Monthly Archives: January 2013

Super Bowl Snack

It’s definitely a good time for Bay Area sports and this Sunday is no exception.  Looking for a good app to bring to your buddy’s Super Bowl party? Here’s your answer – Pretzel Dogs.  

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Go Niners! 

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Snack Pack

I’m always looking for healthy and tasty snack foods.  I try to pack a lunch for work every day but it’s hard sometimes to sit down for an actual lunch, so I sometime take the 6 little meal approach to eating. 

Here are some of my favorites right now:

– Frozen Grapes (I’ve been tricking myself into eating these as dessert… luckily I have a freezer at work which makes this possible.  The bigger the grape the better.)

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– Hummus with Veggies (My go-to options are red pepper, radishes and snow peas.  I prep everything Sunday night into little baggies and than can grab and go the rest of the week!)

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– Babybell Cheese with Fig Crackers (The last time I had these I was probably 5 but my boss is super into them so I decided to give them a try.  Eaten with a fig and rosemary cracker they are palate friendly for a 20+ year old.)

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– Ricotta with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Balsamic Drizzle (I try to cut down on carb consumption when possible, so I just eat this straight up, but it’s great on baguette bread or crackers too.  I also used to make my own balsamic glaze, but I highly recommend the kind Trader Joe’s sells – super cheap, good and hassle-free!)

Welcome Home

J and I want to work on our gift giving habits and what better way to start than making a few “Welcome to the Neighborhood” gift baskets for our friends moving to our neck of the woods?!

Thank goodness for Cost Plus because most of this stuff can all be snagged up from there for an affordable price.  You can add/mix and match whatever you’re feeling… Happy gifting! 

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Colander – $9.99

Wooden Spoon – $0.99

Pasta Sauce –  $5.99

Salami – $4.99

Wine – $8-25

Olive Oil – $6.99

Pasta – $2.79

Other Ideas: balsamic vinegar, cheese, fun cocktail napkins, the options are endless!

PS. Erin and Craig – one is coming your way!!!

Half Moon Day

Part of our 2013 resolutions was to explore more… we kicked things off with an Adventure Day Date to Half Moon Bay.  We started with a mimosa brunch at Moss Beach Distillery (I had to get the fish and chips) and enjoyed the gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean.  We explored Main Street, the adorable downtown and then took Signature Drive to the Ritz.  We walked the beach, explored the property and then rewarded ourselves with a cocktail to finish off the day.  It was so nice to explore a city that is right in our backyard and a town on the water is always a win for me!

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On our way home we popped into an orchid wholesaler and bought a few blooms to bring home.  A fun reminder of a great Sunday…

Mo-need-o Drink

Mo-need-o… Mojito… Get it? Well it’s been one of those days…

Anyways, I’ve decided to get a little structure to this blog and will begin by kicking off every Friday with a cocktail – “Fun Drink Friday.” And because I’m over the rain and clouds and want a drink that takes me back to 80 degree weather, I decided on a Blueberry Mojito.

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