Good evening,

I’ve been surprisingly upbeat for the first week back after the holidays. Maybe it’s been the sunny, not-freezing weather? I hear snow is on the way though.

I can already tell that my vacation-induced sleep surplus is running out quickly because I was dragging while babysitting today. If only I could stay rested during the work week! Any tips for getting everything accomplished (without working on my to-do list at work or giving up cooking, blogging,or working-out) while still getting 8+ hours? My internship class starts back on Monday and preliminary job searching in NC has already begun, so it’s only going to get worse…

Dinner was a quickie combo of mac + cheese with peas and maple roasted brussels.

I’m beginning to love brussels sprouts (I can’t believe I’m admitting this). Isn’t it cute how the shells are holding the peas?

Loved the simplicity of this dinner, but I had to go back for puffins because it wasn’t quite enough.
My bed’s calling my name. Goodnight folks.
  • Lauren
    January 6, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Love that dinner. Simple but delicious!

  • Amanda
    January 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I was just thinking that my extra sleep from the holiday break was used up already, I’m glad I’m not the only one. Thankfully its Thursday already! Your dinner looks delicious, by the way. I wish I could start eating brussels sprouts, I just can’t get passed the gross sliminess they always had when I was forced to eat them as a kid.

    • Mom
      January 6, 2011 at 8:59 am

      I had just noticed how the shells were holding the peas (before I read your comment about it). Darling!

  • Dad
    January 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

    First parsnips, now brussels sprouts! You’ve come a long long way from Grilled Chicken sandwich.

  • Kath
    January 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Love brussels.

    Love those pea down comforters.

  • Carla @ Will Run for Health
    January 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Maple roasted brussels? Really?? That sounds so interesting. I’ll have to try it. I guess the only tip that I can offer you about getting things accomplished while keeping your sanity and not giving up things you love is to keep your priorities straight. If something doesn’t excite you, don’t feel like it’s a must. Kinda lame, right?

    • Laura
      January 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      They are sooo good!! Your comment is def. helpful…thank you:)