(I wrote this last nite but forgot to publish it HAHA until now…)
What a blur. I’m in the midst of a health scare… :T More details when I get more testings done… So here are the quick highlights!!!
GoLean after my doctor’s appointment and working at Starbucks
Hehehe, setup for Halloween!!! I was SOOoOOOOoOoo tempted to take some candy…. I probably would’ve but they ended up moving it closer to the door…
& Cioppino!!!! Legals is SLACKING!!!! There was SOO little soup and just ONE piece of fish.. thankfully the mussels were good cuz it was all that. Oh and 3 tiny scallops, two which were nasty and overcooked :[
I ended up working SOOO super late :[ & then I got the dreaded Phone call of the Health Scare :[
I made myself feel better with a caramel apple
The Butterfinger was pretty but the candy was stale and it just didn't taste good together with the white chocolate & caramel so I didn't eat it...
& then a nice bag of Peachy O's.. (and I was COVERED in the sugar..)
I watched The Locker, but it was so bad that I only watched, 3minutes of The Locker 2 and switched to Organizm.
Dior fell asleep during the movie :]
I had another bag after I went upstairs…
(can you tell I’ve been in a candy mood?)
Barley!!! Lots and lots of barley!!!
Plain barley… halfway thru i missed my super chewy wheatberries!!!… So I added a tbs :]
I decided to go grocery shopping/hopping… :]
Had one of these from trick or treating…
& one of these… :] Sour Lemonade blow pop!!!
I just realized I had NO chia seeds this wkend :P I actually have no idea where I put my baggie of it… HMMMM
Cherimoya, TWO… from Russo’s :] (Check out my NEW SQUASH BOOK!!! Coco!!! You’d love this one too!!!)
Saturday Nite was HOTPOT nite at home. I was literally STUFFED with ALL of this. ALL OF IT. I ate sooo much I couldn’t move and my chest was sticking out. YEP. THE WHOLE TOP HALF OF ME :[
The set up...
Yum yum yum.... making the tasty soup...
All of my favorite things, look at those mushrooms, I ate them ALL!!!
Ginormous squids and lots and lots of watercress!!! YUMMMM!!!
Dior wanted some shabu too :]
My new slipper socks
And then I had 3 Whole Foods’ Vegan Gingersnaps…
They’re like one of my FAVORITE cookies!!!! They HAVE to be the vegan ones tho…
Getting my read on :]
I am such a fatarse :]
& TWO caramel apples
DIor’s share, and Mommy’s share…
The new kitchenware love of my life!!!
Hehehe, I really like this new commercial :]
OHHH I also had 2 bags of Peachy O’s.. and some sour Cherry Candies :]
I made my parents brunch to use up the bacon.
Pancetta Scrambled Egg Whites with Beans & Wheatberries for Mommy…
Pancetta Fried Egg for Daddy…
Barley w/ Jujubes and Red Beans
(I had TWO bowls!!! hehehe)
I went treadmill shopping & bookstore browsing and had a Guava along the way!!!!
ANYWAYS, onto the HIGHLIGHT cooking of the weekend was SUNDAY NITE!!!! I’ve been super excited to try Kath’s Butternut Squash-Kale Soup ever since I read about it and saw the video and just added a few smaller twists to it. Now that I made it once I know what I want to add/subtract from it :]
I tossed a little over 2lbs of butternut squash, 2 large carrots chopped, 2 large celery stalks chopped & a shallot roughly chopped into a big pot… I cooked it for awhile until it started getting fragrant. I added a BIG box of creamy carrot soup (Pacific) and simmered it until the veggies were soft. Then I pureed it with my NEW immersion blender!! Then I added cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, hot pepper flakes, paprika and course ground pepper into the soup.
I chopped up a large honeycrisp apple (unpeeled) into bite sized pieces, tons of kale (also chopped in bite-sized pieces) and lidded it up!!!
In another pan I sauteed two turkey breast tenderloins (bite sized) with rosemary, black pepper and hot pepper flakes til brown.
Bowling it up… I layered turkey, with the soup & garnished with toasted walnuts.
My bowl was soup & wheatberries :]
Dessert of 2 Cherimoya & Neon Brite Crawlers…
& thennnnnn, now, Red Vines & Pecans…
I’ve been dreaming about Chace Crawford like almost every night. HMMM, does that mean anything?
Isn’t he dreamy? *swoon* Hayden’s so freaking adorable too :]
I’ve also bought lots of yummies yet to come up on here…. like PB&Co. Bee’s Knees… lots and lots of beans (I’m gearing up for a nice yummie CHILI!!!), so on and so forth. I’m banned from buying squash til I finish what I have :] Mwahaha.. so I snuck in a couple cans of pumpkin ;]
I MISS OATS!!!! Oatmeal tomorrow :]