Hey Gang. Can I call you gang? We could be like Coolio and the Gang; I get to be Coolio, of course. I’m a great rapper, and I’d look good with braids, except I may need to grow some hair first. Minor detail; I scoff at minor details.
A not so minor detail: today is What I Ate Wednesday, sponsored by the always fabulous, Jenn at Peas and Crayons. A day of food porn for us bloggers, a day where we get to peep each other’s eats and be inspired. On that note, will somebody hurry up and do something with collards so I know how to cook mine. Thanks; I appreciate it.
I’ve got family in town this week, which means I’m foregoing a huge long intro and heading straight for the food. I’m getting right down to business, which is probably how you like it anyway. Dirty birdies.
Saturday eats and away we go (I do realize this isn’t a complete sentence):
Last week I skipped the coffee shot, disappointing more than one of you. I won’t make that mistake again. My morning began, like all my mornings begin, with a cup of joe and jar of water. An hour or two later, I had Strawberry Sour Cream Brown Sugar Soaked Oats Muffins. They are a mouthful, literally and everything I thought they’d be and more.
Side note: I break water glasses like it’s my job. Sometimes I just look at them funny and they shatter (I have that effect), so I’ve began replacing them with empty nut butter and jam jars. It works, so long as people don’t expect to drink from regular glasses at my house. I’m guessing at this point they probably don’t.
After breakfast the Hubby and I went kayaking, which translates to I worked up an appetite. I came home, cleaned up, put on some pants and whipped up a three egg Greek omelet stuffed with artichoke hearts, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. I also threw in a piece of Mediterranean Herb bread for good measure and carbs: one slathered with strawberry jam to curb my sweet tooth and one straight up with butter; I’m hard-core.
After breakfast, I hit up Costco with the in-laws, not to be confused with out-laws (i.e. me), where I declined all the crazy freebies being thrown at me. I’d figured it’d be a wee bit rude, some might say uptight, to bust out the product they were hawking, read through all the ingredients, gasp at the amount of unpronounceables, and then decline said freebie. It was easier just to skip it, but I did have a snack when I got home with some of my very own Costco purchases: raspberries, Babybel, and a Sunrise Energy Bar.
Then I napped because shopping at Costco and kayaking, all in the same day, can do a number on a girl.
When I arose from my slumber, very gracefully I might add, I had some iced coffee, while relaxing in my three seasons room with my little buddy. Oscar would say hello, but he’s taking a siesta, and we all know cats don’t joke about their siestas. Neither do I for that matter.
After lounging and catching up on some blog reading, I moved on to dinner, which was a pile of veggies, cooked in a quarter cup of garlic (read amazingness) and tossed on a bed of couscous. You can’t go wrong with that combo.
There you have it. A full day of food and double the coffee. I also kept it relatively brief, which is remarkable in and of itself. No worries; I’ll make up for it with Friday’s CSA post.
How do you feel about the Costco freebies? What’s your thought on the Babybel cheese or Costco’s Sunrise Energy Bars?