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I know this smoothie looks like muck…


But I swear it tastes like chocolate covered cherries!  I swear!


My Green Monster contained:


  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 15 frozen cherries
  • 1 scoop Nesquik (I’m sure there’s a healthier alternative, but the Husband hearts Nesquik, and we always have it on hand)


So delicious!  🙂


And I had one whole wheat bagel (Thomas brand) with a dippy egg.


Two New Shows I’m Watching


Have you seen How to Make it in America, the newest HBO series?  Think Entourage (Season 1) in New York City, but without the glamour.  It’s about two entrepreneurial friends who are starting a clothing line.  It’s SOOO good.


We’re also loving The Marriage Ref on NBC.  It’s slowly growing on me, and the last episode I watched was hysterical.  The show features real-life couples with silly problems, three celebrity guest judges, and a host who “makes the call” on which spouse is right.


Two questions:

What are you watching right now?  and  If you and your spouse were on The Marriage Ref, what would your battle be about?  This Tweet explains our battle!



  • Whitney @ Whitinspired March 23, 2010, 8:32 am

    I’m watching Lost only…I just am not interested in TV right now for some reason. There’s always something on, but I’m usually busy with something else and ignore it. Lost is the only thing I sit down to watch.

    Our battle would probably be about who takes care of the dogs more/better. It’s a discussion that goes on almost daily in our house…and no one ever wins!

    • Runeatrepeat March 23, 2010, 8:41 am

      I’m all about LOST right now too 🙂

      • Courtney March 23, 2010, 9:13 am

        Lost Lost Lost!!! It is our only appointment tv!!

        adventures in tri-ing

  • sarah (shep) March 23, 2010, 8:33 am

    I’m a huge fan of Modern Family, 24, and the classic reality shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race. Can’t answer your second question 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 23, 2010, 8:33 am

    Nurse Jackie just started last night and it was awesome! If my boyfriend and I were on there, it’d be about how he leaves his clothes all over the house!! 🙂

    PS: What is a “dippy” egg??

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 8:48 am

      a runny egg 🙂

      • Lexie March 23, 2010, 1:45 pm

        I say dippy egg too! Is that a Pittsburgh thing? I don’t even know.

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) March 23, 2010, 8:33 am

    I totally have to check out “How to Make it in America”. I’ve just started watching Gossip Girl and can’t believe how much I like it. I guess I’m just drawn to NYC based shows.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet March 23, 2010, 8:34 am

    We are watching both of those, too! So funny. I love Modern Family, too. And I can’t wait for True Blood, that is my absolute fave!!

  • Amy B (Second City Randomness) March 23, 2010, 8:35 am

    My biggest obsession right now is Modern Family. Don’t ever try to get a hold of me on Wednesday night when it’s on. It’s not happening. The show is THAT good!

  • Jocelyn March 23, 2010, 8:36 am

    I am watching dancing with the stars and survivor (heros vs villains)…

    p.s your dillema … ewww…FLUSH THAT TOILET! 😛

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 23, 2010, 8:37 am

    try cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder in the smoothie instead of nesquick

  • Kristine March 23, 2010, 8:37 am

    This is totally random, but your post made me think of it. Remember how a LONG time ago, you had some “secret filming thing” at your house and megan and kelly joined you? Did you ever announce on the blog what it was for?!

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 8:51 am

      no i havent – i was sworn to secrecy and it still hasnt been released yet. 🙁

  • Katie March 23, 2010, 8:38 am

    I caught a rerun of The Marriage Ref on Bravo yesterday. So funny! My husband and I watch The Big Bang Theory. It’s the funniest show to be on TV in a really, really long time. Our other weekly “must see” shows are The Amazing Race and Survivor. I’m completely addicted to the Real Housewives shows, but the husband, not so much.

  • Jenny March 23, 2010, 8:39 am

    I’m always obsessed with big love!

  • Jessica March 23, 2010, 8:41 am

    I’m a sucker for almost anything reality. But I really like cheesy shows like 90210 and Gossip Girl. I watch tv to escape and not think, so I’m not in to dramas as much.

  • Joanne March 23, 2010, 8:41 am

    There is only one show I enjoy watching on a regular basis and that’s “House”. Bummer – it was a repeat last night. I’m not big on TV.

    I heard the Marriage Ref didn’t get great reviews which was a surprise because I thought anything Jerry Seinfeld did was going to be good.
    If Ted and I were on it, our battle would be about (lets see what I can reveal here????) not putting used dishes in the dishwasher.

