Happy Twenty-Thirteen!

Happy New Year!!

Did everyone eat black eyed peas today for good luck in the new year?

I start my day with a capsule and would recommend these to anyone. Honest results, fast. No prescription cialis! Brand and generic drugs are therapeutically and chemically equivalent.

photo-17(Excuse the low quality picture – forgot to bring my camera 😐).

My parents and I headed over to our friends Bill and Shelley’s house for some good New Year eats. Bill is one heck of a cook – he made black eyed peas, collard greens, and homemade pasta with spicy sausage. Bill and Shelley just got back from a trip to Italy so Bill had to put his pasta making skills to test. He passed with flying colors in my book and was nice enough to let me take some of the raw pasta home (apparently it stores well in the freezer). Might have to take credit for the pasta if I serve it to company. 😉

photo-18How cute is this dog? Bill and Shelley’s dog, Puella, was cozied up in her gigantic bean bag bed the whole time we were over.

Ok, now it’s time to recap yesterday’s happenings starting with:

Breakfast (of course)

IMG_3701Newman’s Own Honey Flax Flakes + Nature’s Path Multigrain Flakes + PB2 + unsweetened coconut flakes + raisins + blueberries + banana slices + unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Quite the massive combo, I know, but trust me it hits the spot.

IMG_3706What would a morning be without coffee? A massive migraine at three in the afternoon until a cup of coffee the next morning. 


IMG_3715After piddling around with the ole blog for a few hours and basically being lazy as ever, I decided to fix lunch.


IMG_3723Roasted sweet potato wedges + roasted brussels sprouts + roasted white onion + deli turkey + goat cheese + drizzle balsamic vinegar reduction

Mmmmm. Doesn’t get much better than roasted vegetables. Until you add goat cheese and balsamic vinegar reduction. 🙂

IMG_3727Sophie – the sweetest little doggy in zee world!

IMG_3747Mom and Dad spent the fist half of the day in Huntsville picking up furniture for the townhouse (!!!) and somewhere along the way Mom bought a harness for Sophie. We put it on her and she would.not.move.for.anything. She completely forgot how to walk as soon as it was on. It was actually pretty hilarious. After a few minutes I started to feel bad for her and had to take it off.

IMG_3725I can walk! It’s a miracle! 

IMG_3759The day finally started to get productive after I ate the other half of my banana + Justin’s maple almond butter for an afternoon snack. Fuel was needed in order to accomplish the task I was about to take on…

IMG_3763I picked out all the spices I’ve accumulated since I began cooking plus a few others I know have/will never be used unless I claim them.

IMG_3764You’d be shocked how many of the same spice one can own. Majority of which are all barely used or unopened. C’mon Mom. 

IMG_3765Safe to say one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. Spice shopping for new kitchen – check!

As if I was going to stop there…

IMG_3772And that’s just one of the many after going through the pantry. Claire’s new kitchen for the win! 😉

IMG_3771It was dark and gloomy all day so I scratched off any plans of working out for the day. Might as well get all my laziness out before the new year, right?

Speaking of the new year, my parents and I both had some of our friends over for football and appetizers.

IMG_3791Muffaletta + cheese & crackers + chips & salsa + bruschetta + wings + pork tenderloin sliders


IMG_3777For my dinner (if you could even call it that) I started with the photo above and then picked at the appetizer table later on. That muffaletta was highlight of the night’s eats. Thank goodness for leftovers!

IMG_3781 IMG_3812 IMG_3810 IMG_3807 IMG_3802 IMG_3790 IMG_3814 IMG_3780 IMG_3815That was majority of the NYE crew. We all had a laid back evening and that was a-okay with me. Only thing that would have made the night better would have been a win for LSU but I guess we’ll have to wait for next year before we see another one of those.

Hope you all enjoyed NYE and New Year’s Day!

P.S. If you haven’t eaten your black eyed peas yet today get to it!

What did you do for NYE?