1/2 cup of oats
1 Tbsp of chia seeds
1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
Cinnamon! (remember it’s good for me!)
1 Fuji apple
Cook in the microwave, add 1/2 cup Almond Breeze
Don’t you just love the mood lighting in this shot? I really should move things out of the way in the back ground when I do this. It reminds me of the “after” shots I used to see in Weight Watchers magazine. Members showing what they’d accomplished with losing their weight, looking great and so proud of themselves…standing next to the trash can! 🙂 It always cracked me up. This is still a learning process for me. At least I didn’t put my oatmeal next to the trash can!
When we got on the road, we were pleased and amazed to see…a Blue Sky!
What a wonderful sight! (glad this wasn’t on Wednesday because Old Phil would have seen his shadow!)
Since we were in that area, we decided to go to a diner that figures in Ralph’s and my courtship. Gee that sounds old-fashioned but it’s true. The story is way too long so I won’t tell it here. It used to be the Five Points Diner. It’s now Seven Star. We haven’t been there very often since it changed but this was a pleasant experience. I had their Spinach Salad. It comes with spinach, of course, mushrooms, red onions, Feta cheese and Balsamic vinaigrette. It should also have bacon, but I asked that it be left off. I also asked for Portobello mushroom to be added.
This is what came to my table…
…truly bigger than my head! It was so big I had a hard time getting a good perspective for the photo. I didn’t want to draw even more attention to myself by standing up to take the photo so I did what I could. Ralph thanked me for that. 😉
It was tasty to be sure, the vinaigrette was just right and very flavorful. I did clean my plate!
As we were leaving, Ralph stopped at the bakery counter. He said he wanted a cookie, I didn’t think that would be so bad, I said yes…I’ll have a cookie.
This is what he picked…
Well, perhaps it wasn’t bigger than my head, but it was close! I told Ralph that I had to do my exercise before I ate this and he asked why. I told him because I’m going to eat it…exercise is the only way I could justify it!
So, I made tea for us, and we ate our cookies! I warmed mine in the microwave to soften up the preserves inside and it made the cookie all moist and yummy. My friend Alice used to joke when she took a bite of something and didn’t finish it that it wasn’t worth the points. Although I have no idea what the points are (I’m going to give it 20, the week’s almost over, what else am I going to use them on!) it was definitely worth it.
I guess you have to be prepared to pay the Points Master if you’re going to eat something bigger than your head! 😉