Wednesday, April 27, 2011

hello, busy bee

now a proud employee of (drumroll please)

i'm ecstatic! i have so much respect and love for TCS and its employees already, i cannot wait to start! i'm so blessed to invest my time in things that i have a true passion for. i can't imagine working somewhere that i wasn't completely head over heels in love with everything that they provide for their guests. never again. the atmosphere, the food/beverages, the service, the guests, i could gush about both Firebirds and The Coffee Shop for ever.
if you've never been to either, GO.
even if you don't like coffee, it would be foolish to not stop by for their award winning cupcakes!

more to come, i'm sure!

whew, so many upcoming changes!
new job/ two jobs. school is ending! i'm getting a new roommate and hopefully many, many more life-changing events will be up and coming in the near future... as long as i have my family, my boyfriend and my true best friends by my side, constant change is my best friend.

Monday, April 18, 2011

just do it

three simple words.
i honestly can't think of another way to put a motivational quote, this says everything it needs to for any occasion. thank you nike.


oh. my. goodness.
its incredible. its versatile. its delectable.
honestly, i haven't felt this way about a vegetable since i learned french fries were made out of potatoes, i can't believe how good this is!

true to its name, its generally used as a pasta substitute in spaghetti but i've come to learn that red sauce, while healthier than a cream sauce, is just not my favorite. plus there's a lot of hidden sodium in most spaghetti and pizza sauces so watch out for that. when i first bought my SpSq, i brought it home from the store, set it on the table, looked at it and was like "yup, proobably never going to eat that. too much work."
and i stayed true to my word for atleast a month.
then, i got desperate on groceries. i was using plain yogurt for milk in cereal and i just didn't have the timeenergymoney to go to Fry's so i googled "how to cook spaghetti squash?" and viola! many many options. baking it seemed best. i had a bunch of other things to do, plus my oven was already heated for my roommate so i cut it in half (NOT easy without proper cutlery, but thats not changing anytime soon.)and plopped it in the oven, face up right on the rack.
i left it in there for a good 40 minutes, went and poked at it, decided to get it out and thats where i fell in love. the pulp literally shreds away with a fork in strands that are just like spaghetti! still a little apprehensive i grabbed the closest condiments, garlic salt and spray butter and BAM love. in my mouth. it was delicious. i couldn't get enough! i ate almost the whole squash, but saved about a cup for later.

all my healthy efforts went to crap as soon as i met klay @ iHop for their cinnabon pancakes

but oh well. you win some you lose some.... except i don't see how i lost because my day was filled with absolute deliciousness.

ahhh <3 today i reheated that spaghetti squash thinking "there's no way that this held well" but did iiiit ever ha.
i sauteed it with some fresh mushrooms and had another incredible meal.

go buy spaghetti squash.