Friday, October 23, 2009

Cupcakes, Bagels, Honey Pecan Chicken Salad, and Smarties

I often think of my life as being full of phases and not surprisingly they often involve food....the year I craved salmon Caesar salad and baked potatoes almost daily or the semesters I ate huge bags of Smarties or most recently my fondness for cupcakes. I've been hoping for a healthy eating phase to begin any day now, but it's definitely like swimming upstream. I'll make fruit smoothies for breakfast for a few days but then skip a day or two because a Power Bar or Panera cinnamon crunch bagel seems easier, quicker, or yummier. But good news!! Clay bought a fabulous grill (so easy that I could even use it), which has taken residence on my balcony. In five days we've grilled three times, which means that I'm eating chicken and other sources of nutrients instead of cupcakes, fluffernutters, and the like.

Other new developments include a fondness for the following: Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." (although the video is disturbing), early bedtimes and sometimes as much as 9 hours of sleep each night, Clay's DVR which is conveniently set to record such masterpieces as "The Hills" and "Brothers & Sisters," and the Holy Bible iphone app that makes reading the Bible in bed even easier.

So what's new with you? Has anyone else started Christmas shopping yet? I bought my first gift today.

p.s. I'm grateful for chimichangas, calzones, burnt hot dogs, sesame sticks, Coca Cola, and the ease with which I'm able to acquire food. We're so blessed.


TC said...

First present? Other than the ones I'm making, I'm almost done.

(I'm now craving a cinnnamon bagel, thanks.)

Ally said...

TC: Almost done? Wow, I'm very impressed.

ella said...

How about dressing up as Miley for Halloween? ;)

Christina said...

Ally, I just bought my first Christmas gift yesterday, too! My sister's birthday is today... but she's taken care of through December now. :-)

Our Happy Married Life... said...

ughhh, i haven't even thought about xmas but thanks for reminding me. :)

Ys said...

Ah I love your food cravings! My most recent has been cheese-spread on toast - I'd eat it all day if I could. And then just this weekend I discovered the wonder of oven-chips dunked in mayonaise mmmm.

And no I haven't started Chrstmas shopping yet. Last year I got it all done by mid-November. This year I just know I'm going to be late ;)

Aaron said...

Christmas shopping is for the week of Christmas. :P

Sarah and I drove through Chatty yesterday on our way back from the Memphis area. We should have stopped in and placed our order for some grilled chicken! :P

OK Chick said...

I like the Miley Cyrus song too!
I got in food phases too. I didn't realize it until you mentioned it in your post. I'll crave something for a year, and then not touch it for about 3 years. Weird.

It's nice to read a post from you. Please, do it again! :)

Jennifer said...

Twix always remind me of my freshmen year of high school. NOt really related to your post, but for some reason it made me remember that.

Grilling rocks - we do it all the time. I'd like to say it was healthy for us, but a grilled steak or chicken or salmon is usually accompanied with a baked potato loaded with butter and cheese. (o:

And no, I have NOT started my Christmas shopping. Though I have thought quite seriously about decorating BEFORE thanksgiving. I don't know what's wrong with me. I must be sick.


PS - I LOVE the Party in the USA song. IT makes me happy.

icadle said...

I'm glad you're thankful for healthy foods ;-)

Anonymous said...

Mmmm smarties ;) I have not done any Christmas shopping... I usually wait until late November