You Buy, I’ll Fly

Wowza.  Who knew yesterday’s post about KERF was going to be such a touchy subject!  I am still happy I wrote it.  While some thought I was bashing KERF, when anyone puts themselves out there in blogland, you have to take the good with the bad.

In the nearly four years I’ve had my blog, I’ve gotten emails that I am fat and diabetic because I eat too many carbs.  I am too upbeat.  I use too many exclamation points!!!  But it’s my blog, and I’ll say what I want.  If you don’t like it, there are a million other blogs to read.  Right? Open-mouthed smile

I did have to copy Mr. Biz (Tony’s) comment in case you missed it. 

Mr. Biz (Tony) on August 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:Edit

I drink coffee so my eliminations are regular. I drink beer so my neck skin is smooth and pliable.

Reply ↓

And I have Jacky to thank about showing me the smugnom.com forum where people talk about other bloggers – I had no idea!  And Aimee said that there were fake Kath and Matt twitters – I’ve asked her for the links so I’ll let you know – she said they are pretty funny!

Shall we move on?  It was Wednesday, so it was bagel day!  This time half a Thomas bagel, with 1 egg, baby spinach, rosemary ham, 3/4 ounce of cheese with some cantaloupe on the side.   Breakfast comes in at 400 calories, 15 fat, 42 carbs, 7.5 fiber and 31 protein.

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My boss has a Lean Cuisine pretty much every day.  Until she forgets to stop by the store on the way to work when she runs out.  As luck would have it, that was what happened yesterday.  She offered to buy lunch if I went to pick it up.  Free food?  Yes please!

OMG, this fuji apple salad from Panera was amaze balls.  It came with a white balsamic apple dressing (that I am going to have to try to recreate!)

All-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, mixed field greens, romaine lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, pecans, Gorgonzola, apple chips & white balsamic apple vinaigrette.

I left out the onions (obviously!) and the tomatoes. 

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With a small broccoli cheddar soup on the side – it’s the “You Pick Two” option.  I love that they have the nutritional info on their website.  Together, lunch comes in at 480 calories, 29 fat, 32 carbs 9 fiber and 24 protein.

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If you like that broccoli cheddar soup, I have a copycat recipe that tastes just like it.

I came home to see that Tony set up another fly trap – the flies were coming back with a vengeance!   This time though, he tied it to our wood pile rack, near the garbage cans, so hopefully they won’t both us when we are sitting in under our gazebo.

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I had flank steak that I needed to cook up, and decided to make a Mexican fiesta.  Seriously, I could have this meal every night and never get sick of it.  Although I did overcook the flank steak a bit. Sad smile

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I had this tostada, times two.  Both were 503 calories, 31 fat, 33 carbs, 4.2 fiber and 22 protein.

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So thanks for all the comments, good or bad yesterday.  Turns out I do have a thick skin, so it’s all good. Open-mouthed smile

I had to share this picture – I was looking for a recipe for crock pot beef stew that I thought I had on the blog, and saw this picture.  Looks appetizing doesn’t it? 

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I think my photography has gotten a tad better over the years! 

Alright, I have to put my crock pot beef stew together and my breakfast and lunch together – all in 30 minutes before I have to leave for work and I am still in my pajamas!  Wish me luck! Open-mouthed smile

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27 thoughts on “You Buy, I’ll Fly

  1. I love your blog and your positive attitude. Your posts are inspiring and your recipes always turn out great. I might not always agree with some of your editorial comments but that’s no reason to bash you/your blog. I have better things to do with my time than to put someone else down. Especially someone who lifts me up almost daily! Have a great day! 🙂

  2. Your blog is great just the way it is. I’m glad to hear you won’t be changing a thing.

    I am also glad to see there is still hope for my food photography. You have come a long way!!!!! (ooops, is that too many:)

  3. I’ll never stop reading your blog–it makes me laugh daily! I’m right there with you on Mexican food, I would eat it every single day if I could. Now I really want some Panera…I wish it wasn’t so far away!

  4. Tony rocks 🙂 I think there should be an ask Tony segment on your blog. That would be fantastic. Hooray for free lunch. That salad- I need need need to try it. And Josh is the biggest flank steak fan. I should totally make us flank tacos.

  5. Good for you for not apologizing for what you write. Reading the comments yesterday I kept thinking “Well, if you are offended, why don’t YOU go read another blog?!” And I love to use exclamation points!!!!! Ha!

    In other news, just two nights ago I taught my 13 year old daughter the use of the phrase “You fly, I’ll buy” and since she always thinks I make these things up, I am glad to have validation by you. Thanks, Biz 😉

  6. You were right Biz, we totally could have handled that amazeballs comment….

  7. That Fuji salad looks great–I’ll have to try it next time. Sounds like you’re feeling better. Hope so.

  8. You know you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best gator in the swamp!!!!!!!!
    And you have to love a guy with crunchy balls!!!! 🙂

  9. Lmao about what Tony wanted to say…ha! I use way to many exclamation points and use too many smilies…but hey, we gotta’ be ourselves right? And it IS our blogs, not sure how people don’t get that. I could eat mexican food all the time too…love it!

  10. I read your last post and I agree, KERF is a bit much. I don’t read her blog for that reason anymore. I felt super inadequate cause I couldn’t take on the world 100% all the time.
    Tony is hysterical by the way!! 🙂

  11. Roz@weightingfor50

    Tony??? SO hilarious! I think your photography is fantastic Vat!!! Have a good Thursday.

  12. I would love that breakfast! I am trying to eat a big breakfast then cut down on dinner! I am enjoying your blog, and saying what you think and feel is what makes everyones different and unique! Keep up the good work! Love seeing how far your food pics have come!

  13. Stay upbeat, thick skinned, and unapologetic. And use as many freaking exclamations as you want!!!! You’re perfect just the way you are!

  14. funny stuff! i just discovered kerf today thanks to you. made me glad to be done having kids 🙂 i say it’s your blog babe, rock it out!

    everything looks awesome, i love panera, that was my lunch joint of choice often!

  15. I am so lost, I have no idea what kerf is, so I am going to have to check out your post on this now. Maybe it hasn’t made it’s way to Japan yet? So awesome that your boss treated you to such a lovely lunch from Panera. I definitely miss Panera!

  16. Tony is funny!

    I love your blog Biz and I like you very much. You’re a positive person which I like. I have enough grumpy people around me in real life.

  17. I love seeing comparison pics on blogs from their old blogging days! I have some like that too! lol As always, love Tony, and yes we can handle him and his crunchy balls in all their glory. haha!

  18. Love your blog, please never change!

  19. Tony is hilarious, I am pretty sure he and my husband would get along wonderfully 🙂 We don’t have panera out here in AZ but that salad looks so good. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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