Why Don’t You Go Ahead and Order Dinner. . .

The last couple days at work have literally been non-stop.  Which I love when its fast paced, but when you barely have time to stop and eat, that’s never good.

We finally celebrated Boss’ Day yesterday.  We all brought in treats – I brought in chocolate coated granola bars (dairy free because I used semi-sweet chocolate to dip them in) and banana muffins with no nuts – we have a couple food allergies in our office.

Another secretary brought in Dunkin Donuts, and another secretary brought cheeses and fresh fruit.  My plate:

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The granola bars are from The Pioneer Woman.  I tape her show, but is it just me or does she have zero personality on t.v.?  She writes with way more personality.

They got mixed reviews.  Somehow they were a tad salty, but either people loved them, or hated them.  Tony and I actually liked them better without the chocolate.  And next time I am going to add nuts and dried cranberries. Open-mouthed smile

I made a chili lunch yesterday, and don’t have a single picture to show for it.  I will make this chili again this weekend and post the recipe next week.  It’s made with beef and steak and it made a lot – filled my big crock pot to the top, and there was literally 3/4 of a cup left – almost everyone had seconds, and one had thirds!  I also made jalapeno corn muffins on the side.

So as the day is getting longer, I realize soon that I am going to have to work late.  On a Friday night.  But then I was thinking “maybe we can finish soon?”  And just as that entered my head, one attorney came over to me and said “Why don’t you go ahead and order dinner . . .”


So at 7:00 I had that slice of pizza, and heated up another one when I got home from work at 10:00 p.m.  I missed hanging out with Tony last night!

So I am moving a bit slow today – we are just about to run some errands.  Guess where I will be this afternoon?  On our roof!  Yep, hopefully one more repair and it will be fixed.  But I hope to have time to read this!

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Then tomorrow I am going to see my Mom’s choir perform.  She sings for a group called Sing to Live, which was “created to provide a musical outlet and supportive community that celebrates hope and survival for singers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.”  The concert is in Glenview (IL) and we will be going out to dinner after the show.

Check out Veronica’s site!  She’s have a virtual bake sale to help raise money for fellow blogger Suzie, who lost her job and was hospitalized in the same week.  Suzie is famous for her lasagna soup that I am addicted to!

The bake sale is going to be on November 2.  Minimum bids of $15.  I am offering up four jars of my baja fresh salsa!  (or cherry salsa if I can still find cherries).

cherry salsa

Hopefully enough money will be raised to help her with her medical bills.

Enjoy your weekend – what are you up to?  See you Monday before my surgery – eek! Sad smile


22 thoughts on “Why Don’t You Go Ahead and Order Dinner. . .

  1. Sounds like a SUPER long day yesterday and quite a hard core day today (with the continuation of roof work!). Bummer the bars turned out so so. I think Pioneer woman is just soooo layed back compared to the other food network chefs. I did the Komen run this AM!

  2. Yikes, that’s a long day! Nice that they have you order something though.
    I also think the Pioneer Woman is kinda blah, but I just look on her blog to get her recipes.
    Hope you get your roof repairs done today for good! Sounds fun to go hear your momma sing, I love that stuff. 🙂
    I’ll be thinking of you Monday morning, good luck, I’m sure it will all go good! 🙂 Have a good weekend!

  3. Good Luck with your surgery!! I had a precancerous mole removed when I was in college….went to the plastic surgeon and was on the bed WIDE AWAKE as he removed it from…get this…MY BUTT. Super awkward. Thankfully, not cancer. Definitely not something to mess around with though!

  4. Yes, I agree it is painful to watch The Pioneer Woman on TV. she is much wittier in print!

  5. I agree about PW. I actually feel bad sometimes, it’s like it’s forced or something. She needs to relax.

    I’m going to bid on that salsa!

  6. Thanks for spreading the word, Biz, and the donation of the salsa! That will be a big ticket item b/c most donations are much smaller and even if it’s for a fundraiser, people will bid more on something where they get more. So thank you!

  7. Just wanted to stop by and day hi. I am so far behind on what everyone is up to these days. Hope all goes with your surgery. I don’t know what it is for, but I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

  8. Your office seems like such a great place to work. Good boss, good coworkers, good food. Sometimes I wish I worked in an office with more people.
    Best of luck with your surgery. Thanks for all the great links to other blogs. You have a great group of inspiring people around here.

  9. I completely agree–Pioneer Woman has zero tv charm. Love the blog, though. Good luck with the surgery! Ouch!

  10. I have actually heard that there is a team the writes PW’s blog, so it isn’t just her. She is uber awkward on TV and her husband seems like an ass.

    Good luck with the surgery!

  11. what a nice looking plate, i always loved it when everyone from work brought food in.

    good luck with the surgery, you’ll do great.

  12. Pioneer woman bugs me, not sure what it is about her, but she has great recipes usually. Sorry you had to work late, on a Friday that is the worst.

  13. You seem to work late a lot 😦 Poor Tony didn’t have a partner in crime on Friday night! At least you got pizza? 🙂

    The Cooking Light was pretty good! I already made the apple pie ….and there’s only one slice left. But, my parents are here, so 🙂 I am going to make several other of the recipes…one in particular really caught my eye but of course now I can’t think of it. You’ll enjoy it I think. The desserts were pretty eh other than the apple pie, sadly.

    I hope this week is calmer than last week!!

  14. Hey Beth! Your mention of thin steaks are inspiring me to make philly cheesesteaks for dinner. I read somewhere that the PW uses ghost writers for some of her blog posts. Which would make sense – how else to do you cram all that stuff in with a full house, farm business, a TV show, travel, and several lengthy posts with pretty good pics?

  15. So bummed to hear you had more roof repairs. I was hoping the spray stuff was holding. 😦

    I agree, the PW show is pretty bland. She does have some good recipes.

  16. I certainly hope they celebrate Secretary’s Day in April too. If not: immediately stop celebrating Boss’ Day! The bosses should be happy we are working for them not the other way around 🙂

    Since about a year we have a new cooking magazine in Holland called “Light koken” and translated as Light Cooking. I have a subscription and I love the recipes in it, I use them a lot.

  17. That singing group is such a great idea!

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