Friday, February 26, 2010

Jessica's Garden

I'm FREE!!!  The snowplow showed up around 11:15, and I made it work just in time for lunch, which was waiting in the fridge for me as I didn't eat it yesterday.  As you'll see below.  Soooo...on to yesterdays post.

It took me a while to actually think of what I wanted this blog to be titled.  So, today I have changed it, and I think it is a much better representation of who I am and what I do.  Our new name is Jessica's Garden, but our address will stay the same, because really, a lot of this blog is, just because I feel like it.  It makes sense, (to me) even though there is no garden to speak of right now.  There will be in a few months, and then the pieces will all fit.

Breakfast was almost a repeat of yesterday.  1/2 of a juicy pink grapefruit, Dorset cereal, but with skim milk that will be expiring any day.
I had a meeting at 10am today, and really didn't know how long it would go.  At about 9:45 I ate most of this Luna Bar.  I wasn't hungry, but didn't want the stomach growling to start at 10:30 and have no relief until noon. 
This is the first time I've had this flavour.  It was good.  I wasn't really expecting chocolate, but still kind of was expecting it....if that makes sense.  I don't know that I'd buy this again, only because it didn't satisfy any cravings that I would have, however, it would be really tasty on a hot summer day, rather than being drug down by chocolate.   I'm on the fence.

It's really rare that I treat myself to takeout for lunch more than once a week.  I used to do it a lot more.  Today, I was feeling bored at work, needed a pick me up, so I stopped in at the Veitnamese restaurant down the road to pick up lunch for a myself and a coworker.  I had broiled chicken with lemongrass on vermicelli noodles, and a salad.  I also got an order of rice paper rolls with shrimp and vegetables, but only ate one.  The Shepherd will be happy to eat the other one tonight.  She had a similar dish, but pork, and a real spring roll instead of the rice paper rolls.
 I love this lunch, and haven't had it in months and months.  I have a feeling today is going to be a big food day.

For the longest time I've said that I'm not going to be a Costco shopper...but a big part of me has been wanting to shop at Costco SO BADLY! I gave in.  I have no willpower today.  I went to Costco, paid my $55 and loved every minute of it.  Look at all the great stuff I bought!  I didn't buy any produce, as the fridge is full and I'm away for part of the weekend.  At Costco I sampled...spring rolls, perogies...a little bear paw...granola bar...I think that's it.
Mahi Mahi is one of my favorite fish and you just can't get it here.  But I found it at Costco!  So, dinner was blackened Mahi Mahi and greek salad.  To make the Cajun seasoning, I mix 1tsp salt, 1tbsp oregano, 1tbsp paprika, 1tbsp cayenne pepper and 1tbsp black pepper.  Dinner was mouth watering, literally, I drooled a bit on the first bite of fish.
I then found this half cookie in The Shepherds cookie box...and then I ate another whole one.  All of my 'healthy' treats are good, but nothing beats a real, sugary treat.  Oatmeal chocolate chip.  Yum.



  1. Thanks for the comment :)
    I'm loving blogging world too! haha,
    Microwaving the luna bar taste just like dessert, it gets very gooey! Ill have to try that lemonzest flavor I haven't had it before! I went to Costco for the first time too about a week ago, I love it! Especially all the fruits and veggies :)

  2. Holy cow girl look at that tub of Sabra! I didn't know they made it that big! Glad you are free and safe :)

  3. Glad you're out of your driveway. I remember those days from when I lived in Indiana. NOT FUN.

  4. Great haul from COstco! I always spend WAY too much there which is why I don't go as often as I use to. ;)

    I love all the Viet/Thai food you eat. Everything is exactly what I would order and always leaves me craving some after seeing it on your blog.