A Lazy Wednesday

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Hello, Charlotte.  Good to be back.  Very good.


I actually managed to finagle my way onto an earlier flight and got home three and a half hours earlier than expected, which was awesome!  This meant I had enough time to dash to the clinic and help out, checking out a few patients. 


And once the Hus was done with his work, we came home, collapsed on the couch, and made mashed potatoes.  We discussed working on Halloween costumes but that errand quickly fell to the wayside.  Instead, we just zoned out.  Like a mini weekend on a Wednesday afternoon.  So nice.


At some point – I made this scrumptious dinner.  We had seen an infomercial for a device that lets you hard-boil eggs without having to peel them and instantly both craved an egg salad sandwich.    But yes – I actually had to peel the eggs.  Smile 


For two servings, I hard-boiled five eggs, let them cool, and chopped them into small bites.  Then, I combined the eggs with about 1/4 cup vegan mayo, a tablespoon or two of Dijon mustard, cherry tomatoes, and raw broccoli.


So much better than sticky deli egg salad.  Sooooo much better.


Eaten on the porch.  Must enjoy this lovely weather while it lasts!


We made an effort to take the pooches on a long walk but ended up just going to a nearby gas station and buying a bunch of lotto tickets.  The North Carolina Powerball is up to $173 million.  The classic “What would you do if we won the jackpot?” conversation ensued.  Then we spent 30 minutes looking at $3,000,000 Charlotte homes on real estate websites while eating teacups of ice cream.  Keepin’ my fingers crossed for tonight’s draw! 


A girl can dream, right? 



  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 26, 2011, 9:08 pm

    Love it! Nothing like a lazy day in the middle of the week!

  • Sana October 26, 2011, 9:08 pm

    Bahaha no one would believe you if you did win after the April Fool’s prank. But I hope you do win 🙂

    • Amber K October 27, 2011, 1:21 pm

      lol, exactly what I was thinking 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 26, 2011, 9:12 pm

    i cannot get on board with sticky deli egg salad. but your version looks delicious!!

    my hubby randomly asked me today… if we won the lottery, would i take the money in a lump sum or over 25 years. tough call! i would probably spread it out… he said he’d take it all at once though!

    • Marissa C October 26, 2011, 9:43 pm

      I’d take the annuity…then no one can hit you up for it all at once.

      • Amber K October 27, 2011, 1:23 pm

        I was thinking that because I’d want more money in the end I’d spread it out, but I like your reasoning too!

  • Lesley October 26, 2011, 9:13 pm

    I love any kind of egg salad, and your version looks delicious!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 26, 2011, 9:15 pm

    the egg salad looks perfect and I love looking at real estate online and house shopping (virtually). It’s almost as fun as Pinterest 🙂

  • Ashley October 26, 2011, 9:17 pm

    whenever my husband randomly buys a lottery ticket we play that game. too much fun. and then I get all worked up like we really are going to win. it is ridiculous. 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 26, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Sounds like a great day Caitlin! I’m not a fan of egg salad, but dang that looks good! I can’t do mayo, but I bet binding that with hummus would be amazing! I have to try that. Have a great evening!

  • Mary October 26, 2011, 9:42 pm

    You and the Husband are beyond adorable. Clearly made for each other.

  • Marissa C October 26, 2011, 9:42 pm

    MMM now I’m craving eggs…

    I thought about the lottery thing a lot…I’m actually not sure I’d want to win anymore. Or maybe just 1 million. I’d be afraid of being hit up for money by friends, family, and strangers for the rest of my life.

    Although, apparently you can create a trust and claim it anonymously that way. At the very least, I’d take the monthly payments vs. the lump sum.

    Told you I’ve thought about this a lot! I buy lottery tickets when I have a bad day at work…

  • peacebeme October 26, 2011, 9:45 pm

    I must have an egg salad sandwich soon!

  • Chelsea October 26, 2011, 9:53 pm

    Gah wouldn’t that be amazing if you guys actually won haha? I don’t even know what I would do with that much money *eek*…

  • Army Amy* October 26, 2011, 10:00 pm

    I love that last picture of y’all! It’s so sweet!*

  • Alaina October 26, 2011, 10:07 pm

    I was just in Charlotte and the weather was amazing!! It was really pretty down there too. 🙂

    Good luck with the jackpot!

