Granola factory take 26 was smokin’ during its routine processing today! Since we’re shipping in house this time, Matt recruited me to head up the label department. Such chaos and organization at the same time. But I kind of like the type A assembly line of it all. Our final shipment (for those of you yet to receive yours!) should leave the building in the next 48 hours. It’s freshly baked and almost on the way!
Afternoon snacks included a few nuggets of The Cluster, a small slice of Dakota with Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter (MISSED YOU!)
And later, a piece of tofu with pimento cheese. I’m trying to get more creative with bakery snacking, and with my insatiable hunger today, savory was appealing. Doesn’t happen often!
I was thrilled to come home for dinner because it only required 6 minutes in the toaster oven and a quick assembly!
And a spinach salad.
Not my first choice of foods, but the spinach tasted good doused in avocado, pecans, cherries and red pepper. I held the bottle of Black Cherry Vinegar over my bowl for about 2 minutes before I decided I couldn’t stomach it. So I went with a drizzle of honey instead. Ate all but 5 leaves!
We’re deep into our boring winter 2012 routine: dinner, LOST, LOST, dishes, blog, emails, LOST, emails, read, sleep.
Kelly @ Vegolosophy says
I had pizza tonight too! yum!
Stephanie @ Legally Blinde says
Cinnamon vanilla sunflower butter sounds amazing! Black cherry vinegar sounds really interesting, too – I’m going to have to keep an eye out for that. Nice spinach salad!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
Haha your routine sounds a lot like mine! and that pizza looks so good, as does the tofu with pimento cheese! That’s a pretty creative snack option!
Ha ha, I <3 Routine.
I had never heard of pimento cheese before…but now I really want to try it. What is your go to recipe?
Oh gosh it’s soooooo good!!!
I use Kelsey’s recipe – healthy with the yogurt and oh-so-good: http://bitesandbowls.com/2009/02/24/black-bean-burger-foreign-fries/
[She uses sour cream, but you can use greek yogurt too]
Grace @ Healthy Dreaming says
I love granola 🙂 whoever is getting those shipments is super lucky.
Your meals look delicious and well-balanced!
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
that sounds like a perfect winter routine to me 🙂 are you still LOVING lost?!
your pizza, salad, and afternoon nibbles look delicious as always.
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says
You might find this amazing- but I still have 1/2 a jar full of the vanilla cinnamon sunflower butter I bought from GH C’ville back in October. The ONLY reason that has happened is because I probably have 10 other open jars of assorted nut butters in my fridge (and went through a crazy homemade PB phase when I got my Vitamix).
If there’s anyone who can understand 10 jars of nut butter eaten slowly, it’s me 🙂 I have Cacao Bliss that’s about a year old!
The Healthy Hipster says
All but 5 leaves! So cute 🙂
Sarah (I Dream of Beets) says
That routine sounds wonderful and quite preferable to my: grade, grade, grade, prep, grade routine that I have going on:)
Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt says
Your tofu snack looks amazing!
Sounds like our winter evening routine. Can’t wait for the longer evenings of spring and summer and warm enough temperatures to be outside instead of vegging in front of TV.
Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic says
Wow, that’s some serious granola!! I’m afraid I might not ever want to look at granola again after making that much. That pizza looks amazing! I like you’re evening routine. I’ve gotten hooked on a show on Hulu recently, and might evenings look about like that.
Michelle (Better with Berries) says
Even if I had that much granola in my kitchen, it would probably only last a month or so 🙂
Kerry @ Totes My Oats says
I love pizza and salad! Such a great meal.
Ahh your posts always make me so hungry. Have a good rest of the week!
Emily@ thedoodlebug says
Pshh… that’s not a boring routine! Sounds like a good night to me!
Christine @ BookishlyB says
Your baby is going to come out quoting Jack and wondering why he/she isn’t living on a tropical island 🙂
My Cville cluster arrived today…best granola EVER!!! So glad to have some again:).
Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles says
Pizza and salad perfection! I spent my evening in a freezing cold arena…sitting here still in my hat and scarf sipping a hot mint tea to warm up!
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
Lost is addicting 🙂
WOW!!! … Looks like you had a lot of granola orders 🙂
J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
Next winter will be much more eventful!! 😀
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Go you for getting those greens in!!! Even for those of us not pregnant, it’s HARD some days!!
Megan @ Megan's Munchies says
I am intrigued by the tofu pimento cheese combo!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
After seeing the Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter…I didn’t see anything else in the post. LOVE that stuff! 🙂
Salad looks delicious!
Reminds me how much I miss avocado from my life
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Dakota with Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter <- that made me drool a bit… 😉
Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
That’s a heck of a lot of granola! And anytime a salad has avocado… nom. Every once in a while, I like to douse a spinach salad with jalapeño ranch and crumbled bacon.
Khushboo Thadani says
The tofu sounds like a great, protein -packed snack :)!
Too bad I live in Finland – can’t order your granola! Also, we only have one kind of PB here, the regular kind. Cinnamon vanilla sunflower butter sounds so delicious!
I read a book when I was a little girl about Finland. Have always wanted to visit!
What book was it? im curious! 🙂 cool, you should visit!
so long ago I just don’t remember. Love to visit!
Molly @ RDexposed says
Avocado in salad is my new obsession!
Cait's Plate says
The winter routine does tend to get kind of monotonous – for me too. Though I’d argue that your routine right there seems pretty great! Regardless, I’m ready for some warmer weather!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I rarely crave savoury snacks too – I always want fruit or granola or Greek yogurt. But that tofu and pimento cheese combo looks good!
Take away “blog” and “e-mails” and replace “LOST” with “Arrested Development” and our routine is similar, hehe. I cannot wait for spring.
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
Your snacks look quite tasty! 🙂 I love having a salad with pizza. It’s great to start the meal off light and then move to something a little bit heavier.
I hear you on the routine. I like routines most of the time but it does get boring. Hopefully once it gets warmer there will be more opportunity to change it up with walks and whatnot.
Enjoy your “boring” routine, I think we all start to think that way by the end of the winter. Baby will certain change that “boring” routine, although I loved the baby routine so much that my kids are 12 months and 12 days apart! I just started The Hunger Games at 9:30 last night after our “boring” routine of buy paint, make dinner, help kids make a “fort” outside, eat dinner, clean up, husband framing kid’s bathroom, games, cleanup, pajamas, teeth brushing, books, kid’s bedtime, cleanup, pay tuition bill, clean up, get ready for bed, try and stay awake to read and make it to chapter 6! Great job on the salad! Love the granola factory, my friend just gave me a $20 gift card to Trader Joes because I have been keeping her stocked with granola and other baked goods.
~Christy @ wonderofallthings says
Ah, but spring is just around the corner :)!!!!!
what tie do you guys usually eat din?
Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count says
Looks like a great dinner. That’s a LOT of granola!