Monday Mealtime – What I’ve Been Making

BE FOREWARNED: I started this blog post on Monday, but just realized that I never finished it up. Go me! So…let’s travel back to Monday, that awesome day when I had a day off and I was not sitting at my desk at work. Oh, those were the days…

Today is Labor Day, which means I am home with the kids. I am planning to make brats for dinner, and I really¬†want to finally try a quinoa recipe. I bought the quinoa, and now I’ve overwhelmed myself on Pinterest. While I’m trying to whittle down what to make, check out what I’ve been cooking!

Update: Quinoa is gross. I will never post about it again. Pinky promise.

Lunch on Saturday was a bacon and egg sandwich on wheat bread with a side of Brussells sprouts:


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This Will Probably Be Quite Ramble-filled and Scattered

Today is the last day I have to come in early.

That is such a glorious thing that I’m going to say it one more time.


Brief overview for anyone who hasn’t been following along: I work at the bookstore for a small-ish community college in Iowa. I wear a lot of different hats at work, but for the sake of brevity we’ll just say that I order and design all logo’d merchandise, oversee store operations and marketing and do all of the online stuff. I just survived my 7th fall rush and MAN that was busy.

During the few weeks a year when we’re working 11+ hours per day with no time for a lunch break, my boss orders in food for lunch and when you have five minutes, you shove that food into your face hole and you feel very appreciative. So, needless to say, I didn’t track my food very well during this time. I did try and remain aware of what I was eating, though. I tried my hardest to remain present. Yes, I’m a hippie. Kind of.

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Wednesday Weigh-In – SECOND BEAD!


Huzzah! I have reached second-bead status! For those who don’t know, I made myself a weight-loss bracelet. Because I have (had!) 130 pounds to lose and that made my skin go icy just thinking about it. So I decided to break it down into more bite-sized pieces (pun SO intended). Each time I lose 10 pounds, I get another bead on my bracelet. And each time I get a bead, I go to the store to buy it all special-like. I now have 2 beads:


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Monday Recipe Review – Weight Watchers Potato Salad

This past weekend, I knew that we were going to have brats for dinner, but I wanted to try something new for a side dish. So I went on a Pinterest treasure hunt and came up with something I rarely make: potato salad.

I rarely make it because my mother-in-law just so happens to make THE best potato salad in the world. She keeps telling me how she doesn’t have a recipe. She just knows what to put in it. I know full well that my potato salad skillz will never match hers, so I never even try.

But you know what? Her recipe is so unhealthy. So deliciously and decadently unhealthy. Mmmmm.

I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could make a decent potato salad that didn’t kill me on Weight Watchers. So thankfully, WW had a recipe I could try!

Weight Watchers American Potato Salad Recipe
There’s the recipe. Better yet, if you’re a member of WW, you can find it in their app by searching for “American Potato Salad”.

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