A Long Week Comes to an End

Finally, it was Friday. This week was filled with ups and down but I made it! I woke up in the morning with my eye on the goal: Make it to 4pm. I started the day with my typical breakfast of oats, wheatberries, bulgur and ground flax seed topped with a nectarine and almond butter. I was feeling extra hungry so I added a little extra of the almond butter. It always surprised me that the nectarine and the almond butter go together but they really do.

breakfast

breakfast

Once I got to work, I had a ton to do before T got there. It was “statement” day which means we have to send out our 500 member statements. And this operation, my friends, it totally manual. It takes a better part of the day even with two people doing it. Needless to say, it is one of my least favorite tasks. By lunch, they were off to print, which I thought was perfect timing. It was stir fry day, yay! The stir fry had little pieces of beef, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, peppers and onions. It was served with white rice, which I took a little of. I had planned to bring one of those brown rice cups from home but in my mad dash to leave I forgot. I topped my stir fry with a little rooster sauce to give it a kick and it was great.

stir fry

stir fry

After lunch, the folding and stuffing began. It took up most of the afternoon and by 3:30, I was hungry again. I had a kashi chocolate peanut crunch bar that I really enjoyed. I think it is a toss up between this one and the chocolate caramel one. Both are very tasty and make a nice quick snack.

crunchy

crunchy

Finally, after the statements were out the door and the other month end tasks were complete, I was on my way home. I had a long stressful week and I just wanted to go home and relax. We decided to have pizza for dinner so when I got home, I popped in an archers farm pepperoni extra thin crust pizza. The dear husband made some nice salads with tomatoes, cukes and mixed greens dressed with olive oil and vinegar. After I ate my first piece, I decided to wait 10 minutes to see if I really needed a second piece. By the time it passed, I was over pizza.

pizza

pizza

We decided to rent a movie on demand which is one of our favorite things to do on a Friday night. We rented Definitely Maybe and I made some famous popcorn. The movie was pretty good, I think. It was a little drawn out and kind of predictable but overall it was cute. After the movie, we settled into bed for some tv and off to sleep I went. Saturday was just around the corner.

famous popcorn

famous popcorn

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8 Responses

  1. Hi, Your stir fry looks yummy. Interesting adding the rooster sauce, which I googled and found out is hot sauce, correct? I’ve never heard it called rooster sauce before.

    – Heather

  2. It is a hot chili sauce used in asian cooking. It isn’t like hot sauce as americans think of it. I use it often if stir frys, on sushi and in other asian dishes. Tis very good, takes hot sauce to a new level. The name rooster sauce comes from the bottle itself, there is a big rooster on it and rooster sauce is much easier to say than sriacha sauce. Here is a link :http://hotsaucecatalog.stores.yahoo.net/hs1223.html

    Give it a try sometime, you can find it in most grocery stores in the asian section.

  3. Hooray for getting through the week!! :0) Enjoy your Saturday!!

  4. ok different note BUT have you seen Love Actually? About a Boy?
    same ‘genre’ better flicks IMO 🙂

  5. I really love that type of Kashi bar. I find they are a lot more substantial and filling than other granola bars. I love the 2 flavors you mentioned and if you haven’t yet, try the Cinnamon Coffee Cake (or something along those lines–I can’t remember the exact name) it’s really good too!

  6. Your blog is so cute! Glad that I found it! Your pizza looks so yummy! I could seriously go for a piece right now– the cheese looks amazing! 🙂

  7. I find that nut butter + anything tastes great! But that could just be my addiction speaking :mrgreen:

  8. i wouldn’t have thought that nectarine & almond butter would be good match. sounds like i’ll have to try that some time!

    the stir fry looks gooooood! and your popcorn looks perfect! sounds like a wonderful friday night!

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