It is a Monday right!? Cause it sure felt like one!!
I really, really enjoyed my visit to the community garden this morning!
Founded by the Garden Writers Association of America and managed by Master Gardeners and volunteers in the Fort Mill, SC area, this garden provides nearly two thousand pounds of produce each year that is donated to those who need fresh food on their tables. The produce is grown and picked by volunteers and distributed through a local nutrition center.
I met Betsy, the force behind the garden, at 10 this morning for some bean picking, weeding and turnip planting. Two hours and some muddy limbs later…
It was so relaxing (and helped that we had great overcast + cool weather!) and knowing these delicious looking beans were going to a good place made it all the more special.
I finished up around noon (I’ll be back a few more times!) and decided to check out a little of the greenway on the property: the Anne Springs Close Greenway. I had no idea this place existed just 20 minutes from my house! I ran about 1.5 miles down the gravel pathway – and across the scariest metal bridge ever! – and back. Felt good to sprint out after all that digging.
Continuing on my day, I met my friend Lauri at Quiznos for lunch! I received a gift card from Quiznos a few months ago to try out their new Bullet subs and hadn’t got around to going. I had the materials out to pack a lunch yesterday and remembered my gift card. It was the perfect place to squeeze in a visit.
Per their recommendation, I got the Turkey Pesto Bullet! Description: Turkey, mozzarella, chopped lettuce and tomato, Basil Pesto, Red Wine Vinaigrette. I am not sure my cheese was mozzarella….
And I also asked for it to be without vinaigrette because I’m not a fan of them but somehow my pesto was left off too! I almost didn’t realize it until Lauri said something, so I went back and got it on the side.
Also got some of these because, ya know, I had more $ to spend!
Ate half. That’s some BBQ sauce on the side too!
The Bullet was good – the bread tasted nice and fresh and doughy and crispy. Sub shops are my favorite pit stop when I need real food on the go and didn’t have the chance to pack a lunch.
Lauri got the Bourbon Chicken sub and a side salad – an oniony salad!
We also got a chocolate chunk cookie, ya know, cause we could I had a bite, but honestly, it wasn’t the best cookie I’ve had.
Oh, and iced tea!
Next stop: the Winthrop locker rooms!! I had 30 minutes to shower, get dressed and get over to the building where my internship meeting was!! Speed demon, I made it in the knick of time.
The internship meeting went well. There were about 40 people, some of whom had FLOWN to the area for the interviews that are happening tomorrow. I cannot express how relieved I was knowing I have already been accepted!! A huge "WHEW" to that one.
It’s going to be a really long, hard 6 months next January – July. I don’t really know what will become of my life, but I do intend to blog my way through it, and I know it will be life-changing and probably so educational.
The test that followed was 100 questions from all of the subjects covered under the R.D. exam. Of the 100 questions, I marked the ones I felt pretty confident that I knew were right at about 60. So I think I got above a 60!? I believe you need an 80 to pass the R.D. exam, so I know with
a little a lot of studying, it’ll be all good next year.
Post-exam snacks included this apple (love little apples!!) and a Blueberry Fruition bar. Both were great. I love these Fruition bars and all the little bits and pieces of seeds in them. I’d like them even more if they weren’t fruit flavored though. I don’t care for fruity things. I prefer nutty/desserty bar flavors. (It’s undesigned because i got it to try out before they debuted). LaraBar did not get eaten – it was just photographed in case i ate it instead!
I didn’t feel much like cooking tonight, so I ditched our dinner plans for Eat, Drink + Be Vegan’s Sunflower Lentil Pie (coming later!) for some simple veggies and leftover Newk’s pizza.
Hello beautiful okra!!! I decided at dinner okra is my favorite green vegetable (it beats out kale!!)
The Two Taters. So cute, my precious!
I microwaved the the (what’s) taters (precious) for 4 minutes until they were fork tender and finished them off the in the oven where the okra was roasting at 375* for 20 minutes after being sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with creole seasoning.
The only dishes I dirtied were the oven pans. Not even a cutting board was brought out!!
OK, OK, OK. 26th year of my life and I now admit to loving leftover pizza. It just has to be warmed in the oven!!!
Sprinkled with cinnamon, this tater was perfect in every way. Wish they were all this cute and small!
Love, love, love!!
I love any meal that involves dipping things in ketchup!
I have to leave the house at 7:30 tomorrow, so I’m going to call it an early night and probably go read in bed.
T-24 hours until the new Gossip Girl!!!!!