Despite the fact that I did my “big” shopping last weekend (meaning $100+ at both EarthFare AND Trader Joe’s each; along with a basic HT run for $45), it hasn’t been showing in my food this week. Wha? Who knows. Call it busyness, laziness, and the desire to eat “comfort food”. Also, I seem to have forgotten how to buy vegetables at the grocery store, as opposed to the Farmers Market. The FM is a leeetle slow these days, being in that limbo space between summer and fall. I believe in buying seasonally (within reason), and am a bit stuck right now. So, don’t be appalled at the dire lack of green veggies here…
I. Am. Aware.
This WIAW features a distinct lack of green veggies, and a low-key birthday celebration… enjoy!
The past two mornings I’ve eaten this…
In the mix:
Total 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
TBSP HoneyCrunch Peanut Butter (homemade)
TBSP Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (gift from Gram)
2 Mini Banana Oat Bran Muffins (homemade – recipe coming this afternoon!)
Sprinkle of chia seeds
As much as I love my yogurt smooshes, this is an unusual combo for me. I’m usually all about the fresh fruit and crunchy granola on top of my yogurt… but this is a nice compromise, before moving into my staple hot oats of autumn.
I’m still on the iced coffee, but foresee switching back to my beloved lattes and French press soon. Well… as soon as it ceases being 80-something degrees here every. damn. day!
Lunch has also been on repeat this week…
In the mix:
2 Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes
1/2 c. Refried beans
1 oz goat cheese
Cholula, salt, pepper
leftover homemade sweet potato “fries”, with a big dollop of organic ketchup on top, served cold. (Yes, I like my leftover sweet potato fries cold. Always).
Where is the green!?!!?!?
Afternoon snack of a LOCAL apple (hooray for apple season!)
Yesterday happened to be my Mom’s birthday. As my Dad was out-of-town on business, and Tristan was hanging with the guys, I took her out for a “nothing fancy” girls birthday dinner out.
(I don’t have any pics from here, as it was exceptionally dark at our table).
I had the Three Vegetable Plate with…
Smoky Lima Beans, Mashed Red-skinned Potatoes, Collards (GREEN!!!), a deliciously fluffy biscuit and half a deviled-egg.
For dessert and coffee, we trekked over to Amelie’s …
Salted Caramel Brownie, anyone?
Bella was there to greet us, when I dropped my Mom back off at her house. Cute puppy pics, just because!
I didn’t get home until after 11pm, which is insanely late for me on a weeknight. (Oooh, wild-child!). Needless to say, I’m knackered today. ZzZzZzZzZzZz.