There is only one benefit to running out of peanut butter.
And that is eating my breakfast out of it! 1/3 cup oats, water, and an egg cooked up, with banana sliced and jam. Plopped in almost-empty pb jar and you are good to go. I swear, the combo of oatmeal, banana and peanut butter always makes me feel better on a rough (read: hungover) morning.
I missed last week’s grocery shopping and meal plan, so I wanted to be sure to get to it today. I came in today at $5 under my budget, even with a few extras thrown in. One of my usual grocery stores was having a no-tax sale, so I made sure to take advantage.
- egg whites
- Oikos 2% plain
- flat of eggs (I buy one every week or two…the boy and I eat a lot of eggs)
- peanut butter (because really, I can’t go an entire day without it)
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- turkey sausages
When I spotted this at the farmer’s market I had to pick it up:
Goat chevre is my absolute favourite type of cheese (although, goat brie is pretty delicious too) and blueberries are my second-favourite fruit, next to bananas. Since I can’t picture anyone coming up with a banana-flavoured goat cheese anytime soon (although can someone try to make that? Please?) I figure this as close as I’m going to get to two of my favourite foods blending together so perfectly. I tried it with my lunch and believe me, it is fabulous.
- baby carrots
- sweet potatoes (a massive, massive bag of sweet potatoes)
- green beans
- yellow bell pepper
- cotton balls
- olive oil cooking spray
- whole wheat bread
- mini bags popcorn
- apple juice
- canned mushrooms
This has been calling out to me from Chelsea’s blog. When I saw it on sale today, I couldn’t resist picking it up.
PC Candy Cane ice cream – french vanilla ice cream with fudge crackle and candy cane pieces.
This was my first time buying it and umm…wow. Why did I wait so many years? Canadian friends, this stuff is amazing. Eric and I both tried a few bites after lunch today. His response? “Yea. It tastes like Christmas.”
I concur. Amazing!
The plan for the week! My last class is on Monday, so in all technicalities I have more time to cook, but I’ll writing final papers, so that remains to be seen.
- Saturday: steak, rice and veggies
- Sunday: cornflake-crusted chicken fingers and sweet potato fries
- Monday: grilled cheese and homemade tomato soup (never tried to make it from scratch before! We’ll see how it goes)
- Tuesday: salmon, rice and veggies
- Wednesday: turkey sausage on a bun and salad
- Thursday: slow cooker salsa chicken, veggie and another side (quinoa maybe?)
- Friday: it’s Friday and I don’t want to cook. AKA: leftovers/takeout
It’ll be a tasty week!
As per the plan:
Steak (yay iron!), brown rice that I cooked in beef broth, and steamed green beans. I’ve determined – cooking steak properly is difficult. I’m a rare to medium-rare girl, but I keep usually end up overcooking it by just a minute or two. I need to work on that!
9 for 9 with this challenge. Clearly I’m enjoying it – thanks Jenny!
It’s probably a little unexpected, but the easiest person to buy for is my dad.
I feel like women talk about how difficult men are to buy for, but I have a formula down for him.
My dad loves:
- golf. First and foremost – he spends every moment he can on a golf course.
- the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Crown Royal/Disaronno/MGD
Plus his family (of course), going to the gym, and select music/tv shows/movies. As long as I stick within this formula, I know he’ll love it! We’ve found him some interesting stuff over the years to go with his likes – one year, I managed to find him a Pittsburgh Steelers throw pillow. I think he was impressed.
Have a great Sunday!
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