[EOTW] Fumble

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I wish that my final football food related post could be titled ‘touchdown!’ but unfortunately I had to land on fumble instead. I didn’t even come up with anything creative to make for the Super Bowl, but somehow it all went wrong. So wrong that I didn’t even take pictures of what I made! I also didn’t really eat much of it. I tried to make the classic wings, pizza rolls, and mozzarella stick combo from scratch, which I’ve done before with great results. Things just weren’t going my way this time. My wings were just OK, I overcooked the pizza rolls, and just totally failed on the mozz sticks. If only I had been blogging here last year when I put effort into making team themed food (New England and Manhattan style clam chowder)!

Anyway, the rest of the week was also pretty lackluster. I relied a lot on quick pasta dishes because I had classes a couple nights this week. I also became utterly obsessed with these fudge stripe cookies. Not very sophisticated, I know. I had them for the first time when we were stranded in the basement and now I can’t get enough. Oh, and how could I forget – There was a possible kitchen mouse sighting that put me in too much fear to enter the kitchen for two days. And when I say possible sighting I mean possibly imaginary. Heh.

DSC_1906Sneak peek of the easiest dessert I’ve ever made.

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[EOTW] Treats of the Week

20130120-223925.jpgStill no kitchen this week = more take out! I don’t mind, but I am looking forward to some kind of kitchen project soon. This week’s pictures are all about sweets and treats. The most special treat was the Magnolia cupcake that my sister brought back from a trip to NYC! Hmm I have a feeling my kitchen project will involve sugar! 20130120-223931.jpg

A pre-movie bear claw at Panera. We saw Zero Dark Thirty and I thought it was really good! 20130120-223943.jpg

Used a Starbucks gift card the next night! I ❤ cheesecake + brownies 20130120-223959.jpg

What I ate almost every morning while the kitchen was inaccesible. I call it sunshine bagel. : -p20130120-224004.jpgSnacked on truffle fries and nachos while watching the Patriots tonight. Luckily I’m not a dedicated fan!

[EOTW] No Resolution

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I guess this post makes it pretty obvious that I made no resolution to eat healthy in 2013! And I don’t feel even a little bit bad about that. ; ) I’m all about eating a balanced diet, but I’m also all about eating what makes me happy! I do get full pretty easily…moderation is a good thing (unless cheese is involved…or chocolate, or…). As far as eating goes, this year I just hope to learn lots of new recipes and enjoy lots of great meals with great people.

I left out a couple of meals from the week because I’m planning on posting about them separately. We tried a couple cool new places that I would like to share with any Denver dwellers, or future visitors. Aside from that, we planned a couple meals around football, which seems to have happened a lot this season! We had delicious and totally homemade chili to enjoy during the Fiesta Bowl. The football part didn’t go so well for us – boo! But it’s all good, that’s why we stocked up on Ben and Jerry’s! I hope you all have had a great start to the new year whether you’re on a health kick or not!

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:: Cherry Garcia is always a favorite of mine, but I let my brother have it because he needed all the comfort he could get during the game. I tried the limited batch cannoli and it’s great! :: DSC_1385

:: bacon wrapped meatloaf! I posted a picture of when I made this recipe myself, but I didn’t have bacon then. Better! ::

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:: pan fried noodles for a late lunch while out and about…could they put more garnish on here?? :: 20130106-194612.jpg:: We used up a some Maggiano’s gift cards on the first day of 2013. My first time eating there. I enjoyed my mushroom ravioli with veal, but would have been happy to have it without the massive amount of sun-dried tomatoes…and the veal to be honest::