4.16-20: Mom Visiting Weekend Recap

{Thursday Night}

get home | tidy up | get Autumn from daycare | Mom arrives | Play around with Autumn | Price comes home | Autumn has dinner, bath, goes to bed | dinner | hang out | Mom goes to bed | watch DVR’d Grey’s | go to bed

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up at 6.15 | go to project | work | get Autumn from daycare | dinner: pork cutlets, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts | watch Grimm | Triple D | blogging | bed

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 up a 6.30 | shopping at Haymarket | Juicery | walk on rose Kennedy Greenway | Christopher Columbus Playground | home | play around | lunch | Trader Joe’s | Jo Ann’s Fabric | home | grilling | dinner | Autumn has a bath & goes to bed | hang out| bed

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up at 5.15am | breakfast | Target for Lilly stuff 😦 | home | Autumn naps | Target | wedding dress alterations at David’s Bridal | home | late lunch while Autumn naps | paint with Autumn | dinner & bath| blogging work | Naked and Afraid marathon | bed

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Marathon Monday

up early | make breakfast | PRice goes to work | mom wakes up | kitchen clean up | Autumn naps | food prep | watch Marathon coverage | drop mom off at the airport | eat lunch | go to work | go to CVS | shopping at Loft | meet Price to go home | arrive home | Autumn has dinner | get Mani Pedi | Market Basket | dinner | watch Mad Men | bed

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3.13-15: Weekend Recap

{Friday Night}

home | Autumn has dinner & bath| Price gets home | Autumn to bed | Date night! @ Floramo’s | Trader Joe’s | home | bed

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up at 6.15 | breakfast | kitchen clean up | Autumn naps | get ready | Kris arrives | dress shopping with Kris at David’s Bridal | lunch at Border Cafe | home | Autumn to bed | Kris goes back to CT | leftovers for dinner | OITNB | blogging | bed

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up at 6.30 | take Kemper to Peter’s Park (dog park) | Jaho for Coffe and Tea | Flour Bakery for breakfast sandwiches | Price goes to Pet Smart & CVS | Autumn won’t nap | make Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake with Autumn | Autumn has lunch | Price goes back to Pet Smart & CVS for returns/ exchanges | Autumn naps | Best Buy for a new laptop | Stop & Shop | Fancy Nails for new shellac | Autumn has dinner & bath | Price puts Autumn down while I make our catfish Blue Apron Dinner | blogging | work | bed

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2.13-16: President’s Day Weekend Recap

{Friday Night}

home from work | pick up Autumn | go to Stop and Shop | Autumn gets dinner | Autumn to bed| make our dinner | Grimm | blogging | bed

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Valentine’s Day!

up early | Price takes Kemper to the dog park | make Autumn’s breakfast | Price back home | breakast |  get ready quickly | go to the Natick Mall | lunch at CPK | Sweet Meadow Farm | back home | Autumn’s dinner & bath | Autumn to bed | our Valentine’s Day dinner | bed

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up early | make Waffled Breakfast Sandwiches | Autumn naps | Price shovels for 2 hours | start pot roast | Autumn has lunch | make spaghetti squash with meat sauce for my lunch | make Chicken Wings for Price’s lunch | play time | Autumn naps | hang out | clean up | Autumn’s dinner & bed time | dinner | work | watch The Bachelor | bed

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President’s Day – no work

up early with Autumn | Price shovels & gets ready | make breakfast | Autumn naps | the sippy cup revolt episode | lunch | sort and fold laundry | Autumn naps | clean up | Price gets home | Autumn has dinner, bath, & goes to bed | make dinner | work | watch The Bachelor | go to bed

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2.6-8 Weekend Recap


home from Miami | put Autumn to bed | catch up with Price | make dinner- fish with veggies | Grimm | blogging | bed

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up early | breakfast | cleaning around the house | morning nap for Autumn | go to my office to get Amazon stuff & rug | Trader Joe’s | home | Autumn naps | make lunch- taco salad | Price shovels & cleaned up | cartoon time | dinner- stir fry | Autumn has a batch and goes to bed | puppy cuddles | DVR catch up | bed

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get up early | breakfast | dog park @ Peter’s Park | drop Price off at work | home | Autumn naps | lunch- stir fry | made blog recipe | Autumn naps | photo editing | made dinner for Autumn |  Price came home from work after 6 | Autumn to bed Price shovels | dinner- burger with pineapple & sweet potato fries | Grammy’s | bed

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Up early | No work- snow day for both of us | breakfast- eggs with veggie hash | Price snowblows | lunch | play with Autumn | laundry | more snow clean up | make dinner for Autumn | give Autumn a bath | clean up clothes in Autumn’s room | Autumn to bed | Blue Apron for dinner | watch the Bachelor | bed

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up early  | blogging | no work- snow day | make quiche with Autumn | make breakfast | Price snowblows | Autumn naps | 10am conference call | Price drives to work | take bath with Autumn | lunch | play with Autumn | Autumn naps | photo editing | make dinner for Autumn | Autumn to bed at 6.30 | Price gets home  after running errands | Price finally gets Autumn to bed | make dinner- modied Blue Apron meal | moving talk | laundry | bed at 10.30

