Monday Musings…

Hey there!  Hope you’re having a lovely MLK & Inauguration day. It’s been a while since I shared a recipe… and since there isn’t much going on in my kitchen, I thought I would share a bit of a rambling brain dump about what I’ve been up to lately.

  • So I gave up booze at the beginning of the month. It’s been 21 days since I’ve had a drink (not that I’m counting, ok I’m totally counting). It’s not a new years resolution, or an attempt to sober up permanently… just a little break from alcohol for the sake of my wallet and waistline. I’ve challenged myself to be booze free for 60 days, so the first week in March is when I’ll be done with my little drinking hiatus. Honestly it hasn’t been that difficult. I’m feeling really great, dropping a few pounds (8 in 21 days!), and saving lots of money that would have otherwise been spent at happy hour. Even at brunch yesterday I was totally fine and not envious of my dining companions’ mimosa(s).

brunch without booze

This is the truth. Via Etsy seller: timmelideo

  •  Speaking of brunch… I’ve been practically living in t shirts from the San Francisco based company, Buy Me Brunch. Y’all! Their shirts are so freaking soft and perfectly cut. You need one. I have both “buy me brunch” and “polite as fuck”. I’m thinking about ordering “not really a doctor” and “me gusta hip hop” as well. They sell “blanks” or just plain t shirts, and I think those would be great to sleep in. They look a little intense and edgy, which isn’t usually my thing – but they are adorable under a black blazer with jeans or with a cute cardigan. Lately I’ve been mixing really conservative and traditional pieces with funkier jewelry or playful tshirts. These shirts make great gifts too.



  •  In addition to not drinking for 60 days, I’ve been paying closer attention to what I’m putting in my body. I set a goal to log my food and exercise every single day in 2013 using MyFitnessPal, and so far I haven’t missed a day. Even when I have a not so great day, I still enter what I had to eat (which has helped me from feeling like “oh well, I already blew it today lets just keep eating terrible”). Want to be pals? My user name is WaspyRedhead.  My parents and several of my friends are using the app too – so it’s a nice way to help the people I care about stay motivated and cheer them on.


  •  I haven’t been eating out as often lately, making a conscious effort to bring my lunch to work and dine at home for dinner. I’m also trying to eat cheaply… which means I’m relying on easy staples like cereal, eggs, rice & legumes etc. One of my most frequent dinners for one at home is: brown rice, some herbs, a roasted veggie like broccoli, brussels sprouts or okra topped with a fried egg. I usually dose it with soy sauce and sriracha or hot sauce too. It is super delicious and easy, I blogged about it here.

Dinner. Again. I need to start a hipster tumblr to document how often I eat this. #WatchWaspyEatEggs

 I’m a big egg lover. Huge egg lover. I eat what is probably an alarming amount of eggs.  I’ve even started a hash tag on Instagram to document my egg eating, #watchwaspyeateggs

Y'all! I'm going to turn into an egg. #watchwaspyeateggs

That’s all I’ve got for now. I’m working on a list of favorite recipes that I’ve shared many many years ago to “reblog” with updated photos etc. I’ll start sharing those soon.



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8 Responses

  1. Molly says:

    We need to eat eggs together. Eggs..the sweet elixir.

  2. Molly says:

    8 lbs in 21 days? Go girl! I’ve been on an alcohol hiatus for more than 200 days, but very much looking forward to a spirit this spring. 😉

    • elizabeth says:

      Thanks friend – it’s basically just the weight I packed on from Thanksgiving & Christmas, so it fell off pretty easily. Now I just need to do it over about 3-4 more times 😉

  3. melissa says:

    Brunch without booze is indeed just breakfast but if there’s pancakes, count me in! 8 pounds in 21 days – you are kicking ass! Way to go!

    I NEED the polite as fuck shirt. I’m sure it would win me many new friends at the playground on Saturday mornings.

    • elizabeth says:

      So far I’ve only worn “polite as fuck” around the house, I’m scared to wear it in public, but I LOVE it. I’m getting more comfortable with it. Babysteps.

  4. Jen says:

    I LOVE roasted okra. Maybe I can figure out how to grow my own this summer? Either way, I love getting pounds of it at the farmers market and freezing it for winter but I already exhausted my Summer 2012 stash. Darn it.

  5. Kelly says:

    Very impressive 8lbs in 21 days. I have been thinking about an alcohol hiatus and I may join you on your last 30 days. As usually I find your blogs refreshing :)

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