Who would have thought I’d spend the afternoon stressed about signs!? There are so many to choose from and they are so EXPENSIVE!
These little clips – which arguably could serve the same function as a 1 cent clothespin – were $5 each. I almost bought 25 of them and then talked myself back out of it. I just could not spend $100+ on little clips that would probably bread or get lost!
We need these for our signage for the sweets on display. The one on the left is close to $8 each and the one on the right $5. When you need 20 and are on a tight budget, that just doesn’t make sense.
We also need signs like these, but I hate the plastic look. But I need to cross this sign project OFF my list and move on so waiting for creative inspiration doesn’t make sense – plus I’d still have to find time to make the homemade ones.
I ended up buying NONE of the above and say to heck with expensive commercial restaurant ware.
Plus these el cheapo ones that will do for higher up signs:
The job is now 75% of the way done and I am missing my afternoon! It was a gorgeous one, and I did spend some of it on the porch with my laptop. That is until we discovered carpenter bees nesting in our furniture…
Some snackage came from Danielle’s Crunchy Chips – pumpkin flavor. LOVEEEE these!
And then TWO bowls of Lynda’s granola, milk and Danielle’s coconut chips. This was the most AMAZING marshmallow flavored snack ever!!! I could not stop and had to have a refill!
Too bad because I totally spoiled my appetite for dinner.
That’s OK because it still tasted great.
Stuffed with mango, banana, coconut, refried black beans and sriracha!
- Half a can of Trader Joe’s refried black beans ((which I love but you could also mash up some regular black beans)
- 2 tbsp chopped pickled jalapenos
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 mango, sliced
- 2 tbsp sweetened coconut
- Sprinkle sriracha
- 2 whole wheat tortillas (we used Whole Foods brand)
- Mix beans with some pickled jalapenos over medium heat, until hot.
- Top with banana, mango slices, coconut and the hot stuff.
- Folded ‘em up and baked at 400* for about 10 minutes.
They were incredible!
Served with a side of steamed cheesy kale!! Nutritional yeast (a super food that is like a hybrid of fish food and dried mac and cheese powder) sprinkled on top during steaming gave the kale a nice cheesy punch!
- 1 big bunch kale, washed and leaves torn from stems
- 2 tsp Garlic Gold oil or olive oil
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Heat a large pot to medium. Add kale, still a bit damp from washing, to the pot. Allow to sauté and soften for a few minutes.
- Drizzle on oil.
- Sprinkle on salt and nutritional yeast. Stir.
Matt ate the extra bean + banana mash – it was quite the turn off on the plate, don’t you think!?
After dinner we went on a massive walk!! We were gone about an hour and walked a huge loop around our whole neighborhood. I love walking at dusk in the summertime and cannot WAIT for it to arrive!