Sunday was a restful blur! I posted our getaway photos and went to the grocery store. I did a “huge” shopping trip because I literally have not stepped foot inside a grocery store since my last grocery store post! That is very unusual for me because I try to go a couple times a week and get little trips of fresher things. Since we have been travelling and will be gone again this weekend- I got lots of frozen veggies, fruit, egg whites ( in the carton they stay fresh for a long time) etc. I also found a bottle of wine from the vineyard we ate dinner at – wooohoo! It was actually cheaper than it was at the vineyard!
I could not possibly take a photo because it was a huge trip ( just over $100) but most of that stuff will last us for a good three weeks if not more. Plus, I went to a further away store and waited in line forever on top of going around the isles so I was concerned with getting everything back into refrigeration etc. Some great deals items: Sabra Hummus ( it was $2 cheaper than closer grocery stores!) and for dipping- organic Fresh cut veggies ( worth the extra 25 cents/bag)!
My calves were so sore from hiking, in a good way though! I did lots of walking and grocery lifting, phew!
Yoga ( apparently it was national yoga day!)
Studied terminology for my Food Principles quiz on Thursday
Searched and found several research articles for Vitamins class on Wednesday. I need to decide which one to send to my group members and do the synopsis of the article today.
Grocery store! I must have been on what I referred to before as “grocery store high” . I get so excited when I get deals on foods that I enjoy regularly and I also really enjoy having my kitchen stocked- it makes me feel “safe” almost- like I don’t need to worry about anything at all because I know I have enough. Oh and I needed shampoo badly and I accidentally bought conditioner instead of shampoo on friday- so now I have shampoo- Yah!
Restful day with Jeff- it was nice to just relax and re-coop from our trip, cook a big pot of chili etc.
I watched Father of the Bride , that is such a good movie.
Salad: jeff’s mom gave us organic mixed greens saturday night (since we hadn’t been home or had food in the house) and Jeff had eaten some for dinner- So I used up those with some of my new veggies , organic sprouts and hummus. On the side I had vanilla oikos with some Go Lean cereal and Wheat Germ mixed in.
Chili: on top of salad with cornbread ( I threw this cornbread together but it was not good at all. I’m not sure what I did so I am not posting recipes for it). Jeff, a human vacuum, swore that it was good and devoured his. Oh well.
For The Chili:
I browned lean meat in the skillet with a dash of paprika, black and red pepper, and tsp of oil. While that cooked, I also cooked organic red lentils ( i have had these for awhile). In the crock pot I put a can of chili beans, a can of drained kidney beans, the cooked, slightly mashed lentils, a big can of diced tomatoes, a little salsa, a little hot sauce, some banana peppers ( I like them better than jalepenos), and some more red pepper flakes. Couldn’t be easier! I let it simmer together for a good 3 hours.