Mini Crock Pots & Popcorn

2013-11-17 19.38.10Murphy and I would like to wish you a happy Wednesday! My week has been going well so far, except for a cold I’ve developed. I’ve had less meetings after work this week and with Thanksgiving coming up, a short break is on the horizon! Woo hoo!

Today is What I Ate Wednesday hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons! My eats this week have been a little more diverse than usual. I’ve been getting fuller a lot quicker for some reason, so I’m not sure what that’s about. Could be some of the new food I’m eating.

Friday night I didn’t feel like cooking (let’s face it- do I ever?), so hubby and I grabbed some food from Q’doba. I don’t go there a whole lot, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to order. Although I studied abroad in Mexico, I’m not a huge fan of Mexican food in general- too many beans and tortillas does not make my stomach happy. I ended up going with the naked pork burrito bowl with lettuce, grilled veggies, salsa verde, and cheese. It was really good except that the grilled veggies made the lettuce kind of watery. The leftovers weren’t so great.

2013-11-15 17.33.54I am in love with my mini lunch crock pot. I received it last Christmas and forgot about it until recently. It’s perfect for taking soup or chili to work. You simply plug it in and your food will be nice and hot whenever you eat! It’s main use it just heating because the food needs to already be cooked. It’s really convenient for taking leftovers to work. I took my leftover baked potato soup (a la Skinnytaste) last week.

crockpotI’ve been on a popcorn kick lately. Not just plain old popcorn though, Pop Crunch Cheddar & Caramel Mix from Orville Redenbacher’s (such a good combo!) and Popcorn Indiana’s Cinnamon Sugar Kettle Corn. YUM.

popcornI picked up some cinnamon chips at my last grocery store run. I never bake with cinnamon chips, so I wasn’t completely sure what to use them in. After perusing Pinterest, I decided on Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Spice cookies from I Heart Nap Time. They are really similar to the carrot cake pumpkin muffins I make often (just substituting cinnamon chips for mini chocolate chips and adding pudding mix). Make sure to bake the cookies the full 10 minutes. I under baked some of batches of mine and they’re a little soft (more “muffin” than “cookie” like).

2013-11-17 17.38.27Last night I enjoyed a little Centergy. I’m continuing to rehab my IT band with active exercise (thank you for all the advice!!) and am working on getting new running shoes. I think there may be a benefit to getting my feet refitted for running shoes. I’m curious what the other running store in my area will recommend for shoes. I’m definitely not hating the opportunity to look at new running shoes lately!

2013-11-17 07.59.54Keep calm and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Plain or flavored popcorn? Like or dislike Mexican food? Favorite fitness class this week?

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15 thoughts on “Mini Crock Pots & Popcorn

  1. I love my big crock pot and I use it quite a bit. I picked up some chocolate drizzled popcorn and it was SO good … not good for me, but the blend of salt and sweet was amazing. I ate more than I should have.

    I’m such a picky eater, but I can usually find ONE dish at most places … except Mexican. There is nothing for me there …

  2. Mexican food is the best food. So much variety and taste 🙂 Having it tonight, actually.

    As for new shoes, I’m a big proponent of wearing shoes that let your body run with it’s natural stride, not wearing anything stiff or controlling. Research even suggests that prescribing shoes based on how your foot is shaped or moves is definitely NOT effective at preventing injuries as many people believe.

    For ITBS, working on stride and strength is likely going to be the best help.

      • Oh he is such a cute dog. I recently found a dog. I put up fliers and posts in the neighborhood and at shelters and no one claimed him, so I did keep him although I really wasn’t expecting to have another dog. I have a little dachshund. But so far the pup I found and the dauchy are friends. I asked because the pup looks similar to yours. The vet said he was a poodle mix. I’m thiinking maybe he’s a shihtzu/poodle, or perhaps even a bichon/poodle…?? Your little one is adorable though! Such a cutie!:)

      • It sounds like he’s in a good home! Murph has a little more shihtzu than bichon (the mom was a shihtzu and the dad was a teddy bear). He’s a great pup to have! Just very attention seeking all the time.

  3. Good decision w/ the cookies. They sound delicious – and addicting. I’m not sure I’d be able to keep my hands out of the cookie jar, Ha Ha!

    I do like flavored popcorn, but would rather have it plain.
    Love Mexican food. or should I say margaritas & chips & salsa Ha Ha

  4. I love Mexican food! (It could be because there’s pretty much cheese on everything. LOL)

    Those cookies look really good. I’m getting my Christmas Cookies list (a couple friends and I spend a weekend making cookies to share, usually in late Nov/early Dec) started right now, so I’ve been looking at cookies a lot lately.

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