May 092012

Because they are full of protein? Nah. Because they taste delicious on breakfast sandwiches? Hmm, not really. Because they get dyed for Easter? Ew, no. Hard boiled eggs are not my thang.

So then why I am so excited to tell you about my love for eggs? Well, Jenny F. over at Picky Palate joined up with Teflon brand for a twitter party tonight to celebrate Mother’s Day and National Egg Month. Jenny was offering these awesome prizes to four lucky winners who participated in the party. Since I was sitting around not doing anything at 8 pm anyway, I joined in the party, along with hundreds of other people I might add, and answered four questions about Mother’s Day. Toward the end of the Twitter party I figured I probably had zero chance of winning a prize, so I walked away from the computer for a few minutes. Imagine my surprise when I came back and saw this on my screen:


Excuse me?? Is that me? Out of all those people? Did I just win THE GRAND PRIZE?? Woohoooooo!! I was practically doing cartwheels around my apartment. Jack thought I was crazy. Clearly I was euphoric. In case you didn’t check out the details of the contest that I linked to above, the prize packages get progressively bigger so the fourth prize (which I won!) is the biggest! Isn’t that unreal?? What are the odds? Here’s what I got Smile

Prize Package #4

  • Set of 2 piece QVC Technique Cast Iron Pans
  • Flip It Pan
  • 12 inch skillet
  • Apron coated with Teflon Fabric Protector
  • $50 Amex Gift Card
  • “No Whine With Dinner” Cookbook.  150 healthy kid tested recipes

Awesome!!! You have no idea how badly I need a new skillet. Right now I switch between using a hand-me-down skillet from my grandparents and a random pan Fabio found when moving out of his frat house last year. Ew. I was seriously lacking in the pan department but won’t be anymore!!  I’m also really excited for the cookbook! I always love new recipe inspiration Smile Thank you so much to Jenny F. and Teflon for this amazing prize!

In other, much less exciting news…


My workout this morning was great, as usual. I am really loving this waking up early to workout thing! I have so much more energy and feel great all day. Plus I love that when I get home I can work out, but I don’t have to!

This morning I did another Insanity DVD after my jog with Jack. I chose another one of the tough month 2 DVDs, but today I only made it half way through the circuits. The one annoying thing about the month 2 DVDs is that they last an entire hour, as opposed to lasting just over 30 minutes like the month 1 workouts. Either way, half of a month 2 DVD after a mile run was enough for me!

When I got home from work today it was pretty rainy and gross out so there was no afternoon jog to the dog park today. I was secretly happy to lounge around and do some strength workouts, but someone  was really missing his jog.


Sorry Jack! Gotta wait til tomorrow!


Tonight Fabio went to dinner with some friends so I was up to my own devices. Whenever Fabio is out I usually gravitate toward my best salad ever, since I know salads aren’t his favorite. Tonight’s salad included the usual grilled chicken, chopped apple, craisins, walnuts, fat free feta cheese, baby spinach, and romaine lettuce. I used my favorite Kraft Greek Vinaigrette dressing and mixed everything up. It was scrumptious, as usual!



After dinner Fabio returned with some frozen yogurt which we split while watching Modern Family and reveling in my extraordinary luck for now having won two blog contests in one month. Knock on wood that this luck sticks around for a while! Yay!! Open-mouthed smile

 Posted by on May 9, 2012

  6 Responses to “I love eggs because…”

  1. Oh my gosh, you lucky duck!!! That’s an amazing prize pack!!! 🙂 I’m not generally a HUGE fan of eggs, but I’ve been learning to eat them more often, since they’re so darn good for me 🙂

    • Yeah me too! I like them ok but I’m not wowed by them. However if you add some tomatoes, onions, cheese, etc. you could convince me!

  2. What an awesome prize package! Congrats!

    I can’t wait until I can retire my teaching shoes for the summer so I can get back to morning workouts! Right now, it requires me to get up at 4:30am.. and I managed for like 2 months.. and then exhaustion took over… so I went to after work. You are so right though. MUCH more energy through the day!

    • Yeah definitely, you’ll manage though! Summer vacation is right around the corner!! Then you can get plenty of morning workouts in 🙂

  3. Yay for winning that awesome prize!! Sounds fun!!
    And your dinner salad looks amazing!!
    <3 Sam

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