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Just an Ordinary Day

Just a day, just an ordinary day… remember that song?

So, I thought that I’d give you a peek into a typical day for me. I’m always curious about other people’s schedules/routines, so I’m operating under the assumption that you’re curious about mine. Ha 😉

Here goes nothing!

6:45 Alarm goes off… roll out of bed, put contacts in, shower

7:10 Make bed, breakfast (to go) and iced coffee

7:20 Hair, makeup, get dressed

7:50 Drive to work

7:58 Arrive in parking garage

8:03-2:00 Work

2:00 Eat lunch

3:30 (This isn’t typical, but…) Hear fire trucks, look out the window and see smoke… AHH!

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We seriously watched this for probably 20 minutes before the top floor erupted into flames. It was scary to watch- it was hard to tell if they were going to contain it before it got to the next house.

Sad 😦

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4:35 Leave work

4:45 Stop at CVS for floss… yes, floss… thisclose to buying other random stuff, but tell myself no

5:00 Stuck behind an elderly man who can’t remember his ATM pin. After trying 3x, he gets out another card. The line is 7 deep at this point. Success.

5:05 Leave CVS. Not surprised to see that said elderly man is making a left onto Peachtree, and instead of waiting until traffic is clear on both sides, he pulls out and blocks 3 lanes of traffic until the other side is clear. Scary!

5:10 Early to yoga… happy because this never happens

5:30-6:45 Yoga

6:50 Walk over to Trader Joe’s to get the ingredients for Ameena’s Mango Tandoori Chicken Pizza.

7:10 Arrive home

7:20 Realize that I don’t have time to marinate the chicken for an hour, because you know, I’m busy doing things like not reading the book for book club and watching TMZ…

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8:45 Pizza is ready!

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I didn’t see any tandoori masala at Trader Joe’s, so I used the masala simmer sauce in its place. I also ended up baking the pizza for an extra 5 minutes- Trader Joe’s pizza dough is always unpredictable when it comes to baking time.

I cut myself two pieces, but went back for another one not long after this picture…

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I loved this recipe. It was unique, easy to follow and DELICIOUS. Thanks, Ameena!

Off to watch the Olympics and get a good night’s sleep… I have been staying up way too late lately!

-Laura

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Pizza Time

Does anyone else love Trader Joe’s pizza dough as much as I do? It’s fresh, convenient, and only 99 cents per bag!

I’ve used their whole wheat dough before, but I prefer their plain dough. It was perfect for a Saturday night at home. I took it out of the fridge and let it sit for about 20 minutes before I rolled it out.

I floured the counter, then set to work at stretching it out with my hands. I topped it with TJ’s pizza sauce, and then added chopped (fresh) spinach before adding mozzarella and ricotta. I used a greased baking sheet and baked it at 350* for ~20 minutes.

I normally follow the baking directions on the bag, but next time I’ll probably bake it at a higher temp for a shorter amount of time.

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Either way, it was perfect for a Saturday night in, while watching Miss America and a Lifetime movie. I’m pretty sure that between Elizabeth and I, we have seen just about every Lifetime movie that’s out there. Did I really just admit that? 🙂

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Have you ever used Trader Joe’s pizza dough? Or, have you ever made your own dough?

Random- Where do you think MTV will film the next season of Jersey Shore? I read that they might be fist pumpin’ in the Hamptons!

Back to watching the Grammy’s… the dresses, the performances, oh my!

-Laura

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