There was nothing out of the ordinary about today. I woke up at 7. Turned on the coffee maker. Ate oats in a jar.
Morning Oats in a Jar
- 1/2 c. uncooked oatmeal
- 2 T. wheat bran
- 2 T. crushed flax
- cinnamon & nutmeg
- 6-oz. plain yogurt
- 1 large banana, sliced
Stir, stir, stir. Pour, pour, pour. Eat, eat, eat. YUM!
Get ready for church. Drive to church. Come home.
Sunday’s ordinary routine.
And yet, I felt this surge of excitement as I looked at the calendar and noted that I have two weeks—*two!!!*—until the internship starts. I felt the need to grab my organizer and plan everything out. It feels as if a whole new semester of college is starting, only this is even better. It’s the second to last step of becoming a Registered Dietitian (the other step being the RD exam!) So. Incredibly. Excited.
Ordinary morning or not, I felt nothing but pure excitement all day long.
There are four cups of basil sitting patiently in my fridge, after I trimmed down my plants the other day. With plans of making a pesto sauce, I also wanted to make another batch of basil hummus. And this became the basis of my lunch.
Basil Hummus. Thick, juicy tomato slices. Organic greens. Sweet vidalia onions.
Plus some raw veggie sticks and olives on the side. Each bite of this sandwich screamed summer(!!) Oh, basil, how I love thee.
dessert: plain yogurt with chopped grapes
There are a few events that must take place before summer is truly official. Visiting Kimball’s Farm Icecream in Jaffrey, NH, is one of them.
I always order the same thing whenever I go. Always. Mint Oreo Cookie.
I followed her lead, said goodbye to the same ol’, same ol’ mint oreo cookie, and ordered the Coconut Almond Chip.
This was good, but the coconut flavor wasn’t as pronounced as I was kind of hoping for. Bart’s Icecream in Amherst, MA, makes a coconut icecream that makes you feel as if you’re eating the creamy version of straight up coconut meat, so now I find myself comparing all coconut icecream to that particular one.
I don’t want to sound nit-picky though. This was still amazingly creamy, smooth—silky!!!—and full of almond chunks. But next time I’m ordering their banana icecream and bringing along some peanut butter. Now, wouldn’t that be amazing.
Dinner was simple and repetitive. Any lingering creativeness was snatched away, as I spent most of my late afternoon looking over my homework assignments and a power point project that is due by August. Ah well. This salad was still delicious, and hit all the right spots. 😉
- mixed greens
- black olives
- cottage cheese
- last of the basil hummus
+ kashis. And yes, it is totally okay to have basil hummus twice in one day.
Question: Do you stick to the same flavor when ordering icecream, or do you like to try something new each time? Sometimes I find a flavor I like and stick with it because it’s just oh-so-amazing. But I definitely like to try new flavors, especially when they sound interesting and fun. 😀