Don’t stress. Fluff!

Well, once again, I’m glad Monday was such a soft start back to work because the real issues all came back yesterday. And the real issues make me hungry! Thankfully, there was no cake on the conference room table yesterday. Instead, there was:

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WATERMELON!! 😀 Maria brought in a huuuuge bowl full of giant cut up hunks. I took another piece (plus all the juice!) from the bowl after that.

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Since I was stressed, of course, I found something else in the conference room to distract me just before I had to leave for my visit.

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Seriously? Yes. I found a bag of pretzels and a jar of fluff and went to town. Then, I went to my visit … and came back to the office and ate some more! Lunch was 1/3 cup cooked brown rice/triticale berries mixed with 2/3 cup of the chicken caciatore mom and I made last week for my dad and stepmom. We had extra, so I brought a couple frozen containers of it back to NY with me (I’m a lucky girl, I know!). Jessica gave me her leftover salad today, so I dumped the chicken caciatore on top of it.

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I had a hard-boiled egg on the side:

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And chia-tapioca pudding with berries and banana for dessert:

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And, since the pretzels and fluff combo was such a tastebud delight, I decided it would be super smart to fill one of my just-emptied tupperwares with it:

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Three times.

There was also a magic lollipop with “changing colors and changing flavors” from Belkis’ candy jar:

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And check out the transformation that mysteriously took place in the candy jar later in the afternoon.

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So I also had peanuts.

And a baby baby banana that Myrna brought around.

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The conference room was definitely rocking the fruit today. Here’s what showed up later:

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So grapes joined the party in my belly.

As planned, dinner in class was the giant rainbow salad I made last night alongside a perfect peach, samples of comte cheese I snagged from the deli, and a slice of tart cherry pie, courtesy of the birthday package from my sister Allie:

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My 3.5 hour class was actually not so bad, and the professor said she usually tries to end 1/2 hour early, around 9. Yayy! That means I was home just after 10 and in bed by 11:15 after preparing for today and taking a giant spoonful of Samoas ice cream right from the carton 😛 Wednesdays and Fridays are going to be my days off from the gym because there is no way I’m getting up at 5 after going to bed so late! I slept in until 6:15 today and then put together my breakfast of the week: yogurt-cereal-berry mess (with hemp seeds) and carrot cake … with some soymilky yerba mate on the side.

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Today should be a much more low-key day of mostly meetings and group supervision (which I need!!). Also on the plus side, I ate so much fluff yesterday that I can’t reach far enough in the jar with a pretzel to get more. That means I need to use a spoon … and the extra effort of a spoon may be enough to deter me. We’ll see!

Was fluff a part of your childhood? I grew up surrounded by peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, but I never ate them because I didn’t like sandwiches. (I pretty much would not eat anything except for pasta until I was 17.) Plus, I don’t think my mom would have allowed fluff in the house!

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24 thoughts on “Don’t stress. Fluff!

  1. Alison says:

    I never had marshmallow fluff as a kid. My parents don’t really like marshmallows. I think I’ve only had it once or twice. I remember liking it, but not going crazy over it. I imagine I could develop a real love for it though.

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  2. Lynne says:

    Fluff was not a part of my childhood, and I only just recently had my first ever peanut butter and fluff sandwich. I had no idea what I was missing!

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  3. Vani says:

    Fluff was most certainly part of my childhood – as an ice cream topper, sandwich filler, and fire-less smores-maker!

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  4. Elisabeth says:

    We always had fluff in the house, but I hated it, so I never ate it. My sister lived on peanut butter and fluff sandwiches!

    So, not technically related, but I’m curious about the things that your mom fed you as a child. I only wonder about this because I get the feeling that your mom is healthy and it seems like she passed along a great attitude about food. Was she super nazi about refined sugars and such??

    I’m really just looking for future parenting tips here. hahaha.

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  5. Anne K. says:

    I love watermelon! The chia pudding looks super good, too. I’m glad today will be a low-key day! Yesterday sounded really stressful.

    And that fluff looks so yummy. I only remember having fluff when we’d make smores or something at school, or at girl scouts. We never had it as an everyday food.

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  6. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says:

    Hmm, Fluff has never really been a factor in my life, but after shopping at PB & Co. last night on my way to Physique, that might have to change if I ever decide to dine there. 🙂

    Glad to see the return to work hasn’t been TOO bad. If nothing else, there is always the promise of cake on the horizon, and if that’s interspersed with some watermelon days, all the better, no? Happy wednesday!

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  7. verbalriot says:

    Mmmm watermelon! It screams summer to me!

    I had NO FREAKIN CLUE what fluff was until I moved here…I’ve only eaten it a couple of times but it sounds like it would be so good with pretzels!

    Sorry about all the stress 😦 Good thing that prof lets you out a bit early…I function horribly in late night classes!

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  8. ellie says:

    I used to love PB + fluff sandwiches! I forgot all about it until I stumbled across a photo recently of a fluffernutter on banana bread which sounded amazing!

    Glad to see someone else puts stuff like chicken cacciatore on salads…most of my meals end up dumped on salad!

    enjoy your Tuesday!

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  9. Melissa @ For the Love of Health says:

    You’re funny haha 🙂 I remember Fluff- we used to put it on Ice Cream for some reason- holy sugar!! I remember it hurting my tummy- soooo much sugar lol

    You had some great snacks today. I think you and I could be great friends. I am all about the snacks haha

    I hope you aren’t too stressed today- What a busy day you had yesterday! 3.5 hours of class after working all day! Yikes!! What is the subject of the class?

    All your meals look really good too. Love the variety!

    Have a good one! I would never get up at 5am to workout only to have a jammed day afterward either. yuck!

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  10. Erin says:

    I’ve never had fluff! But it sounds delightful. I have an affection for marshmellows.
    I wish you had been at that party! My mom was foisting food on everyone, so you could have eaten for a week…plus cake 🙂

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  11. Danielle says:

    I’ve had fluff once when I was older at a friend’s house it’s not something we ever had in the house growing up. But it is tasty, I’d probably be a marshmallow now if my parents did keep it in the house!
    I need to buy watermelon ASAP I haven’t had it since last year!

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  12. erin says:

    i seriously never had fluff until moving to massachusetts! after all, they’re trying to make the fluffer-nutter the official state sandwich. i was introduced soon after arriving and have loved it ever since… in moderation.

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  13. Red Head, Yellow Dog says:

    my mom totally used to make us pb and fluff sandwiches!! I never really liked them very much though.

    James just bought us some fluff. that stuff is DANGEROUS to have around! Do you know how much better chocolate oatmeal cookies taste dipped in fluff? much much better.

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  14. Jessica (jesslikesithot) says:

    Ohhh, the fluff. I honestly can’t say I’ve ever had it?!?! Not sure…..seems tasty though!

    PS- My rents loveeee having me home!! I’ll go a day without talking to my dad and he’ll call saying, “jessica, where have you been?? I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages!”…and i’m just thinking, oh boy….he’s gettin’ attached but soon enough his little girl is going back to college for another solid 8, 9 months! haha!

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