Where did the weekend go? Can I get a do over?
This afternoon I finally made it to Giant to do a little food shopping with a ton of other people. Yuck. I hate going to the grocery store late. I like being alone in the store. I can examine packages and ingredients while taking up the whole isle with my cart. Grocery shopping makes me happy, but like I said before farmers markets are way better!
When I returned I set to making my first thing in the food processor for the night.
I dumped in the hot out of the oven almonds into the food processor and they were off. It didn’t take long to get a nice creamy almond butter!
I made two types.
The above is almonds + 1tbs chia seeds + 1 tbs ground flax.
I enjoyed a sample of nut butter with a gala apple and packed up the extras into the fridge.
I got the idea of crustini on my brain so I came up with a larger version for my dinner.
I mixed black beans, green peas, basil, sundried tomatoes and S&P in the food processor while I toasted my bread with EVOO.
I love my food processor! I am planning on using it for tomorrow’s Meatless Monday meal. Any ideas as to what I could be making????
I can’t wait for almond butter in my oats in the morning!
Have a great night!
Oh what glorious weather we had today, and tomorrow is only supposed to get better!
Work went by quickly even though I wanted to be outside. I just kept reminding myself that there was a run waiting for me at home.
My lunch was stellar today!
I also had some lovely Florida strawberries along side.
I had my snack on the fly in the car with NPR.
Look at that sunshine! I was a little worried about this bar because of my last experience, but that on was actually a lot better. There were actually cranberries and raspberries visible in it and not just flavoring. I liked all of the chia seeds in it, but again the dates sort of bothered me. Plus there are 22g of sugar in them! Expensive + 22g sugar + dates = I will not buy these again.
So when I woke up this morning I had a special package on the counter, but I wanted to wait for natural light for photos and I knew the second I opened it, I would want to use it!
My food processor from Nick finally got here!!!! Cute note right? Love him!
Sissy and I were stoked!
She was actually more excited that I got more bird food for the feeder, hence her gaze towards the window.
Before opening I wanted to get in a nice little run in the sun!
I did a nice little 3.5miles and even though my legs felt heavy I finished a minute faster then any of my runs 2 weeks ago. I will chalk it up to the nice weather. So many trees were blooming and the daffodils were so pretty! the second I got back into the apartment it was time to open her up and start making dinner!
Already using the dicer without watching the 1 hour tutorial DVD
What is in there?
Well given that it is Passover I made a totally different version of my favorite Jewish dish, latkes.
Sweet Potato Latkes – makes 8
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- ~1tsp thyme
- salt & pepper
- 2 tbs whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- Grate the potato, onion, garlic and carrots
- Dump grated veggies into a large bowl and combine with other ingredients
- Grease baking sheet well! (I did not do this well and missed out on a lot of the cruchies)
- Heat over to 375
- form 8 patties out of mixture and place on greased sheet
- bake 20min
- bake another 20min
I love kale and Nick loves balsamic vinegar, so we compromise.
Another reason I love Wegmans besides their bread?
Their meat. What other grocery store (Besides Whole Foods) has store brand grass feed organic beef? I grilled this little baby up for Nick’s dinner.
After dinner Nick and I went for a little walk around the neighborhood. It was too nice to be inside! I am hoping we can do this more often during the week.
I brought along 2 coconut chocolate chip cookies.
Long post tonight!
I can’t wait to make more things in the food processor! What are you favorite things to make? Pesto, nut butters, dough, graham crackers and crustini are already on my list!
See ya in the morning bright!