Weekend Wrap Up

Why hello there everyone! How have you all been this weekend? Life (and lack of sleep) has kept me from posting, but per usual, I have a whole whack of food photos I want to share, so let’s get started.

Friday

Up bright and early for an opening shift at work. Doesn’t mean I didn’t have time for a great breakfast.

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Plain yogurt, granola, peanut butter, and one of my favourite fruit combinations – fresh mango and strawberries.

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Plus some Happy Planet Extreme Green juice.

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It made getting up before 7 am just a bit more bearable.

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It was funny to contrast my breakfast and my sister’s (as I’m never usually up and eating with her in the mornings). She had a glass of juice and a little (as in smaller than a soup bowl) bowl of cheerios with milk. No way that would be enough food to sustain me through the morning.

My shift was only 4 hours, but I grabbed a snack for my break, because I hate having to buy something because I didn’t bring anything with me.

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Snap peas and yogurt ranch dressing. Yum!

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So – I go up to the lunchroom to eat my snack, and someone has cleaned out the fridge. And thrown out my full tupperware containers. Um, WTF?! It’s not like they were old or moldy, they were obviously brought in that day. Jackass. Fortunately, they were right on top in the garbage, and I was able to rescue my snack. Otherwise all hell would have broken loose!

When I got home from work, dad announced he was getting Chinese food for lunch, so he got me a two item combo.

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Chicken with cashews, and chow mien. What’s funny is that this plate is only 1/3 of the amount of food in the two item combo, meant as a meal for one person. Holy excessive portion Batman!

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Wilson kept trying to get in on my lunch.

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I ended up going up to my local public library in the afternoon. I haven’t been there in probably 10+ years? So I wasn’t surprised when they informed me my card didn’t work anymore. Which, is a good thing – I’m pretty sure I had some late charges still on there 😉

Since I had some extra time, I got to the Friday night Zumba class, and sweated it up, then headed out with work peeps for a going away party for a coworker. That went on longer than expected – by the time I was home, I was full of veggie burger, guacamole, hummus, calamari, chocolate fudge cake, and mojitos, and completely exhausted. I promptly passed out, and it was glorious.

Saturday

Slept in? Come on here – this is me we’re talking about. There was definitely some sleeping in. Followed by a smoothie.

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Tropical Tango Vega Shake & Go Smoothie, mango, almond milk, yogurt, coconut extract. Smoothie heaven.

Ummm…I did some stuff. Went to the gym. The usual Saturday type stuff. And I had lunch.

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Oh yeah – grilled veggie sandwich. You can’t go wrong with that.

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Grilled eggplant, portabella mushrooms, red & yellow pepper, garlic scape pesto, and Laughing Cow.

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Sadly, my Saturday fun came to an end around 6 pm, when I had to work. Yes boys and girls, my shift started at 6 pm on a Saturday. Talk about worst shift ever!

Not shockingly, I took leftover Chinese food for dinner.

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Plus some of these freakin’ amazing sesame glazed cashews. Like crack I tell you.

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Another one of those ugly brown meals.

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Work was slow. Definitely not my idea of a fun Saturday night, but hey, it pays the bills, right? When I got home, my parents had friends over to play cards, so I chatted with them for awhile, then found myself in the lounger downstairs, hanging with my friend Dr Mario until my eyelids refused to stay open.

Sunday

Bet you all think I slept in. Boy are you wrong! Mom woke me up so we could get to the local farmer’s market when it opened at 9 am. It may have been a grey, drizzly day, but that place was hopping. And of course, we brought home some treasures.

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Carrots and berries – straw and rasp to be exact.

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More garlic scapes – someone is going to be making pesto!

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And the find of the day – BC grown and locally milled flour. How f*ckn’ cool is that?!

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The Flour Peddler was at the market, selling flour that he mills by riding a bike, which turns the little grain mill, and spits out freshly milled flour. He had a few varieties, as well as pancake mix and rolled oats. All of the grains are grown in BC – most in the Okanagan, some on Vancouver Island, and one in the Fraser Valley. Grains are something you rarely find locally in BC, so it was a definite treat. He told me he had stayed up last night milling that flour that I bought. And that, my friends, is why farmer’s markets are awesome.

I had breakfast when I got home. Nothing fancy – Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch with almond milk.

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I managed to get out for a walk in the misty drizzle, which was great, until I was maybe 10 min from home, then the skies opened up, and I was getting soaked. For some reason, I decided that sprinting home would be a good idea, because you know, that would keep me from being wet. Good thing I was on the only flat part of my walking route in my neighbourhood – if you knew my area, it’s mostly hills, so running is not fun.

Back at home and thoroughly dried off, I made some lunch.

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Soggy leftover Caesar salad (which I never ended up eating), and a grilled chicken and garlic scape pesto sandwich.

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On the best two cheese garlic bread that my store makes.

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I don’t know why I thought I would eat the leftover salad. I just wanted to clean out the leftovers in the fridge, but man, leftover salad that has dressing on it is nasty! Blech. Why mom even saved it is beyond me.

Guess what I did for the rest of Sunday? Oh yeah – I worked! Which means…packed dinner. Wee!

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Leftover pasta salad, kicked up with a little cheddar cheese.

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Plus snap peas and a nectarine.

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But…ya know…by the time my dinner break came around, the last thing I wanted to eat was pasta salad. So I broke down and got a panini from the deli. It had chicken, spinach, green peppers, and feta. It wasn’t bad, but I probably wouldn’t get it again. Not a huge fan of green peppers in a sandwich.

Work was long and busy, as Sundays tend to be. Everyone getting stocked up for the week ahead I guess. I was always a Saturday morning shopper myself back in the day though – when do you get your grocery shopping done? I did have some fun conversations with customers though – one I enlightened on how you can pop regular popcorn in your microwave, and another with the dietitian that shops at our store who I’ve talked to once before.

I discovered upon my return home that my parents had pizza for dinner. A small slice of Hawaiian may have found its way out of the fridge and into my belly.

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And that my friends, is the end of my weekend. Someone is working at 8 am tomorrow, and needs to get to bed. Night!

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Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, Farmer's Market, Lunch, Snack

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2 Comments on “Weekend Wrap Up”

  1. June 28, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Hawaiian pizza is the best!! Those cashews sound so dangerous but oh so delicious! Boo to that Saturday shift! Hope work goes well today 🙂

  2. June 28, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    I do my groceries on payday Friday. I find Saturday’s too busy for me. I wish our markets were open on Sunday’s. That’s a great story on the flour! There’s just something magical about locally grown food!

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