Today was quite the perfect Saturday when you don’t have plans to go out. A little cleaning, some yardwork, some lounging, grocery shopping, chores, dinner. All that was missing was a glass of wine (I passed tonight because of last night) and a good movie. But I’ve got a good book to start instead! We got a TON done today – inside, outside, on my to-do list, some studying. It’ll be nice to hit my head on the (clean!!) pillow tonight.
I went to Trader Joe’s and EarthFare this afternoon for a few things. I confirmed my TJ’s does indeed have PB LaraBars!!! Too bad I have a case to use up before I need more 🙂 At TJ’s I picked up 3 tubs of Greek yogurt, 2 more TJ’s brand yogurts to try, eggs, raspberry preserves, bananas, trail mix, blue cheese, almonds, watermelon, goat cheese (so cheap!), a few bell peppers. I think that’s it!? Things sure are cheap there.
I got a few more things at EarthFare (fruit, collard greens, bacon, romaine, Zevia soda) and I had a coupon! They forgot to enter in my coupon so I had to take it to customer service to get my $5 off and then she just gave it back to me to use again as an apology. Sweeet! That makes up for EF being more expensive 🙂 While in EF I had 2 cheese cubes and a macaroon. I basically spoiled my dinner appetite 🙁
I heard about this new Zevia soda and saw it on sale (still $4.99!) so I decided to try the root beer flavor. I had a glass during cocktail hour. I liked it at first, but then the stevia taste seeped through and I didn’t like it much. I just don’t like stevia that much.
I also cut into our huge watermelon. I usually cut the whole thing into ready-to-eat triangles so I can just grab them whenever. Otherwise it’s too annoying to get out the cutting board. But this guy was so huge this is only HALF!! I had a triangle for a snack –
As I said, my late 3pm lunch plus samples at the store meant hunger was no where to be found come dinnertime. Finally at 8:30 I decided to make the recipe (after seriously considering just having watermelon for dinner!). This was my last mystery entree!!! All I have left of my 26 original mystery recipes is a salad (for lunch tomorrow), a wrap (for lunch Tuesday), a soup (TBD), and 2 side dishes (one on Tuesday). I’m REALLY sorry that I’ve had to do so many mysteries. When I signed on for 26 of them, it didn’t seem like that many and I had the whole summer to do them, but I do feel like I’ve been cramming them all in and it’s not fun for you guys to be left without the info. I’ll have to seriously consider doing this again – at least with this intensity. It’s been a LOT of work on my part too, but I am getting paid 8)
I’ll at least give you that this was a pasta dish!