Thursday, February 9, 2012

Breakfast For Dinner!!

Today was a busy day at work.  By the time I got home I had a huge knot in my back that I begged Matt to attempt to get out for me (he gladly said yes!).  He asked me if I wanted to go for a run, but I just wasn't feeling it today. I just needed to stretch out and relax.  I decided to do a 30 minute pilates dvd followed by 15 minutes of leg strength work.  If I'm ever in a time crunch at the gym I usually skip over ab work.  I would rather get in my arms, legs and cardio.  So I'm glad I have my pilates dvd so that I can concentrate more on my core. 

After my short workout it was time for dinner.  I had no plans for dinner and couldn't decide what to make when I came up with this grand idea....breakfast for dinner.  I've lived with Matt for almost a year and we have never done breakfast for dinner.  When I was a kid we would do it all the time, but unfortunately Matt isn't a big breakfast/bruch person (I'm going to have to work on that).  To my surprise Matt agreed (most likely so I would stop begging him). 

look at that flip

Has anyone else ever noticed that the men in the family always cook the pancakes?? My dad can not cook to save his life but he always cooked the pancakes and he was the master grillman.  It's the same in Matt's family. His mom does all the cooking, but when it comes to pancakes his dad does them every time.  Well our litte family is no different. I do all of the main cooking in the house, not because Matt can't, but because I'm a control freak when it comes to cooking so I would rather do it myself lol.  But when I attempted to cook pancakes it was not so hot.  Pancake batter everywhere and I burnt them...oops. Since then it has always been Matt's job.
I had two pancakes and topped them with all of my favorite things.
apple butter
plain nonfat greek yogurt
peanut butter
OMG amazing.  Matt took one look at it and said "eww what is that?" haha. He obviously doesn't understand my obsession with these flavor combinations. 

I'm heading up to my sister's house in Pittsburgh this weekend with my dad to help her with the kids.  She is 8 months prego and her husband will be working all weekend (they are both doctors...pretty crazy I know).  I volunteered to make dinner on Saturday night too and I think I'm going to attempt to make whole wheat sweet potato crust pizza.  Though the neice and nephew would like it.  We will also be watching Breaking Dawn Part 1 which comes out tomorrow on DVD!! Can't wait!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Falling In To Place

This week has been a rarity in my life...everything has been falling in to place in my life! Usally I'm a walking hot mess but this week things are just going RIGHT.  I submitted my application to UD fot the graudate certificate in biotechnology program and the next day I found this letter in my inbox:

I am pleased to inform you that our admissions committee has voted to admit you into the Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology at the University of Delaware for fall 2012. This innovative 15 credit graduate certificate combines a solid basis of biology coursework with advanced breadth instruction in biotechnology disciplines.  See for a full description of the program.  You will receive an official offer of admission from the UD Graduate School in the near future.

YAY!!!  I had no idea that I would know so fast.  I am very excited now, but I'm sure once I actually start taking classes and working full time I will be thinking "am I crazy?" 

I also had my first wedding dress fitting last night.  It was so great seeing the dress in my size and not 5 sizes too big.  It fit like a glove...literally. The dress was made specifically to my measurments so it was pretty form fitting.  It took two people to get the thing zipped up!  It's a little tight in my rib cage right now so I'm going to try to go a little lighter on my back workouts. No more pull ups for me. 

I'm also loving these new insoles.  The pain in my foot is almost completely gone. I ran 4 miles at the gym today and felt great. I've still been keeping my pace slower than usual just in case.  Even though it was a great run, I'm so sick of running on a treadmill. I miss the warm weather.
Look at that awesome weather. Some rain here, some snow there. YUCK
Me pissed because people don't know how to drive in the rain.

It was taco night in our house aka I couldn't thing of anything interesting to make.
turkey tacos with cheese, spinach and broccoli slaw on a whole wheat tortilla. brussel sprouts on the side. 

Well I'm off to watch the voice. Does anyone else out there watch it?? I like it a lot more than Idol. I love waiting to see if Carson Daily's face will ever show emotion and when one of XTina's boobs will fall out of the high shelf she pooshes them into (barf).
too much botox...cannot move forehead

Monday, February 6, 2012

Push the button.....Push the button!!!

Today I did a very scary thing.  I submitted my application to the University of Delaware to get my Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology! Ahhhh!!! I'm honostly so glad I'm done with the application process, but now I will be waiting impatiently until I hear a yes or a no. 

In other news, I have run small distances the past 2 days with my new insoles and have been completely pain free :).  I've been iceing my foot every night and applying the anti-inflammatory cream and I am happy to report that I am getting relief finally. I did pretty similar workouts the past two days that consisted of this:

I can tell my butt is going to be hurting tomorrow!

I finished off my workout with a 20 minute run yesterday and a 30 minute run today.  

Updates From The Weekend:

 The lace lanterns were a success! Thank you pinterest!  I'm going to trim around the edges and then hang them with clear sting outside our venue.  Now I just have to make a lot more haha.

Dinner tonight was easy. I made my whole wheat pizza crust up and topped it with turkey sausage, peppers and cheese. YUM

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
pinch of salt
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp dry active yeast

Mix water and yeast together until yeast dissolves.  Let it sit until a froth forms at the top.  In another bowl mix together flours.  Make a well in the middle and add water and yeast misture.  Mix well with your hands and knead until dough is smooth.  Wrap in a greased sheet of saran wrap and put in a warm place for a few hours while it rises.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Roll out dough and place ona greased baking sheet.  Bake 5 minutes, add toppings and bake 5 more minutes. Enjoy!

Tomorrow is my first wedding dress fitting!! I'm soo excited to see the dress that's been stuck in my head for the past 7 months!