A-Tisket, A-Tasket

August 19, 2008

I have a new bike basket!

Root beer floats were fun, although we only had 11 people take them in 2 hours :( I had fun chatting with the EarthFare community coordinator about oatmeal recipes and different health products :mrgreen: The husband showed up at the very end and bought a float, so I got to taste one!

I also picked up a few groceries (watermelon!!) in my new totally awesome bike basket! I did a ton of research last week and chose this basket. It easily snaps off the handle bars and turns into a grocery basket! Since I will use it for groceries most of the time, it was the perfect fit.

In the store –


Snapped on –


Dinner tonight was a mystery recipe (I promise I really am wrapping up the last handful of them!!). While it turned out great, the procedure didn’t go well and there was some arguing in the kitchen. Never a good thing for a marriage! But this recipe was very unique, and I really liked it. So much I ate too fast!




When I was on roll 4 of 5 I said “I’m not even the slightest bit full!” but then the minute I swallowed my last bite – uggg. I need to slooooow down with my eating. I’ve been eating faster again and I’m not sure why.


Goodnight :)

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1 VeggieGirl August 19, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Love the bike look!! 😀

Mmm, looks like stuffed cabbages, perhaps??


2 ModelBehavior August 19, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Ohh that looks very interesting! reminds me of stuffed grape leaves from from my fav greek restaurant!!



3 Justy2003 August 19, 2008 at 9:00 pm

So cute that you got a bike basket!
I just inquired about a bike on Craigslist…hopefully it’ll work out! Do you know what size your bike is? I have no idea what size to get and I’m 5’2″ like you, so thought I’d ask :)

All these mystery dishes look delicious…wish I could tell what was in them!


4 Ashley Suzanne August 19, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Wow!!! I have to say that these look unbelievably delicious, I would eat them with out even knowing what is in them. I am looking forwatd to the release of the recipes!


5 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 19, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Love the bike basket. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you find it? Thanks!

It’s funny you mention you have been eating faster. I noticed that I have been eating faster since I started my blog. I think it is because I have more variety of foods on my plate and it just makes me want to really want to gobble everything up!


6 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 19, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Oops, excuse the extra “want to” in that last sentence in my comment!


7 Sammie August 19, 2008 at 9:30 pm

I love the basket, what a great idea. I think it is wonderful that you bike to your daily errands instead of driving – if I didn’t have a little one in tow I would probably do the same since gas prices are so high. Happy biking!!


8 Rose August 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

I did the same thing with my dinner tonight – ate way too fast. I was definitely feeling the effects later on during my jog… any tips on slowing down?

Love the basket. It’s so hip looking :)

Mystery dinner looks so good. I can’t wait until these recipes come out!


9 goalie30 August 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm

the bike basket is a great idea :) i’m sure it will come in handy and help you to use your bike even more!

the dinner looks quite unique, i’m really curious as to what it is!


10 Andrea August 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm

LOVE the bike basket… i would totally ride around EVERYWHERE if i had one of those…especially wholefoods and cvs and the library! :) Mmmm the mystery recipe looks cheesy and chock full of veggies – perfecto!


11 Grounded Fitness August 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm

atleast cooking makes sense. my boyfriend and i had our biggest fight over a refigerator shelf. no joke.

that basket is actually pretty cool. what a good idea.



12 Erin August 19, 2008 at 11:49 pm

I didn’t know they made bike baskets that snap on and off. That’s so clever!


13 AMBER August 20, 2008 at 12:37 am

Ohh my gosh I love the new bike basket! I need one! Good luck at school tomorrow! love the blog btw.


14 haya August 20, 2008 at 5:02 am

awesome basket! i wanted one like that for my mom this summer but the store didn’t have any instock so i got a different model (that doesn’t snap in and out easily :() now that she’s away again, i use her bike on occasion to pick up a few groceries (if i’m getting a lot, i’ll take my bike, which has a rack and panniers that hold way more). so convenient! i’ll usually just throw a cloth bag in, use that for shopping and put the bag and all its contents in the basket to ride home. makes me feel very retro.


15 caitlin (see bride run) August 20, 2008 at 6:56 am

cute girls on the run shirt! 😀


16 cindyrae August 20, 2008 at 7:07 am

I love anything with cheese and tomatoes on top, so I am sure that this is a great meal!


17 C August 20, 2008 at 7:11 am

Your new bike basket is very cool!

The recipe looks intresting. I’m going with veggiegirl here, I think it is stuffed cabbage :)


18 Jessica August 20, 2008 at 7:19 am

Love your new basket! How fun and so cute!


19 HangryPants August 20, 2008 at 8:53 am

Love the tomatoes on the mystery recipe dish!


20 Teddy August 20, 2008 at 8:59 am

Adorable new bike basket! 😉


21 FatFighter August 20, 2008 at 9:12 am

Love the basket – never heard of one like that! What a great idea. BTW, glad you wear a helmet. 😉


22 Amy A. August 20, 2008 at 9:37 am

Man, I really need to get my bike out of my storage place and put it to use! I’m jealous – it sounds like you are having way too much fun with your bike. My turn!


23 Heather August 20, 2008 at 10:10 am

Cute bike basket! I’ve never seen one like that- so convenient!


24 Melissa August 20, 2008 at 10:27 am

Okay girlies, this is completely off topic but I feel like we have formed a kind of community here with our interests in fitness and eating. I need some advice on how to make friends. I moved to a new state three years ago (Colorado) and have made lots of friends. Unfortunately, many have recently moved away and many have been made through boyfriends who I am no longer with… I have a boyfriend now, but need to make some girlfriends of my own. I have explored “meetup.com” and joined a book club there, but does anyone else have suggestions?


25 Kath August 20, 2008 at 10:31 am

Justy2003 ,
Mine’s a “24” women’s bike.”

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) ,
Amazon – I liked to it in the post.

Melissa ,
I struggle with making friends too since we don’t have kids, living in that young of a neighborhood or go to a church or other organization. My best advice: start a blog!



26 lisa August 20, 2008 at 11:19 am

I don’t know much about Colorado but I live in DC where everyone seems to be pretty obsessed with kickball and kickball leagues. My friends and I joined and met a TON of people. Look up to see if they have something similar in your area.


27 Melissa August 20, 2008 at 11:44 am

Thanks Lisa and Kath. Kath- I think that I will start a blog as I am a huge “foodie” and travel all over the world for work so it may be interesting. We will see… It involves a lot of eating accountability…


28 runeatrepeat August 20, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Lisa – I may be moving to the DC area the beginning of next year. I want to know more about this kickball stuff. How can I get a hold of you?


29 Zee August 20, 2008 at 4:53 pm

I have the exact same bike basket! Isn’t it fantastic? :)


30 Christy August 20, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Remember to keep in mind how much more you are exercising now that you have your new bike! Of course your appetite is going to spike and you will find yourself eating more than usual.

LOVE the basket! I can’t wait to get one for my bike. Great idea. 😉


31 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Thanks Kath! Sorry, didn’t notice it was a link!


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