This afternoon, I received the package from my Secret Blogger Cupid … and fellow New Yorker apparently! Nicole from Another One Bites the Crust sent these fun goodies:
I’m most excited about this:
Some broke off during the photo shoot (whoops), so I had to eat it:
I’ve done ok on my to-do list today but not as well as I’d hoped! Where does the time go?
2. CVS/library/grocery store
3. work homework
4. grad school homework
5. hair dye
7. contribution to work Valentine’s lunch
8. sorting student loan confusion
While out erranding, I got some unexpected groceries! After sampling a mozzarella ball and marinated mushrooms at the gourmet market, I went to the cheap grocery store and CVS for the following:
Total: $35. Food total only: $20!
While I worked on my BSI (keep reading for recipe), I did a bit of snacking. The hazelnut bar came at just the right time :-).
(Ummm, I had quite a bit more than pictured, but I quickly broke it up into small pieces and put it in the freezer before too much damage was done!)
Also, had to “clean up” after myself while cooking and scrape all bowls (with my tongue):
Dinner needed to be (somewhat) light. I had steamed asparagus with a bit of grated homemade cheddar:
Along with 1/3 of a wheat bagel and 1/3 of a nut and seed bagel with 1 tbsp peanut butter, a chopped date, and cinnamon:
For dessert, I had the mini-version of my BSI submission (which also happens to be my contribution for the work Valentine’s lunch tomorrow and my entry for the Quaker True Delights recipe contest): Orange-Cranberry Dark Chocolate Heart Tart:
Holy yum!! That’s right, VeggieGirl, I said it :-).
And now back to the battle for a timely bedtime! Am I the only one who feels like every night is a race against the clock?