BEST microwave dinner….ever.

Sooooo I know I didn’t cook this. But I did heat it up…. Imageit’s so good! Ready in about 4 minutes it taste just like the Olive Garden mushroom ravioli and great for nights when you want something quick without the fast food burden. 

xo
K

Copy-Cat Chipotle Rice

Who doesn’t love the cilantro lime rice at Chipotle? I wanted to try this recipe and see if it really did compete with the real thing! Overall, it was pretty good but I have to say…. not as good. I think next time I’ll use more lime juice and it would be great! I also got to use my new Pampered Chef chopper—love it!

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K

Original Recipe Link: http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/01/copycat-recipe-chipotles-cilantro-lime-rice/

Lets make dinner!

 I saw this on Pinterest but mine did not turn out as pretty as the picture that was posted. The link from Pinterest just said to marinade the salmon in brown sugar and soy sauce in tin foil and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Image

So…. without much instruction I guessed at the measurements and it ended up tasting really good! I might have gone over board on the brown sugar and next time I think I will only coat it on one side.

 

xo
K
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One of my favorite things…

….will always be sunflowers. I owe this to my Grandma and her garden full. Image

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the motto for this week.

Is it all about the hype??

ImageToday my professor made a good point. He said, “the best days of your life will be the days before your wedding day, the day before your birthday, the day before you open that present under the tree and the day before Valentine’s day.” Everyone was whispering “not uh” all throughout the lecture hall.  (Don’t ask me how that related to the management course.)

 

Then I had to ask myself….is he right? He kept saying the day before the “big day” there is no disappointment or “let downs.”

 

I’d like to think he isn’t telling the truth. Or at least the whole truth.

 

As Valentine’s Day approaches I can’t help but notice all the hype surrounding that one-day. The Hallmark commercials, the Edible Arrangement advertisements and the need to make restaurant reservations basically now. This morning on the radio the host was joking around saying he did not understand why he should buy his wife a card on just that one day to tell her he loves her because he loves her everyday. But on Valentine’s Day…we do. And when I told my boyfriend I bought him a card he laughed saying, “that’s what they want you to do.”

 

My response—I like the cards and the hype and the to-do about it all.

 

When I was picking out said card from a giant row of pink and red I was shocked at what I found. I could not find a card that said to grandfather but I could find a card that said from dog.

 

Yes, at the local CVS you can buy a Valentine’s Day card made from your dog to you.

One week/7 days/let the count down begin.

xo
K

Throw Back Thursday

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Everyone knows I’m obsessed with giraffes.

These pictures are from a few years ago when I took my little brother to the zoo & actually got the feed them! As you can imagine this was a BIG deal.

#tbt #Riverbankszoo

xo
K