My shopping was long and draining, but a success! I got most everything on my list complete.
So sad that Linens and Things is going out of business 😥 I’ve been a loyal customer of theirs since my mom used to take us on special girls’ day out trips. I got summer camp items there, most of my “going to college” gear, first apartment things. And today I got two new sets of placemats (both 20% off and with my giftcard) and raided the candle department. I wanted a shower curtain for our powder bath but I didn’t like any of the selection. I also got a free trial membership at BJ’s and got some Kashi cereals (a 3-in-1 pack!), laundry detergent, blue cheese, shave gel () and that peanut butter. For those two GIANT jars, it was only $6.99!! EarthFare’s PB might be best, but that price is unbeatable. I only had Smucker’s brand once before and liked it fine. It’s just “Peanuts, Salt” so it’s very peanuty! Lastly, I got my free Bath and Body Works lotion (Moonlit Path) and my watches both got new batteries. I didn’t make to early voting because the library I stopped into wasn’t participating 🙁
I took a Z-bar with me on my travels. I didn’t really get hungry until about 5:45 and had it then. It was pretty good. Not my favorite thing ever, but not bad either. I’d love to try the S’mores kind, but I haven’t seen them in our stores. What are y’all’s favorites? I didn’t care for the brownie one…
But it did take away my hunger well and sort of spoiled my dinner appetite 🙁
For dinner we made this Real Simple recipe: Polenta with Blue Cheese and Garlicky Chard. Ours was made with CSA bok choy instead of chard and featured raisins, red pepper flakes and a drizzle of maple syrup too. I also made the polenta with half milk half water (We used Bob’s Red Mill’s brand.)
The dish was good – but could have used even MORE flavor! The blue cheese was definitely the star. Make sure you use a real block of blue cheese and not the cheap crumbled kind if you make it. It’s all the difference in creaminess and bite.
On the side: the last two jalapeno muffins. I really liked having savory mini muffins to have with meals. Maybe I’ll make some this week.
(That’s water in my glass 🙂 )
The husband just found out he’s not working at Great Harvest this week (the new store he’s taking over for the dough/sponge job isn’t open yet) so he lucked out of going to bed at 8 tonight. I however, still have 2 tests this week so I must get to bed on time.
I am off to write my grandmother a letter, fold the laundry, take another bubble bath, and read!