Archive for May 10th, 2011

May 10, 2011

Becoming A Mom?

I have good news.


What your looking at is ‘s rating of my professor that will be teaching my public speaking summer class (starting Monday.. boooo).

I especially love comment #3, “ will feel comfortable in his class and you will be able to speak publicly without wanting to crawl under your desk and die.”

LOL. I’m definitely that person who wants to crawl under their desk and die.

Praise the Gods that I have a good professor!!!!

Oh, and if you’re in college and don’t know about, I have one thing and one thing only to say to you: do you live under a rock!? is the best site to, put it bluntly, find out which professors suck and which don’t. It’s usually true too although I go into class with an open mind since everyone’s opinion can be different. I read that my accounting teacher this semester was horrible but I actually really liked her! You sort of have to take it with a grain of salt.

Last night we had a dinner off the barbie!

LOL. Always wanted to say that. :mrgreen:

I had my Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers with corn on the cob slathered in Earth Balance and sautéed potatoes.

Ain’t nothin’ better.


I had my burger ‘double whopper’ style. ;)


Ohhh yaaa baaaby.


My mom makes the best ‘taters.. don’t mom’s make the best food!? Even when my mom used to make me grilled cheese as a little kid with Campbell’s tomato soup I thought it was the best meal of my whole life. She must add some sort of ‘mom magic’ to her food. ;)

Creamy Paprika Potatoes

  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock*
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika

Directions: Heat up the olive oil and garlic until over medium-high heat until heated, add in the potatoes and sprinkle with 1 tsp paprika. Sauté for 3-4 minutes and then add in the vegetable stock, turn heat down to medium-low & cover and cook until fork tender. Serve.

*You may need to adjust the vegetable stock as needed to be able to moisten the potatoes.


These are soooo good! They get nice and creamy because of the veggie stock. I just love them. I find so many ways to use up the leftovers the next day.

Since my dinner had a lot of shades of yellow, I decided to add a side salad.


Mixed greens + romaine + carrots + cucumbers + white onions with a homemade dressing I whipped up!


Quickie Balsamic Dressing

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey (or maple syrup)

Directions: Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk. Serve.


Yum!! Way better than store bought and literally takes a minute to make.



Can you guess what I ate after dinner to satisfy my sweet tooth?



Dessert was muffins! I had a SERIOUS hankering for carrot spice muffins. Like none other. For reals.

These are probably my favorite muffins eveeer and I just had to incorporate some into breakfast.


In my muffin top VOO:

  • heaping 1/3 cup oats
  • 1.25 cups almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • toppings: pure maple syrup, muffin, bread, or healthy cookie of your choice.


I loooove topping my oats with a dessert like muffins or bread. The last time I did this was a few days ago when I made oatmeal raisin cookie oats and topped them with some homemade cinnamon raisin bread I made. It was to die for.


If you’re one of those people who is afraid to top your oats with more carbs, you need to start living on the wild side and do this ASAP.


Carbs shmarbs.


Has anyone ever taken sociology?

I took a class in high school and absolutely hated it. Okay, it wasn’t that bad but it was just REALLY boring. I had more interest in bacteriophages in biology.

Why I’m mentioning sociology is because yesterday, my sister had to watch a fake baby for 24 hours.

This is me babysitting her baby while she was at the gym:


Don’t leave me with your babies. Hehe.

A little background on the baby:

    • In my sociology class we studied a whole chapter on responsibility and motherhood. As part of this, the sociology department assigns a baby to a couple (you + another person in your class) to watch for 2 days. Each person gets the baby for a 24 hour period and you actually have to treat it like a REAL baby. It cries ALL damn night and you have to insert keys into the back to make it stop crying (burp key, attention, diaper, feed, etc). The reason for this is to make students realize the responsibility that comes with having a child. There’s also a ‘tampering’ and ‘abuse’ light that will light up if you tamper with the battery on the baby or drop it. I’m telling you, I was up ALL NIGHT with my baby when I had it. It is NO fun. It looks like fun, but trust me, ‘tis not. I think I enjoyed this project for all of 5 seconds.

Note to self: do not have children.

Hehe kidding! But I definitely know what it feels like (a little) to have to take care of a baby. BIG responsibility.

Did you ever have to take care of a baby for one of your classes? Would you have taken my sociology class if you knew you had to do this?

Those 24 hours were the worst 24 hours of my life. I felt under eye bags creeping up quickly and I had no idea what it felt like to get sleep.

I’m off to plant some organic peppers + strawberries I picked up at the garden the other day + some zucchini.




I have a suspicion that my garden is going to be out. of. control.



I’m starting to think I should’ve built two raised garden beds, but we’ll see!


Have a good one. :)


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