Friday, April 12, 2013

I found this recipe on Shanty2Chic's Facebook page. Cant wait to try it:

Sausage and Egg Muffins

  • 1 cup of all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 lb. of ground sausage (browned on the skillet)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
Mix all ingredients together and fill each Baking Cup half-full with the mixture and bake on 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Color Run

Last weekend Riley and I participated in The Color Run. I have heard that its "the happiest 5k on the planet" and it really is! 

We drove to Springfield Friday and had dinner at Cheddars with three of her friends and their moms. After dinner Riley and I went to my brother's house and stayed the night there. Riley was able to play with her cousins Maddox and Miles a little before bed. 

We woke up early and got ready for the race. Here we are "pre-paint"

We met up with the girls and their moms again and waited in line. There were thousands of people there! For safety reasons, they had to let groups go in waves. We were towards the back so had to stand around for awhile. After we got going the first color we came to was Yellow. 

They have volunteers who spray you with paint as you run/walk through the paint stations. 

After yellow was ORANGE:

Next was BLUE:

I got sprayed in the face! Riley and I were beginning to look like smurfs! 

Finally we got to PINK:

Overall we had a great time! We met up with my sister-in-law and nephew. Can't wait to do another one soon!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Today I decided to try Panera Bread's new fresh pasta. I paid $8.50 for their small penne with red sauce. I got back to work, opened up the bag and was EXTREMELY disappointed in what I was given. The pasta/sauce didn't even take up half of the container it came in!  

I called Panera back and asked if I was not given the full amount or what the policy was. The manager explained that they have no regulation over the portions. The pasta comes frozen from headquarters and they only warm it up. She is mailing me a full re-fund which I thanked her for, but am very disappointed.

SO- I decided to contact Panera and figure out what this was all about. I sent them a Facebook message and a few tweets with pictures of what I received. Below is the responses I received:

Hi Andrea. We're sorry to disappoint, but do appreciate your feedback. As the cafe mentioned the pastas are preportioned and prepared individually. We'll pass your comments along to our Product Development team.


Tried @panerabread new pasta today. Paid $8.50 for a few bites worth. Called and was told It comes frozen from HQ.

@panerabread the container wasn't even half way full. #whatgives?? $8.50 for a few bites??

@ASchonhardt Hi Andrea. Pasta should come w/ a side salad or soup. If this isn't what you received, please contact us

@panerabread It did not come with a salad or soup. I'll contact you on the site given. Thanks!

I have felt that they were over priced for awhile now. Now this jut confirms it for me. Our local Panera has great customer service and the food is overall good; its just disappointing that its pricey food for a small portion.

Something New

A few weeks ago I started a blog to track my journey to run a half marathon. I have decided to post-pone the race for now. Through the beginning of my training I made it up to 5 miles at a time. I was never able to get myself to run further. I probably could have, but in all honesty I didn't want to. I have found that I don't enjoy running long distance. I do however like to run a few miles and plan on keeping up with the 5ks around Jeff City. NEW plan is to get healthier! As I stated in my other blog, I have alot of skinny fat that I need to get rid of. I plan on exercising using the Les Mills Workouts at The Healthplex, and changing my diet. This blog will have some recipe posts, updates on workouts, and fun things that happen in all our lives. 

Thanks for reading!