Weekend Confessions II {MIMM #26}


Man, I feel like I haven’t been a part of the blogosphere much at all in the past few days. Schoolwork, dance, and the usual engagements have kept me on my toes, that’s for sure. Nothing to complain about though πŸ˜‰

I’m feeling the “confession” style post today to recap my weekend. I did one of these a few weeks ago, but since I always love reading about others’ deep, dark, treacherous secrets, I thought I’d share some of mine again! Just kidding, these confessions are about things like food and more food.


Because fun confessions are marvelous πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting, Katie!

Confession #1

I played Cards Against Humanity, which is “a game for horrible people,” so that’s that.

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If you’ve never played it before, it’s basically super inappropriate Apples to Apples. I was at my friend Pam’s house with all the other senior girls in company, and we definitely got some good laughs out of this game. Should I feel grimy? Because I kinda do after playing that game.

Confession #2

I had breakfast for dinner on Friday night because Fridays require abstinence from meat, but also because I was lazy to cook fish.


Two-egg omelet with broccoli, spinach, cheese, and ketchup + avocado toast

I β™₯ eggs. Just get me chicken coop, and my protein (and cholesterol) will be set for life.

Confession #3

I took a picture of this at the dentist office:

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I was just excited that the fitness columnist for this Prevention magazine is from University of Maryland. Possible career involving writing + fitness?!

Confession #4

I packed anΒ ehΒ lunch for dance on Saturday. It was either the somewhat dry chicken or the questionable feta cheese. Or maybe I just really wanted a grilled cheese instead.


Chicken, broccoli, and feta

Confession #5

I kinda died over this pool of crunchy peanut butter on Sunday morning.


I had to melt it in a small bowl in the microwave first because for some reason, crunchy peanut butter stiffens up in the fridge a lot more than other nut butters. But that just means it became warm and fantastic in the microwave.Β Swoon.

Confession #6

Instead of being fueled by Popcorners at dance yesterday, I was fueled by string cheese and pita chips with hummus.

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A LOT more pita chips. Plus another half of my friend’s string cheese.

Me:Β “We shouldn’t just waste a cheese stick.”Β 

Confession #7

Dance was pretty much a high intensity workout yesterday. Rehearsal involved running our 13-minute piece straight through a couple times, and all of us were definitely fried by the end of the day. I feel the soreness already.

Confession #8

I’m so spoiled by Mom’s cooking. Now that she’s on vacation, I’ve been having to step up my cooking game, which isn’t nearly as finessed as her’s.

Exhibit A: I had to text her to ask how to cook pre-packaged gnocchi. Before you laugh at me, I know how to cook pasta and I know how to read directions. It’s just that a) I’ve just never cooked gnocchi before, so I wasn’t sure how long I was supposed to boil it, and b) Mom the space-saver threw out the box for the gnocchi, so there were no directions. It’s a good thing I asked her, because it only takes three minutes to cook! If I hadn’t asked, it may have been gnocchi soup for dinner.

Instead, it was a simple, yet tasty dish. I used a jarred sauce, but I upped the veggie power by adding broccoli.

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I hadΒ the gnocchi with leftover grilled chicken and brussels. I seared up some roasted red pepper spinach sausage for dad.

Confession #9

I made tuna salad sandwiches for meatless lunch options this week.

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Into the salad went: two cans of tuna,Β ΒΌ c. Greek yogurt, 1.5 tbsp spicy brown mustard, 1 tsp. dried dill, lots of pepper, 1 tbsp. honey, drizzle ofΒ olive oil, lots of halved red grapes

That’s not really a confession, but eating tuna salad doesn’t sound too sexy.

Confession #10

I finished two tubs of Greek yogurt in less than a week. By myself. It’s an addiction when two tubs are right next to each other in the recycling bin.


Confession #11

Mom and I send those chubby Facebook stickers to each other to represent how our days went.


Confession #12

I could be doing bio homework right now, but I’d much rather be blogging. I did half of the homework, and it’s due Wednesday anyway…. πŸ˜€

Hope you have a wonderful day!

So tell me:

What was the best dinner you had this weekend?

Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity?

What is one food you go through in the blink of an eye?

Any other weekend confessions?


36 thoughts on “Weekend Confessions II {MIMM #26}

  1. Happy MIMM!

    I heard that card game is so fun, my sisters and I want to get it for a game night soon. I heard its crude, but fun! Haha!

    YUM on the tuna salad, sounds amazing! I got to make some up one day!

    Happy Monday girl!

  2. Go Chef Alison!..that gnocchi dish looks superb. And I’ll confess that I can’t cook pasta to save my life :-p .
    I’ve never heard of Cards Against Humanity..you make it sound like its a tad uhm..dirty? Haha!
    Oh I’ve just cracked into my first jar of crunchy PB in a looong time – heaven πŸ™‚ . My weekend dinners have been brinners too; pumped up bowls of oatmeal ❀

  3. Girl, I feel ya on the going through greek yogurt like it is nobody’s business! Another grocery shopping trip will be in order soon. πŸ˜‰
    I haven’t had breakfast yet, so you just took my hunger to a whole new level to hangry. πŸ˜‰
    I love the games Apples to Apples, so I would probably get a kick from Cards Against Humanity.
    I would embrace all the food. πŸ˜€

  4. Confessions:
    1. Am I a horrible person for loving Cards Against Humanity?
    2. My life is fuelled by PopCorners….it’s becoming a problem.
    3. We had the EXACT same pasta dinner (well mine was on friday) if you sub the gnocchi with gluten-free penne. Why does broccoli taste so good with pasta in tomato sauce with sausage? Mmmmm I think there’s leftovers in the fridge.
    4. Bananas go like hot cakes in this house. As do no-bake balls. The bf keeps taking them and everytime I grab for one in the fridge, they’re gone!

