Oh, has it ever been a gorgeous 2 days! I’ve not spent too much time inside. In fact, I’m typing this from my front porch. I’m just going to breeze through my eats in this post so I can get to some other fun things.
For breakfast yesterday I mixed a packet of Amazing Grass powder into my oats for a little Friday morning boost:
This was resting on top of my still frozen lunch. I really liked it cold! I’ll spare you my gym stats today because I really can’t be bothered to go inside for them. :)
Lunch was some asparagus barley risotto that I froze just for a day like this when I didn’t want to make anything:
My hubby felt like Chinese for dinner so I picked some up on my way home from work. We went for combo plate this time to keep the cost down and was it ever a load of food! Mine was sesame chicken with vegetable fried rice and veggies. Isn’t that a ridiculous amount of food for 8 bucks?! I ate all but the rice cuz I’m just not a fried rice fan. My hubby’s was pretty much the same except he had beef & almonds. He couldn’t finish his, either. I was WAY to full for dessert, but Pepper was happy to lick the ice cream remains from mu hubby’s plate!
This time I topped it with coconut butter and strawberries. Divine!! After breakfast the kids went to the neighbours place which gave my hubby and I a chance to go to the market ALONE. Us going anywhere alone doesn’t happen very often at all so this was a real treat. We hit the jackpot with produce this week. Check it all out!
Cherries, 8 ball squash (a la Averie) , purple scallions, golden beets, bloobs, cherry tomatoes, and peas. Just gorgeous. We also bought some fresh spring rolls:
How freaking amazing does that look? I loved each bite and was stuffed afterwards! We chose to enjoy the afternoon trail walking around the lake by our house. The great thing about where we live is that it’s right on the edge of town and a 5 minute drive brings us here:
Me loves! Soon after we arrived home the kids took off for the park with my neighbours grandkids who were down for the day visiting. This gave my hubby and I some quiet time. I read outside for a bit, pulled some weeds and chatted with the man. Before we knew it, it was 5:30 and time to get dinner going. My hubby bought some steaks at the market which he threw on the BBQ along with the 8 ball squash. I made a big Caesar salad for the fam and a garden salad for me. Mine was a bit of Boston, lots of beet greens, tomato, cuke, purple scallion and Renee’s Caesar parm dressing. Little did the fam know that the bulk of their Caesar was made with beet greens, too! Nobody notice, in fact, they went back for seconds. LOL Here’s my plate!
I wandered into a little chocolate shop (imagine that!!) and found a whole rack of sauces in the back. I couldn’t leave this one behind and I’ve very glad I didn’t. Like the label says, it’s sweet with just a bit of heat and paired excellently with my steak. The ingredient list is short too; mango, sugar, water, OJ, apple vinegar, coconut, starch, lime juice & Habanero pepper. Maybe not fantastic that sugar is #2, but I can pronounce everything there so I can overlook that. ;) I ate one of the vegan cookies for dessert just a few minutes ago, but didn’t take a photo….my camera is on the charger!
I’ll be up early tomorrow to take DS to 8am soccer practice. Gross! I already have my breakfast brewing in the fridge so I don’t have to think about that in the morn. I’ll leave you with a photo of DS waiting on the boys next door to come play soccer with him:
Bye for now!!