Ice dancing and veggies

I should definitely be sleeping right now. Well, at least, attempting to sleep since I don’t usually fall asleep till about midnight. But now, I’m so addicted to the Olympics I’m watching Ice Dancing which, not going to lie, is a bit ridiculous. But I’m eager to find out who wins! Canada or US? Even though I love the US, I can’t help but want home country Canada to win. They need some more gold medals while they host the Olympics! But anyways… On to food…

My roommate and enjoyed a beautiful, sunny Seattle Saturday and wandered around Ballard this weekend. We were in dire need of coffee, and walked around for about 30 minutes to try and find a cafe that wasn’t Starbucks or Tully’s. Apparently Ballard is not like Fremont that seems to have a small cafe on every block, or maybe I just don’t know Ballard well enough. We ended up going to a cafe on, I believe it was Leary Way. I forget the name of it, but it was owned by a Japanese woman and served Stumptown coffee. Kelly and I had never had Stumptown coffee, but she had heard it was delicious, and it definitely did not disappoint!

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So pretty!

I’d definitely go back to that cafe, they had some pretty tasty looking pastries and goodies! They had a croissant sandwich that looked like it was from a shop in Paris. Definitely on my “to visit” list after Lent is over!

Tonight for dinner I made my usual grill/stir fry of chicken and veggies. Instead of using the frozen stir fry for Costco though, I chopped up my own fresh vegetables. It turned into “Gina has leftover veggies going to go bad, use them ASAP!” The ingredients were as follows: broccoli, a can of stewed tomatoes, grape tomatoes, fresh jalapeno, red pepper, red onion, cilantro and chicken breast.

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Mmm, delicious and fresh

I threw it over whole wheat pasta shells (originally was going to be whole wheat linguine, but I realized I didn’t have enough linguine so I used the shells) and this was the outcome:

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Yum!

Congrats to the Canadians! They just won. And now it’s time for me to head to bed. Question of the day – Your favorite Winter Olympic event?

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