  • megan March 23, 2010, 8:41 am

    we don’t have cable. 🙁 but i watch the office online, and I watched the bachelor last season. kind of ashamed of how into it i got 🙂

  • Abby March 23, 2010, 8:42 am

    I really want to see the Marriage Ref! I think my favorite show of all time is Arrested Development. My husband andI watch it every night when we eat dinner. Sad, I know. But it is so ridiculously funny!

  • Runeatrepeat March 23, 2010, 8:42 am

    Ben and I would be on the Marriage Ref about our battle over where to move : CA or FL. Or about me always blogging and neglecting him 🙂

  • Jen Trinque March 23, 2010, 8:48 am

    Hmmm…I can’t think of any show right now that I absolutely HAVE to watch. I have watched LOST, but for some reason I haven’t kept up with it this season…We always get Entourage, Weeds, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad from Netflix, though.

    What would our fight on the marriage ref be…I have to think about that one, nothing is springing to mind 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 23, 2010, 8:49 am

    haha, my favorite shows are 30 rock, the office, and modern family 🙂 but the marriage ref is growing on me too…if we were on there, we would totally be fighting about which way the toilet paper roll should roll – 3 years later and i still don’t know why he does it the way he does!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 23, 2010, 8:50 am

    My favorite shows are Top Chef and The Closer!

  • Helga March 23, 2010, 8:56 am

    I always watch QI – which is a BBC comedy/panel/quiz show.
    And then How I met your mother, Gossip Girl and Big Love.
    I watch way too much TV…

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini March 23, 2010, 8:56 am

    This is hopelessly dorky. I’m almost too embarrassed to admit it. I got the box set of the X Files for Christmas and we’re watching them. I heart Fox Mulder. I am on season 4.

    I am also watching Glee and Masterchef (which I think is the British version of Top Chef).

  • Liz March 23, 2010, 9:00 am

    haha your battle made me laugh out loud! Ours would probably be about cleaning or something stupid. I haven’t seen Marriage Ref yet but I wanted to see the episode with Larry David, Madonna, and Ricky Gervais.

    Right now I’m probably not obsessed with any show (you know when you first find a show and LOVE it), but Lost, Dexter and Parks & Recreation are some of my faves.

  • Aneta March 23, 2010, 9:02 am

    loooooooove How to Make it in America! love it!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 23, 2010, 9:04 am

    The marriage ref is such a silly show, but it is SO funny!! And I would never let me husband put us on there! =P

    I can’t wait until Glee comes back!! And we finally got around to watching the two-hour return episode of Flash Forward, sooo good.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat March 23, 2010, 9:05 am

    Oh gosh, ha ha! I don’t know who was on which side but I tend to find that gross 😉

    I’m not really watching anything right now. Most of the shows I used to watch aren’t on anymore or they aren’t very good anymore, so I gave up. I’ve just been renting movies when I need to watch something!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 23, 2010, 9:10 am

    oh dear, i don’t even know where to begin! our DVD is OUT OF CONTROL my must-watches: LOST, greys (it’s not that great anymore, but I can’t stop now!), biggest loser, parks and rec, big bang, how i met your mother

    i cannot WAIT for Mad Men

  • Courtney March 23, 2010, 9:14 am

    We argue over the way my hubby doesn’t clean his car out for weeks on end until there are cans and bottles and junk piling up all over. We never take his car anywhere when we go place together because it is always a disaster. He also uses his car to take the dogs to the dog park so that adds another layer of disgusting.
    adventures in tri-ing

  • Foy - Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat. March 23, 2010, 9:17 am

    That’s a sunny side up egg! I’ve never heard it called dippy before. They are the same thing, right?

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 23, 2010, 9:17 am

    Lost and The Office are my favs!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 23, 2010, 9:22 am

    The husband and I are allll about 24 right now(on season two) and Big Bang Theory (BBT)
    I’m also into Real Housewives and GLEE (in April!!) but he, notsomuch 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 23, 2010, 9:22 am

    Ugh– we would battle about dirty dishes 🙂

    I’m awaiting the return of Glee with bated breath!

  • Robyn March 23, 2010, 9:24 am

    I love How to Make it in America!!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun March 23, 2010, 9:38 am

    I love Lost & Vampire Diaries. I never miss those. My new show is Undercover Boss. Our battle is how I prefer the lid on the toilet to be shut before flushing and how The Lover & Big Boy never do it. I’m the only chick in my testosterone filled home and I don’t ask for much :). Just shut the freaking lid. 🙂

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit March 23, 2010, 9:38 am

    I’m watching Sex & the City on DVD, like, 10 years late! I didn’t have cable in high school and missed it when it was actually on tv. I actually had no interest in it at the time and made fun of it… now I can’t get enough, haha! My husband and I are also on the LOST bandwagon.
    Our battle would be about… clothes being left on the floor. 🙂

    • Beth March 23, 2010, 12:02 pm

      SATC= best show on earth!!!

