blizzard weekend favorites


This greek salad from the Premier Diner Friday night before the blizzard hit. And dipping those French fries you see (the crispest ones of course) into the dressing? Perfection.

greek salad

Saturday’s treadmill run was tough but coming home to my favorite post run oatmeal in a jar made it worth it.

post run oatmeal in a jar

I loved being snowed in after my run Saturday. I drank my coffee from my favorite Starbucks cup and wore my Butter sweatpants with my comfy tie-dyed sweatshirt all day long – without a bra on < – you needed to know that.

Starbucks coffee cup

I did bake and cook as planned and one of my favorites from the weekend was the granola cookie wedge recipe that I mentioned in Friday’s post.

granola cookie wedge pie

It did not hold together like I thought it would but it tasted great! I liked it crumbly and I even liked the peanut m&m’s.

All we had were peanut m&ms in the house so I used them to make my son happy. I never liked peanut m&m’s, in fact, I do not like any type of nut in my chocolate. However, once this granola cookie was baked up, I actually found some appreciation for the peanut m&m’s although they will never be my first choice and certainly don’t make my top 5 favorite m&m’s list.

  1. plain m&m’s
  2. crispy m&m’s
  3. peanut butter m&m’s
  4. pretzel m&m’s
  5. dark chocolate m&m’s

In honor of National Peanut Butter Day yesterday (and because after shoveling I was still not leaving the house) I made these chocolate peanut butter protein bites using Mighty Maple Peanut Butter. So good!

chocolate peanut butter protein bites

Least Favorite Weekend Moment:

Seeing my car Sunday morning.

snow covered car

The highlight of my blizzard experience:

Realizing that my son is no longer the little boy who wakes up early creating the need for 304 entertaining activities before 10:00 am.

As much as I don’t like to see my baby growing up, young children combined with a blizzard take away the fun of a lazy snow day and give new meaning to cabin fever.

Not anymore though! The benefit of having a 12-year-old is that he didn’t come out of his room on Saturday until NOON and close to NOON on Sunday as well.

He was half way enjoyable too…until he tried to get me to put a hat on my head (just try my hat on mom!) that was filled with snow.

Since I know him and his personality for 12 years, I know better than to put any hat he hands me on my head.

Time for a treadmill run, have a great day! 🙂

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  1. says

    Omg your car! That’s nuts!

    Workout agenda today = Absolutely nothing. My hip has been bothering be since yesterday’s run and I think I need to give it a day to chill out!

    Favorite M&Ms = Toss up between the crispy and the pb! And love to use the minis in baking!
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    • says

      Please. he is no help, if anything, he makes it worse because he throws the snow at me lol. I do not miss my big driveway! (I think I wrote that on your post this morning lol, we used to only do one end and skip the circle, it was too much)

  2. says

    Oh my God your car! That is the worst. I would have no motivation to do anything if we got that much snow. My favorite M&Ms are the candy corn white chocolate ones that only happen at Halloween. They are addicting and I buy about ten bags. I just finished my last bag this past week so no more till next year. My workout today was a speed run for 30 minutes and it left me really sweaty. Nothing feels better to kick off the week.
    Have a great Monday!
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  3. says

    Having the city basically shut down Saturday turned out to be really fun. With the streets closed and the snow coming down, we trekked to brunch in basically the closest you’ll ever get to solitude on the Upper East Side, and when we went to play in the park it was awesome. I skipped my Saturday run and enjoyed a true rest day, with just walking to brunch and playing in Central Park and lounging around watching movies and drinking cocoa the rest of the day. Sunday the sun was out and the city was sledding 🙂
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  4. says

    I have to say that I am very happy to have a super and his crew to do the digging out. My port wash branch is STILL suspended. I went to the gym early today to get in my miles thinking I would be fine but nope, trains still not running. Not amused I miss human interaction!
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  5. says

    Insanity. Living over here I’ve only ever heard of but never experienced any blizzards.
    Living over here I also can’t chime in on the m&m’s rating as we can get neither the peanut butter nor pretzel kind, not sure about the dark chocolate one. I have a feeling both of those not available would be up my alley.
    On a word fiend note I like the hat-hand-head alliterations in the closing lines of your post ;).
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  6. says

    I love teenage boys! Okay, that sounded weird. But I just do. I loved my boys at all ages, but for the most part I really had to feign interest in all of their long-winded descriptions of the latest video game match or some stupid scene from the stupidest movie ever. But once they hit the teen years and developed wit and humour, we could actually relate to each other. We like the same things, we laugh at the same jokes, we eat the same food, we sleep the same schedule (well, we DID until I went and blew it all by having another baby lol, and now my sleep is eternally screwed because I have to wait up late for the older boys and get up at dark o’ thirty with Callum in the morning). But anyway, I think it’s so cool that you two have each other. Oh, and peanut butter M&Ms for this old girl. 😉
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