Salut, and also allo!
So tonight I had to do something I really do not enjoy at all…last minute grocery shopping on a weeknight.
If you read my healthy grocery shopping tips, you know I like to do all my shoppin’ on weekend mornings. When I have to squeeze this in on a weeknight, it feels much more like a chore. I feel like I am rushing to get it done and just want to get out of there as fast as possible. I love taking my time in grocery stores, and thinking through my meals for the week while I’m there.
This is my own fault though, for putting that silly grocery shopping thang off for too long. I don’t even remember the last time I properly grocery shopped, and if I didn’t go tonight, we may have starved. Or we would be eating freezer burnt hamburger buns and canned beans for the rest of the week. So I went, and I did it, and it’s done. Hooray.
Total unhooray for this though…
My grocery store was all out of all kinds of Quaker Oats. So I guess I’ll be enjoying Robin Hood oats? I dunno about this… I LOVE my Quaker Oats!
Love them a lot. I guess oats are just oats though, right? I can probably get on board with this Robin Hood business.
Anyhoozle, I’m excited for having good food in our house again. Not that we were ever starving.
Breakfast was actually quite a yumfest.
I made myself a smoothie that included:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- half cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- pinch xanthan gum (to thicken it up!)
It was pretty darn amazing.
Usually I like to add a handful or two of spinach in my smoothies, however I am not sure about the spinach/pineapple combo. It seems weird to me, but I don’t know why?
Has anyone tried a pineapple smoothie with spinach? And is it good?
Lunch was just some leftover Mel’s Cool Beans (and Quinoa) from yesterday, but dinner…dinner was interesting.
Chicken curry with brown rice and beans (pretty sure there were some potatoes in there as well, which was a surprise). I’m sorry, I know the above picture looks so, so disgusting. It tasted a lot better than it looked.
Andreezy and I were out running a bunch of errands after work, and we always see this Caribbean restaurant in our neighbourhood that we’ve never been to. We passed it today and decided to check it out.
That plate of food is a lot more attractive than mine was. I wasn’t blown away, but the food was good (and cheap also). And Andy-roo loved his beef patty so much he went back for a second (I do love a good beef patty now and then as well ;)).
Afterwards we hit up Ando’s sister’s house because it is our little nephew’s third birthday today and we wanted to drop off his present (sadly we missed the big party on the weekend). I snagged a delicious vanilla dip doughnut while I was there…
Which I enjoyed at the kids’ table with another little doughnut lover.
I’m off to read The Help in bed. I am loving it so far!
And I’m crossing my fingers for an early morning run tomorrow, so hopefully it’s not thunda storming!