles and bacon, got some beautiful roses, and we’re heading out to look for some olympic weights for my soon-to-be garage gym. Whoop!

Anyway, a little bit of food prep went down in my kitchen yesterday. Not too much because it’s a short week (thank goodness!) but I definitely wanted to get some stuff done.

So, one of the first things I made was a quinoa tabbouleh! Stay tuned for the recipe tomorrow!

Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for my lunches this week!!!

I absolutely love tabbouleh – the fresh flavors of tomato, lemon, onion are so delicious. YUM!


You know I had to throw some chicken in my crockpot.

And, you know I forgot to take a picture of the chicken while it was actually IN the crockpot. #fail

So, here’s a picture of the chicken in the container.

It’s definitely not as fancy or amazing looking but I promise you that it’s amazing tasting.


Did a new recipe this time – Lemon Garlic Crockpot Chicken from the Civilized Caveman.

I had to modify the recipe because Harris Teether only had organic whole cut-up chickens instead of a whole chicken.

The only thing I did differently was not put the lemon halves in the chicken cavity because, well, there wasn’t one. :)

Oh, wait, I also didn’t shred it because it’s often easier to just grab a piece and take it for lunch or just shred what we need. I did save some of the “gravy” for moistening if we shred up the chicken for sammies, etc.

And then, last night, we cooked ALL the dinner on the grill.


Made extra veggies and corn to round out lunches this week.

And yes, that IS brie on the grill. :)

It’s just like cooking it in the oven except it’s on the grill and your house isn’t all heated up. I soaked my cedar plank in cold water for about 30 minutes and the brie was on the grill for about 10 minutes. Eat it as is or top it with whatever strikes your fancy.

Talk to me: What did you prep this weekend? Have you ever cooked brie on the grill? Are you going to any barbecues today?

- jennifer

Five on Friday – 5 things I love about wearing this boot


It’s. Finally. Friday!!!!!



This 3-day weekend has been a long time coming and I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to get it started.

It’s wine o’clock somewhere! ;)

Another awesome thing about Fridays is Five on Friday! Whoop!

So, today, I’m going to share with you 5 things I love about wearing this boot.


isn’t it lovely?


I’m fashion forward. It’s pretty exciting to wear 2 different pieces of footwear at the same time. Especially when one is a tall boot and one is not. Seriously. I expect you’ll see this style on the Paris fashion runways pretty soon.

Plus, it’s black so it goes with everything! Oh! And, the boot has a little “heel” so I can’t wear a cute flat on my non-boot foot because then I’m off balance and it hurts my hip! So, I have to wear my left Merrell low-profile “sneaker”. Every day. Oh, and in case you couldn’t tell, it’s brown. My boot is black. #goodtimes #fashionproblems


fancypants #awkwardmirrorselfie


I get to wear ALL the tall socks to CrossFit so the inside of my boot doesn’t get all too sweaty and stink to high heaven.


another #awkwardmirrorselfie


One-legged rowing. #beastmode




ALL. THE. PET FUR. (stuck to the velcro)

(alas, this is what happens when you live in a small petting zoo.)


People can hear me coming! I’m like a cat with a bell on my collar. *sigh*

T-minus 10 days until I go back to the orthopedist!!

 Talk to me: Have you ever been in an air cast/boot? How long were you in it? How much did it drive you crazy?

- jennifer