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I am finally getting around to write a post!  This week has been very, very busy.  I can’t believe it is already Sunday.  There is no time for anything !

Friday night was a lot of fun.  After teaching first grade, I picked up Christina at the train station.  I invited my parents over for dinner so Christina and I went to DiBruno Bros. to pick up some ingredients.  We bought some awesome cheese, my favorite being one called Primadonna.  We served this with grapes, crackers, red & white wine and some multi-grain bread.



For dinner, I made Filet Mignon, steamed Brussel Sprouts, and Sweet Potato gnocchi in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce.


haha the meat looks so tiny.  This was an awesome meal.



Lots more gnocchi was eaten!  DiBruno Bros. makes homemade sweet potato gnocchi, so that is what I used.  I made my own sauce for this…which was real easy!


I was SO stuffed after this meal.  SO filling but so good!

I was so happy that my parents came over.  We had a great time.  They even brought my dog, Andie!

Saturday morning was a big day for Christina and I…and the reason she came home for the night!  We had our 20 mile run.  Saturday was the peak of our training and we taper from here on out!  I was pretty nervous about this run.  My runs had not been so stellar since I had been real sick about a week ago.  My 19 miler while I was sick wasn’t really a run to remember either.  But towards the end of this week, I began to feel much better & I have been coughing much less.  During the run, it pretty much rained the entire time.  It wasn’t a hard rain though, so it wasn’t too bad–actually pretty refreshing.  The temperature was pretty warm too.  Our 20 miler was awesome.  I really had so much fun running.  During the last mile of my run, the song 99 Red Balloons came on my ipod.  I don’t know what it was but this song just pumped me up and I felt really good!  I think I actually sang out loud when no one was around.  We did it and we both had great runs.  Not quite positive, but I believe our average pace was around an 8:15.

After grabbing snacks and candy (It was HALLOWEEN!), showering, and all of that, we went out to a restaurant down the street called Parc. I had never been there before, but I walk by it everyday on my way home from school.  I always eye up the delicious looking bread basket as I walk by…


It was DELICIOUS!  I especially loved the Raisin Walnut Bread.

We shared the Yogurt Parfait….


Really good fruit, yogurt, and granola.

We both ordered the Oatmeal Brulee


One word…DELICIOUS.  I tried to eat this slow to savour the deliciousness.  I didn’t want the bowl to end.  The top was crispy & caramelized just like creme brulee.  The raisins were so plump!  We said how it reminded us of our Mom-Mom’s Rice Pudding.  I DEFINITELY need to attempt to recreate this.  I have some ideas of how to in my mind already.

Last night, I met up with Todd and Kevan to watch the Phillies game at a bar down the street from Todd’s house.  Unfortunately, the Phillies lost.  They play again tonight, so we shall see what happens.  I did order a great meal there though….Grilled Apple Cider Pork Loin, with Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Mash, & Green Beans.  Sorry I didn’t take a picture!

I have a busy day of paper writing.  I have a pretty big paper due tomorrow and I haven’t started…oops!

I think I am on candy overload…I just keep going back to the candy bowl!  It’s a good way to distract me from doing work.

Back to eating candy and writing papers! Adios.

p.s. my legs are killin’ me today!


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This morning I woke up at around 7:20 and got a 5 mile run in.  The weather was sunny & cool…pretty perfect.  For breakfast, I enjoyed a nice bowl of my favorite overnight oats.


Banana-Date Overnight Oats


Love them.

I then headed over to campus to meet my advisor for my Graduate Assistantship Assignment.  From there, I walked over to my fieldwork placement where I am in a 1st grade classroom.  This was my first real time over there and I LOVED it.  I love the little ones.  I am really looking forward to this field placement!

After fieldwork, I walked back to campus for class.  After class, I finally made it back home and made an amazing dinner.  I used Fresh Whole Wheat Fettuccini that I bought in the refrigerated section of Wegman’s.


I topped that with my homemade sauce that I made yesterday, parm. cheese, spinach, & broccoli.  I also had a Whole Foods Whole Wheat Roll on the side.


