Saturday, October 17, 2009

Some New Food Items

Happy Saturday! I’ve had a busy, fun day so far. It all started out with a stellar breakfast; 100_6652

  • 1/2 cup water & USAB
  • 1/3 cup Windy Hill Cremo cereal
  • cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce


All the wonderful flavours of fall in one bowl!

I caught up on some blogs while eating and then got ready to get the grocery shopping done. I timed it so that I had just enough time to put everything away before we had to leave for hockey. The game was actually cancelled, but the coach was able to get a power skating instructor in for the boys. Were they ever done in for when they got off the ice!! I had a few more items to pick up at the grocery store beside the rink….it carries a MUCH larger selection the the store by my house… I got the fam settled in with some lunch from the hot bar while I whipped around the store. I stocked up on Almond Breeze (on sale for 2/$4) and Nature’s Path granola (on sale 3/$10). I also bought some of this almond butter to try out; 100_6654

I spread it on a toasted Stonemill bagel along with some of this pomegranate jelly;


The almond butter was OK. Certainly not TJ’s or MaraNantha. I’d buy it again, but I wouldn’t RUN out to buy it again. Here’s my lunch plate with the bagel and the other half of the kabocha from last night. That had some butter, cinnamon & maple syrup on it. Mmmm… 100_6655

I was so eager to eat I snagged a bite pre photo shoot! :D After lunch was done DD and I took KC for a walk. We’ve been so busy that we haven’t had a chance to spend time with him lately and I missed the little bugger. DD bought him a costume at the dollar store. Check him out! 100_6659

In this picture he was playing with Pepper, who wasn’t exactly thrilled with his playmate. After we got back I ran out to do the rest of the errands. The Bulk Barn was on my list and I stocked up on a bunch of items as well as picking up a few new things to try. Here are the 2 grain blends that perked me interest… 100_6668 100_6665

I’m pretty psyched to try these out. I bet they’d be good in a soup or pilaf style. I’ll definitely be playing around with them. I also discovered that they carry a version of TJ’s Harvest Grain Blend that I love so much! The call it a “jewelled blend”, but it has all the same grains in it. SCORE!! I didn’t buy any because I still have some of the TJ’s kind. I also got a new tea; 100_6662

I’ll be giving this one a whirl a little later on. When I got home I switched my shopper hat for my Betty Crocker apron and got some housework done. Fun times….enter sarcasm. I did inhale a honey crisp before getting started. All the shopping made this girl hungry! 100_6661

Dinner was easy peasy. The fam wanted eggs and pea meal bacon and I warmed up a serving of quinoa stew which was served over a bed of sautéed kale. 100_6671

What I haven’t mentioned yet in this post is that I’ve been itching all day to pick Twilight back up. I started it on Tuesday, but was really tired and didn’t get in as much reading before falling asleep as I usually do. I sat down with it last night at 8pm and before I knew it….WHOOSH… was 11pm and I had gotten SUCKED IN. Now, I’m not anywhere near 17 anymore. In fact, I’m 17 x 2 + 1! :D But this book totally took me over last night. I was so completely drawn in that I peeled myself off the couch and read for another hour in bed. Even at that, I had to force myself to turn the light off. Now I’m almost done the whole book, but would really like to draw it out a few more days. I left it upstairs in my room and put a magazine by the couch so I don’t read until I head upstairs. YIKES!

Well, I’m signing off for the evening as my folks will be here soon. I hope you all have a great Saturday night!!

Bye for now!!


  1. Thanks for the review on that AB! I have been seeing it at WFs and been wanting to give it a go. Now I know I'll save my $$ for MaraNantha! Twilight is sooo awesome. I cannot wait for the 2nd movie

  2. I love the addition of cranberry sauce to your oats...sounds perfect with the pumpkin. Oh how I wish there was a Bulk Barn close to me! ;)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Your oats look fabulous! :)

    Have a great Sunday!

  4. wooo.... that book is so fabulous? I should check it out!
    like your lunch combo... all my favorites! I haven't had that style of meal for ages ....hahahah....because I have a nice cooker at home now:)

  5. Thanks so much for telling me about the freezing issue w/my site... I got rid of all the Flash stuff, so it should be better :) And that stew?? amazing!

  6. That's funny about the book! lol! I've done that before too, you look at the clock and *GASP*! lol!! My 2 oldest loved the Twilight Series, I haven't gotten into them yet but i've heard only good things about them. Kids weren't as thrilled with the movie however...

  7. I drool everytime I see that stew! I NEED to try quinoa one of these days. NEED.

    Oh my, your little pupperbean all dressed up is way too cute! I love it!!

  8. Your breakfast really does look amazing Krista!
    I've heard Twilight has that effect on readers of all ages! I'm hesitant to read them because I don't know if I can handle the inevitable sleep deprivation that would result :)
    Have a great rest of the wknd with your fam!

  9. Your bfast reminds me of thanksgiving SO bad! My mom would totally go for the cranberry topping :)

  10. What a cute costume! My mom is dressing my bulldog up as a fairy this yr! It's hilarious!


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