I’m just going to keep this very matter-of-fact. No mention of feelings or irritations whatsoever because, well, that’s irritating. So today I am just going to stick to pictures, pretty much.
Sometimes I buy earrings just because I like the sound they make. (Perfectly logical, if you think about it — they’re right near your eardrums!) I happen to like the way these sound, but I only got them because I was buying another pair for the sound and it was buy one, get one free. And who says no to free?! Not me.
To start out my replenishing trip, I bought Emerald cocoa roast almonds at Target. Then I headed to the supermarket…
Four bags of Steamfresh vegetables, way too much applesauce in five different varieties, cereal (yeah, yeah, I know, I’m not supposed to be buying cereal!!), whole grain rice chips (both chocolate- and carob-coated), crispy wheats, cherries, bananas, and Jazz apples. Everything but the fruit is hidden!
Next door to the supermarket there is a huge discount store, so I popped in for a bit because frankly, it was more appealing than coming home. I was glad I did that, because I found this:
It’s a mandoline slicer! I’ve wanted one of these for ages. I was SO excited to try it out, and I had decided to make butternut squash fries, so I figured it would be perfect. Hmm, not so much. I wound up cutting the fries by hand. Maybe the mandoline would work better on softer fruits / vegetables, but it didn’t seem to do much for my butternut squash.
So just a few food pictures.
Zensoy organic banana soy pudding (I highly recommend this; it actually tastes like banana, unlike some other things) with 1 t of sugar-free chocolate chips. It would have been a LOT better if I would have melted it a bit in the microwave, but there is no microwave in my room, so I just had to make do.
The aforementioned butternut squash fries. I love, love, love winter squash, but I don’t eat it as often as I could because I hate cutting them! I halved this one with an electric knife, which is stupidly designed since the button that dislodges the blade is right on the handle, which means the blade keeps popping out while you’re trying to saw away at something. But I guess because I don’t eat it that often, it’s that much more delicious when I do! Whenever most people would “sprinkle” seasonings on something, I do it the lazy way — put the seasonings in a Ziploc bag, dump in the vegetables, and shake it up before spreading it out on the baking sheet. I used kosher salt and a dash of chili powder for this, and it. was. sensational.
This isn’t a good picture at all; let’s pretend I wasn’t too lazy to crop out the fries on the left and focus on what seems to be a pile of mush on the right. Which is actually Sonny & Joe’s sauteed eggplant heated up on the stove with some cubed defrosted tofu. Well, semi-defrosted. I shouldn’t have added more water to the pot, but I did, and the tofu just added even more liquid, which is why there is an unbecoming puddle on the plate! But it did taste good. Now, if I could only get it to look a little prettier!…
That’s all for today, because I promised! Sadly back to work tomorrow… but this is my 97th post, so I’m issuing a little reminder about my mini giveaway! Have a great week.