Sigh, back to the daily grind for me.  My marvelous 10-day vacation from the rat race ended on Wednesday.  It only strengthened my resolve to save oodles of cash and get out of Dodge!  Of course, I need to shake a tail feather on whipping up some more freelance jobs in the meantime.  That’s the hard part, it’s hard to solicit more work at a point when I’m already juggling long hours and lots of responsibility.  Ahh, but I’m making excuses. . . that’s not productive.  I’ve decided that what I need is a plan.  I have a goal, but I need a solid plan to get there.  I think this weekend I’m going to sit down with a pad and paper, or more likely an excel spreadsheet and put together a plan of action for the next few months so that I can be all grown up and mature about this transition I’m planning on making.

I have a confession…I’ve been craving spaghetti and meatballs like it’s my job.  In the two years that I’ve done this blog, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten/prepared spaghetti and meatballs.  It’s generally not a food that registers  in my psyche as something I eat.  Seriously, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten this dish in my lifetime. However, and possibly it was the Passover carb fast talking, I saw a commercial (I think it was for Walmart) where a family sits down for dinner to a heaping bowl of spaghetti and meatballs and I swear I haven’t been able to think of anything but that since.  In my epic shop at Trader Joe’s earlier this week I picked up some lean ground turkey, and when I got home from work last night I got down and dirty making turkey meatballs.  They were good, now I probably won’t have a hankering for this dish for another, oh twenty years.

Do you ever crave food that you never eat?  Do you indulge or just ignore it and hope it goes away?


Kashi Heart to Heart cereal with strawberries and almond milk
Coffee with almond milk and truvia


Trail mix


Salad with cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, grilled chicken and lemon vinaigrette

Carrot sticks and hummus


Note to self: do not gorge on Brussel sprouts before dinner, they will fill you up and dampen your spaghetti and meatball excitement.

Whole wheat spaghetti, baked turkey meatballs, organic marinara sauce
Grated asiago cheese