Kitten Whipped

I guess it’s time for me to admit: I’ve turned into a cat person.
But, that’s now to say I spoil my cat…
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I just want her to experience the real outdoors…wind, rain, SNOW…
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And remind her that if she misbehaves, this is what’s come’n to her.
I kid, I kid.  She has a nice warm spot on my bed as she always will…
[[Reminder to enter my Oh Nuts! Giveaway ends next Wednesday!  And there is ANOTHER GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!!!]]
So, how was everyone’s weekend after all the feasting?!  I know the day after Thanksgiving was more food filled than the day before!  With my family and friends around it was an awesome afternoon.
The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back as it was obviously pretty cheeky and I wanted to avoid the cold at all costs.  So what did I do?  Watch movies…and TV…and read blogs…and more movies…some shopping…a long run and 90X Plyometrics (which btw, is freak’n intense)
Saturday morning apple oats…with some homemade cranberry sauce my mom made from Thanksgiving…I love the tartness from it!
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I headed out to Bakersfield and the Kern River area since it was warmer and not as windy to do my long run for the week (this is week two of training for the Phoenix 1/2 Marathon in January!). I was supposed to run 7 miles but accidently turned around a bit too early, making my run only 6.5 miles long.  That’s alright though, as my knee was starting to tighten up and I didn’t want to push it.  I need the warm weather back; it totally helps all my muscles!
After cleaning up and heading out to get myself a serious warm jacket and Honey’s ID tag, Whit and I hit up TJ’s for lunch.  Nothing says TJ’s like their awesome pre-packed salads!  I got the SouthWest Salad and paired it with a pear.  I seriously love this salad and need to make it at home!  But most of all I wan the dressing!  It’s perfectly flavored!
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Whit got some Lobster Sushi and a Chicken Wrap.  I’ve got a hungry boy on my hands.
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We did some more shopping around and munched on handfuls of TJ’s Ginger Cats to keep our hunger and my exhaustion at bay before heading back on the highway to get to my place for the rest of the weekend…the snow was coming!
Dinner was of lots of leftovers that need to be eaten out of my fridge.  Mine included chickpeas heated in leftover mushroom gravy, roasted veggies, carrot slices, tomatoes, and green salad.  It was a monster I tell you, and awesome!
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Of course there was a piece of Mom’s Apple Pie for dessert…with a littler bit of vanilla ice cream.  Great way to end the night with a movie.
I actually slept in this morning and omg shake your hands in the sky, I TRIED SOMETHING NEW FOR BREAKFAST!!!  Wait, it looks the same?  I promise, it’s not…
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While at TJ’s I decided to try buy something other than Old Fashioned Oats and settled for a multigrain oat mixture from Country Choice, with rye, barley, oats and wheat. It didn’t’ turn out exactly how I would have hoped and will need to tweek the cooking time and what’s in it, since putting the apples in it didn’t let it cook thoroughly.  Alas, it added a new texture to my breakfast and I was a happy camper…
Honey wanted some of the action too:
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I settle for with this winter wonderland to provide me with some scenery though..
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Whit and I watching the Invention of Lying (which I thought was hilarious) after the power went out for a few hours and we couldn’t really go anywhere anyhow.  I should have worked on my Christmas cards, but alas, I did not.
I snacked my way through the day with a few handfuls of mixed nuts and chocolate trail mix and carrots, wheat thins and hummus for ya know, some nutritional value.
I was going to go to the gym but didn’t want to have to scrap the ice off my car, so I stuck to the P90X videos to get my heart beating. An hour of Plyometcis and I was whipped!  My butt and legs are gonna hurt so bad tomorrow!
I was hangry after that and quickly worked on getting dinner together for Whit and I.  We settled on some mixed fruit leftover from Thanksgiving…
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And an open-faced Lavash Wrap with leftovers, cheese, tomatoes and avocado.  Was a pretty tasty pizza like thing!
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And of course, apple pie.  I can’t stay away, and besides, mom left all of it with me.  I can’t let it go to waste!
Off to get a good night’s sleep before work tomorrow!  Should be an interesting and cold day!
But wait, if you’ve made it this far, don’t go away yet!  I have ANOTHER GIVEAWAY for you, but it’s only for a day!
Gift Tasting Box
One of the vendors at Foodbuzz, Foodzie, contacted me about a giveaway for my bloggers of not just one of their Tasting Boxes but TWO for all of you to try!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite Christmas dish and I’ll pick a winner by tomorrow at 5PM PST!!!
Good luck!!!  I’ve even got another giveaway coming soon after these!  Keep an eye out for them!

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71 Responses to Kitten Whipped

  1. Junghwa says:

    my favorite christmas dish has to be awesome baked peppermint oaties

    i'm not sure if it's a dish but i love them!

  2. steph says:

    my favorite christmas dish (dessert) is my aunts homemade pumpkin pie! even when she overcooked it a few years ago, it was still AMAZING haha

  3. Kristie says:

    Ahhhh one of my fav christmas dishes has to be Schwartzies hash brown casserole. My mom often makes it for family holiday gatherings. Addicting.

