Can you believe I just finished up lunch at 4pm!? On a normal day I’d be itching for an afternoon snack around that time!! My 10am oatmeal held me over beautifully while I was out and about. I love the weekends because I eat three square meals and fill the time in between with stimulating activities. If only everyday was a Saturday.
Shopping was a success. I got a pair of trouser jeans at Kohl’s 50% off plus another discount for some damage in the form of hanging threads. And I got 4 new bowls – all like 70% off!! At Old Navy I got a few fall things – layering shirts – plus 2 fall dresses. (You’ll see them in the weeks to come ) And my 20% coupon was very nice indeed. My legs were SO tired from walking when I got home! I go to this huge shopping center that’s probably almost half a mile long and I park in the middle and walk from one end to the other.
I have had soup in the back of my mind all day, so I created one when I got home. I eat huge salads for lunch all through the summer and love vegetable soups in the colder months. I pretty much despise all canned soups, so my way to make soup in a flash is to use Pacific Brand boxed soups as a base and add vegetables for chew. Then there’s no gross oniony canned taste.
Today I started with Buttery Sweet Corn and added some okra and purple beans (that turn green when cooked!!!) from the CSA.
Okra pod and then cut into slimey pieces (we had both purple and green pods)
While prepping, I snacked on a few tortilla chips and Karen’s broccoli pesto spread. The spread was good – it tasted like pureed broccoli and garlic – but it was too garlicky for me!
Plus some frozen corn and lima beans, and some leftover shredded chicken. Seasonings included chilli powder, red pepper flakes, oregano and freshly cracked pepper. I topped it all with a dollop of broccoli pesto.
On the side I toasted a pita and cut it into bite size eating pieces –
The new bowls!! Part of Bobby Flay’s line. I got 2 big and 2 little, one of each color in each size.
I had a date for dessert –
And then the mail came with our Race for the Cure gear!!
It’s not too late to support Team KERF!!! We’re up to $1,219 raised for breast cancer.
Banana bread hasn’t happened yet. I might just freeze the bananas, because I am not in a baking mood at the moment.
We’re planning to go to some kind of event tonight at a shopping center with food demos and a fashion show that Karen found. Since I had such a late lunch, I might just have a snack around 6 or 7 and then eat there. Maybe we’ll get some wine after at the wine bar across the street!