WIAW-Dinner with Friends

by Chelcie on May 23, 2012

Good Morning! :)

head over to Peas and Crayons to check out the other WIAW posts!


yesterday I woke up around 8:30, hung out in bed for about a half hour, and then made my way downstairs for breakfast

while I’m still adjusting to being home, it is really nice to wake up and not have a million things to do:)

my mom came back from her run with the dogs and brought me ice coffee and a bagel with homemade vegetable cream cheese for us to share. (yup shes the best I told ya!)

I also made some egg whites with spinach and a little shredded mozzarella cheese to go along side


my plan was to do 40 minutes on the exercise bike, but after 7 minutes on it I realized just how much I hate that thing!

so I looked to Pinterest for inspiration and completed this jumping jacks circuit


on days when I do cardio, I love doing high intensity intervals like this..I never get bored, the work out goes by fast, and I always feel like I got a really good workout in in a short amount of time!

Snack 1

I ate an apple on my way to my haircut which I failed to snap a picture of


after my haircut I went to Trader Joes, and by the time I came home I was more than ready for lunch!

I made a wrap with trader joes 3 layer hummus (which you MUST try NOW), turkey, leftover grilled veggies, and spinach

served alongside carrots..which I ate about 2 of..and for a sweet ending a piece of this

i can’t go to TJ’s without picking up a bar

no words.

Snack 2

a few hours later I was headed to my orientation for work and even though I wasn’t too hungry I figured I should eat a little something because I wouldn’t be home for a while

a tj’s lightly salted rice cake with a little peanut butter and a smear of this delicious stuff

so I must admit that half the reason why I was excited to go to Trader Joes was so I could get more of their pumpkin butter because I’m obsessed

and guess what..there was NO MORE PUMPKIN BUTTER. I almost started crying. but then I just fought back the tears and picked up a jar of this stuff instead

its pretty tasty. but its no pumpkin butter


5 of my best friends from home came over for dinner last night, and while I agreed to do the main course, we did the dinner sort of “pot luck” style and everyone brought over something

here are 3 of them, from left to right, Sam, Maya, and Molly

For starters, Maya brought over homemade guac, chips, and white wine to make white wine sangria

mmm so delish

for the main course I re-created the burger I had at a restaurant at my school not too long ago

Turkey Burgers with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Pineapple Chutney, and barbeque sauce

they turned out really good! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!

i also made a big salad to go alongside


for dessert, Molly brought over a funfetti cake made from a box scratch..:)

which I definitely took a few bites of..funfetti cake is just SO good

and Jackie brought over a nice big fruit salad which we all demolished

I went into a serious food coma

mainly because I couldn’t stop eating this fruit salad which put me over the edge

it was a fun, delicious night!


today I have my first day of training at 5, and until then I plan on working out, and maybe doing a little shopping:)

I hope everyone has a great day!


Question for ya!: Whats the best thing you’ve eaten recently?



{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

blondebostonian May 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm


I love making dinner with friends – so fun! And Mango butter!?!? I’m definitely hitting up TJ’s soon to check it out!

mindrunningwild May 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm


I love how you ‘hung out in bed’ that just makes your morning sound so relaxed!
I actually did that workout yesterday- that is so funny! I love pinterest workouts. Since I’m living in a room in a flat in London without a gym membership, I’ve been doing those like a beast.
that three layer hummus IS MY FAVOURTE AHHH. I’m so glad someone else can appreciate its deliciousness.
best thing I just ate? red pepper hummus which I’d mixed curry powder into. best thing.

IHeartVegetables May 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm


I hate the exercise bike too!!! There is just nothing fun about it, to me.

I had some AMAZING homemade gelato from my friends ice cream shop last night. It was soooo good!

GOtheXtraMile May 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm


I am still so jealous of trader joes. I need to go there once in my life! Potlucks are awesome :D

Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm


I love that chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s. The salt makes it sooo good!

Chelcie's Food Files May 24, 2012 at 11:19 am


i agree!

Em ... Living & Learning May 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm


mmm that funfetti cake def has me craving some cake now!

Tessa at Amazing Asset May 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm


Heck to the yes on funfetti cake… I don’t think the colors make it taste any different, but in my mind they make it taste like HEAVEN :) Always my choice of birthday cake when I was younger! I am sorry TJs was out of Pumpkin butter, but the mango one is a pretty good sub! But you’re right, doesn’t quite compare
Glad you had a wonderful night with friends!

Chelcie's Food Files May 24, 2012 at 11:19 am


i agree the sprinkles definitely add an extra appeal!

ahealthysliceoflife May 24, 2012 at 12:51 am


3 layer hummus?! Why isn’t there a TJ’s closer to me? Sigh… :)

savorlifesflavors May 24, 2012 at 1:31 am


I have been looking for those sea salt bars and they don’t have them at my TJ’s!

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