You want me to what?

This is me in my office a few months ago...

I like my mass chaos, thank-you very much.

It's a cozy little set-up, complete with a little sheep perched at the corner of my desk there.

I overlook some of the big towers in TO's financial district, although with the weather lately it's more like fog with some glimpses of glass and concrete.

Last night before I left, I was told that I had to up and move my comfy abode to the bigger office next door.


So I spent from 5 to 7p.m. moving stuff into my new office and NOT running.

NOT impressed.

So this is my office today.

That's right - there's a crap load of stuff to unpack and put in shelves and there's a smiling Kris in my way. He's all giddy that we have more space, but of course he is...he's only been here for 8 months and has next to nothing whereas I've been here for 4 years and have amassed a crap load of stuff, including sheep, mice and bears (and maple syrup).

To make matters worse and to smooth the transition, someone has brought timbits into the office. I have discovered it was a certain smiling someone pictured here...


The timbits will NOT appear in today's eats. This I promise you.

As for the Mexican Rice Casserole recipe, it can be found here. The beef cacciatore recipe was from a WW magazine in February I think. I modified it a little for my liking is all and throw it in the slow cooker vs. using a dutch oven as they do:

1 1/2 pounds of boneless bottom round roast
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions diced
2 celery stalks
2 carrots diced
1 pound white mushrooms
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1/2 cup sodium reduced chicken broth
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

Supposed to brown the meat in the oil with onions and such first, blah blah...There was wine in the original too. I took that out as a) I don't drink and b) being a non-drinker, don't have wine in my house usually. I generally just throw it all in the slow cooker, and let it do its thing. Works out to be 5 points for a serving and you get about 8 or so out of it. Don't quote me though. If you have the issue, find it. If you don't, work out the points to make sure. You never know, I could be wrong *gasp*. This is just what I have written in my Treo.

Anywho, back to organizing my desk and NOT preparing a training session for a new client.



Laura said...

Thanks for the recipe and for the laugh. Moving offices is a pain. I did it in March (just moved next door). I'm still not completely settled in (probably not what you want to hear).

P.S. Go Habs!

Jen said...

*laughs* I like that they caught you drinking water in the pic!!

Good luck moving offices!!! I hate being uprooted!!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Timbits! I don't even know what they are but they sound like something totally addictive.

(Either that or slightly dirty, especially if a guy named Tim comes into the picture at all).

But the recipe sounds great and better for you than timbits of whatever kind.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

This is my favorite post ever because my BFF Kris is so giddy in this photo AND I can see his belly button (almost). I'm shocked that he would bring treats into the office... that is SO unlike him.

Shirls said...

I enjoy being forced to have a clean out but don't enjoy the office moving bit..

I too have a mexican casserole recipe but its from fix it and forget it lightly, slow cooker recipe book, its on my recipe blog if anyone wants it, yum and 5 points :0)

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