Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Local Eats: Bobby Chez

Yesterday,we we pressed for time during dinner since we were still out doing errands. We tried just hitting Applebee’s since it was nearby but there was a 30 minute wait at 4:30PM! OMG! No way were we waiting for that so we headed toward our next errand and tried to think of places along the way. We realized we hadn’t been to Bobby Chez

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Locals Eats: Thai Basil

This week’s stop as Thai Basil with some friends.  It was so hard to find!!!  It is in a shopping center that I am familiar with and we could hardly find it and here is why:

We drove around the whole place so confused.  I actually tried to scout it out on an earlier date and couldn’t find it!  My friend in the

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Beers and Boats Don’t Go

I’m going to skip my Friday since I can make 2 other blogs out of that.  For now, I’m just going to tell you about my weekend.  Remember how I said I was going to skip rugby?  Well, I really didn’t want to, so I headed over to Micheal’s for an essential.  If I was going to rugby, I would need to do at least

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Philly Rock and Roll Half Marathon!

This weekend has been crazy!  Yesterday was full of one thing.  Rugby!

Even though they lost, it was a pretty good game!  They don’t have enough guys for two teams but have to play A side and B side to qualify for the league so Rob had to play 2 games.  He is pretty beat up today!

This morning was my half marathon in

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Race Expo & Girls Night in Philly!

Last night, Claudia and I headed off to Philly to pick up our race packets for the half tomorrow.  We also planned on hanging out in town for a relaxing girls night.  It was a blast!!

The race is a Rock and Roll Half and they had all sort of crazy stuff set up (this left picture looked like a stage or concert.  LoL.  Claudia

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Bar Hopping

OK this is going to be a quick post because Rob and I need to get on with our day!  Last night, we were meeting friends in AC for drinks.  We decided we would make a date out of it and go to dinner.  Rob knows I really like PF Changs and he is ok with their food so that is where we went.  I

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Local Eats: Peter’s Diner

This was from last weekend.  We often stop at this diner on the way home from Philadelphia because it is along the back way home.  We usually stop in there pretty late then but this time we decided to meet a friend for breakfast on Saturday on our way to Ikea (in Philadelphia).  Its been pretty good every time I’ve gone and the service

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Local Eats: Formica Brothers Bakery Cafe (Northfield)

Note: The Northfield location of Formica Brothers Bakery has closed since the date of this post. Their original location in Atlantic City is still going strong!

I love Formica Brother’s. I don’t go here nearly enough. It is just as it says, a bakery. You walk in, surrounded by amazing breads and pastries, temptation at every turn! I actually stopped here twice in one week!

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