  4. Julia says:

    my favorite christmas dish has to my oma's perfect dressing. It's unbelievably delicious but very labor intensive so I only get it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  5. Emilie says:

    has to be my grandmother's german chocolate cake. and i don't even normally like german chocolate cake! it's just…so…ridiculously…moist.

  6. Hallie says:

    My fiance's mom makes sticky buns on Christmas morning and they are AMAZING

  7. kayla says:

    i love christmas gingerbread cookies!

  8. Jacquie says:

    It's kind of strange, but I always look forward to broccoli salad. My grandmother makes it and shapes the florets into a tree and adds grape tomatoes as the ornaments. We eat it all year around, but when I was younger the presentation had me in awe and excited every Christmas :)

  9. Joy says:

    What a cute kitty picture! My cat would kill me if I tried to walk her

    My favorite Christmas dish is either my sister's spinach pie or my squash apple soup

  10. Anonymous says:

    my favorite christmas dish is lobster and champagne :)))

  11. Alyssa says:

    My dad always makes an amazing beef tenderloin for Christmas– sorry, vegetarians!

  12. HollyT says:

    my fave Christmas dish is my grandma's ambrosia salad (marshmallows, fruit cocktail, coconut and some sugary mixture – so good!)

  13. CathyK says:

    if your contest is open to Canadian residents, i would love to play! :) if not, no worries!…
    i love my mom's stuffing…it is out of this world. skip the turkey, just give me stuffing!
    glad you had a happy thanksgiving weekend!

  14. Jessica Joy Daly says:

    I absolutely love my Grandmas chow chow. Most people don't even know what that is but it is a mixture of pickeled veggies and its awesome

  15. Lindsey @ Sound Eats says:

    Wow really hard to pick just one Christmas dish! I'd have to go with Christmas cookies…not really a dish, but totally a sign of the season!

  16. Emily says:

    my fave christmas dish is swedish cardamom bread. we make a ton every year, and it's delish!

  17. CafeAuLady says:

    I know it's not that exciting, but I really do love that Christmas ham :)

  18. Gabriela says:

    My favorite Christmas dish has to be the cookies. Who doesn't love Christmas cookies?!

  19. Lily says:

    I'm not that into Christmas dinner. I think we have ham every year. I don't eat ham. BUT my bro in law makes sourdough pancakes on Christmas morning. And I do like those!

    PS Does Honey actually walk with that leash? Could you take her for a stroll around the block?

  20. Heather says:

    I hope you found a warm winter coat – looks like you will need it!

    I love Christmas cookies but my favorite Christmas meal is Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. We have steak, eggs and cinnamon rolls for breakfast – no big dinner for us!

  21. mymarblerye says:

    omg I've been wanting to get those tasting boxes!!! My favorite christmas dish is…THE DESSERT!! Christmas cookies!

  22. Danielle says:

    Always make this around the holidays and love it: Roasted apples with caramel sauce!

  23. Anna says:

    My mom's sugar cookies w/ homemade cream cheese frosting. They smell like Christmas (even when I make them in the summer!)

  24. Kikuye says:

    We've never made "Christmas food" at my house, but does Gingerbread count as my favorite dish? You know, if I eat it out the big one I stack 'em in XD

  25. Ravenous Rae says:

    my favorite Christmas dish is Fudge with walnuts!! Yummy!

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  27. From Here to There. In Purple. says:

    well, i'm jewish, but i do love some traditional christmas dishes… my neighbor makes the most incredible pizzelles!

    p.s. you are just so good to your cat ;)

  28. Melsye says:

    My family always makes deviled eggs and I love them. i can put away those bad boys.

  29. runRedrun says:

    I discovered over thanksgiving that i could live off of roasted brussel sprouts. I apologize to everyone else at the meal who didn't get their fair share of sprouts!

  30. Evan Thomas says:

    My favorite Christmas dish is definitely anise cookies. Love them!

  31. Katy (The Singing Runner) says:

    My favorite Christmas dish is dessert. I love simple sugar cookies with royal icing. It's simple, but it brings good memories. :)

    I also love Peppermint Ice Cream. :)

  32. Raspberry Stethoscope says:

    Favorite Xmas dish are all the little appetizers throughout the night, like the cheese platter! ha, i know it's dumb, but i love that.

  33. marie says:

    Pumkpin pie is my absolute favorite Christmas dish, but cranberry sauce is a close second!

  34. brandi says:

    how fun! I love Foodzie – they have some of the neatest things.

    My favorite Christmas dish is a tie:
    my Mammaw's ham gravy and my mom's fudge pie. We only get them at the holidays!

  35. Gabriela. says:

    Hahahahaha – poor kittie!
    It's funny how there are only a few Christmas dishes that I truly enjoy. I love Christmas spirit, though!
    Hahaha :D

  36. Chrissie says:

    I love decorating cookies, but pumpkin pie is my favorite.

  37. Laura says:

    Ooh, my favorite Christmas dish. Hard to choose, but I think I'd say the cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing that my mom used to buy for christmas morning.

