A little Weekend RoundUp…A common theme for these three days? Sirachi Jam! Check it out! Anytime I thought: will he call? A spoonful of this stuff made the medicine go down….
Friday: I found myself running around like a sailor during Fleet Week, with air fluting out of my ears stuck three different times in traffic jams. Lucky for me, I received my order of Elevate ME bars and stocked a few in my glove compartment. Stuck behind a regurgitating bug, I snapped my treat. Salvation! A little bit of natural sugar and whey protein in my system makes K a friendlier navigator. A family business produces these babies that taste like fruity fudge, with each bar separated into three portions for easy portion control, and contain 16 g of protein and 6 grams of fiber for around 200 calories. Seriously, the cocoa flavors truly elevate my expectation for bars. Super yummy! (Want one? Subscribe or get a friend to receive updates and you’ll be entered for a sample!) If you buy a variety box, it will be the best bulk bar buy you’ve made all year. After munching, my mood cleared and I researched new laptops so long I skipped my daily run. No worries, I did a little foot-action later that evening learning how to Tango…or how to move around in a circle without falling. Some people poop out after a mile jog, and me? I lasted 15 minutes of attempting to mimic sexy sidesteps until I suckered out for sweats and syrah.
Saturday: Had a not-so wonderful 2 mile job before “letting go” (not “giving up” and listening to my legs and walking the way back home. Although my ego pruned up, it was eased a bit by the news story of the fired nurse who kept peeing in a coffee cup rather than walking up a flight of stairs to a restroom (can you guess the gender???). Jack and I celebrated his “almost-90” B-day by taking a ferry to Vashon Island. The motto of the day was “I’m with you, Skipper” which we exchanged about 50 times. The highlight of my day, the farmer’s market, of course!
I finished the evening by relishing the last chapter of Amy & Isabelle (a somewhat slow moving book with incredible insight into mother/daughter relationships and feeling alive, wanted, known) with a glass of Syrah and Truffle Goat Cheese, french bread and a salad (I am crazed about flavored sea salts right now…tried porcini mushroom this past week!)
Sunday: Woke up with an urge for some sunflower seed butter…but my jar contained a teaspoon! The TJs near me was out, so I whipped some up of my own. A little maple syrup in it made it very sweet…I kept licking it up from my fingers. So yummy on Gluten Free Bob’s Mill Hot Cereal.
Punched (okay, sometimes peetered) out a 5 mile run and came home to blog…but a blending bug seriously hit me. I blended up coffee/chocolate fudge pudding desserts (half Dannon Coffee Yogurt, Half Sugar Free Home-made Chocolate Fudge. Then a homemade hummus with TJ’s bean salad mix, seasame seeds, and a splash of lemon and olive oil.
Sunday I meander, and such laziness ended up with a total score at Trader Joes! The minute I was home, I finally noshed on a Corn Doggie (and yummy!)…and was super proud of my cute new bag ($2!).
A $2 bag., goat cheese, Skippering, and Sirachi Jam…my highlights. What were yours?
I wanted to remind you all: If you want to be in the ME Meal Challenge, make sure to email me (specialktreatment gmail) your recipe and (for a double entry) post it up on your blog with a link. (I am making a free e-book with them all in it!) The Amazing Meal Challenge ends on tommorrow PM! (But a new cool giveaway will be announced!)