Ola! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my American friends! I hope your bellies are full and you’re surrounding by loved ones. Maybe you’re resting up for some shopping tomorrow??? *wink wink*
I’ve bought and tried a few new (to me) products over the past few weeks and now that I’ve had a chance to try them all I wanted to post my thoughts on them. First up is Bellagio Holiday Spice hot chocolate: I’ve had Bellagio hot chocolate before in Orange pecan and and white chocolate and loved them both. When I saw that Winners had brought some flavours back I had some trouble deciding which to try but reasoned that seeing as it’s coming close to holiday time that should be the one to buy. And it’s really good! It’s got a nice hint of clove and cinnamon which works well with the richness of the chocolate. The same trip to Winners also “gifted” me some gingerbread syrup: They also had vanilla, toasted marshmallow and hazelnut. I’m glad I went with the gingerbread because now I can make my own, much cheaper, gingerbread misto’s! And I have been doing so all week. YUM! I’ve also been dumping it in my oats which has been pretty much awesome. :) The third item I tried I was not very fond of: Soybutter. These samples were up for grabs at Market Fresh and seeing as I’ve always been curious if this really tasted like PB, but didn’t ever want to commit to a whole jar, I grabbed one. The kids would love to take PB&J sandwiches in their lunches again so I had high hopes. I scooped that little bugger in my oats this morning and dug in:
At first I was pretty impressed so I had DD (who LOVES PB) clean out the little tub it came in. She gave it a thumbs down right away. Huh? But the further I got into my oats, the more yucky it started to taste. By the time I was nearing the end I had to stop eating. YUCKY aftertaste!!! BLAH! I am super glad that I didn’t shell out the cash for a whole jar. Have you ever tried this? Thoughts? And last, but not least, I found some Fig & Date Greek yogurt which I’ve seen on a few blogs. Now this was good! I know there are those that prefer unsweetened yogurt so that toppings/sweeteners of choice can be added, but I’ve never had an issue with it. I can do both to be honest. Bottom line is that I really enjoyed this! I had some for lunch yesterday with granola; And there you have it. Four more food items to add to my repertoire! LOL
In other eats…..I bought Taste of Nature and Lara Bars at Costco and have been eating my way through them before hitting the gym at lunch (which I haven’t posted about in some time, but I still go 4 times a week) Waffles have been eaten and thoroughly enjoyed!
I have been eating my veggies! And tonight I made a big pot of chilli.
I just threw a bunch of random ingredients in the pot. Love that about stews and chilli’s. This one had carrots, parsnips, celery, onion, corn, pork tenderloin, tomatoes, loads of spice. It was delish! I topped my bowl with crumbled blue cheese and extra Frank’s hot sauce. NOM NOM!
This weekend DS is in a hockey tourney which is thankfully in town. He has 2 games tomorrow at 8am and 1:20pm. It’s also a PD Day so no school will be missed. Saturday brings 2 more games at 8am and 2pm. Should be a good time! I’m going to the first game tomorrow for sure and the goal is to have all my work done so I can get to game 2 as well. I’ll be back Sunday with food item #8!
Bye for now!!