  • Kelly March 23, 2010, 9:41 am

    Me and the bf love How to Make it in America! I’m also watching LOST, DWTS, Cougar Town, Modern Family, How I met your mother… wow I watch alot of tv, haha.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 23, 2010, 9:43 am

    I am big into the old school reality shows like Survivor and Big Brother. I also like Grey’s Anatomy.

    Random question … you mentioned quite a while ago that you put a secret into your book, and you were thinking of taking it out because once it was in there, you could never take it back. Did you take the secret out?

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 9:45 am

      secret is in 🙂 i decided it would help other people so i left it in.

  • Sara March 23, 2010, 9:43 am

    achh i never watch tv! I need to read through these suggestions 🙂 I usually only watch HGTV and ogle the amazing houses on international house hunters. and dream that ill move internationally one day…

  • John March 23, 2010, 9:45 am

    I have a show or two for every night that I try not to miss…NCIS,Chuck,Big Bang Theory,Numbers,2 and a Half Men……

    As a guy I will agree it’s not always the most pleasant thing to let the urine sit in the bowl to save water but when they are charging you for water and we are blesses to have it don’t you feel bad to waste it when so many in the world do with much less than we do?

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 9:46 am

      i agree with you (im the one that doesnt flush!)

      • Beth March 23, 2010, 12:04 pm

        Me either!! the old “if it’s yellow let it mellow” philosop hy

      • John March 23, 2010, 12:42 pm

        Sexist me thought it was you who didn’t want to let it mellow. Tell him to grow a pair 🙂 LOL JK

  • Amanda March 23, 2010, 9:46 am

    I don’t watch much TV at all, but a few shows I always make time for are The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice and Big Brother, when its on. Otherwise I just started watching Trauma and it seems pretty good. I love Grey’s Anatomy but I’m about 1 1/2 Seasons behind and I can’t seem to get caught up. I like to watch anything on Food Network if nothing else is on.

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story March 23, 2010, 9:49 am

    I watch Chuck, Vampire Diaries (yes, I know…but the guys are wicked hot and I’m a sucker for teen vampire drama), and United States of Tara (hysterical!).

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 23, 2010, 9:50 am

    Chocolate covered cherry GM sounds pretty much like the best GM ever!
    I’m all about Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, Melrose Place, 90210,…. aka, all the ridiculously drama filled shows.

  • Angharad (Eating for England) March 23, 2010, 9:51 am

    Hahahha. Your tweet made me laugh. I am guessing your husband is the one who doesn’t flush? I’m afraid I am the hippy who is in his camp! I don’t think a little tinkle requires a massive flush and waste of water – we waste billions of gallons everyday in this country – every little helps!

    Looooving your dippy eggs btw…

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 9:52 am

      haha nope im the one who doesnt flush! i agree with you!

  • Sophie @ yumventures March 23, 2010, 9:55 am

    I just watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and it was great! Generally my top 3 are How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, and TrueBlood 🙂

  • Laurie March 23, 2010, 9:59 am

    My guilty tv pleasure is totally Dancing with the Stars!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 23, 2010, 10:01 am

    Awesome GM – I have Nesquick at home too..maybe I should re-create that monster 😀
    I’m into Gossip Girl – which is new for me! I’ve only seen season1 so far. I’ve also just got into Everybody Loves Raymond (VINTAGE!) and The Big Bang Theory 😀

  • Laura Georgina March 23, 2010, 10:10 am

    I need to try that GM asap! I’m loving the basic one still, though (soy milk, spinach, banana, drop of vanilla).

    I’m WAY into Dexter–late to the party, I know, but doing some frenzied catching up on DVD! I’ve been binging on it lately and I actually hear the theme music in my head. Sad…

    As for the Marriage Ref issues around here, we’d have to go for two things: my green monsters (Husband can’t even look at them!) and his kitchen cleaning sloppiness. Up until a few weeks ago, another issue was his “leaving the toilet seat up” on all computer applications (not logging out of email, FB, twitter, etc on our shared computer) so that I’d have to log out and login as myself to do anything. Compulsive on my part, but SO aggravating! However, we just got a second laptop for me, so no more arguments on that front and we are now a happy computer family 🙂

    • Meagan March 23, 2010, 10:59 am

      I read your post and immediately the Dexter theme started playing in my head. I love the intro sequence!

