Hi beauties! How are your Saturdays so far? I swear I’m turning into an even more mature adult. Or just boring. You can decide, but I’m loving it.
I went to bed at 10:30 p.m. last night after doing laundry and snacking. From 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. I slept like a log. Where did that saying originate? Anyway, I woke up and my roomie was still gone! She went out with friends last night, and I still don’t know where she is. I’m sure she’s fine, though.
I went on a ridiculously beautiful run this morning. The sun was out, everyone was running or walking, the ocean was crashing and navy. Just out of this world. I also chatted with MamaJ for a while during a walk interval. Apparently, my internship has Popsicle thinking about vegetarianism…hmmm!
After an hour, I returned to my aparment, stretched for ten minutes, washed my face and popped a pimple, then made breakfast. This breakfast was crazy-delicious:
I had a major craving for yogurt, but clearly don’t have any on-hand. As the base, I used equal parts unsweetened shredded coconut and almond milk (1/4 C each). Then I cut a sweet, ripe banana in half and spread it with approxiately one tablespoon of crunchy almond butter. I sliced it atop the coconut-almond milk mixture for this blissful breakfast:
Each bite had exactly what I wanted: coolness, coconut, banana and crunchy almond butter. Bites looked like this:
The coconut-almond milk mixture was nothing like yogurt, but it was divine. I read blogs for a while before BrookeBaby picked me up for our Trader Joe’s date! There is nothing like meeting someone and instantly feeling comfortable with them. Comfortable enough to wear no make-up, sweaty running clothes and a thick layer of Victoria Secret’s Very Sexy to cover the stench.
We had a marvelous time perusing the aisles and picking foods together. Jeeze, we sound like an actual couple. Not so, though. I made it back with groceries that I’m stoked about.
First, the dry goods:
-More of those amazing bite-sized crackers
-Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls
-Raw Unsalted Crunchy Almond Butter (can’t wait to try it!)
-Smoky Peach Salsa
-Whole Wheat English Muffins (just realized they have honey in them…boo! I’m still eating them.)
-Whole Wheat Pitas
-Three Layer Hummus
-Luna Caramel Nut Brownie
-unpictured toilet paper
-TJ’s Meatless Balls
The grand total (including toilet paper and an amazing jar of almond butter, mind you): about $55. Some of you may think that’s a bit much, but I honestly think it’s all a pretty great deal. Most of this will last longer than a week. Or so I hope. You know how SnackFacey I get.
Eager to try everything I purchased, I calmed myself down, showered and then made a killer salad:
In the salad: spinach, butter lettuce (sweeter and softer than romaine, which means I love it), broccoli, green beans, cherry tomatoes (uber sweet and delicious), mushrooms, cucumber, sesame sticks, three balls, balsamic vinaigrette and peach salsa (not as good as pineapple). This is the best salad I’ve had in a long time! And I normally think every single salad I eat is pretty damn fab. Trader Joe’s balls are exquisite, too! Flavorful and chewy.
A little while after I finished that, I pondered dessert. Without ice cream on-hand, I resorted to this champagne mango I randomly bought earlier in the week:
And now that it’s 3-something in the afternoon, I am going to finish getting ready for the night. It’s 6 o-clock in Cincinnati, okay?
Alright, love you all, and I must be off! Please go and enjoy life and your loved ones! And if Popsicle or MamaJ or Matty Rich is reading, I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU! 🙂
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: I know people don’t like to talk about money, but how much do you usually spend on groceries? If you don’t want to answer that, how much would you like to spend on groceries?
I try to keep it around $40 or 50 because I have to have variety in the pantry, yet I don’t want to spend too much. I’ve definitely spent $80 at the grocery store for just me before. It would be cool to keep it to $30 or 20, but that ain’t happenin’.
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