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Feline Friday: Outdoor Edition

April 12, 2013

We took the cats outside for the first time and they got some sunshine on their little faces!




Mexican Chickpea Salad

April 9, 2013

I found this recipe for Easy Mexican Chickpea Salad on Vegangela through Pinterest and just in time!  It is definitely salad weather in the Northeast this week.  I made a double batch (two cans of chickpeas) and it is a good thing since I couldn’t keep my spoon out of the dish while I was preparing dinner.


Mexican Chickpea Salad


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 whole green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


1.  In a bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, cumin, chili powder, and salt.

2.  Rise and drain the chickpeas, and add to the bowl.

3.  Add tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and toss until combined. Gently stir in the avocado.

4.  Serve right away or refrigerate.


2012 in review

January 3, 2013

I thought this was pretty cool to see that even though I barely posted, people from 56 countries visited my blog!  Maybe in 2013 I’ll resurrect this!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

My Cats Love Me

October 13, 2012

Post-5k photos with the cats.  Don’t they look thrilled?Image




An Early 4th of July

July 4, 2012

I ended up sick and on the sofa for most of today so it turns out the baseball game we went to yesterday was my 4th of July celebration.  We headed to an Iron Pigs game last night because my husband had a meeting in his employer’s suite before the game.  I didn’t take any photos of my food which is unusual for me!

Ryan Howard is rehabbing at the Iron Pigs before he goes back to the Phillies and he hit a home run!

After the game there was a little “competition” by some famous strong men.  It was…interesting.  An odd event to tack on at the end of the game but fun to see.

There were fireworks after the game.  They were longer than the usual fireworks they set off every Friday after the game and pretty cool!  I had fun playing with the manual settings on the camera.

Happy 4th of July!

Memorial Day 2012

June 5, 2012

It has become a tradition for Tim and I to have our families over on Memorial Day for a barbeque.  Despite being out of town the day before I insisted that we carry on with tradition.

I made some homemade salsa and my mother in law brought veggies and dip but all went unphotographed.  For dinner there was tomato, mozzarella,and basil pasta salad, black bean and corn salad, coleslaw Tim’s sister and brother-in-law brought, potato salad my mom made, corn on the cob and hotdogs and my mom’s hamburgers.  Yum.

Then dessert!  Blondies with ice cream and fruit salad.

Okay that looks lame and small but it wasn’t, blondies rock!  I’m so glad we managed to do everything we wanted on Memorial Day weekend. Despite being very hot for the third straight year it turned out to be a great day!

Look Who is Back!

June 3, 2012

A few friends have been gently reminding me that it has been months since I posted so I’m going to try to get back to it!


We went on a one day road trip to visit my first college roommate last weekend!  This was of particular note because she is 33 weeks pregnant (32 at the time).  I promised her the pictures would end up on the blog!

And last, a photo with my favorite picnic guest…

This must be the one day I didn’t take any pictures of my food!  I’m sure you’ll be seeing more bumpdates and baby photos in the future!