My wide open day was fun!! Except for all the time I spent with my face in the drain.
We decided NOT to get Drain-O after reading about how harsh the chemicals are and a quick visit to Consumer Reports (where my dad has a subscription!) that said to use it only as a very last resort. Instead we went with the Zip-It and some enzymes that seem to be a more gentle way to unclog (bacteria "eat" the clog scum) recommend by Consumers. Also, the plunger seems to have fixed the problem by 75%. But putting the plunger in the bathtub was GROSS.
OK, on to food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We went grocery shopping today – it’s a holiday week for sure!! Whole Foods was packed. So much so that we missed our walking date with Faith + Tate [Sorry guys.] We got stuck in the aisles and checking out took 15 minutes.
But we came home with lots of delicious foods!
And I finally remembered to blog about these cool Bite bags I was sent. Super cute and very handy. I always feel hypocritical getting plastic bags for my produce when I feel so strongly against plastic bags at the checkout line. These solve the problem the whole way (except that I only have 2 and need more!)
I had BIG plans for a BIG pot of soup tonight. I wanted a huge pile of veggies in tomato broth.
Cue Minestrone, which I have never made before!
I did a bit of research first. The Pioneer Woman roasts her veggies first, so I took her advice with that. I also thought to add olives to make it even more Mediterranean. And instead of stirring in greens, we served the soup over greens to wilt them without getting lost. Worthy of a recipe page!
The whole recipe is on this page ==> Magnificent Minestrone
Proclaimed "the best vegetable soup ever"
Served with half a big whole wheat tortilla, toasted in the oven and sprinkled with parm!
Let it be noted that I regretted my tortilla choice when I saw Matt’s triple butter sandwich! Snagged a bite of that landmark for myself.
Somebody wanted to continue reading HP7 through dinner, so we had a casual meal in the TV room [I slurped my soup with House Hunters x3!!]
Listening to the Grooveshark "Popular" station and rockin’ out at my desk. I’m such a nerd when it comes to "cool" music. I don’t know any of the songs’ names or artists, but I recognize them all!