    • 1. Yes, you are horrible. As am I.
      2. I’ll go to Greek yogurt addicts anonymous if you go to Popcorners addicts anonymous. Bloggers support each other like that.
      3. Broccoli in pasta is certainly amazing. I think it’s the crunch and freshness it adds!
      4. I could make a joke about how fast bananas and balls disappear in your house, but I won’t. Above the influence of Cards Against Humanity πŸ˜‰

  5. The BEST dinner I had this weekend was a avocado pizza topped with cherry tomatoes, onion, spicy peppers, vegetarian sausage, and lotsa cheese πŸ˜€ I’ve never played any card games 😯 Yikes, I should probably get on that haha. Andddd I go through egg whites and greek yogurt like NOBODY’S BUSINESS. I polish off 1-2 tubs of a greek yogurt a week, so were pretty much even πŸ˜‰ I want to dance with you at one of your practices, it sounds SO fun. Sigh, I miss dancing at ASU and cheer leading sometimes. Good thing I danced to the song “Happy” this morning to start my Monday off right.

    Shoot, now I am in the mood to watch Despicable Me 2. Best movie ever (besides Harry Potter). Rant over, have a great Monday lovely!

    • First of all, can you make me that pizza? Just ship it to me or bring it over when you come visit to eat falafel πŸ˜‰
      Secondly, can I join your “Happy” dance party?! I can groove to that song alllll day. I totally have to watch Despicable Me (1 AND 2). Hope you’re having an awesome Monday too, Ashley!

  6. I love these confession!!!;)
    Let’s see…favorite dinner this weekend was some Spanish lentils and rice; never played cards against humanity but from I’ve heard and seen it’s some pretty grimy stuff πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š
    And I confess I need a vacation and or spring ASAP!! Between the weather and school stress I’m ready to book a one way ticket out of here!! Lol
    Have a great Monday Alison!

  7. Hah. My sister is like that with cooking. I usually do the cooking when my parents aren’t home but when I’m not home, my sister always calls or texts me how to cook something, even though it’s packaged. She’ll be going off to college though. She can’t wait to hear from the colleges this month (MIT on Friday. Fingers crossed!).
    By the way, no shame in eating hummus and pita chips. =)

  8. I must’ve sworn my comment went though but I guess not😭 so lucky you , you might get two comments from me today! πŸ˜‰
    Never played cards against humanity…I’ll stick to scrabble and scategories πŸ‘πŸ’
    I got through insane amounts of Greek yogurt too!!!
    Best dinner was some Spanish lentils and rice!
    Aaaaand I confess I need a vacation ASAP!!! Between the weather and school stress I’m ready to book a one way ticket to…anywhere warm and sunny!!
    Have a great Monday Alison! Love these postsπŸ‘πŸ˜˜

  9. I’ve played Cards Against Humanity! It is a good time with the right crowd, but definitely a bit crazy at times. Your gnocchi dinner looked delish! The best thing I ate this weekend was chicken fajitas.

    And as for the thing I go through the quickest, it’s definitely cereal! Not the healthiest, but it’s what I’ve been eating for breakfast for as long as I can remember! I’m working on mixing it up a bit πŸ™‚

  10. I have a feeling that I’m going to be eating a tonne of breakfast type meals during Lent as well. No complaints, though, since breakfast is the best meal of the day πŸ˜€ And girl, I’ve become SO lazy when it comes to cooking. I have dinner over ay my parents’ every Sunday, and I try to mooch as many leftovers as I can so that I don’t have to cook much πŸ˜† I do need to step up my game though… there’s really nothing like a good home cooked meal.

  11. I hate it when I pack an ‘eh’ lunch, and I feel so disappointed while eating it! I have always wanted to try gnocchi, and after seeing this I really want to try it! Did you like it? Literally all the food you eat is my favourite food, I get so hungry after reading your blog! Like, I don’t even like sausage, but now I want sausage.

  12. Oh my goodness, I have an unhealthy obsession with Cards Against Humanity πŸ™‚ What does that say about me as a person? Seriously, though, that game never ceases to be entertaining!

    I go through bananas, peanut butter, kombucha, and tahini like nobody’s business. My friends always make fun of me for bringing a jar of tahini into the dining hall with me!

    Have a wonderful week, love! xoxo

  13. I seriously want you and your mom’s relationship! I love it πŸ™‚

    I played Cards Against Humanity with my family. We are an unusual bunch hehe πŸ˜‰ I love all of your food. I have a bag of gnocchi in the fridge right now and I might have to make that dish. Minus the meat of course! Making a bunch of sandwiches is a great idea! I normally only make one at a time the night before but I should really make them in bulk since I eat one everyday. Okay now to go read your post from today since this is from Monday! πŸ™‚

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