Another day off from work, another unintentional sleep in. Oops! I really did plan on getting out of bed at a decent time, but I may have stayed up until 3 am reading. In my defence though – I couldn’t fall asleep, so reading was the only logical thing to do.
When I did finally emerge from under the covers, I was starving! So I made the quickest thing I could find.
We had raisin scones, and I didn’t want to see them go moldy (as scones like to do when you forget about them), so I did my duty and consumed one for breakfast. Toasted, and with peanut butter and raspberry jam of course.
Washed down with the pomegranate berry juice.
I spent some time researching scholarship/bursary options, then went out for a walk. When I returned, I was in a smoothie kinda mood.
I decided to try out the Tropical Tango flavour of Vega Shake & Go Smoothie again, but this time I got fancy with it. Into the Magic Bullet went 1/2 mango, 1 serving of the powder, 1/2 cup almond milk, and 1/2 cup milk (because I ran out of almond milk). I blended it up, or so I thought. Alas, there were still chunks of mango in it. So before throwing it back on to blend, I added a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt, and a splash of coconut extract. For no good reason than it seemed like a good idea.
The end result was deliciously creamy. Vega – you need to add coconut to your Tropical Tango formula. Seriously, it amps up the flavour to a whole new level.
(Speaking of Vega – have you entered the giveaway? Last day to enter!)
I may have spent some quality time with the Wii in the afternoon, then I took charge of the kitchen for dinner. It’s not often I get to cook a whole dinner for my family. To be honest – I don’t like doing it, only because some people can be on the picky side, and I refuse to cater solely to their tastes. If I’m gonna cook, I’m making something I want to eat.
Fortunately, tonight’s spread was a hit with all at the table. It featured some rougheye rockfish that I steamed/pan fried with some canola oil, lemon, dill, and chives. I also did up some roasted early nugget potatoes (BC grown!), seasoned with rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon.
A nice, fresh caesar salad.
Plus some sauteed mushrooms to round out the plate.
So fresh and delicious. I like donning the chef’s hat when I get to create meals like this.
We had to quickly clean up after dinner though, so we could get in a trip to Costco before they closed. Once we were back, I changed, and headed back out the door for some fun with weights at the gym. I do enjoy my weights – they make me feel strong, plus I love that next day, after workout muscle pain, because you know you worked hard.
Back at home, I saw 4 lonely local BC strawberries still in the fridge, just asking to be made into dessert.
All they needed was a couple of small scoops of Coconut Bliss Naked Coconut ice cream to be content.
But they were ecstatic when I added some peanut butter, Barlean’s Chocolate Raspberry Omega Swirl, and hemp seeds. So were my taste buds.
It’s always a good day when you can help a few strawberries fulfill their strawberry destiny.
And now, I sleep. I am NOT sleeping in again tomorrow! Night!