Saturday, September 11, 2010

This Is What Makes Me Happy

It doesn't take much to make me happy. Walking into a clean house after a long day of work, makes me happy. Seeing my mother smile, makes me happy. Having someone tell me, "I helped save his marriage", makes me happy (Apparently I taught this guy something about nutrition he had always fought with his wife about. Now that he knows the truth, he said, there will be no more fights!).




Coming up with a simple meal for dinner, makes me happy.


Spinach salad with raw spinach, 3 ounces cooked organic chicken, 1/2 cup wild rice, cooked carrots, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of blue cheese dressing.




Coming up with a healthy recipe for Nick's lunches, which also includes some calcium (something that is lacking in his diet), makes me happy.

This is similar to the chicken salad recipe I posted last week. I cooked 5 small red skin potatoes, cut them up and added them to a large bowl. Then I added 2 hard boiled eggs, 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, ~2 tsp cumin, ~1/8 tsp salt, and LOTS OF PEPPER!




Having a fridge filled with good beer, makes me happy.

The Great Lakes Brewing company makes some of the best beer available in the world. Seriously. Their Octoberfest beer is almost as good as their Christmas ale. ALMOST.


Question: What has make you happy recently?


Watching the Buckeyes win today, will make me happy ;)

20 comments :

  1. I like this post a lot... I meant to do one for a while but always had something else to blog about.
    Having star besides me... even he's always napping when he's with me, makes me happy :)

    have a great weekend Gina! :)

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  2. I love this post, Gina!

    Being with my family makes me happy.

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  3. Lots of those things make me happy too! And I have lots of other things to be happy about recently... my dad is doing better, my kids are enjoying school, and I ran my 1st 5K today! Now, if my fridge was stocked with beer...that would increase my happiness :)

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  4. The Buckeyes winning today made me happy too! And I'm happy that I have the day off work tomorrow :)

    By the way, I didn't realize you will be working at Market District, I totally missed that detail. My best friend just got a job there as a cashier, now I have one more reason to come visit! :)

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  5. I almost screamed with excitement when I saw the Great Lakes in your fridge! That made me seriously happy. I grew up in Cleveland and moved to Arizona a few years ago. I so miss that beer! I always convince my dad to save me a few Christmas Ales when I'm home for the holidays :) Thanks for the bit of happiness!

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  6. OO, I wonder if I can find Great Lakes Brewery around here? I wish there was like one big giant beer store that held all the local breweries around the country :) There are so many good ones out there.
    Beer definitely makes me happy too haha.

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  7. I've seen that Great Lakes beer around -- it's good, huh? I'll have to pick some up! Apple picking yesterday made me happy and today I have my first hockey game in Columbus...I can hardly wait :)

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  8. what makes me happy recently are my weight training workouts! i know it sounds corny but I look forward to really working hard in the lifting department ! :)

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  9. Florence and the Machine...LOVE their music...plus, JAMESON. I just did the tour of their distillery in IRELAND. I LOVE it! I got to sample whiskey from America (JD...made from CORN) and then SCOTLAND (Jonnie Walker) and IRELAND. Super smooth because it is tripple distilled

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  10. i lurv gina-fied posts :) i feel like fall is such a happy season? except for the fact that it brings me back to school but school also makes me feel uber productive which i like.

    hmm what makes me happy is payday, goat cheese & balsamic, sunday football with my slippers & cawwwfeeeeeeeeeee

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  11. Such a joyous, beautiful post! I love your spinach salad and potato salad recipes - YUM! Yay for the many uses for Greek yogurt! :-)

    Weekends at home with Zach make me happy... :-) and wedding planning, which is starting to zoom right along (thank you soooo much for asking! :-), makes me happy! :-)

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  12. I love the addition of potatoes to the chicken salad. yum!
    Cooking makes me happy. I went to a food demo today and I just realized how much I love cooking (and eating, of course).

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  13. Who knew you were out there saving marriages?!

    This fall like weather is making me happy after the hot summer we had.

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  14. Finding pumpkin puree on the grocery store shelf makes me happy! ;-)

    Oh, and spaghetti squash.

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  15. This post made me happy! A fridge full of beer makes me happy too! My kitty and ice cream are right up there haha.

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  16. Let's see, my job and getting to teach people makes me happy, and living overseas where I get to experience another culture makes me happy, and of course spending time with Ryan.

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  17. simple meals make me happy, too. :-)

    so glad the bucks won, too!!

    finding a job right now would really really make me happy!

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  18. Oooh, that potato salad looks amazing! Will have to bookmark this one.

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  19. Oooo I agree. Great Lakes Brewing co is the BEST! It's literally the only beer I like! Xmas ale! yay!

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