Work & Play

Bright and early this morning I headed out to help my friend (the caterer). I worked a few hours packing up 100's of corporate lunches and then took off and met my Mom. We decided to take advantage of this absolutely gorgeous day in Southern California and headed over to Quail Botanical Gardens. I love that place. Acres and acres to explore and every inch is filled with beautiful plants. If you are near San Diego and love gardens check it out.

Below: Actual Quail Garden Quails... say that 5 times fast.

After the gardens we went to the outlets. I am happy to note that I did not spend what I had just earned. I even went in the Coach store. Yeah me. I did buy a couple of things... a handheld milk frother at the cooking gadget store and some ginger wasabi sauce I'm going to try on some chicken or fish this week. Oh and I bought a small bag of SF Moose Munch from Harry & David. Looks yummy. I'll let you know how it is. I sooooo wanted a sweater jacket I tried on in Anne Klein but I'm holding off buying any clothes... right now I'm in a medium in most things, large in some but who knows after PS those perky knockers could change things ;)

We ended our day at the beach. My zen zone. Where we ate our picnic lunch (cold cut roll-ups, crunchy cheese, and dried fruit) and hung out reading magazines and listening to music for a few hours. I took a walk on the sand which is the best calf workout. I got some color but I've got the racoon eye thing going on... darn sunglasses.

I came home and threw together a Tortilla Pizza for dinner. Have you made one of these yet??? They are so quick and easy. 5 minutes prep, 10 minutes in the oven and viola dinner. I've made them like three times this week. I'll post some recent tortilla pizza food porn tomorrow to inspire you to make one of your own. Here's tonight's creation:

Meatball Tortilla Pizza

a Mission Brand Carb Balance Whole Wheat 6" Fajita Size Tortilla topped with Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmesan, sliced Turkey Meatballs, Italian Seasoning, Fresh Basil.

Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Top with toppings. Bake at 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes till the tortilla is crisp and the toppings are bubbly.

Highlights of the day:

* Everything really but especially that I don't get winded walking up and down the hills at QG's or while power shopping the outlets. What a life change this RNY is.

* Staring at the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. Heaven on earth.

* Decompressing from a lovely day, sipping a cup of tea, listening to music and sharing it all with you guys.

Listening to: "How Soon Is Now?" The Smiths. Awesome song.