Lily says NO to blogging!

I wish I were kidding. If there’s such a thing as the terrible 2’s in the world of dogs…consider Lily a terrible 2. There’s no denying that Lily is bull-headed and spoiled, but lately she is on a whole other level.

Take, for instance, my shoes. My most favorite, comfortable, and cute sling backs. Ruined.

Or a box that was to be returned to the store…ruined.

But worse yet, she cries when I’m on my computer. Lily wants it to be Lily time ALL the time, and here lately, she’s been insistent on getting things her way. I wish it were as simple as just bearing with the temper tantrum for a bit until she relaxes, but bulldogs tend to be very strong willed…and that she is. Needless to say, my computer time has been greatly interrupted and lesser than usual!

Other than blogging, it was a productive weekend!

We got a bromeliad for the bathroom and we named it Bromie! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I put together a shoe shelving unit (hammer and screw driver required!) all by myself ๐Ÿ˜€

Finally some furniture for the theatre in the basement…just waiting on the couch!

Had my first hockey practice in Columbus last night. I’m on a team with all guys and they seem pretty awesome…I’m excited for the season to start! Our team plays for a bar in Columbus and we get free beers after games…I liiiike it!

Before hockey, I made the meal from last week’s menu that Mr. Prevention bumped aside for pizza.

Chicken Souvlaki from A Lot of Love, A Lot of Hope

4 pieces flat bread or pitas (I used TJ’s whole wheat pitas)
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup crumbled Feta
1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, divided
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1/2 cup 6 ounces plain yogurt (I used 0% Fage brand greek yogurt)
1 small cucumber, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh dill


Heat oven to 200ยฐ F. Wrap the bread in foil and place in oven.

In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, Feta, and olives.

In a large bowl, combine the oregano, thyme, pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the vinegar, and the lemon juice. Slowly add 4 tablespoons of the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until incorporated.

Pour 2 1/2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette over the tomato mixture, toss, and set aside. Add the chicken to the remaining vinaigrette, toss, and set aside.

Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the chicken but not the liquid to the skillet and heat, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, dill, and the remaining vinegar. Spread the bread with some of the yogurt sauce and top with the chicken. Add the tomato salad and fold. Serves 4.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 579 calories; 31 g. fat; 100 mg. cholesterol; 957 mg. sodium; 40.5 g. carbohydrate; 7.5 g. fiber; 40.8 g. protein

Result: I LOVED these! Between the tomato and feta salad, the savory, flavorful chicken, and the crisp cucumber yogurt it was a party in my mouth! Don’t be intimidated by the directions, it was very simple…30 minute meal, for sure! And I love all the fiber, healthy fats, and protein…excellent!

So my hope is to catch up with blogs this week. Hopefully Miss Lily will allow me some “mommy time” to do so…lil bugger!! But isn’t she cute??? I just can’t deny those snaggle teeth!

Begging for some chicken souvlaki last night:

T-R-O-U-B-L-E comes in cute packages!!

And if you didn’t see the beer margaritas I made this weekend…don’t miss’em! DELICIOUS!!!

Question: What’s your favorite sandwich?

Happy Monday!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  1. says

    I vary my sandwiches. Some ingredients that are key are meat, cheese, mustard, tomato and on occasion some of the following: egg, avocado, pickles, lettuce, red pepper and PBJ.

  2. says

    Melinda just posted about a pita sandwich, and now all I want is something stuffed in a pita!

    Which bar do you play hockey for? I’m curious, it sounds like so much fun! I would probably never do it, but the beer part sounds nice…

    The theater looks perfect for OSU games. I can already tell ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. says

    Murphy doesn’t like it when I play on the computer and ignore him either. He’s been known to chew up some shoes when he’s not showered with attention also.

  4. says

    Wow, you found a hockey team already – that was quick! Aw, poor Lily – our dog doesn’t like for me and Tony to sit together and in the morning will usually get between us, and he will push me out of bed – literally!

    Happy Monday!

  5. says

    Petrie ruined a pair of my new, yet to be worn, shoes last week too! She is only one, but she is going through a case of the terrible ones right now too!

  6. says

    Haha, poor Lily. I must say Ginger gets in moods like that too, and she is a slow chewer. She does not want to do damage but she wants to get my attention. She will just lay there with a show and lick it and nibble it and then I wind up with a missing tiny piece of a shoe. In the kennel while we were in Paris, she chewed the end of her bedding apart. She rarely does this, so when she does, you know she was really pissed off.

    I just made a nice “burger” today with some grilled zukes on top and it was so good. My fave sandwich is a powerhouse. Not sure if they have those in OH, but usually it is a whole grain or sunflower seed bread, with lettuce, tomato, muenster cheese, sprouts, mustard (or sometimes hummus) and cucumbers. There are a few variations, but I love it because of the sprouts.

  7. says

    That is a face that’s hard to deny…

    Recently, I loosened my grip on my wallet and indulged in a Dooney and Burke, went to visit someone, stepped into the living room and their little dog was chewing on my D & B. I couldn’t believe the irony of it all and, luckily, it was a little dog with little teeth.

  8. says

    Ripsey went through the terrible 2’s too! haha!! :) It’s a good things we have cute dogs though!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Chicken Souvlaki. Looks so great!! My favorite sandwich is probably a roasted veggie panini.

  9. says

    Oh no, I’m sorry about your shoes! Lucky for Lily her little face is pretty much the cutest thing in the world. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your souvlaki is mouth-watering (and I just ate dinner, lol!).

    I want to thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog — I am truly honored that you think so highly of my recipes! (*Virtual hug*)

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