This hit the spot!  I love, love, love pasta.


So good!  Probably one of my favorite meals.  Now it’s already 9:o0 and I have tons of work to do. gahhh.  Off to do work & have a little dessert.


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HELLO!  It’s been a few days.  I’ve been really busy and had no time to update the blog.  I think it’s going to become a little bit harder to update as frequently because I’m going to be very busy with school & everything else.  But I’ll try!

Lots of good food has been consumed over this past weekend.

Friday night & met Todd for gelato at Capogiro!  So good.  Here I am enjoying Cappuccino & Fior Di Latte (Milk gelato).


It’s really good.  I love getting this combination of flavors.

Saturday morning, I ran my long run…17 miles.  I thought about it and I haven’t ran this far since the marathon last November.  Crazy.  My run went great though.  There were so many runners & bikers out in the morning so it was cool getting to run around with everyone.  There were points in the run where I was definitely feeling pretty tired, but I was able to power through and motivate myself.  Overall, great run.  I averaged around a 7:50/mile pace which I’m so happy about.

After the run, my legs were feeling pretty tired and so was my body.  After eating & doing work, I ended up snoozin’ for a couple of hours.  It felt great to get some rest.

Saturday was my parents 29th Anniversary & they invited me along to share in their celebration.  haha.  How nice.  We went to a really nice restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel called The Fountain.

Here are my parents when we first sat down at the table.


I started off with a glass of red wine and then we later ordered a bottle of white wine that I had some of too.

A server came around with a basket of assorted breads and we had our pick of which one we wanted.  I chose the Multigrain Roll.


Really good.  When he came around again, I tried out a crisper flat bread type thing.  Also very good.

This restaurant was neat because in between different parts of our meal they had a special complimentary small bite from the chef.  The first thing they brought out was a crab salad on a crispy baguette.


This was so good!  I love crab and there was a piece of cilantro on it that made it very flavorful.

To start off my meal, I ordered a salad with a shallot vinaigrette dressing.


Although this looks really plain, the dressing was great and I loved this.  My parents both ordered the Lobster Bisque.


They both LOVED this soup!

For my entree, I ordered a white flaky fish in which I never heard of, Atlantic Dorade.

DSCN1729This came with delicious Heirloom Tomatoes and about 4 Gnocchis (haha).  So good though!  Loved this meal.

My parents were on a Lobster kick and ordered the same entree too!!


This was poached Lobster with Fava Beans & Beets.  Do you see that round thing in the middle of the plate?  Well, I’m not quite sure what that was but I know it involved some Truffled Potatoes.  It appeared to be breaded on the outside.  I don’t know what it was, but let me tell you, it was AWESOME.  My mom was full so I ate half of hers and helped her finish off her Lobstah!  SO GOOD!!!

Now, it’s dessert time.  Before our dessert came out, we got another complimentary dish from the chef.

DSCN1733This.was.amazing.  I wish I could eat this everyday.  It was some sort of Espresso mousse/pudding?  Not quite sure. Topped with Whipped Cream & what I thought was an M&M type thing until I ate it.  It turned out to be a chocolate covered espresso bean…makes sense right?  I never had one of these but it was pretty good. It was kind of strong so I definitely wouldn’t be snacking on these by the handful.  I hate coffee too.  I finished off mine and then helped my mom with hers.  haha.

For REAL dessert, I ordered homemade Blueberry Yogurt & Vanilla Ice Cream topped with berries & a sugar cookie.


This was the best!  haha I think I loved everything tonight.  The blueberry yogurt was definitely my favorite part of this dessert.  It was so fresh and flavorful, tasted just like blueberries.

On the menu, they had Sweet Corn Ice Cream.  Sounds weird and gross right?  Well we were talking to the waiter about it and he said that we would be really surprised so he brought us out some samples.  Let me tell you, it works!  It was the strangest thing in the world but I think I enjoyed it?  I probably wouldn’t want a huge bowl of it but it was surprisingly good!

