2011 Favorites

Hello friends! If you had to work this week, yay for making it to Friday! If you were on vacation this week, boo for vacation slowly coming to a close.

First things first, be sure to check out my About Me & What I’m Reading pages. Both were updated today (About Me, minor changes; What I’m Reading, major additions)!

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First thing this morning, I headed off to a 9:15AM spin class. Afterwards, I had a few errands to run at Target & came across something very exciting – new Chobani flavors! My jaw literally dropped because I wasn’t expecting these babies to hit shelves until the New Year! I picked up two each (Chris loves the stuff too!) of the blood orange, passion fruit, & apple cinnamon flavors & I can’t wait to give them a try!

Before heading home, I picked up a yummy breakfast comprised of a grande, skinny vanilla latte with some Starbucks perfect oatmeal on the side.

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After breakfast, I got set to clean. Our apartment hadn’t had a thorough cleaning in a little while, & I wanted to make sure to get everything neat & organized before returning to work on Tuesday.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that I got side-tracked as I was cleaning by a very unpleasant surprise… mold!

A maintenance worker from our apartment complex came to clean everything up, but needless to say I was none-to-pleased & quite grossed out!

Since the mold fiasco extended my cleaning longer than anticipated, I never got around to eating lunch. By the time 4:00PM rolled around, I figured it made more sense to just make an early dinner.

Tonight’s dinner was another new recipe, which I modified from one I found in my new Trader Joe’s cookbook.

 

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The book presents a similar recipe as an appetizer, but I found the pastry to be very crumbly (although quite delicious!) & think it would be hard to cut it into appetizer-sized bites.

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I loved the flavors in this dish! The figs & cream cheese helped to balance out the very strong taste of the gorgonzola. Next time I make this, I may add some sort of chopped nut – perhaps walnuts or pecans?

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Friday favorites” post (you can check out my previous ones here & here), so I thought that with 2011 coming to a close, I’d compile some of my favorite posts as a fun way to look back! Enjoy. :-)

What was your favorite thing about 2011? What are you looking forward to in the New Year?

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7 comments

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      It was so gross! Maintenance came and took care of it, but it’s frustrating because it’s a nice place & we pay a lot for it!

  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    I know! Vacation has came to a close way too quickly! I don’t even know where it went! ….Mold?!? That is no fun to clean up! Oh no! Good thing that you found it though, now it is all taken care of and gone! You’ll be glad to have a clean house when you go back to school!

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