Hi everyone! Hope you’ve all enjoyed a fabulous past few days. I was at the rink Friday night and Saturday afternoon, but I did manage to get the groceries done, squeeze in a trip to Costco and as a special treat the kids and I went to watch my hubby play hockey last night. DS thought that was pretty darn cool! HAHA!!
As well as buying the regular stuff at Costco (drinking boxes, cereal, granola bars for the kids lunches, bread, etc), I also purchased a few (food) items for myself:
I love the Taste of Nature bars and was excited to finally see them at Costco. The Nature’s Path bars are not new to us and you can read my full review of them by clicking here. I also bought my absolute favourite honey ever at the “big” grocery store that I usually pop into before DS’s hockey game as it happens to be right beside the rink:
This particular honey is dark, bold in flavour and thick like molasses. I put it in everything from oats to marinades. If you’re a honey lover, which do you prefer??? Whenever you see a gleaming strand of gold on my oats, you’ll know it’s this honey.
Before I get to the food item of the week, these are some goodies that I’ve been enjoying! **Friday night I made another big batch of steel cut oats in the crock pot so that’s what you’ll be seeing below** This is a piece of Tandoori chicken breast on a toasted WW English muffin with hummus and cassata cheese and was my lunch today. Moving on to a few things that I’m thankful for this past week….this first has got to be the gorgeous weather we’ve been having. Blue skies, decent temps…perfect fall weather: Something else to be thankful for is friends! Where would we be without our friends, right? They’re the perfect shopping partners, movie buddies, sounding boards and stress relievers. I’m also thankful for the opportunity to be a friend. We can never take that honour for granted!
And last, but not least, the food item of the week for the Thanks & Giving drive is….drum roll, please…..mac & cheese!
As I mentioned when I made the announcement about the drive last week, you do not have to purchase the same name brand as me. Any mac and cheese will do. Also, if you’re just reading about this now you can get all the deets by viewing the Thanks & Giving tab at the top of the blog. AND, you can join any time or participate only in the weeks that work for you. Every little bit counts, right? Just make sure to take a picture of your loot at the very end to email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can include it in a final post at the end of the challenge.
Bye for now!!