I’m glad that so many of you are excited about the Food Blogger Book Club. I’ll send out a message to everyone on Monday or Tuesday of next week so that we can get started. If you are still interested in joining, feel free! It won’t ever be a “closed” club so if you don’t have time right now but would like to join later, that’s fine, too!
The robe is nice and roomy, and I’m looking forward to trying the new Simple Harvest bars!
Today was one of those days where I loved everything I ate! I know, I should probably be striving to feel that way every day But sometimes it makes a difference when you have a little extra time.
Breakfast saw the return of Kath’s Oatmeal Pancake. I haven’t made one of these in a really long time and I forgot how good they are! I followed her recipe exactly and topped the pancake with a whipped banana + maple syrup + Greek yogurt icing.
I enjoyed it with a mug of Coffee Cocoa – in the dark 😉
I spent the morning looking over the syllabus for two of my new classes this spring: Accounting and Marketing Message Strategies. My third class will be Photojournalism. I’m really looking forward to all three, but especially the latter because we get to rent a fancy schmancy camera!! I think you all will be able to guess what I’m planning to do my final project on 😉 F-O-O-D!
Eventually I wanted to get up and move, so I did the P90X Core Synergistics DVD. We’re nearing the end of that 90-day journey, and it’s definitely had its ups and downs. I haven’t been following it as precisely as I had first hoped, but I’m ok with that. I’ll provide a more formal review once it’s over.
After the workout, I made a great lunch.
Papa Bender picked up cold smoked salmon at Costco earlier this week. I’ve never had salmon prepared this way before, but it tastes fantastic! I put roughly 2 oz. on top of 1/2 of a whole wheat roll and added a little cottage cheese before topping the whole thing with barbecue sauce (sadly, no hummus). It was delicious!
The rest of the afternoon was spent running errands with my mom. For the trip, I brought a Strawberry Kombucha, as seen on Courtney and Jenna’s blogs recently. I first tried this last summer and have now renewed my obsession. It’s just too bad they are so pricey! I know Gina is not a fan, so I think you either like it or hate it. I like!
While we were running errands, my mom and I found a new treat.
These are SO. GOOD!!! We found them at Costco – they are little chocolate pomegranate delights! You can have 20 pieces for 180 calories and it’s chock full of antioxidants from pom + chocolate 😉 I had a handful in the car and was in heaven.
Dinner tonight was a special sendoff from the world famous Papa Bender – FAJITAS!!!!!!
He pulled out all the stops tonight On one platter we had green peppers, black olives, tomatoes, lettuce and Mexican blend cheese.
Then came the protein, with marinated chicken and flank steak and onions in between.
Finally, the sauces: guacamole (!!) and sour cream. Plus warm whole wheat tortillas.
I had two of the next picture you see – I topped my tortillas with a bit of everything!
This left me very, very full! Almost uncomfortably so…but not quite 😉 I still had room for some vino!
I have enjoyed every minute of being home and, as always, can’t believe it’s already over I’m looking forward to my new classes (hopefully!) and seeing my friends, but leaving home will always and forever be a toughie.
Note: I probably won’t be able to post again until Monday! Also, please know that I am still reading your bloggies. I wish that there were a million hours in the day to comment all the time. But I get around to it as often as possible, so thanks for being so cool 😎