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Whole 30: Days 1-3 Recap

I am documenting my Whole 30 journey to help me see how far I’ve come and to keep me inspired through the whole process. I’m looking forward to the transformation in how I approach food, cook with it, and enjoy it. Read why taking on this challenging dietary adventure is so important to me HERE


{Day 1}

Monday, February 2nd:

Well, I worked at home today because of the stupid snow storm Linus. I had some extra flexibility as I was able to cook part of my lunch at lunch time, and not just reheat it then. I felt full throughout the day as I ate well and drank a lot of decaffeinated Lady Grey tea with lemon. I wanted a cookie at the end of the day.

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A crustless quiche made with sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions. I added Franks Red Hot on top. And a few strawberries.

I prepped this Sunday night by cooking the mushrooms and onions, separately. I then beat 16 eggs in the morning and mixed the chilled mushrooms and onions into that. I put all of that in a pie plate that I generously coated with olive oil. Baked for 65 minutes at 350 degrees, cut 6 slices.


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A big salad with sauteed pork seasoned with Adobo. I used 1/2 a romaine heart, sprouts, about 2″ of English cucumber that I chopped up, little bit of broccoli, 1/2 of a tomato, and a few radishes I sliced very thinly.

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I made the dressing with the juice from half a lemon, 1 heaping tablespoon of organic stone ground mustard, a generous pinch of cumin, champagne vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil. I made made enough for 3 salads.


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Thai pork burgers with roasted portobello mushrooms ‘buns’ with roasted broccoli.

I added some green curry paste to the 1lb of pork, and made 3 patties. I used 2 for our dinner and saved the other for Day 2 breakfast. I sprayed a bit of olive oil (using my Misto Olive Oil Sprayer) on the mushrooms and placed them under the broiler with the broccoli, which I also sprayed. I chopped up some cilantro and mixed it into 1/2 an avocado and put that on the cooked burgers. I sprinkled some Toasted Sesame Ginger spice blend and then squeezed some lemon over the broccoli.

The flavors were good but I don’t like to actually eat burgers portobelo buns… too messy!

{Day 2 }

Tuesday, February 3rd:

The day was a piece of cake. Honestly. I didn’t have any real cravings so yay! I felt great. Making breakfast is a pain as we juggle so much in the morning but worth it as it done with by when we leave for work.


Whole 30_2 breakfast

Roasted butternut squash with fried eggs and bit of leftover ‘sausage’.

I just used the rest of the pork that we didn’t use at dinner as our meat for breakfast. I hope to make my own breakfast sausage one day.


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I had a big salad with leftover mushroom and caramelized onion quiche and a kiwi.

I love eating salads but I always stay so hungry afterwards, unless it is a monster salad like this one. I was hungry for a while afterwards but then it settled down for a bit.


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Organic Spouted Mixed nuts.

My day started to get crazy and I was running around so I needed a little something. I ran down to the continence store in our office building and found they had a lot of Whole 30 compliant snacks. Woohoo!! These were really good, I could have had the whole bag easily but I had half.


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Turkey tenderloin with peppers and roasted red potatoes. Served with mustard.

I cooked 2 turkey tenderloins on a bed of peppers and on a separate baking sheet I cooked the potatoes. I seasoned everything with some olive oil, Goya Adobo, chili powder, and pepper. I saved half of the potatoes and a tenderloin for lunch the next day.

{Day 3}

Wednesday, February 4th:


Whole 30_3 breakfast

The last bit of the mushroom and caramelized onion quiche with a ton of roasted butternut squash.

ugh I literally shoveled this into my mouth. I was rushing to get to the dentist and has about .2 seconds to eat before leaving the house at 6.30am to get to the dentist for 7am. Def not the ideal way to eat.

Morning Snackish

Fruit- pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, honeydew melon

We had a breakfast presentation at work so I grabbed some fruit. It helped me not reach for muffins and pastries. Plus it already had been 3 hours since I had eaten and I figured a bit of fruit would help carry me over to get to lunch, still 2.5 hours away.


Whole 30_3 lunch

Leftover turkey tenderloin with roasted red potatoes with roasted broccoli and portobello mushrooms.

We had the Patriot’s parade go by my office so I stood at the window eating my lunch while I watched. Not ideal (duh!) , but at least it wasn’t while sitting at my desk scrolling through pinterest. #progress?

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Steak with steam carrots, organic spinach (Trader Joe’s), and some mango.

We hadn’t had steak in a while so it was so good to have some. It’s usually a summertime thing for us so it was nice to feel a bit of summer in the dead of a New England winter.


So far so good. I’ve completed 3 days out of 30 and it feels good to be (slowly) accomplishing something. I feel the same so I’m glad that I don’t feel that sugar withdrawal that I read could happen. Maybe it will hit soon, but ultimately, I think this process will be worth it in the end.

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