After a relaxing three-day weekend, I hit the ground running delivering a live television segment Sonoran Living, ABC15 in Phoenix, a show I appear on regularly.
Have you ever gone about your morning at a leisurely pace, only to discover that you miscalculated the time you needed to leave the house? No, I wasn’t supposed to leave the house by 10 a.m., I needed to arrive at the station by 10 a.m.! Fortunately I figured this out early enough, which left me with an hour and 15 minutes to get myself camera-ready, rather than the usual 2 hours I prefer. I know, it’s a little disgusting, but what can I say? The more TV I do, the more obsessed I get. On the other hand, I am completely comfortable going days without makeup if I’m just working at home or running errands. Two extremes.
Have you ever tried Metromint water? The company sent me some samples. At first I didn’t really care for it, but the PR rep told me it should be enjoyed ice cold (I originally just added some ice cubes to a barely cooled bottle). I can appreciate this, like champagne. It’s all-natural and a nice break from plain water. I’ve especially enjoyed the chocolate mint flavor.
Once home I was hungry again due to my tiny lunch. I made guaca-salsa by stirring nearly half of an avocado into salsa, and paired it with filafel chips. A home-brewed half glass of orange-flavored black tea provided my afternoon caffeine fix.
I followed that with the remaining half chocolate chip cookie from The Westin Kierland.
For dinner my honey reheated the flat-iron steak grilled the night before, and we turned it into tacos with roasted portobello mushrooms, hot sauce, and packaged guaca-salsa. Our side dish was roasted summer squash. Usually, I would opt for whole ground corn tortillas, but the only fajita-sized tortillas we had on hand were white. How did those get there, anyway? I sipped half a glass of red table wine.
Estimated calories: 2,275 (Breakfast 490, lunch 400, dinner 550, snacks 785, wine 50)
Free Giveaway! Metromint invited me to send a free sampler to three of my friends. I will draw three random names who comment here or on my Facebook page, letting me know whether they have tried Metromint, and if so, telling me their favorite flavor. Comment by July 15, 2011 for a chance to win.