It’s already 4:00 and we have yet to do anything other than eat, shop and workout!! Where has the day gone.
At 12:30 we decided to go to the gym (which had just opened) to get a workout in. Matt doesn’t get to lift weights as much anymore now that he bikes to work as his daily exercise, so he likes the chance to go on the weekends. We decided to combine the gym trip with a grocery shop afterwards.
At the gym I discovered there are now new Stepmills. They are brand new, but I was not a fan of the new handrails. I know better than to put my weight into them, but I like to hold on for balance, and these are just too far down for me! I’m too little 🙁 Where are the kid-sized stepmills please!? I’m sure I’ll get used to them. So I did 30 minutes there, then 10 on the stat bike and 10 doing upper body weights.
Then we hit up the grocery store. I had the time to arrange everything for a photo today:
Mostly produce, a few canned goods and milk + yogurts for Matt. The Jif is for a peanut butter tasting I am doing on my palm oil presentation on Wednesday 🙂 We also got some saltines to serve with it that I forgot to photograph. All of this came to $43.95. We found some good sales today! Our “meat of the week” is turkey from the freezer. I find that meats make the grocery bill go up so much that one of my biggest reasons for not eating more meat is the cost. If it were as cheap as a tin of sardines or package of tofu, I would buy it more. I know you can find meat in bulk that is cheap, but then you have to mess with packaging it and freezing it and that’s just a pain!
I did find this tin of crab meat when I was looking through the sardines. At $2.99, I decided to give it a try. Perhaps a single crabcake for lunch one day this week?
I really like this brand of sardines too. This is the one in dill-mustard sauce I made for Kelsey on Wednesday. They were on sale for $1 each and the flavor is good. I just wish they didn’t have to come wrapped in unnecessary plastic!
So for lunch we broke into one of the sardines tins. The tomato basil flavor. I couldn’t taste the tomato much because we packed it with veggies and Matt added mayo. We split the can and made this salad. I took a photo so you could see that they are indeed little fish. DON’T BE SCARED!!!!!!!!! Just put them in a bowl and mash. I was going to take a photo of the insides for you, but it was too gross for even ME to look at so I just kept mashing.
The salad had green pepper, carrot, mustard, mayo and salt and pepper.
All mashed up!
Served with these DA-LICIOUS multigrain saltines! I had about 15 of them from start to finish.
And this fruited arugula salad dressed in honey, EVOO and almonds
OK, now for the funniest story of the century. Matt left his camera at Kate + Nate’s on Friday night and they left for Raleigh to visit family on Saturday morning. Kate came over to return the camera today and here’s what we found:
The Berenstain Bears in Hillsborough!!!!!!!!!! (<— my hometown)
INCLUDING……. MY PARENTS’ FRONT STEPS!!!!!!!!! Those sneaky little bears – how did they find it!?!?!?
And then we found them reading their favorite blogs –
Papa Bear loves Brew + Bake (especially while drinking a
Mama Bear loves KERF (especially with some rolled oats)
And Sister Bear is a big fan of Bites + Bowls!!!!! She also likes to paint her claws…
Last but not least, Gilbs made an appearance!
Today is the 1 year Quitiversary of Gena’s last cigarette. She wrote a beautiful blog post about it today, and kindly mentioned the back-and-forth emails we shared as she struggled with cravings. The piece is wonderfully written: The Quitiversary.
Off to try to get something done on this lazy Sunday!