Jeez…It feels like it’s been a week since my last post!
What a busy weekend. I still feel like I didn’t get anything done, but I always feel like that. I’m always thinking about what I didn’t do, instead of focusing on my accomplishments.
Maybe I should write it all down so I can see it on paper, because I know I did A LOT. Or maybe, I should blog about it…
I worked on Saturday from 5am until about noon, which makes for a pretty early morning with a 60-mile commute. I lucked out, though…it seems there were some white sweet potatoes, peaches and nectarines ripe for the taking, and nobody else wanted them. I took a bunch, and left a bunch behind in hopes that someone else in my office might take advantage of free produce!
Take a look at my booty (hee hee...)
Not a bad haul, eh?
The little fam and I made a run to the local greenhouse and our favorite “Bent & Dent”, where we always find unexpected treasures. I picked up the first of my seasonal herb plants (cilantro and oregano) and stocked up on rolled oats, organic tea, breastmilk storage bags, and lots of other goodies for dirt cheap (mostly discontinued and close-coded items). It’s amazing how many organic products you can find at Bent & Dents and clearance aisles (although, I’m thinking that’s not a good thing, because it means nobody is buying them…)
I was feeling inspired by my sweet taters, so I threw them on the grill alongside some salmon (both in foil packets.)
I felt a salad coming on, so I started rummaging through the fridge to see what I had to use up. I sent the husbo to the garden to collect some greenage, and proceeded to build what shall hereby and forever be known as the Snowball Salad.
It just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger…
and it was OFF. THE. CHARTS.
DIY Snowball Salad
-Grilled lemon pepper salmon
-Grilled sweet potato chunks
-Garden greens (spizznach, beet greens, lettuce mix)
-One falafel ball
-Everything else in your fridge
One thing missing: Big spoonful of zingy salsa (I didn’t figure that out until I was done.)
No, I did not eat the whole thing. Yes, I came very close. I see more Snowball Salads in the near future!
And for dessert:
Any chocolate that comes in a black wrapper has to be good, right? Nope. It was very waxy, and very disappointing. Boo on that.
Big surprise of the day: Mommy and Daddy even had a few minutes at the end of the night to relax together, alone. Mark that one in the record book! (and get your mind out of the gutter…)
Fast forward to Sunday morning:
Breakfast at Subway (See tomorrow’s post for more details…)
Home to clean like a hurricane, do 2 loads of laundry, and snack on this old friend from late last summer! It was still fantastic after a long sleep in the freezer. Don’t you love it when you do something great for yourself, and later you get to enjoy it and remember how cool you are?
Pineapple Zuke Bread
…made a BIG FAT DELICIOUS CREAMSICLE!
This is one of my all-time favorite drinks. The Polar vanilla seltzer makes it smell just like a creamsicle, but it’s not nearly as sweet. I use about 1/4 calcium-fortified OJ to 3/4 seltzer. LOVE this.
Made Finn’s dinner for tonight/lunch for tomorrow: funky white sweet potato puree.
This came out surprisingly smooth and creamy. I can’t wait to start making pureed everything.
Packed my lunch/breakfast/snack for tomorrow:
Has anyone out there tried these Evol Burritos? I’m very excited about it. That, and my tiny banana. I love that I can be excited about a bag lunch. (My kick-arse husbo bought me a new lidded oats mug!)
Then, finally, baby and I headed over to the ‘rents so Shane could paint at home in prep for the appraisal. No baby in the house with paint, No-VOC or not.
Upon our arrival, Mom was busy creating this lovely concoction:
Rhubarb and raisin chutney. Really nice with a grilled pork chop. Spinach and orange salad on the side. (Vitamin C + Iron = better absorption. Go Mom!)
Alright, so maybe I did get something done this weekend. :)
It was a pretty good food weekend. Sometimes I feel like I’d have so much more time if I bought more prepared foods. Then, I tell myself to shut up.
Now, my sweet potato-filled boy is snuggled in his bed and I’m going to spend some time with my Mom. It’s Survivor finale night!
If Parvati wins, I’ll be so p’ed.
Do you give yourself credit for what you get done, or do you tend to focus on the one thing you didn’t accomplish (like me)?
I didn’t get my run in this weekend. Something had to give. What did you NOT get done this weekend?