It’s Almost Here!Posted: February 19, 2013
This week is flying by for me already… only three more days until Mexico!! Of course, I have about a million things to do between then and now and very little time to get it all done, but I can’t believe our vacation is almost here! I may not have mentioned it until recently, but we planned it way back in the fall, and I know my mom and sister are super excited for it as well.
Yesterday, I snacked on an apple with cinnamon in the afternoon. While I was away last week, I couldn’t find fuji apples at the grocery store by my hotel, so it’s certainly nice to have them back in my life. I hate when apples are mushy, and fujis are always perfectly crisp and sweet. I honestly don’t know what I ever did before I knew about them, but I think I’m spoiled now!
Mid-afternoon yesterday, I realized I was out of snacks and still hungry. I grudgingly went to the vending machine in the cafeteria in search of some nuts, but I came across this bar instead and figured I’d give it a try. There was quite a bit of sugar in it, but otherwise, the ingredients looked pretty good, and the taste was great. It was chewy, slightly nutty, and just sweet enough. It’s funny because I used to hate both coconut and cashews, but I guess it’s true that your taste buds really do change because I really enjoyed this bar.
For dinner last night, I went with the old standby: flank steak with green beans and asparagus. As you all probably know by now, I love green beans, but roasted asparagus is steadily creeping up to the top of my favorites list as well. The only negative of dinner was that I used up the rest of my Montreal Steak Seasoning… the horror! I guess that’ll be on the grocery list for when I get back from vacation.
Last night, I also took a few minutes to bake up some chicken meatballs using this recipe, substituting ground chicken for turkey, and omitting the spinach – because I totally forgot about it. I don’t think I’ve ever made meatballs using chicken before, but they looked like they came out pretty tasty. I have a spaghetti squash and some tomatoes I need to use up, so you can probably expect to see that meal in the very near future.
And now, on this very chilly morning in New England, I’ll just leave you with this little comparison:
I think it’s been pretty well established that I’m a huge fan of winter… but those 85* temperatures are looking pretty dang tempting right about now! Sun, sand, crystal clear ocean… I’m coming for ya!!