  38. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says:

    Do Christmas cookies count as a dish?! If not, I suppose baked brie with fluffy white bread would be my favorite.

  39. Laura says:

    One of my favorite Christmas dishes are Christmas cookies

  40. A says:

    Love Gingerbread man cookies!

  41. Marcie says:

    Woohoo, I adore sugar cookies and eggnog!

  42. JLYNCH6341 says:

    My mom's christmas potatoes with red and green peppers!

  43. Lucy says:

    I really like Christmas cookies frosting and sprinkles!
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  44. proudpatriot07 says:

    I'd love to win! My favorite Christmas dish is crock-pot macaroni and cheese, but I also love all of the desserts and chocolate pies :). Yummy!


  45. Anonymous says:

    I love Hanukah latkes! (I know, not a christmas food, but hey, I'm Jewish! :) )

  46. Sarah says:

    My favorite dish would either be my mom's cornbread stuffing or pecan cranberry sauce. Both are out of this world!

  47. ktbwood says:

    my fav christmas dish is def dark chocolate peppermint bark!!! :)

  48. Alex says:

    Gingerbread cookies, hands down! Though snickerdoodles and my grandmother's molasses cookies come in a very close second. :) Glad to see you had such a nice (albeit busy!) holiday with your family!

  49. Dorry says:

    I love your cat on a leash! And I have to admit, I'd love to see some snow about now. Dallas is still pretty warm. My favorite Christmas treat is frosted sugar cookies. I always grab the ones with red hots. Mmmm.

  50. kderoll says:

    peppermint hot cocoa.

  51. Natalie says:

    dang i'd love to win either of your giveaways!

    my fave christmas dish? i have to choose?!?!? any christmas cookies really :)

  52. lilybeans says:

    Ha! I wish my cat would go out on a leash. My favorite holiday food is a Bouche de Noel. It is such a special treat once a year.

  53. Whitney H. says:

    I'm with all the other cookie lovers on this one…sometimes I wish we just skipped the big dinner and went straight to dessert on christmas!

  54. Krista says:

    I tired to train all 3 of my cats on a leash, but no go. One just squiggled his way out and took off. Grrr…

  55. Coco says:

    What a fantastic giveaway!?!

    My favorite Christmas dish is by far my Mom's homemade chocolate fudge. She only makes it around the holidays and it is FABULOUS!

  56. squigglefloey says:

    I wish my cat would let me walk him around! haha…he's too stubborn for that now.
    Fave christmas dish would probably be my great aunt's stuffing and my mom's toasted green beans and cranberry sauce!

  57. fittingitallin says:

    I'm totally a stuffing girl!! On Christmas we normally have beef tenderloin. It was my last meal before going Vegetarian last year!

  58. the actor's diet says:

    christmas cookies are probably my fave :)

    and i've never had it – but i bet figgy pudding would top my list!

  59. Tessa Merrick says:

    What a great question! It certainly gets me even more excited for the holidays :)
    I have to say my favorite Christmas dish is my grandmother's lasagna…it is a bit non-traditional but she is 100% Italian and loves to make this each year! It is so cheesy, saucy, meaty? haha and just plain delicious! I can't wait for it!

  60. Stephanie says:

    your salad looks mouthwatering! and your cat is adorable

  61. Carolyn says:

    My favorite Christmas dish must be my mom's stuffing or my grandmother's pralines. So delish!

  62. Mica says:

    Hmmm, my favorite Christmas dish? Probably my mom's oyster dressing.

    I love that you walk your cat. Is she good on a leash?

  63. Tessa.t says:

    Does leftover gingerbread-stollen-christmas pudding ice cream for a Christmas Day Breakfast count? :) It's heeeeeavveeeen. Christmas leftovers swirled in vanilla ice cream.

  64. Tessa.t says:

    Stuffing! Rice stuffing, nut stuffing, cranberry stuffing, breadcrumb stuffing, all manner of stuffing. Stuffing deserves to be a christmas dish on its own. Stuffing is the stuff of the Gods!

  65. Jessica says:

    My mom makes these three-layer Hershey's brownies with a mint buttercream in the middle.. soo good!

  66. tracy says:

    my mom's roasted turkey wth carrots. i fight over all the carrots with my sisters. and her pumpkin bread :)

  67. Lauren says:

    My fav christmas dish is peppermint bark – I'm definitely making it with dark chocolate for a christmas dessert this year!

  68. HollyT says:

    My aunt's sugar cookies with red icing. SO good!

  69. Jenny says:

    BAH! I just checked the foodzie site and it is totally the cyber equivalent of whole foods. I want EVERYTHING!!!!!

    my fav. christmas dish = pistachio cake! my mom makes it every morning and it's to die for. Plus it's green, which always makes things more fun :)

  70. runnergirl says:

    hope I'm not too late to enter! Love southern MD stuffed ham!

  71. Erin from Long Island says:

    My aunt and uncle make the best roast beef loin ever/ It is the only time I eat beef all year!

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