Saturday, March 30, 2013

New Favorite Soup

Hello Sweets!

On this sunny Saturday morning in Boston, I wanted to share my new favorite soup with you all.  It's Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup.

I found the recipe on one of my favorite blogs for healthy food,  I love crockpot recipes that I can put together on the weekends, stick the freezer, and then whip out for a mid-week meal when I know I'll be coming home late.  

This recipe does take a little bit of preparation, and is a bit more involved than just dumping a bunch of stuff in a crock pot....but, just a little bit, and it's worth it.  The end result is SO flavorful and packed with veggies which keeps it very light.  One serving (1.5 cups with a sprinkle of cheese) is only 261 calories.  The bowl above is about a 3/4 cup serving, so I don't feel bad having two bowls knowing the calories are so low!

I didn't tweak the recipe at all, so I will send you over to Skinnytaste for the original.  Just wanted to share so if you're looking for something new to try for dinner this week, this will be on your list.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Checking in!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts this month! March has been filled with adventures to New Hampshire and Canada, birthday parties, long days at work and serious sessions at the gym. I've been going like crazy with no time to sit down and update the blog but I have some great stuff to catch up on. Stay tuned!

Ps, here's a picture of Jake and I in Quebec City a couple weeks ago, we went up for the Red Bull Crashed Ice race, so fun!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

NYC Weekend Recap

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting NYC for a girls weekend with my college friends.  We had an awesome few days of eating, drinking and checking out the city!  Here's a photo recap of some of the highlights.

Saturday brunch at Tom Colicchio's Craft Bar.

Breakfast cocktails - Kristen and I had the "Dallas," which was tequila, grapefruit juice and sparkling white wine. 
My brunch - spagetti squash, roasted tomato and gorgonzola tart with a balsamic-glazed salad. 

We shared dessert; pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream!  
Inside Craft Bar
 Then we did some strolling..
Flat Iron building looking grey and dreary 
Kristen picking out some vino
Shameless "I LOVE NY" selfie, hahaha

Afternoon drinks at ABV in the Upper East Side
Interesting fixtures / industrial decor inside

Delicious Milk Stout
Kristen and Ang
Our fabulous hosts for the weekend, Amy and Zach!
Kappa Sisters
 Saturday dinner at Top Chef Angelo Sosa's Anejo...the Carne Asada tacos are a must-try, they were amazing!!
Kristen looking fierce
Amy & I
Angela and Kristen showing some Angelo Sosa love
Blurry group shot outside
 Saturday night bar hopping...
Angela and a big pig

Me showing some ExxonMobil love (this is the account I work on at my agency) 

Sunday morning
Picking up some real NY bagels to take home to the hubbies.
Delicious chocolate croissant; brunch appetizer at Marche du Sud, an excellent French restaurant that Angela's cousin owns . 

Waiting for the bus home

First in line!

Best seats on the bus!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hockey Family

Our family is a hockey family.  Usually it's just Jake and I going to all of the Bruins home games here in Boston, but yesterday we had a very special day and got to take Jake's grandmother, Memere Rita, to the Bruins vs. Lightening game!

We had an absolute blast.  Memere wore Jake's Cam Neely jersey to the game, and within 5 minutes of being in the Garden, Bruins alum Lyndon Byers walked up to her, tapped her on the shoulder and goes "I used to protect that guy, you know!" Memere and LB chatted about hockey and Canada for the next 15 minutes, hilarious!

When the game started, the Bruins were really blowing in the first period.  Memere was annoyed at all of the penalties and didn't like the big McQuaid fight ("the refs let them fight toooooo long!")  We were all completely stoked when the B's started to turn it around and ended up winning 3-2!  It was an awesome day, and we can't wait to take Memere to another game.