As with any Sunday morning where I have the time and means to sleep in – I was up and at ’em by 6:15. What is wrong with me? For the better, I guess – I had lots to “make up” after a busy week – baking, groceries, cleaning, laundry…okay – so fun things, but still needed to be done!
- 2 T. Bob’s Grains & Nuts Hot Cereal, 3 T. Bob’s Creamy Rye Flakes, 1 T. wheat bran
- 1/2 c. water + splash coffee, 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
- trail power
- drizzle of maple syrup
- 1 T. chia seeds
And then topped with:
- chia-flax-acai icing
- slivered almonds
- Mae’s Toasted Coconut Butter
- chopped dates
- Ginger preserves
- and the mix of blueberries and some chopped dates with a pinch of shredded coconut – simmered down in some almond milk
Oh, yes – with those huge globs of coconut butter, and perfectly paired with done other than Green Mountain’s Wild Mountain Blueberry coffee, nothing could go wrong. And that’s what I hoped for my day to be like.
And it proved to be that way, too! I got my baking out of the way early – I knew if I didn’t I wouldn’t get to it because I wouldn’t want to be turning on the oven. I made another batch of quinoa-bulgur muffins.
I made some tweaks including using a whole, diced fresh peach. I was afraid to change too much so didn’t add any yogurt – I wasn’t sure if I should just add a spoonful, or if I should have cut back on some of the other liquid ingreds, too. So – I hoped maybe the peach would moisten things up. I think it definitely did. Like I mentioned, they were hardly to be considered dry to begin with, and nuking them for a quick ten seconds did them wonders anyways. I also used spelt flour in this batch. Oh, and completely forgot about the poppyseeds 😦
After that was all taken care of I went for a wonderful ride with my mom, heading out about 9:30. We were trying to beat the heat and the bugs! We weren’t too successful in either area, but it was still a great ride. I pocketed a mini Larabar on my way out the door. I knew for sure my stomach would be knocking soon! They are the perfect size for a morning snack, I must say. Funny how the food I rag on for being too small proves to be just right, if I’d stop eating with my eyes 😉 I did the same with the 4 oz. Oikos caramel cups!
We got back probably around 11:30, but gave the horses baths to cool them down and get all the “winter crud” (yeck) off of them. Dirty kids. Even though it was only 12:00 when we got in the house – I was starved. And about ready to eat the sweet potato rounds for my sweet potato panini before they even made it on the sandwich.
Luckily, I resisted. This one had some of the grilled eggplant from last night, and did not disappoint. In between two slices of harvest grain bread was the dressing (in which I got lazy and just spread the mustard, some greek yog, sprinkled the poppyseeds and curry powder, and called it done. Worked fine.), two slices balsamic-soaked grilled eggplant, two sweet potato rounds, roasted red pepper, fresh basil, and almond mozarella. I went crazy with the fresh basil. Fact.
Paired it with some plain brown cow greek yog and fig preserves, banana, and honey roasted peanuts that I so kindly borrowed from my mom without the intention of returning. Diiiiiiiivine.
I didn’t get my grocery shopping done (can you believe it?!) and now my fridge is really starting to run low – but I’m thinking I’ll just make a mega-trip to Hannafords and the co-op on Tuesday since I won’t have my night class. I like going in the morning when it’s not packed, and with time to spare – since my morning was well spent, there was no way I was going to battle the crowds this afternoon, and didn’t want to run in for just a few things.
I kind of like being forced to come up with something based on the fact that my ingredients are limited, to be completely honest. It’s kind of a nice experience.
Instead, I gave my saddle a much needed oiling. I’m going to be sad if I have to part with this saddle, and I likely will. The types of ponies I’m looking at are built sort of like tanks. Meaning…saddle = too narrow. Imagine running in shoes that squeeze your feet. I bet Freya feels my pain with the potential parting with a saddle that is juuussst right 😉
…and spent the afternoon pretty much chillin’. It’s too hot to do much! And here I was complaining about the snow on Wednesday.
…and a bowl of some frozen fruit chunks from a bag of the yoplait fruit smoothie mix, with some greek yog, Mae granola, and cacao bliss. Holy cow – it’s been so long since I’ve had flavored, “normal” yogurt that the frozen chunks of the yoplait yogurt were so sweet they about made me cringe. Yikes! Pretty sure I used to love Yoplait yogurt…
I kept dinner simple for pasta Sundays. Anyone else notice how pasta has become a Sunday night dinner?! Not sure why…but I remember growing up we would tend to have certain things certain nights of the week. Well, okay – maybe spaghetti night on Monday was the only set thing…but work with me here.
Anyways – sauteed some kale and chopped tomatoes in 2 cloves of garlic and a drizzle of olive oil before adding some butter beans and then the whole wheat penne. Topped with some fresh basil and garlic and herb feta.
Hope everyone had a stellar weekend – here’s to Monday!
A Sunday-night Segment of Jess’s Insane Cravings as of Late:
- peanut butter (this is a weird one for me. yes – I love peanut butter… but I’ve never been the person to think “wow. I really want a spoonful of PB right now.”)
- cottage cheese (I guess I don’t realize how much I love it until I can’t have it. I’m out.)
- plums (again – all out)
- iced coffee (hm, wonder why.)
What has your body been jonesin’ for lately?