We interrupt this post with an important News FLASH —-
The Peanut Butter Heavens have touched down in my city!
I’ve relished in the joys of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl and White Chocolate Wonderful that I happily discovered in the past at my local grocery store, but never did I think I would see the day when Dark Chocolate Dreams and Mighty Maple graced the shelves of a place located in my very not so-Peanut Butter & Co-equipped neighbourhood. I had resigned myself to the fact that I just may never taste the delights of these trendy and coveted peanut butter flavours. But no more. Not only am I now the proud owner of both, but I can restock my supply whenever I need to!
I even had a nice little conversation with the cashiers about how great the White Chocolate Wonderful is and how I highly recommended they buy and try the PB&Co greatness, as dangerous a habit as it is to get into. One was slightly weary as she is a self-proclaimed peanut butter lover (and thus was probably afraid to begin the addiction) but I’ll bet she went home with a jar or two tonight.
——-And now back to our regular program.
Food shopping has been a bit exciting the past few days. Not only did I score two wonderful peanut butter flavours today, but I also picked up some tempeh which is hard to find around here and yet which I adore.
We also just got a Costco Membership! So you can bet there was a trip this weekend. We didn’t get a huge load but did pick up a few food deals:
Tri pack of tofu, duo pack of plain yogurt, big bag of super fresh dried fruit, giant almond butter and six pack of tuna. Gotta cover the basics.
This huge almond butter was only $6.99! That’s cheaper than all of the almond butter varieties at the grocery store, which are all half the size! I couldn’t afford not to get it. And now I am very set for nut butters for a while…
During another quick grocery store trip on the weekend I stumbled upon some Fontaine Sante Light Spinach Dip.
You can bet this became a good chunk of my lunch. I had a field day dipping baby carrots in and putting a gigantic dent in the container. Oh so good. It had water chesnuts in it. Genius! I’m definitely now a fan of crunch in spinach dip.
This Weekend in Eats
Once in a blue moon I switch it up and drink some green liquidy stuff. But that’s usually followed by a few handfuls of cereal along with a few chapters of trashy girly summer reading.
I love my cereal, but I also love my veggies.
Especially when covered in honey mustard…
…and salsa and hummus.
They’re also great in summer squash form…
… in winter squash form…
…and in burger form.
Once in a while I even make them look like (but not taste like) dessert – nope, it’s not Banana Soft Serve. It’s cauliflower!
When I wasn’t eating veggies or cereal this weekend, I was eating lots of fruit…
(moreso grapes and blueberries but I eat them by the handful out of the fridge)
Lemon pound cake somehow found its way into my fridge so I’ve been snacking on that dangerous little mound here and there too. Once I double-whammied the danger and topped it with butter pecan ice cream. That was rough.
And fresh Montreal-style bagels were purchased so I had bagel bitlets topped with dangerously delicious dips today at lunch.
One night this weekend I went out for sushi.
Wakame (aka seaweed) salad started it all off.
And the RAMBO roll was the conclusion. Asparagus, avocado, mushroom. Oh yes, this was good. At first though she misheard me and thought I said Rainbow roll. So I ended up with a giant raw fish-topped roll. I’m not against the fish but was very hyped up for my Rambo. So I had to correct her and ask for another one to be made, as much as I am not a fan of doing so. Luckily she was very apologetic. I just hope the guy who had to prep the rolls wasn’t so P-Od that he decided to add any extra ingredients to my corrected roll… yikes.
Three nights this weekend I went out for dancing.
One of them involved a photoshoot with feet, flowers, and leaky bathrooms.
And that about sums up the last several days of my life, give or take an iced coffee, a cereal binge, a shopping trip and a Backstreet Boy groove session or two.
I’m off to relocate my butt from one location in my house to another (probably the one in front of the boob tube) briefly before heading off to dreamland so adios dears!