Tiger, Tiger, Tiger

by Jenn (eating bender) on August 16, 2009

As happy as I am for Y.E. Yang, I’m always sad to see Tiger Woods lose a major :( I also got a little homesick because they were playing at Hazeltine, which is roughly 20 minutes from where I grew up. It was a bittersweet day (and you all think I’m crazy for caring so much about golf, I know).

So I got almost everything accomplished on the to-do list today…

  • Laundry!!!
  • 3-mile walk/run
  • Grocery store
  • Watch Tiger win :) (knock on wood) – I don’t want to talk about it.
  • Cook a real dinner!

After I posted about the Botanic Gardens, I decided to get some fresh air. I mapped out a 3-mile route and did a running/walking combination. It was really hot, humid and windy today, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t overdo it! When I got back, I went to Whole Foods and found that they were having a farmer’s market in the parking lot! Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera, but it was pretty awesome :) I picked up some groceries, including a cucumber-avocado sushi roll for lunch.


I topped the roll with some soy sauce and ate it with a fork (since I am not chopstick savvy – I wish).


Then I got to work on the laundry and cleaning of the apartment. While I worked, I munched on something that hasn’t been seen on the blog for almost a year…a PLUOT!!!


I really missed these! They are so juicy, sweet and easy to eat :)

One of Bobby’s friends ended up coming over to see the apartment later in the afternoon. He stayed and watched golf with us for a bit, and then he left and we continued to watch golf (and no, it is not boring if you just give it a chance). We also raced outside to see a part of the Air and Water Show that is going on in Chicago this weekend. There were about four planes flying super close together – it was crazy!

Then came the best part of the to-do list: cooking a real meal! Tonight we decided to make stir-fry! We picked up a bag of veggies at the store recently that had a lot of variety in it.


We decided to do a chicken + shrimp combination with the veggies. We put olive oil in each of the pans and had one for shrimp + veggies and the other for the chicken.


The stir-fry sauce was a combination of sesame-ginger marinade and soy sauce. It was pretty arbitrary – I like a lot of sauce :) When the chicken was cooked, we combined everything together in one big pan and added more sauce to coat all of the ingredients.


When everything was sizzling, we were ready to go! Nothing like a warm meal while watching my golfing idol…still so bummed that he lost!


Unfortunately, he probably missed that putt…


At least the food was delicious šŸ˜‰ After the golf round was finished, we did P90X Ab Ripper on DVD and watched the Season 4 finale of The Office. We are officially out of shows and need to find a way to watch the 5th season before the next one starts. Anybody have any tips on where we can find it?

While we watched, I made myself some delicious banana soft serve topped with two Ghirardelli 60% cacao squares. I know I’ve said it before, but this really is one of the best desserts ever.


And that was that! Another weekend over already? How does time go by so quickly?! I hope everyone has a great start to the week. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a slightly less humid one.


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosey Rebecca August 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Your pics of sushi make me want some and I don’t even like it. ha


2 Mara @ What's For Dinner? August 16, 2009 at 9:08 pm

You should check out hulu.com for the office episodes! They’re on there and they’re free! Are you free any night this week? I’m off every day but Tuesday!


3 Annabel @ www.FeedMeImCranky.com August 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

YUM! those avocado cucumber rolls look amazing. Do you know if they sell sushi with brown rice at Whole Foods? Mara is right — you can find The Office on Hulu. They also have all the full episodes on NBC.com here: http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/video/categories/season-5/698505/

Enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful week!


4 glidingcalm August 16, 2009 at 9:42 pm

stir fryyyyyyyyyyyyyy (esp shrimp!!)
banana soft serveeeeee (still haven’t made it!)

yum dizzle girl.


5 love, me August 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm

You should or could try this recipe with peanut sauce as well. I’ve made something similar with it and it is wonderful. I love your ideas. I’m going to go have to go get some sesame ginger sauce now.


6 buffmuffy August 16, 2009 at 9:58 pm

i love sushi.
that does look like one of the best desserts ever! I’ll have to attempt that myself :)


7 Lizzy August 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm

banana soft-serve = the best!


8 broccolihut August 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I love me some pluot action too. I actually just bought some today at the store–they were called the “Dinosaur Egg” variety. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t buy them for that very reason;)


9 runroamrecycle August 16, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I know what you mean about ‘sad to see Tiger lose’, but I really am happy for Yang! And YESSS MN is golf crazy right now. A few people from my training team are big on golf (or their husbands are) and went to go watch at Hazeltine!