  • cara March 23, 2010, 10:15 am

    I absolutely LOVE marriage ref. I will have to check out How to Make it in America. yaya. I love new HBO shows.

  • Katharine March 23, 2010, 10:16 am

    My favorite shows right now would have to be How I Met Your Mother and The Real Housewives of New York City. I’m definitely a sucker for bad reality TV. (I also watch MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Oy.)

  • Teacherwoman March 23, 2010, 10:19 am

    The only shows that I really catch is American Idol and now have gotten back into Trauma. I loved that show this fall and didn’t realize it was still on. I have to go back and catch some episodes I missed!

  • Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers March 23, 2010, 10:30 am

    Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I adore him. Such an important issue. Amazing to see the resistance people have to introducing their children to whole unprocessed food. What he is doing goes so beyond just a tv show – it truly is a food revolution.

  • Shayla March 23, 2010, 10:54 am

    Hi Caitlin! I was just curious – is that a Thomas’ regular or mini bagel? Thanks!

    • caitlin March 23, 2010, 12:04 pm


  • Meagan March 23, 2010, 10:55 am

    My husband and I just discovered Friday Night Lights on Netflix…and though I generally dislike sports movies, I love this show. It is one of the most well written shows I’ve ever watched—up there with Dexter and some of the first seasons of the Office. We also watch Lost together, and I can’t wait until Glee and Bones come back in April!

    Our marriage ref problem would be…how the dishes go in the dishwasher! He wants them practically clean and I “trust the dishwasher” to get them all the way clean. It’s silly, but we do bicker about it.

  • Tina March 23, 2010, 11:08 am

    Haha…that shake does look mucky. But the ingredients make it sound very drinkable 🙂

    I keep meaning to record The Marriage Ref. I saw one episode and thought it was hilarious. My hubs and I would have to go to the marriage ref over all of his random projects he does around the house!

  • Sarah March 23, 2010, 11:16 am

    I’m loving How to Make it in America! I totally agree about your comparison to Entourage.

    Since you’ve got HBO turned on Sunday, are you watching Pacific? It’s intense and I’m a bit squeamish so I hide under a blanket with our pooch at the scary parts haha. It’s GOOD tv. So worth it just for the education.

    • caitlin March 23, 2010, 12:05 pm

      the husband watched it last night!

  • Nicole, RD March 23, 2010, 11:19 am

    I watched the first episode of the marriage ref and I did not like it! I didn’t think it was funny at all 🙁 Maybe I need to give it another shot. I’m watching too much…Idol, Grey’s, Private Practice, 24, Modern Family, Biggest Loser, The Good Wife, Lost, etc. TOO much!!

  • Kathleen March 23, 2010, 11:23 am

    Loved hearing about the new shows…I have been watching Netflix so not much tv has been happening lately although I did get hooked on the first two seasons of Weeds from Netflix 🙂

    If my boyfriend and I were on the show I would say our fights would be about getting new jobs (we’re both recent graduates from college and don’t have jobs in our majors yet) and we fight about our chihuahua a lot (blush face). We’ve been dating for 5 years and I am really glad that these are the worst fights we’re having!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) March 23, 2010, 11:25 am

    Definitely about him keeping the tv on all night long and me constantly asking for him to turn down the volume. It’s an ongoing debate. I thought of you the time they had the woman who flossed from bed. Hahaha. You lost that battle.

  • Lauren @ Running Examiner March 23, 2010, 11:26 am

    Because I’m a huge dork, I really enjoy Animal Planet. Particularly the new “Fatal Attractions” show.

    My boyfriend and I are huge fans of “House,” too. It’s kind of formulaic, but I love the acting!

  • kate March 23, 2010, 11:37 am

    Were really into Burn Notice but I have yet to come across anyone else who watches it!

  • Stacey March 23, 2010, 11:54 am

    I just finished watching the 5th season of LOST <—lurrrvveee it. DONT tell me what's going on in the new season, I'm waiting for Jas and I to have a moment when we can both sit down and watch it!!! Other than that, I'm totally hooked on Biggest Loser 🙂

    LOL…your battle is hilarious..our battle would probably be about TV volume 😉

  • Stacey March 23, 2010, 11:59 am

    I’m all about LOST right now, Jas and I just finished up the 5th season, and haven’t started season 6 yet so DONT TELL ME anything that is going on!! Oh, my other big two are Biggest Loser and First 48 😀

    LOL your battle is funny 🙂 Our battle would probably be TV/PS3 volume..A girl can only take so much “war sounds” (from Modern Warfare) before going crazy 😉

  • Quinn March 23, 2010, 12:09 pm

    A. Great to finally meet you this weekend! Sorry to hear your trip back was so rocky.

    B. LOVE The Marriage Ref. Great convo topics with the husband whilst watching. Also am loving Undercover Boss on CBS. Eye opening.

