Whenever people ask “I want to lose weight/get healthier/cook more, but where do I begin?” my answer is always: the grocery store. You need healthy food in your fridge or you won’t get to eat it!
My afternoon first took me to the bakery. Normally I am immune to the smell of freshly baked bread, but after 5 days away I sure could smell it again! I also met Lisa there, who is visiting Cville from NYC to see if she wants to move here!
And then I was off to the UPS store to ship Traci her Great Harvest goodies for the Great Fundraising Act! She paid $185 for a bag of Cville Cluster and Pancake Mix – hope they are delicious!
Next stop: Whole Foods – I am now fully stock!! I got tons of vegetables, some cheeses, fruits and a chicken sausage for dinner.
Back at home – Manchego cheese and cherries for a snack! I recently tasted some manchego and proclaimed I needed to have it on hand more often. Delish!
I got some work done at home (having a few blog bugs since upgrading my server) and then started on dinner with a mocktail –
Lisa brought me a growler of Kombucha Brooklyn from her farmer’s market!! It was delicious, as all kombucha is, although much milder than the Synergy I usually buy. It was almost like white wine! Apparently they are expanding too – so keep your eyes out at Whole Foods.
I promised Matt I’d have dinner ready when he walked in the door. I LOVE doing that and I love it when people do it to me!
It took me a while to decide what to make, but I knew okra fries were most appealing. I ended up cutting the chicken sausage in half (I only got one for us because he was pretty big) and making burgers with it!
Can we please all take a moment to stop and snicker at my sausages cooking!?!
On top of the burgers I added this Juusto Baked Cheese – straight from Wisconsin from Gina and Megan who visited the bakery today! I was sorry to miss them, but happy to taste this new flavor. It’s been baked to a golden brown and you just need to heat it up a bit. I was also tickled to see the Wisconsin Cheese logo on the package!
Homph gomph gomph gomph! On a High 5 bun!
The okra fries and mushrooms were coated in canola misto spray, Liquid Smoke, salt and pepper and roasted at 400* for about 20 minutes
Crossing my fingers this post goes up OK! My Windows Live Writer no longer has the theme detected, so it’s kind of like blogging in the dark. And it gives me an error when I post but it still appears on KERF. So odd, but it’s working, so I’ll keep humming along.