Monday, January 18, 2010

Look of the Day: Home Sweet Home

As fun as going out of town is, coming home always feels amazing! I spent the day catching up on things and getting back into regular life mode, in other words I stayed home ALL day except for a quick trip down to Yogurtland because Casey made me. I also was really happy to be home and making food at home. I always get so messed up when I travel, I don't eat in the morning because I hate breakfast food and that seems to be the only thing besides coffee I can find. I also have a hard time being on a weird schedule, I mean I ate CHEETOS! I never eat Cheetos, Casey was upset I choose to eat Cheetos when he was not around to have any LOL! Anyways so I was SO happy to be home and to eat food I had purchased, prepared and planned for. And at times I like to eat =). Well my Britney encounter is still fresh in my mind so naturally when Casey dragged me out of the house I wore a fedora and cowboy boots, if I start walking out of public restrooms barefoot somebody stop me!
And YAY for real food! Remember when my oven broke and I had to wait around for the repair man?? It FINALLY got fixed today! Can you believe I went a MONTH without it working!??? Well I put it use today when I made roasted brussel sprouts and lentils. The brussel sprouts are dressed in a Dijon vinaigrette that I just threw together.Served with Ketchup, Tabasco sauce and Greek yogurt, naturally.
Casey was craving something sweet so he dragged me to Yogurtland with him. I am not big on sweets so I get mostly fruit and I put mine in the freezer and eat it over a few days lol. Casey thinks I am crazy, but it just not my thing. In this instance I would have preferred some good old cheetos!
I am already planning my next get-away, I am thinking Tahoe. I am in the mood for some snow! But SoCal again soon for sure!

17 comments:

  1. Yum yogurt! that looks amazing!

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  2. We have something similar to yogurtland in tallahassee but I don't crave it ever since i was hungover and ate it one day...err.

    That food looks delish it, motivates me to start learing how to cook new dishes!

    Im jealous, I just crushed my fedora and am to frual to go out and buy another one. Any suggestions on where to find one?

    xo ash

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  3. This made me LOL. Great post. Are you a vegetarian? You are so lucky you don't have a sweet tooth. I would be about 10 pounds lighter at least if I didn't :)
    For your lovely reader, ash-I have seen some pretty cute fedoras recently in the guys section of Target.

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  4. Cute post Amber! I know how you feel, I'm always glad to be home after going on a trip.

    Btw, that yogurt looks delicious!

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  5. amber that meal looks simply amazing! I like the way you are taking your pics too so cute!

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  6. The brussel sprouts and lentils look awesome! yumm

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  7. Thanks girls!

    Andi- I would say I am a 90% vegetarian lol. I will eat fish (I prefer salmon and shrimp) when I eat out but I don't make it for myself. So I am pescatarian/vegetarian. I hate "eating" labels because I hate feeling like I am breaking some rule.

    Thanks pam!

    ASh- I agree with Andi that target has some great fedoras, I have also seen good ones for a great price at Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom (in their B.P. area)

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  8. hey amber how did you make your brussel sprouts and lentils they look so good!

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  9. Those Brussel Sprouts look so good! I will have to try that at home. I will fully admit that I adore Cheeto Cheese Puffs! YUM...in moderation, no biggie!

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  10. LOl Coley & Lyndsey! Maybe I should indulge in them more. They were so messy though I think I was orange for awhile after haha. I'm a doritos girl if I want some junk, I'm all about those Cool Ranch Chips or Salsa verde ones lol! Ok must stop talking about this or I will crave junk!

    Ash Pash- For the brussel sprouts I made a "vingrette" with some apple cider, Dijon mustard, honey mustard, sea salt, sesame seeds, and a bit of oil. I tossed the brussel sprouts in it and then roasted them at I think 400' for about 30-40 minutes. Clearly I don't measure or do things accurately, which is one reason I am a terrible baker.

    For the Lentils I boiled them like the package suggests, once boiled I sauteed them with onions, tomatoes, and a red pepper. For flavor I stirred in some Dijon mustard, some bbq sauce and salt and pepper.

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  11. that dessert looks yum-o!!

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  12. Yummmm! You know I heart the lentils. And I've been eating roasted brussel sprouts like it's my job.

    Welcome back! Glad you had a fun trip.

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  13. Yummm! You dinner just made me really hungry!

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  14. welcome home! yes, we should definitely hang when you're in town next.

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  15. Okay, two things. First, it is kind of weird that we both independently chose Cheetos out of all the choices. Second, I knew you ate healthy but that stuff is SUPER healthy, WOW! That's awesome - I wish I ate like that.

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  16. LOL Wendy it must have been Britney's influence! =)

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