We got troubles! Whoo! You’re making bubbles!
Oh, how I miss the Spartan Cheerleaders.
I’m convinced that the crock-pot is pretty much one of the best inventions ever, with one caveat: you actually have to plan your meals more than an hour in advance. Hmm. Well the stars must have been aligned yesterday, because I actually had the foresight to start dinner at noon. WHAT? We had a package of chicken tenderloins in the fridge, so I threw them in the crockpot with a couple cups of broth and a package of taco seasoning. If you leave it on high for about 4 hours you end up with chicken that shreds really easily for salads, tacos, burritos, what have you.
So last night we had taco salads. Here’s mine, minus the blue corn tortilla chips (which I remembered halfway through dinner) and avocados (which I remembered this morning). Salad greens, tomatoes, black beans, chicken, tons of salsa, and light cheese and sour cream:
Brian’s was MUCH prettier- in a colorful bowl with little tortilla chips standing up around the edge. I offered to post the picture, but he declined. Don’t deny your food styling gifts, Brian. Embrace them.
This week my mom made a trip back to her hometown in East TX, and on the way back she stopped at a little bakery (and gas station, I think-?) in Marshall. I guess she thinks I really like cereal and marshmallows because here’s what she bought me. A Rice Krispie Brick:
To give you a better idea, here is it next to my (not at all tiny) cell phone:
How many boxes of cereal do you think went into this little treat?
I’m kidding… thanks, Mom
Hey, you know what’s fun? Wii Fit. If you recall, I received this game for my b-day but then quickly wrote it off after it insulted me (“Do you fall down a lot while walking?” Remember??). Well I decided to give it another shot last night. Although I still SUCK at all of the balance games, I’m actually kind of good at the aerobics and yoga sections. My level has moved from “Unbalanced”- which I will assume refers to physical balance- to “Calorie Burner”. Not as exciting as, say, “Ninja” or “Wii Sensei”, but I’ll take what I can get. So although I’ve resigned myself to failing at heading soccer balls and dodging ski gates, I am quite proficient at both step aerobics and hula hooping.
I know a nice resume booster when I see one.