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I think this is my first survey on the blog!  This one originated from the Meals and Moves Blog.

A is for age:  28

B is for breakfast today:   skipped over breakfast and went straight to lunch.  I don’t usually skip breakfast, but I woke up late soooo lunch it was.

West Coast Wraps from Luna's Living Kitchen

C is for currently craving:  Vee’s pumpkin whoopie pie in the fridge that we got from Sunflour Bakery.  We split it.  I’ve already eaten my half.

D is for dinner tonight:  A Windy Hill Farm egg and greens.  Avocado makes everything better.

E is for favorite type of exercise:  running

My top favorite running songs are:

Blink 182 – Dammit

Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down

Trentmoller – Take Me Into Your Skin

F is for an irrational fear:  ummm I check under the bed to make sure no one is hiding under there before go to bed, haha!

G is for gross food:  sweet pickles.  Bleh.  My Mom used to say I was adopted because I’m the only one in the fam that doesn’t like them.  I like dill pickles though.

H is for hometown:  Lumberton, NC

I is for something important:  time for myself

J is for current favorite jam:  The Naked and Famous

K is for kids:  none

L is for current location:  Charlotte, NC

M is for the most recent way you spent money:  I bought a new flat iron for my hair.  I hope it works better than my old one.

N is for something you need:  A vacation, don’t we all?

O is for occupation:  broadcast media specialist

P is for pet peeve:  when people stop in the middle of the aisle to talk and are oblivious to the people trying to get by

Q is for a quote:  Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

R is for random fact about you:  I really dislike board games, I am however, liking the Draw Something app.

S is for favorite healthy snack:  banana

T is for favorite treat:  You would think that it would be a cupcake, but actually my favorite treat is a brownie or a gooey chocolate chip cookie.

U is for the most useful appliance in your kitchen:  food processor

V is for favorite vegetable:  sweet potatoes or bell pepper

W is for today’s workout:  45 min. run/walk 4 miles

X is for X-rays you’ve had:  teeth

Y is for yesterday’s highlight:  sleeping in

Z is for your time zone:  Eastern

I should mention that I changed the U from tell me something Unique about yourself.  I know, I’m lame.  Here is the original template from the meals and moves blog if you would like to participate too!

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Arugula and Sunflower Seeds

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Go ahead and break out your elastic waistband pants, because you’re going to want to eat a lot of this.

I’ve never been good with measurements, but here is the ingredient list with estimated measurements:

  • 1.5  cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • pizza dough
  • sunflower seeds
  • dried oregano
  • Italian garlic gold nuggets

First, boil your chicken.  I used Windy Hill Farm chicken tenders.  I’m not really sure how long…..because I came home, put the burner on high, and went into another room to read some blogs.  It was when I heard a big gurgle and PLOP, that I realized “oh yeah, I’m boiling chicken.”  I’d say maybe 20 minutes should do it.

Then I shredded the chicken, placed it in a baking dish, and smothered it in barbecue sauce.  I put it in the oven at 200 degrees for an hour while I went to the gym.  This warmed up the barbecue sauce and made the chicken a little more tender.  If you don’t want to go to the gym for an hour (you know you should), you could just crank up the oven to 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or just skip the oven part all together.

Still with me? Listen carefully.

It’s important to spray your pan before you do anything else!  I often times forget.

Next, prepare your dough as directed on the package.  I used Trader Joe’s refrigerated dough.  All I have to do is set it out for 20 minutes, then I stretch it and shake it like a Polaroid picture.  Heyah.

Spread some olive oil on top.

Vee is our hand model for this evening.

Spread some barbecue sauce on top.  Don’t go overboard, you will still have lots of sauce on the chicken.

Top that off with some sprinkles of dried oregano and Italian Garlic Gold Nuggets.  If you have not tried Garlic Gold Nuggets, then you are truly missing out.  The name is, as implies – GOLD.  I am officially out.

Wash the arugula and send it through the salad spinner.  If you do not have  a salad spinner, be sure to blot all the moisture you can with paper towels.  No one wants a soggy pizza!

Cheese please!

Add the chicken.

Top it all off with sprinkles of love sunflower seeds.

Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Windy Hill Farm and the Atherton Market

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Like I was saying, after Owen’s Bagel & Deli, we headed to the Atherton Market across the street.  Our main reason for going was to pick up some items that I ordered from Windy Hill Farm.  Windy Hill Farm is based in New London, NC and they humanely raise their animals without the use of hormones or antibiotics.  They sell pork, lamb, beef, chicken, and eggs.  You can usually buy their products from the Atherton Market & Mill and the Yorkmont Farmers Market.

The cool thing about Windy Hill Farm is that you can pre-order on their website and pick it up at one of the markets on Saturday.  Or, you can pick up your order through the week at various other locations through the Buyers Club Pickups.  They currently have pickups in Salisbury, Lake Norman, Concord Mills, and Albemarle.  If that’s not convenient enough, then I don’t know what is.

Here are my goods:

BEEF. It’s what’s for dinner.

  • Special Steak sampler – various cuts
  • Pork Chops
  • Mild Sausage
  • Eggs

I also got a salad mix from Harmony Gardens and Kale from Mt. Pleasant

And yes, the greens are resting on a Dunkin Donuts box.

I also tasted the best Italian Ice in my life from The Frozen Melon.  Seriously, it was life changing.

I had the cantaloupe ice.

Now, this is the definition of refreshing.

Next on my list to try, is the tangerine!

When I got home, I made a salad with the greens I bought and added some Lavender and Fennel Goat Cheese that I found at Earth Fare.  I think most of my friends are aware of the goat cheese obsession I have and some (ahem, Vee) think I need an intervention.  You can’t stop me!

I topped the salad off with a Windy Hill Farm Fresh Egg!

You can always tell a farm fresh egg from a store-bought egg because the yolks always seem to be more orange than yellow.

Mmmm, get thee to the market.