Sometimes you have to buy food to make food.
I don’t mean grocery shopping either. Instead I’m justifying my reasons for breaking down, into my bank account, and buying Chipotle for lunch yesterday. It’s no secret I’m a fan of Chipotle and convenience food when it’s done right and well. As much as I’d like to make every meal from scratch, sometimes I need a break. Sometimes grabbing fast food allows me to get a boatload of other things done on my numerous lists, like making more food, which is why sometimes you have to buy food to make food. See it all makes sense now.
It doesn’t hurt I’m a huge fan of Chipotle and I’ve been craving it for well over a month now. Who cares if I can’t actually say the name correctly? Or that the Hubby points it out to me every single time. Isn’t he a sweetheart? He did completely redo our basement while he was on his school break, so I can’t hate on him. (Thanks Hubby; it’s significantly less creepy down there now.)
Therefore, today I dedicate my Week In Review to Chipotle, the fast food restaurant without a freezer because their food is so fresh…so fresh and so clean, clean. Thank you Chipotle. Without you and your lovely, large veggie burrito the size of my head, none of this would have been possible. You are so worth it.
Let’s get listing:
- I worked a solid forty hours on the jobby-job.
- I went to the gym five times, and also did my first spinning class in months. It felt AMAZING, like adrenaline rush and crazy endorphins amazing. Until the next day, when I had a phantom bike seat glued to my ass for the duration of my waking hours. Even so, I can’t wait to do it again. Phenomenal cosmic powers, itty bitty bike seat.
- I went to an almost all day baby shower, and while they typically aren’t my thing, I had a really great time catching up with family. Plus, a magical thing called Baby Bellini’s and food was involved. That’s my kind of shower.
- I survived a week without sugary treats. After my sugar filled orgy from the week prior (believe you me, the bit I shared with you was only the icing on the cake; pun intended), I can successfully say I lasted a full seven days without some form of sweets. It wasn’t easy, and it was probably a good thing the Hubby was out-of-town for most of it, but I did it. Which means I’m officially allowed to imbibe on the sweet stuff once more. See I told you it wouldn’t last long.
- I vacuumed the entire first floor of the house like a champ. I even did the staircase because I was feeling frisky. My mad vacuuming ways all went down on Saturday night because I know how to have a good time.
- Speaking of Saturday night, I did do some relaxing and hung out fireside with the Hubby and my felines. Truth be told, I hung out by the fire every single night this past weekend. Fires make me happy and I swear I’m not a pyromaniac. Alright maybe I am, but just a little bit.
- I got saucy with soup. I made a creamy Potato Leek Soup and another round of my Artichoke and Brown Rice soup. It’s good and the recipe will be coming soon, which translates to when I find the time to type it up.
- I finally got my bucket outside and did a few hours of yard work on Sunday. The Hubby and I raked, or rather he raked and I took shameless selfies. I also put away some of my herbs for the year. I was delighted to see my rosemary still going strong. My basil on the other hand, got swept away in a windstorm well before his time. I had big pesto plans surrounding that basil so give me a moment to mourn…..tear, tear.
- I harvested the rest of my mint though, and I’ll be honest I don’t actually know what ‘harvesting” mint means. If it means gathering it all up, cleaning it and freezing it into ice cubes, then yes I harvested mint. Who wants to come over for wintertime mojitos? I do, I do. Oh wait….
Baby showers, fires, Chipotle and booze…now that sounds like a winning week to me. ———————————————————————————————————-
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Have you harvested all your herbs or had your first fire of the year? Tell me what you did on Saturday night. Was it as wild and crazy as vacuuming? I bet not. 😉
Ok, I’ll go Anywhere for a mojito! I love them. Need to learn how to make them. Great week for you, Ms. Meghan. Cool that you got the basement redone. Will you show us some before and afters? If I showed my basement there would be no one left standing. Maybe I should do it, just to show what I have to deal with. That could be fun. See, I always get great ideas from you. Have a great day, My Dear!
Mojitos are easy to make Ms. Fran. I’d be happy to show you one day.
There will be no basement before and afters I’m afraid. It went from horrifically unfinished to clean, newly painted and unfinished. Nothing exciting about that, although definitely less creepy. 🙂
Davida @ The Healthy Maven says
Definitely a winning weekend! Also that monkey bread needs to be in my face right now. I’m impressed you made it a week without sugar. I just ate a cookie for breakfast…
I’m impressed too and since it’s done, I want your cookie. 🙂
OMG, I so need to do yard work… and it’s like 75 degrees here everyday, so I have no excuse not to (other than I’m really freaking lazy).
Damn girl, you’re productive!
I like to think so. 😉
Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear says
I adore fuzzy fires… and Chipotle. I mean who could NOT like that?!
Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear says
I swear I typed in “warm fuzzy fires” which makes a whole lot more sense, but hey, I haven’t had coffee yet.
Say no more. I completely understand.
Getting Chipotle take-out is always a good time. Next time do ensure you order a double portion of guac so I can eat vicariously through you ;)! I had no idea they didn’t have freezers…like I needed ANOTHER reason to justify the amount I eat there when I’m in London.
Oh boy, I’m not sure how to tell you this…..I skip the guac. I’ve never even tried it once. Hangs head in shame.