10 Erin August 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I’m in the same predicament with the Office, so let me know if you find a solution!


11 Miz. August 17, 2009 at 4:57 am

I was so bummed for Tiger as well & couldnt help but wonder if Mrs Tiger :) thought: crap. hes gonna be in a bad mood all week now.

(Ive dated too many athletes in my day :))


12 eatingbirdfood August 17, 2009 at 5:21 am

I’m sorry Tiger didn’t pull it through this time, but he usually does so that’s what counts I guess.

I’m sure the banana soft serve made the loss more bearable. I completely agree on it being the best dessert eva!!

Happy Monday Jenn.


13 Erica August 17, 2009 at 5:46 am

Sorry to hear about Tigers loss :( Looks like you had a great day outside the golf though! I want to try that cucumber/avocado sushi from WFs! Sounds like a really yummy combo. Great work on dinner too! Hope you have a nice Monday


14 Shelby August 17, 2009 at 6:26 am

I really need to try Sushi!!!


15 Gina August 17, 2009 at 6:32 am

Yum, that stir fry looks great. Sesame and ginger, what a perfect combo for stir fry. And, like you I would have loved to see Tiger win :( I still can’t believe he didn’t! He was even in the lead, by far, right away, which usually means he will win! Oh well, he’s young, and he’s got plenty more time to win a major.


16 gina (fitnessista) August 17, 2009 at 6:38 am

YUM sushi and stir fry! two of my faves.. and you know how much i love shrimpies šŸ˜€
i love seeing pics of meals that you and bobby cook together <3
hope you have a wonderful day!


17 brandi August 17, 2009 at 6:48 am

i love that litehouse sesame ginger dressing! so good. it’s really good as a marinade for grilling meat, too.

we usually watch the office episodes on nbc.com if we miss one, and I think they usually have them all on there from the last season.


18 lilveggiepatch August 17, 2009 at 7:08 am

I love pluots! I thought my dad was making up the name the first time I had one, but no.

Those shrimpies are so cute!


19 Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 17, 2009 at 7:09 am

The Mister was also incredibly bummed that Tiger lost, so I’m sorry!! At least you had a delicious meal šŸ˜‰

Have a great day, girlfriend! šŸ˜‰


20 joeandbetsy August 17, 2009 at 7:11 am

Haha when I got home last night one of the first things Joe HAD to tell me about was Tiger Woods. :)


21 VeggieGirl August 17, 2009 at 7:17 am

Ahh too bad about Tiger :-( But hooray for ending the night with Gena’s genius soft serve!! šŸ˜€


22 balancejoyanddelicias August 17, 2009 at 8:11 am

you made me crave for sushi and soft serve~ šŸ˜€


23 Meghan August 17, 2009 at 8:13 am

I was devastated about Tiger as well :( boo. But yummyyy soft serve!


24 Gena August 17, 2009 at 8:16 am

I think you’ve perfected soft serve better than I have, girl!


25 ksgoodeats August 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

Yay you got your stir fry!! It looks awesome :)

Hope you get your hands on The Office! By the way, I feel ya on the humidity! I feel like I’m swimming!!


26 Abby August 17, 2009 at 1:39 pm

That is the only kind of sushi I will ever order and it’s my favorite! You totally made me want to go buy some right this second. Since that is not possible, I will ogle yours…

And the banana soft serve with chocolate? I have two bananas in my freezer right now and a square of 71% Ghirardella chocolate that is beckoning to be mixed right in. Sounds like a plan…


27 Heatherh August 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Oh man, that Tiger loss was brutal. I just kept thinking that he would pull it off but no so. I was super excited for Ya


28 Heather August 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Sorry about that…laptop acting wonky! Anyway, I was excited for Yang though winning his first major.


29 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

That dessert looks so good!


30 Erika August 17, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Banana soft serve is really the best dessert! I like how you topped yours with chocolate!


31 Alisa - Frugal Foodie August 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

aw, bummer. 4 outta 5 isn’t bad though! You are making me crave sushi!


32 masteringpublichealth August 18, 2009 at 1:46 pm

That dessert looks heavenly… as does the pluot!


33 Marianne August 20, 2009 at 1:32 am

Sushi is really meant to be a finger food, so no need to worry about chopsticks or forks!

Your stirfry looks great – I’ve never seen that good of a veggie mix at my local Safeway.


34 Jenny August 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

yikes what’s going on with tigaaah these days?!


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