Think our dinner was over?  Think again.  MORE FOOD!  They brought us over a tray of chocolates/candies.

DSCN1737We had already eaten some of them.  There was Chocolate Coconut things that I didn’t eat because I don’t like coconut.  Then there was these Peach Jelly things which were awesome and dark chocolate truffles which were also great!

We had a great time and enjoyed some excellent food.  After dinner, my parents dropped me off to meet up with a bunch of my friends at a bar near my apartment.  I spent a couple of hours there & then I headed back home because I was so tired.

Today I went with Todd to the Eagles Game! (I hope that’s green, I’m color blind if you didn’t know haha)  It was a great game and the rain held off on us.  Most importantly, the Eagles dominated!  We had such a fun time.  We had club box seats and they had some pretty cool food.  I got some chicken quesadillas with guacamole & chips.  They weren’t too bad.

Tonight I went to Whole Foods to pick up a few things I needed and I also had dinner there with Todd.  I had a bowl of Minestrone Soup with a Prairie Roll.


Yum!  This was perfect.  For dessert, I got a bowl of Vegan Rice Pudding with Raisins.  I’m sorry to say that I did not take a picture.  It was very, very good though! 🙂

I have a busy week ahead of me and I still have some things to do tonight so I’m going to get some things done.  I wish we still had another day of the weekend.  Two days is just too short!

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So, you know how I said I was on a search for Chia Seeds and I found them but they were muy $$ at Whole Foods?  Well, I was thinking about ordering them online but then I came across a Chia Seed Giveaway!!  How great!  So I’ll take a stab at that and if all else fails, I will probably order them online.  So why don’t you head over to Loves Veggies & Yoga to enter…and if you win, you know who to give them to! haha.

Today during my travels, I picked up some delicious rolls from an Italian Market called DiBruno Brothers.  They have so many great things there…fresh meats, fish, cheese, sandwiches, soups, pasta, sauce, chocolate, desserts, EVERYTHING.  But I only got rolls. haha.  I got some that were called Steel Cut Honey and then some Raisin.  The Steel Cut Honey was delicious so I bought an extra for my dinner tonight.

Today I bought a new sweater from J.Crew.  I also bought a pair of pants from Ann Taylor.  I ALSO drank a Green Monster.


Class was okay tonight.  I had a hard time thinking because my allergies have been bothering me so much for the past couple of days.  They always get to me around this time of the year.  So I spent a lot of the class blowing my nose and sneezing.  haha.

I came home to something I have been looking forward to all day.  My leftover pasta from the other night (Homemade Whole Wheat Fettucini, Broccoli & Spinach in Tomato Sauce).  haha…it really was good!  I added some extra broccoli & spinach.


I topped it with Parm and also had that yummy Honey Steel Cut roll in the side.

Tomorrow I think I need to buy some allergy medicine because I hate this feeling.  I’ll probably spend the rest of the night doing work.  Maybe I’ll make some overnight oats for tomorrow!

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Last night I bought some “Seeduction” bread from Whole Foods to go with our pasta dinner.  It was so good.  The bread was so SEEDY and FRESH.  I just could not get enough of it!  I will definitely be buying it again.  If you have a Whole Foods by you, I would suggest checking it out.  They will give you a free sample if you just ask!




Yum.  Somehow we have some leftover.  I can’t wait to eat more of it.

Last night my mom made her homemade chicken meatballs, homemade sauce, and whole wheat linguine.  I added spinach, broccoli, and mozzarella to my portion.


I swear there is pasta underneath all of those veggies.  I also had tons of delicious bread.  What a great dinner.

This morning I woke up around 7:45 and made myself a bowl of oats.  For today’s oats, I used strawberries, a banana, milk, frozen raspberries, and one egg white.


And of course cinnamon and honey!  I just love the consistency the egg white gives to the oats!


And here are the oats all mixed up and ready to enjoy…


Yum-O!  I’m about to go make myself a cup of tea.  I’m a little chilly right now.

Not too sure of the day’s plans…just hanging around for now!

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