  • Beth March 23, 2010, 12:27 pm

    Have you watched Kitchen Nightmares on hulu? I LOVE that show!!! I have a serious grush on Gordon Ramsay!

    My bf and would be on there about cleaning, the operative words being– without me asking!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 23, 2010, 12:30 pm

    I could definitely go for chocolate covered cherries for breakfast 🙂

  • Ashley March 23, 2010, 12:43 pm

    I fully believe you about the GM tasting delicious. Brown GM’s always look gross too..but hellloooo usually contain chocolate! 😉 Chris + I are watching made in america right now and liking it for the most part. We are also hooked on this season of 24..I watch Grey’s Anatomy and we both watch the Office. That’s about all right now..but other fav’s are: Californication, True Blood, and Dexter…loooove them

  • Kim March 23, 2010, 12:54 pm

    I started watching “The Marriage Ref” too, and I like it. Our battle would be about the air conditioner. I absolutely hate using the AC. Our electricity bill doubles, I’m always freezing, etc. My husband is a computer nerd so those things are always running, so he needs the air on to keep it cool. Grrr.

  • laura dishes March 23, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Our battle would be about the shower. He turns on the shower, walks away, and by the time he comes back, there is water ALL over the bathroom. Drives me nuts!

  • Kristin March 23, 2010, 1:04 pm

    The new shows I’m loving are The Marriage Ref, Undercover Boss and Parenthood. Ron Howard rocks!
    Oh and I make chocolate cherry smoothies all the time. I just use plain Hersey’s cocoa. Tastes great!

  • Ashley L March 23, 2010, 1:08 pm

    I love when you say dippy egg! Sure your not from the midwest?

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 3:33 pm

      a friend from ohio taught me that term 🙂

  • Katie March 23, 2010, 1:30 pm

    LOVE How to Make it America! Bryan Greenburg is my lover! (he just doesn’t know it yet!) Have you been watching The Pacific at all?

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing March 23, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I’ve got to catch up on Lost!

  • RhodeyGirl March 23, 2010, 1:48 pm

    We watch how to make it in america, but it was much much better when Big Love was on first. I wish that BOTH were still on! We love the new show though.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 23, 2010, 1:58 pm

    I love the marriage ref! Our arguement would be whether Hunni sleeping on the floor in the living room while we watch TV counts as quality time. He says yes because he’s there and I say no because he’s not even awake.

    • Caitlin March 23, 2010, 3:35 pm

      i can settle that for you : you win.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie March 23, 2010, 3:05 pm

    haha I love mucky smoothies and eggs with toast!

    I’m watching Breaking Bad at the moment and a British show called MI-5(or Spooks now I guess) otherwise I don’t watch any TV. I actually don’t even have TV! I just watch online!

  • Melissa March 23, 2010, 4:33 pm

    I don’t know your feelings on soy milk, but i’m newly obsessed with Silk Light Chocolate Milk. I’ve started putting it in all of my smoothies!

  • liane March 23, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Chocolate smoothies.. I put nestle quick chocolate syrup for a few weeks until I used it up, again, probably not the healthiest choice, but so good!
    Now I have the chocolate amazing grass superfood & unsweetened chocolate almond milk… those plus either frozen raspberries or cherries (plus spinach/banana etc), and I’m in chocolate fruit green monster heaven.

  • Amanda March 23, 2010, 5:31 pm

    My boyfriend & I are really enjoying “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which is streaming on Netflix.

  • Jalita March 23, 2010, 5:38 pm

    I’m not watching anything right now. I am listening to the radio. Tonight the only show I want to watch is Parenthood. It’s set up to record in case I don’t watch it, though.

  • Mae March 23, 2010, 9:27 pm

    I don’t like it when the toilet isn’t flushed…… it bothers me!
    I want to try that shake!!

  • Katherine March 23, 2010, 10:55 pm

    I love the biggest loser! I missed it tonight because of work. I have no idea why it is so entertaining.

    I have a passive aggressive fight with my roommate over how to clean the kitchen. If only I had a hubby (anyone is free to set me up on a date!)

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