Saturday night was like a Friday night do-over–since I’d gone out to eat with an old friend who was in town, I made pizzas and we watched movies on Saturday night. Toy Story 1, pear and brie (locally, ethically sourced pears) on one and sausage, marinated mozzarella balls, fresh farm share spinach yippee, and artichoke hearts on the other.
I did 7 MMW-recorded walks with the wiener dogs, including several to get milk, for a total of 13 recorded miles.
I cleaned my house and hosted a wine and cheese for the military spouses in my neighborhood.
I wrote and wrote and cooked and decluttered.
I’m glad your basement is slightly less creepy–we don’t use our (original 1928) gas fireplace but we do use our basement (to eat pizza and watch Toy Story) and I’m glad ours isn’t creepy either.
My, my, my weren’t you impressive. I’m assuming my invite to the wine and cheese party got lost in the mail or that maybe my spouse, while deployed, isn’t actually in the military….oh.
You had quite a productive week! Confession: I’ve never been to Chipotle, even though I heard their beans are now vegan, so yay! If I’m ever traveling and need an oasis, perhaps that will now be an option. Anyway, go you.
And if you ever need to feel fancy about your weekend nights, look to me. Mine are always boring and usually involve the gym, cleaning, watching sports/Food Network, bonding with the couch and some snacks, etc. Yup. Wild woman!
Chipotle is one of the few fast food restaurants I’ll give my money to.
I like your weekend nights. They look pretty much exactly like mine.
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I’ll come over for winter mojitos!!! Tell Heather to bring some pancake stuff and we can pair them with Thin Mint ‘cakes.
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says
And I can expect you lovely ladies when…? You know I’m a planner. 😉
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says
Heck yeah! Way to show a week what’s WHAT! Fueled by Chipotle! Lol
I am SO not a fan of baby showers…especially since I’m like the ONLY person in my group of friends and my friend’s friends who doesn’t have a little pip squeak hanging around…like literally HANGING! What is it with kids and clinginess…it’s like they have velcro underneath the skin in their extremities. All that being said, I could very much be down with some mini Bellinis (even though I’m not quite sure what they are but I trust your judgement in booze) and bread. Oh yes, bread and booze is where it’s at! Just don’t make me play any of those weird “taste what’s in the diaper” games! Gross.
Can you believe I’ve never had monkey bread? With my love for cinnamon rolls, I’m not quite sure how that’s even my reality, but alas, tis true! Oh and looks like we’re opposites in the herb department…surprisingly my basil is still alive (mostly), but my mint is hanging on by a thread (sprout?)! Haha! Yeah, so whip up some mojitos and I’ll bring the pesto! 😉
I like to think of children as barnacles clinging to a boat. Read this sometime. I’m pretty sure I offended half my friends. http://cleaneatsfastfeets.com/2012/07/26/what-the-baby-wtb/
No baby shower games for me either. That diaper one is repulsive and really should be banned.
I’m happy to hear you trust my judgment when it comes it booze. That’s what good friends are all about.
Sarah Pie says
So when are you making those mojitos? This sounds like an incredibly accomplished week (though I would expect a week fueled by Chipotle to be no less). I’m glad to hear your basement is less creepy and your herbs have been safely harvested for the season 🙂
Oscar looks quite cozy with you and hubby and the fire, we have a fireplace in the new house and I am thoroughly in love.
Yeah for a fireplace in the new pad. That is awesome and I can’t way to hear about your cozy nights alongside them.
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
That sounds like a great week and weekend- and the perfect way to reintroduce sugar again ha!
As I’m writing this now, I’m polishing off the last of my copycat beef barbacoa. Safe to say I’ve fulfilled my chipotle craving for quite some time now. Thats what happens when you slow cook 2kg of beef!
Now that’s a lot of meat!!
Eating 4 Balance says
I didn’t know that little tidbit about Chipotle not having a freezer. They are the epitome of cool.
So… An all day baby shower sounds like the definition of stressful to me if done with the wrong people. Fortunately it sounds like you were with the right people and it was a great way to spend your day. I think it will be like that for me too in 10 or so years when my friends start having kids.
Did you make that monkey bread? In case you hadn’t guessed already, I ask that about pretty much any baked good. It’s not so much that I want to make the food myself, but I kind of just like reading recipes. When I’m stressed out, I turn to recipe blogs and spend an hour just scrolling through the recent posts, introductions, recipe ingredients/instructions, etc. on a brand-new-to-me blog that I may never read again. Soothing.
Good job with the sugar-less 7 days. I had no doubt in my mind that you could do it. I’m glad you didn’t prove me wrong as well because I hate being wrong.
Another amazing WIR that I failed to attend. Someday before 2014 (which really isn’t that far away at all!)
Eating 4 Balance says
How I managed that without a single smiley face is unknown to me.
Um yeah, you need to get WIR’ing again girlfriend, if only because my attendance is sort of dismal.
I love that Chipotle doesn’t have any freezers on premise. It makes me heart them even more.
The monkey bread was from the Breadsmith. I’ve coveted it for the longest time, and they actually gave it to me as a thank you so I promptly devoured it. In my defense, the Hubby helped. 🙂
I couldn’t make it without a smiley.