No really, I had a good excuse.

My boss brought me in a pumpkin bagel that Thomas now makes – you could actually see little bits of pumpkin, although we both agreed it could have had a bit more spice to it, but it was good.  I had mine with 1/2 a package of dark chocolate peanut butter that Errign sent me – it got buried in my pantry and my clean sweep of my kitchen/fridge/pantry this week, it made its way to light.

I haven’t officially entered my food from yesterday, but my guess is breakfast comes in around 11 points.

I worked through lunch – still using leftovers I managed to find a small bag of bay scallops and defrosted them in my fridge.  I used these noodles I got from a Japanese grocery store near my office – I like that each bundle is exactly 2 ounces and it makes  lot when cooked:

I had a bag of stir fry veggies in my fridge, so before work cooked it up – my sauce was 1/2 a cup of beef broth, 2 tablespoons of peanut sauce (50 cal) and a good squeeze of sriracha – nice and spicy.

So my boss had a brief due yesterday.  It’s always a stressful day, and I never know until the last minute how much I’ll be involved.  A lot of times I still leave on time but my boss can stay until 3:00 in the morning.

When she popped her head out at 4:30 asking if I could stay late, I knew it was going to be a late night.  Around 7 I looked in my fridge at work and I had leftover tortillas, cheese, refried beans and taco sauce from my breakfast burrito earlier in the week – this is what we had for dinner:

I put it on my bosses desk and she turned around, started eating, the kept on typing.  Around 12:15 in the morning she was like “did you eat dinner?”  I said “remember the bean and cheese quesadilla?  I had that too.”  She said “oh, I forgot.”  Nice that my food is appreciated. 😦

So while the deadline to file was 11:59, turns out we were filing in Mountain time, which is 1:00 p.m. our time, so I didn’t get home from work until 1:30.  Tony waited up for me and we talked a while and didn’t get into bed until after 2, so there was no way my ass was getting up for WW.  I am too old for that. 😀

So I usually meal plan/grocery shop list on Friday nights, so my routine is all off.  I didn’t even wake up until 11:00 today!  All I know is I am making America’s Test Kitchens Chicago Deep Dish Pizza tonight – can’t wait!  Come back tomorrow and I’ll let you know how it went.

All I know is I am buying chicken breasts at the store today:

Thanks for all your spinach suggestions!  I plan to use it up this week 😀

Happy Saturday!


19 thoughts on “No really, I had a good excuse.

  1. Pumpkin… bagels?! That sounds fantastic! I’d love to try with cream cheese or Laughing Cow cheese wedge. 🙂

  2. Mmmm pumpkin bagel!

  3. Whoa, that’s a long night!

    And pumpkin bagel…i bet it needs a lot of spice to taste good. maybe you could make your own to get the perfect spice ratio!

  4. ooh pumpkin bagels? YUM! I found pumpkin cream cheese at Trader Joe’s the other day and it made me so happy.

    I totally would appreciate your food!

    • Thanks Amanda – and for the record – the boss who brought me the pumpkin bagel is not the boss I worked late for – the one who brought me food loves when I bring her lunch 😀 So it’s a good balance luckily!

  5. Ugh about the long night and your boss. 😦

  6. Pumpkin bagels. Of course they have pumpkin bagels. Now that I’ve gone gluten free. Dang it. LOL

  7. II don’t normally post but I had to respond.

    Pumpkin Bagels sound delicious however I am more impressed with those sale prices!!! Chicken Breast for $1.17lb, I just paid $1.99 and was excited about that!!


    • Thanks for stopping by Nichole – I know – I was impressed with the prices too! But about every three weeks they go one sale for $1.49 so that’s still a steal. 😀

  8. I miss the Chicago deep dish, I have to say. Hope the recipe is as good as the real thing!

    • Lori, it’s in the oven now and we are both drooling waiting for it to come out – and the recipe could not be easier – you just need to plan for the two separate one hour rises.

      The recipe and photos will be posted tomorrow! 😀

  9. Pumpkin spice bagels sound so good!

    🙂 Marion

  10. Pumpkin bagels?! I want!! And I can’t believe you had to work that late! Can’t wait to see the pizza too, definitely one of my favorite things!

  11. im sad- i need pumpkin bagels in my life, clearly that’s what i have been missing for so long! hehe. dang they would be AMAZING!

    xoxo ❤

  12. Now I need to go find these bagels! I found the marshmallows last night. DEELISH!

  13. Holy moly!!! Your boss needs to be a bit more grateful….that is over and BEYOND!!! Plus, she wouldn’t want me around if I were underfed…I get meeeeeean 🙂

  14. That pizza looks to die for! I’m not so good in the kitchen but really want to try this recipe! My husband is the chef in the house….

  15. Pumpkin bagel – reminds me my co-worker brought in pumpkin sliced bread from Arnolds last week – guess who trying that this afternoon? Meeee!

    So yeah…that was a long day at work on Friday. I don’t think I’d be able to do that. I’m usually in bed before 10. HA!

  16. I LOVE pumpkin, and so have to try those bagels. YUM

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