Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Black Bean Enchiladas

I got paid today so I went to Wal-Mart for groceries.  I was proud of myself because I planned my grocery list instead of just buying whatever sounds good!  I borrowed an idea from the bestie Dirty Cow and bought the ingredients for 4 different dinners for ADE to choose from each night this week.  I think it will save me a lot of stress and hopefully some money, too!  

Choices for this week:
Shrimp/potatoes/corn/sausage (shrimp boil)
Black Bean Enchiladas
BLTTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato, turkey, avocado) Sandwiches 
Sloppy Joe's (a fave of ADE's)

Tonight, he chose Black Bean Enciladas... I was a little nervous because I'd never made these before.  I heard of this yummy dish at Practically Perfect in this post.  The recipe can be found here.

It took a little longer than I expected (about an hour) but it turned out really well.  Adam said it's the best meal I've ever made him!

-sorry the pic is crappy, all I had was my b-berry
Black Bean Enchiladas

To go with our main dish I also made Avapico:
3-4 avocados (mash them up)
1 can Mexicorn (don't drain)
1 can Original Rotel (drain it a little)
Chopped purple onion (to taste)
Lime juice (to taste)
Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper (to taste)
Chips for dipping of course!

*mix it all together, it's easy, and YUM-O!*

Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend Update

Hello lovelies... how was your weekend? Mine was "pretty, prettyyy, prettyyyy good". Btdubs, I cannot wait for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm! Love me some Larry David.

Back to the subject at hand, this weekend was pretty low key, but still kinda fab. Friday ADE (boyfriend) and I went and got McDonald's (healthy I know) once he finally got back from school. After that I honestly don't remember what we did but it can't have been too exciting, then, huh?

Saturday morning at 8:27 AM, I was disturbed out of my peaceful sleep by the Safe Lite Glass dude calling and saying he was "here to fix my windshield"... did you know they come to you now, if you prefer? Balla. So, I went downstairs, let him at my car, and got to go back up to my bed and sleep a little longer. And 30 minutes later I had a spankin' new windshield! Cue me still with bedhead and crusty eyes going to wal-mart with ADE to get his oil changed. He insists on going early to beat the rush. I am not a morning person (by that I mean I'm a biznatch before double digit times) so I went on the condition that he buy me McD's breakfast! He was right, we beat the crowds and his car didn't take long at all, and my bfast bagel was delish.

We randomly decided we were going to drive to Jonesboro, which is about an hour and a half BORING drive away. I say random because normally if we want a day trip we'll head to Little Rock. BUT Jonesboro has a new mall and I wanted to see, plus I'd never been there before.

We walked through that whole flipping mall and it was just LOVELY! I bought the cutest shirt and two headbands at Gap and fantasized about buying a lot more at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond (both IN the mall, how convenient and tempting).

Then we walked around ASU's campus, cuz we are bothy kinda different like that and we like to do random things like walk around a campus we don't know and making my feetsies hurt.

We headed home around 3 and weren't home for long when ADE's friend in LR called to bribe us into watching the UFC fight with him at Gusano's. Downtown LR, Saturday night, it was packed!!! Mostly, packed with Meatheads who like UFC fights and get WAY too into them. But it was fun and we got free pizza and drinks via ADE's friend, how nice of him!

By the time we got home (after waiting in traffic in LR due to a huge wreck) we were *exhausted* and I was asleep the minute my head hit the pillow.

Sunday, I slept in, watched Sex and the City DVD's all day, and then we went and tried the new Fuji Steakhouse here in town. They gave us a free California Roll since it was their grand opening and it was really a good night. Our cook put on a good show, although he was kind of a pervert, really. He made the ladies at the table catch food in our mouths and when we were sitting there with our mouths wide open (so awkward btw), he made little comments and well.. let's just say he was inapprop! Then I came home and watched True Blood... *bliss*

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Love my Seesters!

In less than a week my life has changed twice. My sister, Kelly, came last Thursday to move into the dorm and start her freshman year. She's pretty fab if I do say so myself. Both my lil sisters are. They're the cheese to my macaroni. They make me laugh like NO other, and I'm my very craziest around them, in the best way possible.

Kelly (aka "Gill") had a hard time choosing what to do after HS graduation. Everyone struggles with the choices that come with this time in life, at least a little. Once Kelly got here, she realized that all that change all at once was not her cup of tea. Each individual person can experience the same experience differently. For her, starting college classes, moving away from our childhood home, and taking on a whole new batch (hehe) of responsibilities at once was too much. After a lot of thinking, crying, worrying, and changing her mind, she decided to go back home for her first year out of HS.

