Winter is Upon Us

I know it’s less than a week before Christmas, but weather wise, it just hasn’t felt like it.  Until yesterday.  It was overcast, rainy, then snowy, then windy.  I usually make my boss and I a hot café mocha in the afternoon.  My boss asked “hey Biz, are we doing café mochas today?”  I normally do them around 4:00, but it was only 2:15 and she thought it was 4 that’s how dark and dreary it was.

And we should get our first measurable snow this week.  I am okay with it as long as I don’t have to drive in it and I can look at it from inside my house with my cozy p.j.’s and a hot cup of coffee. Open-mouthed smile

My camera settings were all off yesterday, so I apologize in advance for the shitty pictures.  I used one slice of the Panera three cheese miche bread Hannah brought me, and made a spinach egg sammie out of it, with a Florida tangelo on the side.

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I actually like to leave my peeled citrus for a while and let the skin dry out just a bit.  Then when I bite into them it just pops in my mouth. Open-mouthed smile

I tried a new machine at the gym.  You can pick out “workout partners” on the side, and I decided to do the Alpine climb.  You set how high you want the highest incline, and your speed, and it changes it up every few minutes.  I liked it!  I did a 3 minute cool down and the 5 minutes of abs with the balance ball.  My highest incline was at 9.0 at 4.0 mph. Open-mouthed smile

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Lunch was leftover potato soup, a fuji apple and another tangerine.  I had enough soup to have some more, and I really wanted to heat some more up, but I decided if after 30 minutes I was still hungry, I could go heat some more, but I didn’t need it.  Hooray for listening to my body being full!

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I hate to say it, but I think I’ve had this enchilada in my pantry for months (or maybe since last Christmas from my brother??!!).  I was worried that it might be too spicy for Tony, but it was just right – flavorful with a touch of heat.  But you know I doctored mine up. Devil

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I just stuffed my tortilla with cooked chicken breast, baby spinach, and then topped it with a bit of cheese – since the filling was already hot, I just poured the sauce over the top of them, topped them with a bit of cheese, and then put it under the broiler for a few minutes.  I ended up making some Mexican rice – cooked white rice tossed with canned corn and black beans, tossed in Taco Bell taco seasoning and then heated it up – dinner was ready in 20 minutes.

I have to leave for work a bit early today, so this is a fly by post – I will leave you with this video from The Voice.  Make it a great day!

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17 thoughts on “Winter is Upon Us

  1. My favorite Christmas song is my own variation of let it snow: let it rain, let it rain, let it rain 🙂 It looks like we don’t get snow and I don’t mind at all.

    Funny that I watched this video on Youtube this morning, very well done with much respect.

    Trivia: did you know The Voice is a Dutch TV show? It was on Dutch TV first 3 years ago. The guy who created it is almost the richest man in our country because he has sold the format to many countries. He’s also the creater of Big Brother.

  2. You make the BEST food for your office! I’m jealous! Stay warm and toasty. Those enchiladas look so darn good. I will have to look for that sauce. Going to watch the video now

  3. Beautiful video. Thanks for sharing. I find myself crying off and on these days. It’s just so incomprehensible.

  4. That video gave me chills. I’m with you on the snow – I hate driving in it, but if I’m home, I’m all for it!

  5. My parents live in NE and are supposed to get a ton of snow today! Hope you don’t have to drive in bad weather today Biz. When we lived in the Midwest I hated driving in snow storms. I saw that song being sung on The Voice – it was beautiful.

    I have been hungry for enchiladas just don’t have the energy to get them made – maybe over the weekend hubby can help me get some made.

  6. That is THE BEST enchilada sauce!

  7. I hope you get your snow – on Friday after you’ve gotten home from work. 🙂

    We were out driving last night and two of the parks are all lit up with holiday lights and decorations – it was nice to see and made us feel more like Christmas, even as we drove with the A/C on, lol!

  8. pullingmyownweight

    I hope you get yourself a White Christmas! Just a few days ago, the weatherman said we were not getting one here in Nebraska. Now, we are supposed to get anywhere from 6-12 inches tonight and into tomorrow! We only got snow twice last year, no snow days or anything in the schools, so we are definitely due for a good, snowy winter! 🙂

  9. Can I just say that I love that you swear on the blog? Makes me laugh out loud every time. 🙂
    No snow here yet either – just yucky and overcast and rainy.

    • Oh Heather, you have no idea – I swear like a drunken sailor, except since my Mom and Tony’s parents read the blog, I try to keep it at a minimum on here. Thanks for fucking asking! 😀

  10. I am horrified with your language. If I were your husband I would clean your mouth out with my tongue (sorry inside joke between Biz and I).

  11. I’m still hoping winter never comes (not possible). I don’t like the cold. I’d feel better if you made soup and cocoa for me though…

  12. I love all of the Frontera brand stuff, especially their salsas!

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