I thought about doing a second entry yesterday, but opted not to. We ate rather late, since I waffled on what I wanted to do, and we did end up running a couple errands after we picked Jay up from work. When I came home Thursday night, I just happened to venture outside to check and see if there was any mail–Jay said he’d checked but saw nothing when he got home at 4, and since I’m obsessive-compulsive about checking mail, I looked again. I’m glad I did, as I found an envelope from Foodbuzz on the porch. Inside was a coupon for these:
Thanks to the Tastemakers program, I tried a third flavor of Magnum Ice Cream Bars (I’ve also had the Double Chocolate & Double Caramel flavors). I think only one I’ll probably skip trying is the White Chocolate, only because I’ve never been a big fan of white chocolate. Also thanks to Foodbuzz, a couple weeks ago, I also got samples of Lay’s & Tostitos Dip Creation Mixes–2 of each flavor. I don’t care for guacamole, so I gave those mixes to Katie & Melissa to try out. Melissa made hers last week and sent me this:
She said that considering it was a mix, it tasted pretty good. I’ll have to take her word for it, since I’ve tried guac once and don’t think I need to have it ever again. I opted to use this one last night:
And they’re super-simple. I just cut up 3 medium Russetts, tossed them in olive oil and the dip mix, then roasted them in a 400°F oven for about 45 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes. That chicken breast, came from the bag o’Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken I got last week-Also from Foodbuzz. Once I realized that our meal last night was provided almost exclusively by Foodbuzz (the only part of it we didn’t get for free was the potatoes!), Jay & I had a good chuckle about it. Thanks, Foodbuzz!!
And since I spent far more than I wanted to at the store yesterday, and because I’m wishing it was warm enough to stop wanting such heavy foods all the time, this morning I made myself a smoothie for breakfast.
I found the recipe awhile ago in an old Prevention magazine, although I changed it to suit what I had. It calls for fat-free yogurt & skim milk, which I don’t have. I have Fage Total 4%, and 2% milk. The recipe also calls for 1/4 C of the chocolate chips, but I only used 2 Tbsp. This afternoon, I picked up some flax seed to add in the next time I make one:
I was going to buy a box of organic Hodgson Mill flax, but this stuff was twice as much for about a buck-fifty less. And it’s local:
Howard’s like an hour or so southwest of here. And yeah, I know. Flax seed is so yesterday in the blogosphere, and chia seeds are the go-tos for Omega-3s and all…But I really have a hard time getting past the whole notion that they’re what Chia Pets are made of! Plus, it’s kind of like the whole kale chips nonsense. It’s just another bandwagon I refuse to hop on.
My sister-in-law Inga is in town for the weekend, and once I knew she was coming up for a visit, we made arrangements to spend the afternoon at the Children’s Museum. Since I had to work this morning, Jay & the bambino met me in the museum cafe for lunch:
I could’ve seriously eaten a piece twice that size, but the half-sandwich, soup and the tiramisu was enough. I am starting to feel my stomach rumbling a bit again, which means I probably ought to get to work on my dinner this evening. If I recall correctly from the recipe I’m going to attempt, I think the casserole’s going to take about an hour & a half to cook, and there’s a bit of prep work I need to go do!