“Grill it up” and a small giveaway

Hey everyone! Back to the grind, eh?? Hope your Monday is treating ya well so far 😀

I felt a little off yesterday after Saturday night’s shenanigans but I was so happy to make dinner with the pilot. We’ve started a habit of grilling on Sunday nights and it feels like such a great way to start the week 😉

We had sweet potato fries (seasoned with EVOO, sea salt, pepper, paprika and chili powder), veggie packs and baby bella mushrooms (with balsamic, sea salt, pepper and rosemary)


And the pilot plopped his organic grass-fed beef burgers in the middle. I almost cried happy tears when I saw that our Publix started carrying Greenwise meat because until now, I’ve had to get his carnivorous purchases out-of-town and freeze them. This makes life soooo much easier. He seasoned the burgers with jalapeno slices, worsteshechireshire sauce (does anyone else have difficulties with that word? I usually call it “worst” sauce), sea salt, pepper and stuffed them with pepper jack cheese.


He’s extra sweet about keeping his meat away from my veggies (TWSS?? Ahhhahaha). He uses separate spatulas everything! Whatta guy 😀

The finished product rocked my face off.


Zucchini, yellow squash, Campari tomatoes, asparagus




Tater fries with Annie’s ketchup:


We even grilled some jalapenos in a foil pack:


And I ate allllll of them >:) You know I like my spicy.

After dinner, we went to get a tour of a kennel here that Viesa is going to stay at while the pilot and I drive to Oklahoma City. My aunt is going to watch Bella, but since Viesa wants to eat my aunt’s yorkie, we’re finding another place for her to stay since Megan (who is our Viesa-sitter) will be at school with me!! Lots of planning, but it’s all working out so far.

Tonight, I finally made some of this:


Summer Shape Up winners, your macaroons are in the dehydrator 😀


Mmmmm, macaroony goodness.


Speaking of macaroons…….

I just want to say thank you again for sticking with my bloggy post plastic surgery. It was a little weird getting everything switched over, and the Google reader disappearance, but now the bloggy’s in recovery mode. Special thanks to all of you who helped me get the word out about the re-subscribe issue <3 I hope you know how much I adore each and every one of you and thank you for making this such a FUN place to talk about food, fitness, mumbo jumbo and everything else. I started the blog on a whim -and because the pilot told me to “get a hobby”- and you guys have turned it into something so enjoyable and rewarding. Ok, mush part over.

Now, who wants some macaroons??

All you have to do is leave a comment and let me know if you’re a cake or ice cream person and what your favorite flavor is 😀

I love both dearly –chances are that if something falls into the “dessert” category, I’m a fan- but I’m definitely a cake person. My favorite homemade cake is flourless chocolate but a la box, I love FUNFETTI!!

******I’ll use a random number generator tonight at 9 EST to pick the macaroon winner, who can choose from blonde, chocolate, or almond butter-stuffed macaroons.

Aight, I’m out. I have some errands to run but I’ll see ya for lunch!



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  1. Amanda @ Panda Lunch on August 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I am definitely an ice cream girl! I absolutely LOVE marble slab, sweet cream or birthday cake flavors!

  2. Meaghan on August 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Does cheesecake count? It’s my fave. I’m not married yet, but when I am, I want a big wedding cheesecake! Yummm

  3. michele on August 24, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I love ice cream cake!!!! Nothing is better than cool vanilla ice cream against, chocolate cake.

  4. Lindsey on August 24, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Definately a cake person. Nothing beats the classic kiddie Funfetti cake : )

  5. kristi (sweet cheeks) on August 24, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I am an ice cream person all the way!!!

  6. SnowKat on August 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I’m an ice cream person… Pineapple coconut is my faaaaaaaaaaaavorite !!

  7. Jenna on August 24, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Ice cream! Chocolate chip cookie dough is the best.

  8. Lauren on August 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Ice cream girl…wait no cake…umm, actually ice cream…ahhhh, I can’t decide!!! Ok, ok, chocolate coconut milk ice cream! ;P

  9. lexi on August 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    jamocha almond fudge ice cream from baskin robbins…coffee flavored ice cream, almonds, fudge…heaven!

  10. Ilene on August 24, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I love red velvet cake!

  11. Jocelyn on August 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    ICE CREAM!!!! mint chocolate chip : )

  12. Kim M. on August 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I love chocolate ice cream, but it does not love me! I’m experimenting with Coconut Bliss tonight, though. So, hopefully, our love will be rekindled!

  13. Rachel on August 24, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Wow – these many entries & I don’t even know if I should comment! All I was going to say that I love the new site and for some reason, jumping from my ‘Reader’ to the actual post, the pictures really POP so much more! Is this a new camera, or just new hosting?! Either way, looks fab! 😉 Oh, and for the Q… def. ice cream – and too be honest, every flavour is pretty amazing! Have a great week!

  14. Topaz on August 24, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Argh! Why choose? 🙂

    Usually I would say cake, but I’ve been jonesing for ice cream for a about a week, so I’m going to say ice cream! I don’t do chocolate, but any vanilla based flavor is great for me…such as peanut butter cup/swirl, or cookie dough, or both! The last time I had ice cream I got banana with walnut mix-in, and it was soooo good.

    *crossing fingers*

  15. kelsey on August 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    im totally an ice cream girl and my favorite is peanut butter cup!

  16. Buffdiva on August 24, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I’m totally ice cream girl and I LOVE macaroons!!! The ones my hubby makes are 380 calories each…

  17. Laura E on August 24, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!!!! I’m definitely an ice cream person. And it’s pretty hard to choose a flavor but right now I’m digging Mint Chocolate Chip!

  18. Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) on August 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I love spice cake with cream cheese frosting! I used to request that every year for my birthday.

  19. Lauren on August 24, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Oh my goodness, I hope I’m not too late! I definitely an ice cream girl!

    Now, pleas please please pick me random number generator because I want some macaroons so badly!

  20. kate on August 24, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I am an ince cream girl as well–anything chocolate and fudgy 🙂

  21. lora on August 24, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    ice cream….strawberry!! 🙂

  22. Annamarina (Running Tails) on August 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Hope I’m not too late! I love peanut-butter chocolate ice cream!

  23. Emily on August 25, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Wow! I go away and I come back and you have some 300+ comments! My goodness. And I just wanted to say I love the sound of your fries, those mushrooms look flavor-intense and also in England we say “wooster” sauce 🙂 Have a great day Gina!

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