Evening! Well, I survived my first day back in the office. 😉 It helped to have these little faces around again:



Getting back into my routine of mid-afternoon snacks (as opposed to three ginormous meals!) felt strange.


I ate a JamFrakas bar (a free sample from a few months ago… still yucky) and a few pickles around 1:30.


Around 4:30, I ate my FAVORITE Grape Nuts + yogurt combo!  And a few blackberries.  Lordy, lord — I missed this snack.


After work, I went on a glorious, glorious run!  It felt great to be back on my usual route. Yippppe!  I threw in some speedwork on the 3rd mile, doing that mile in 8:30.


  • Duration: 47 minutes (5 miles)
  • Average Heart Rate: 169 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 198 bpm
  • Calories Burned:  445


Dinner – Turkey Burrito in a Baked Shell


Another fun way to use La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Soft Wraps (only 100 calories each and no trans fat!)…. a baked taco shell!


I made a yummy burrito with ground turkey, chopped onions, chopped red peppers, bella mushrooms, and taco seasonings.


I put the wrap in a small casserole dish, folding up the sides, and baked it at 350 for 15 minutes.  I broiled it at 500 for 3 more minutes to crisp it up.  Yum!


The taco went on top of a little bed of fresh spinach.


"The Huz," Meghann, and I are watching a movie now — time to pay attention!


Goodnight. 🙂



  • Erica January 16, 2009, 8:50 pm

    Hey girl- love those pupppppers! Give them a hug for me! I love baking taco shells- so yummy. Why do they ever fry them? What movie did you guys watch? We watched my best friends girl and I loved it!

  • Mica January 16, 2009, 8:56 pm

    You’d think I’ve never seen a wiener dog before, but every time I see Maggie, I giggle! She always looks so confused!

  • ttfn300 January 16, 2009, 9:04 pm

    aww, i’m sure they are glad to have you back 🙂 that taco salad sure looks yummy!

  • Katie January 16, 2009, 9:13 pm

    Is that a guinea pig?! I’ve never baked a taco shell before, but I’ve had a recipe for fish tacos on my desktop FOREVER that I’ve got to try.

  • carolinebee January 16, 2009, 9:15 pm

    HAHA katie..i think it’s a stuffed animal?? YAY i’m glad to see the puppies again! And amazing taco shell idea i have those wraps in the fridge, thanks C!

  • sweetandfit January 16, 2009, 9:39 pm

    aww, it must have been so nice to see those cute faces! your dinner looks like something straight outta a mexican restaurant…looks incredibly delicious

  • Marissa January 16, 2009, 9:47 pm

    I like the smily face 🙂

  • Elizabeth (thelongweigh) January 16, 2009, 9:50 pm

    I just found your blog while you were on your honeymoon and I am loving it. Congratulations on the marriage! I look forward to reading more!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) January 16, 2009, 9:56 pm

    That’s a cool idea for dinner! Have fun with the movie!

  • Red January 16, 2009, 9:57 pm

    I just started reading you blog, and had to tell you I am loving it! I need to pick up some taco shells. Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!

  • Caitlin January 16, 2009, 10:00 pm

    erica – we started to watch the assassination of jesse james, and it sucked. so now we’re watching tv. 🙂

    mica – she is confused. she’s totally dumb!

    katie and carolinebee – haha yes its a stuffed guinea pig!

    elizabeth and red – thanks!! 🙂

  • Beth January 16, 2009, 10:33 pm

    I just read your “about” section and see you work for an urban planning firm! My husband is a planner…very cool. What kinds of stuff do you write as a tech writer for them?

  • eatingbender January 16, 2009, 10:41 pm

    Are you a mind reader? I just put those La Tortilla wraps into the fridge to thaw after freezing them for months – tonight. I also just bought ground turkey for the first time in ages – tonight. And it just so happens that your dinner looks fantastic…TONIGHT! I’m definitely going to have to try the baked shell sometime this week!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) January 16, 2009, 10:59 pm

    beth – well, i write planning documents! i do a lot of California Environmental Protection Act, as well as zoning ordinances, amendments, and more. 🙂 yay for planning! i hope your husband keeps his job through this crap economy. 🙁

    eating bender – hahah we’re twins!!! enjoy your dinner!!

  • greendogwine January 17, 2009, 6:46 am

    YAY!!!!!!!!!! I missed the pupsters! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl January 17, 2009, 6:49 am

    Such cute dogs, as always!!! And I love that taco shell salad – so gorgeous and delish!!

  • apluseating January 17, 2009, 6:55 am

    the taco shell!!!! thats such a good idea. the salad looks great!

  • redheadyellowdog January 17, 2009, 7:01 am

    That taco shell is a BRILLIANT idea!!! I love it!!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) January 17, 2009, 7:39 am

    Love your pups! Taco shell – great idea! I have those Tortilla wraps in my fridge. Brilliant Caitlin. Thank you. Glad you’re enjoying life back home. 🙂

  • just me January 17, 2009, 7:47 am

    yay for great run!!! always a great feeling eh?

    and love the taco bowl…i used to make those all the time when i was in college…until i told my mom i was using a pyrex bowl and she screamed at me that it could have exploded in the oven…but it never did, so i didn’t care. hahaha!

  • Sarah W. January 17, 2009, 8:44 am

    ooh that taco salad looks devine! hope you had a good time catching up with Meghann!

  • imadedinner January 17, 2009, 8:46 am

    What a fantastic idea for those wraps! Im stealing it, just fyi 🙂

  • Beadue January 17, 2009, 9:43 am

    Your pups are so cute!

    Glad you are settling back into your normal routine. Vacay is always nice but there is something so good about normal routine, too.

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