It’s funny, but I can’t remember when I actually ate three meals in one day. Life has either been hectic or I’ve been in a slump or something has happened. Well, Wednesday, I did it! I should probably save this for next week’s What I Ate Wednesday, but what the heck…Here goes!
The last few times I’ve made oatmeal, it has been extremely good. I don’t know why, perhaps I’ve just figured the right combo. Yesterday’s was equally delicious.
1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup water, cinnamon and a handful of frozen blueberries. Microwaved on high for 2 minutes. Perfect! You need a deep bowl though or it could be a science experiment! Add three Splenda and a half cup of almond milk, and it couldn’t be better. Think I’ll have it again today!
Gail and Alice and I were out running errands. I got one treasure. At Thanksgiving, I was bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t find my jello mold to make my traditional cranberry orange mold. Well…
I found one at Goodwill! It was labeled $2.99 but it was a green tag and green was 50% off so I got it for $1.50!! I was so excited. I might even make a cranberry orange mold this weekend…just because I can!
We didn’t know what we wanted to eat at first but then decided on the Golden Corral. Gail and I like it because they have a wonderful salad bar for the two veggies and Alice can get anything she likes. I had a big salad plate…
Romaine, spinach, cottage cheese, tomatoes, black and green olives, a little cheese, sunflower seeds and a very tasty fat-free Italian dressing I really enjoyed it. Followed by…
Honeydew, pears and grapes. The melon was surprisingly tasty for this time of year and with the price of grapes lately…I filled up! I might have gone back for either more salad or fruit, but I was satisfied and decided I would stay on track.
Dinner was one of my big ole salads. Romaine, tomato, bell pepper, homemade black beans shredded cheese and homemade dressing. I’m really enjoying the homemade dressing. I did realize I was using too much oil…misjudged the Points value. I’ve adjusted it to 3 tsps of olive oil, 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar and 2 tsp of honey. I had a little garlic powder, a little sriracha sauce and the about 2 Tbsp of water to spread it out a bit. Exactly the right amount for my Big Purple Bowl and it’s delicious!
A very sad thing has happened. At least 15 years ago, maybe longer, Ralph bought me an L. L. Bean barn coat.
It’s wonderful…it’s warm, it has a removable lining, it’s washable…I’ve worn it and worn it…I love it…It had an accident. Well, I think it just got used…I was pulling my sleeve down over my sweater and…
After all of the wear, I think it just gave out. I’m so sad…:-( I love this coat, it’s the perfect weight for most of the weather we get here. I don’t know if it can be repaired. I’ve heard that Bean has a guarantee on their products, but I don’t know if it covers this many years, especially since I don’t know when I bought it. I’m going to e-mail them to see if anything can be done. This coat is like an old friend. I’ve worn it that way the last couple of days but I’ve felt like sort of a ragamuffin. We’ll see what happens.
Lots to do today. I need to start getting ready for my trip to Florida. It’s hard to think about packing Capri pants and tee shirts when it’s 27 degrees outside!! Well it could be worse. I could be Wearing Capri pants and tee shirts, packing to go to 27 degree weather! I’m looking forward to it. I wish Ralph was coming with us.