I don't blame her. I can't say the thought wasn't tempting to me when I was a wee freshman 5 years ago. Seriously?!! It's been 5 years. But there were different things about my experience and I stuck it out and got some really good friends out of the deal! I also never would have met Adam if I hadn't stayed. I fully believe that Kelly has made the right choice for her, and that her choice will bring her just as many blessings as mine did!

Yesterday I helped Gill pack up and move out everything we had unpacked and moved in 5 days before. I walked around with her to all the different offices on campus and jumped with her through all the hoops it took to get her un-enrolled.

I'm sad she's gone. I'll miss her all over again. We had fun times when she was here and she said if that was all there was she would stay here, but school and dorm life made her decide to go home.

So, dearest Gill, here's to laying out, watching movies, playing Life and having a buh-last with you while you were here! Good luck with your new classes and your new start on life!

The beauty of sisters is you never have to worry about losing those fun times. They're pretty much guaranteed for the rest of your life.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Can you feel my excitement?

Tomorrow I go to Branson.
For my Mema's birthday celebration,
which she planned herself.
But not in the arrogant way. 
In the - I want to see my family and I'm a cutie - way.

The drive will be long.
I have to get up at 6:30 in the mornin' 
on a Saturday.
Know this about me...
I hate waking up early.

My Mema's excited though
and you can't let down Mema!

So I'll be armed with:
my iPod
my sunnies
my b-berry mapping system
lots of caffeine in the form of diet dp/coffee/red bull
and possibly a b-fast bagel from
good ol' mcdondons.


and by tmrw night I'll be home
and Adam will most likely deal with
tired, grouchy, on edge
but - maybe i'll keep it positive allllll day long
we'll see!

bye lovelies!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Longest Week Ever!

Is it just me, or does the week before pay day go by especially sloooow?  
I only get paid once a month so that really makes it worse because by this time of the month I am down to pennies and relying on my low stash of groceries to get me by.  (I hope my mom doesn't read this.  She'd be mad that I didn't tell her I needed money.) 
If you are reading this, mom, I'm fine... I just want to be a grown up and if I really really needed help, I'd tell you!  :) 
I know I promised an update from our trip to Springdale but I've been so out of it.  I'm too lazy to upload pictures and I'm too OCD to do the post without the pictures!  There are some cute ones... they can't be neglected. 
Right now I'm sittin' here at work sippin' my morning coffee, eating a Nutrigrain bar and listening to the rain! 
Can I go back to bed now, please?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jayda, here I come!

So I did a kinda crappy job of blogging this week!  I won't be able to blog over the weekend either because Adam and I are going to the NWA!!!  Woot woot!  I am so excited to get to go home for a weekend with no big events (graduations or weddings) planned!
I'm so excited that I am sitting here counting the minutes until noon, because I get off early today!  I might skip out like 15 min. even earlier.  If you don't tell, I won't tell!
We are taking Miller with us, b/c Adam is my usual cat-sitter and well, he's coming along with me!  Miller does fantastic on car trips, but hates when we arrive at a new place.  He usually will refuse to come out of his carrier.  His least favorite thing in the world is to go to my Granny's house and see Jayda.  She is a typical toddler and bugs the crap out of poor Mills.
There WILL be an update either Sunday night or Monday about the weekend!  I plan on showing Adam around, seeing grandparents, bff's and of course love of my life, Jayda!!!  I haven't seen her in about two months which is just ridiculous.  I'm sure there will be some cute pics of her to grace you all with!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend Update

I'm making it my personal goal to start blogging more often.  I don't know why I skip so many days, because when I do I really miss it.
This weekend I couldn't blog, because Adam and I hung out a lot and we instituted a "no computer" rule for the weekend.  I have really fast internet at the apartment so usually we are both eating that up.  But this weekend was so much fun and exactly what we needed!  The no computer thing didn't even bug us because we had such a good time with each other.  We ordered take out and watched movies and played way too much playstation.  We played lots of MLB baseball and some Bond.  I got better at baseball, but I think I only beat him once out of several games.  I pretty much dominated at Bond.  Anyway, we dubbed it our "Lovah's Retreat", jokingly, but it really ended up being fantastic!
This weekend doubled as my last weekend to eat a lot of the things I did.  I wasn't a complete glutton, but I ate Mexican food and ice cream and pizza (don't judge) because today I am starting back on Weight Watchers.  I can't go to the actual meeting, but it's not necessary.  I am bound and determined to lose 30 pounds by the end of this year.  I figure it's doable because usually when you're trying to lose weight the first pounds come off a lot faster than the last ones do.  I'm sure when I reach the 30 pounds mark and have 20-30 more to go it'll be a lot tougher!!!
I'm happy to say this past weekend I maintained the weight I was at.  No, I didn't lose, but I'm mega-shocked I didn't gain!
Right now, I'm at work and this Monday feels awful compared to the awesome weekend I just had!