I am the queen of clumsy this week. In case you don’t believe me, let me convince you.
It started on Sunday when I walked into a large, bright neon cone in the hospital. My sister let out a laugh and simply stated that it could have been worse and at least I didn’t walk into some poor, innocent child. Then it happened at the grocery store, when I grabbed one apple only to have 10 more follow along, each in a different direction. But since I don’t have 10 arms, I decided to try my hand at juggling. This resulted in having a little boy laughing, a mother looking shocked, and the poor produce employee looking sad (or angry?) It wasn’t pretty.
I won’t even mention the moment when I leapt for the ringing phone, only to realize that my foot was tangled in my laptop’s battery charger. I found myself lying face down on the ground with a loud “garumph”. I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry, so I did both.
Queen of Clumsy.
Anyhow, at least it’s Friday and a whole new weekend is here. This clumsy phase can’t last for too much longer (knock on wood.)
On to the eats!!!
Friday Foodie #1
My sis and I both shared wide-eyed expressions when we spotted these small packets of Honey Peanut Butter at whole foods. We share a love for honey roasted peanuts (in fact, this was a very serious conversation topic that we had while on our 5-mile morning walk,) so what’s not to love about the nut butter version, right?
Love. Pure, sweet love. I slathered it all over my whole wheat bagel and each delicious bite was savored. I also served a grapefruit on the side, and this breakfast kept me full until lunch rolled around. I need to find a place that sells large containers of this wonderful peanut butter blend! 😀
Foodie Highlight #2
I’m obsessed with salads. They are such a form of artwork, yeilding to whatever suits your fancy at that moment in time. Today I wanted simplicity with a bit of excitement (i.e., feta cheese!) Along with some cornbread, this lunch made the most satisfying summer meal.
Foodie Shopping Highlight #3
I realize that I’m listing many obsessions in this post, but here’s one more to add to the list: starbucks soy mocha frappucinos. My sister and I are—well—obsessed. It’s true. I think we’ve gone about 3 times in the past week and a half. And today my sister surprised me by buying us each an insulated cup for all of our ice coffees and smoothies. Can you imagine how excited I am? Can you imagine all the crazy smoothie ideas that are now running through my head? Can you imagine how proud I’ll be when I hand over my reusable cup to the barista as I order my tall mocha soy frappucino?
Can you imagine that I’m so incredibly excited?
This. Is. The. Best. Cup. Ever. I love it!
Foodie Highlight #4
…turned into THIS!
I was dining solo tonight, so I took advantage of this and made myself a yogurt & oat mess. I’m falling quickly in love with Voskos yogurt (this plain, nonfat flavor was so silky and smooth!) I’m also kind of obsessed (oops, here I go again) with the PB&Company Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. I bought the jar last week and it’s quickly diminishing. It’s a little too sweet for my morning oats, but I love it as a snack—or in this case, as part of dinner.
- 1/2 c. oatmeal
- 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
- 1 Voskos Organic Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 banana, sliced
- cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves
- toppings: 2 T. Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola (another obsession, but I’ll bet you already knew that 😉 ), 1 tsp chia seeds, sprinklin’ of coconut, and a dollop of PB&Company Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
Sooo creamy and delicious. Exactly what I wanted for a dinner on the deck.
Happy FRIDAY and I hope you enjoy a fresh, new weekend!
Question: When dining solo, what is your meal of choice? Usually scrambled eggs, oats, or some form of a grilled sandwich. Unless I’m in the mood for cooking, and then it’s fun to whip up a whole new recipe—just because.