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.
But, today, Nicole was with me. And Nicole took a leap out of the box and ordered something she rarely ever has. Pistachio Nut Icecream.
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. 😀
I usually stick with what works 😉
wow, your meals look delicious! I have to check out your hummus recipe! I don’t always stick to the same flavor, but chances are it is based on chocolate!
Yum, OIAJ and basil pesto in the same day…AND ice cream?! Yum. Mint oreo sounds really good – that’s one flavor we never made while I was at Bruster’s.
Before I worked at Bruster’s, I always stuck to mint chocolate chip, but once I started working there, I obviously tried tons of different flavors. I can’t even begin to try to pick ONE favorite.
I LOVE BARTS ICE CREAM! Just thought I would let you know. If you are close by maybe one day we can meet for some coconut ice cream!
Depends on where I’m at. Lately I think I’ve had banana cream pie gelato the last 4 times I’ve went to Paciugos!
Yes, it is PERFECTLY alright to have basil hummus two times in one day! Pistachio ice cream is one of my favorites.
It’s totally fine to be picky about ice cream. Sometimes I’ll try a new flavor and find it disappointing, but I’ll feel good about branching out from my typical flavors. If there’s banana ice cream available, I usually go with that. And love adding chocolate sprinkles to almost any ice cream.
ive brought PB to ice cream places before! hahah. TOTALLY WORTH IT
Your basil hummus looks delicious!
I was on an ice cream kick for a while and all I would eat was chocolate chip cookie dough! Nothing else! So good! I haven’t had ice cream in a while, now, but if I did, I’d probably get plain ‘ole chocolate!
Your basil hummus=pure bliss. I cannot wait to try it! Pesto and hummus are my 2 favorite and absolute go-to spreads for almost any dish. They pack a powerful punch of flavor, texture, and nutrients. Quintessential summer, wouldn’t you say? 🙂 Anyways, I suppose I sometimes venture out on my ice cream choices, but sometimes I wind up choosing a flavor and then wishing I had ordered what my sister had got. HA! Oh well. Have a great Monday, Sarah!
Loved the icecream!! 🙂 It’s so hard choosing a new flavor, but I’m usually happy that I did.
Sometimes I stick with the same, sometimes I mix it up. I usually like variety but sometimes I’ll fall in love with a certain food or flavor at a restaurant and never want to go outside the box.
I love basil too and the sandwich sounds pretty amazing!
I always try a different flavour. I like to learn what my favourite really is
I tend to order the flavors I KNOW I’ll like, but recently I’ve tried to push myself away from just vanilla, even though I LOVE vanilla. I recently had Annabelles ice cream Pistachio and Maple Walnut, and Richardsons Pistachio and Butter Pecan. Annabelles ice cream is some of the best ice cream I’ve had in a while!! I love pistachio ice cream too 🙂
i love ice cream.
its my favorite food.
whenever people eat it, i immediately want some.
annndddd your pepere is SOOOOO CUTE! i heart him already. i wish i had realized how full of stories my grandparents were when i was young. lately, i feel the need to ask my last remaining grandfather everything so i dont miss anything 🙂