WOW guys – you all really want some Barney Butter!!! Jennifer says she is working on getting it on the shelves Whole Foods and for all 400+ of you to put in a product request at your local store! Lucky for me Fresh Market, is going to carry it soon!!!! I am going to cut the contest around 9 pm tonight with a comment of my own on the post (so the after dinner crew can get to it!), and I hope to announce winners first thing in the AM.
NOTE: Please only comment once on the “leave a comment” contests just to keep the chances fair. I can tell if you’re cheating!
We’ve got a DREARY day here. Very very blah out there. I headed to the gym around 11 (I tried to use my “this will be a fun break from studying” mentality and it worked out well.) I did 30 minutes on the Stairs, 20 on the Squirrelliptical (see the FAQ #20 if you don’t know what that is) and ended with a round of weight lifting. I consider it a good gym day when I leave both sweaty and tired in the muscles and that’s how I left. Too bad I had to drive there because it’s mildly drizzling out there.
I arrived home around 12:30 to find my all-American husband home from Great Harvest – and the polls!
While I showered, he was nice enough to make us grilled cheeses (on freshly baked Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat bread with a little shredded Mexican cheese in the middle) and leftover soup (pumpkin chili for me – gah I am so sick of it by now! and leftover Pacific Ginger Carrot for him).
I also had a few Kashi cheddar crackers (add about 5 to this that I ate while assembling lunch)
And a yummy bowl of TJ’s greek yogurt with some chopped pear, grapes and POM seeds –
Lunch left me wanting to chew so I made a cuppa tea
In celebration of the Thanksgiving Challenge, a had a request to see our pantry. I haven’t shown it before because it is extremely unorganized!!! As you all know I am a super neat and organized person but for some reason our pantry is not so. I should have used this photo as an opportunity to straighten it up, but I am hoping at the end of this challenge there will just be less to work withWe also have food in all different locations so here’s the quick recap:
Our official pantry is just inside the garage, which is a pro because we have tons of space and a con because it means we stock up on lots of stuff! Here you’ll find rarely-used snacks and sweets (like popcorn and vitamix) on the top shelf (and an extra jar of Smuckers Natural PB!); baking stuff, flours, sugars, and pasta noodles on the second down; all kinds of canned goods, grains + rice, on the third; crackers, cereal, oats, a giant bag of bread flour, a bunch of shelf-safe soy milk and equipment and paper products on the fourth and bottom.
Indoors we have what I call the “Grab and Go” area, which includes tons of bars (Kashi, Lara x 2 boxes, Z-bars, Honest Foods bars, some Luna bars) and stuff like trail mix and raisins and other lunch snacks. And lots of tea!
And lastly, we have what I call the “Carb Cabinet.” It’s next to the fridge/stove and is our most use snacks. In here you’ll find nut butters (sometimes up to 3-4 jars open!!), an oat canister, walnuts, Granola Planks, bread, macaroons, craisins and more. And the top shelf is cereal and crackers. This is the area of our pantry that I should NOT go near if I’ve had too much to drink!!
So there you have it. I’ll try to show another photo after the challenge, but I have a feeling we’re barely going to make a dent this month!