  • Lindsey October 26, 2011, 10:29 pm

    Heck yes! Positive thinking! $173 million?! I’d take my whole family on a dream vacation first 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 26, 2011, 10:34 pm

    oh my goodness – winning $173M would be beyond relief!!!!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 26, 2011, 11:13 pm

    That sounds like an oddly awesome Wednesday. Didn’t you do an April Fool’s about winning the lotto or am I totally making that up?

  • Khushboo October 26, 2011, 11:44 pm

    I always make the rookie mistake of peeling eggs just as soon as they’re done boiling…and burn my fingers in the process and then curse myself for being impatient!

  • Nicole October 26, 2011, 11:47 pm

    If you win, can i have a few hundred thou so i can quit my job??? 🙂

  • colleen October 26, 2011, 11:51 pm

    Ah, the north carolina ‘educational’ lottery. I would have grabbed a couple tickets too. good luck 🙂

  • Corrie Anne October 26, 2011, 11:58 pm

    Ice cream in teacups while co-browsing. So sweet. And good luck! 😉

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 27, 2011, 12:39 am

    Oh, I know that lotto conversation!! Haha, my hubby and I always talk about what we would do with the money if the jackpot gets really big.

  • Kayla October 27, 2011, 12:50 am

    Now I want egg salad..
    looks so good!

  • Keri @ Mrs.RAWnk October 27, 2011, 1:00 am

    Haha that eggies thing doesn’t even seem real!

  • cookie October 27, 2011, 1:56 am

    That egg-salad looks delicious!

  • Liza October 27, 2011, 1:59 am

    I add garlic to my egg salad, but never tried adding any vegetables! I also love that you have big chunks of eggs in there. Good luck with the lottery 🙂

  • Natalcho @ Tomatoes Rock October 27, 2011, 3:13 am

    We also play the euromillions lottery and almost every Tuesday and Friday we discuss what we would do if we woke up as millionaires. yes, a girl can certainly dream:)

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile October 27, 2011, 6:38 am

    Lazy days are a must sometimes!! Nothing better than just relaxing 🙂 I hope to win the powerball too, I’m sure everyone would LOVE to win!

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness October 27, 2011, 6:44 am

    Did you win??!!
    That looks like the best egg salad I have ever seen! Must re-create ASAP!

  • Ali @ Ali Runs October 27, 2011, 7:10 am

    Lazy days are the best way to recharge after a busy week!

    Also, I always say that I’m going to buy lotto tickets and then I never do.

  • Hillary October 27, 2011, 7:18 am

    My boyfriend and I play the “what would we do if we won the lottery?” game all the time. Fun and harmless!

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 27, 2011, 7:57 am

    Now you’re making me crave egg salad!! 😉

  • Molly @ RDexposed October 27, 2011, 8:21 am

    I play the “what if” lottery game during long drives by myself. Sadly paying off student loans is always on the top of my list!

  • Heather October 27, 2011, 8:23 am

    i hope to hear of a wealthy tipping point arrival today 😉

  • Laura October 27, 2011, 8:35 am

    You guys are hilarious! Sounds like a fun wednesday! Good luck

  • Amanda October 27, 2011, 8:36 am

    Sounds like the perfect mid-week treat to just relax after your insanely busy travel schedule.

    I also love looking at ridiculous real estate in my area, as well as on HGTV (hello, Selling New York!). It’s just fun to think about what it would be like to be able to buy any home you want. 🙂

  • Meg October 27, 2011, 10:32 am

    I spent a little time yesterday contemplating my PowerBall millions as well!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) October 27, 2011, 2:40 pm

    bahahaha i look at the million dollar home here in the Bay Area when I get bored. Granted, half the homes that are over 1 mil, aren’t really worth that at all. But those in Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto. . . some of those estates are up in the Double Digit millions, and I swear a king could live in over half of them,.

  • Christie October 27, 2011, 9:10 pm

    1- Your egg salad concoction looked delicious.
    2- Those eggie things are so random, yet awesome! I hate peeling hard boiled eggs (I don’t think I do it right- there has gotta be a “right way”) and I find myself making them for Riley a lot. Might have to get one!

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