Saturday, December 12, 2009

A happier day!

Hey guys,
Thanks for all wonderful comments on the house post!!  We are still feeling positive about it all, plus we got a fantastic offer from our real estate agent, which may make it a reality again!   BUT we are not taking any steps until after Christmas.  And ENJOYING the holidays, not stressing!!   If it will be, it will be!! :)

I had SUCH a yummy lunch on Thursday!

The left over fatoush salad, pita, hummus and 2 pieces of yummy no filler sausages!
I wish I could remember the flavor names they were soo good!

Yesterday was the day to get stuff done!!
I started off with a Green Monster and some left overs from dinner Thursday night.
Then I shopping, on a whim I decided to go to our little health food store.
Totally scored!

Almond milk was one 2 for $4
Amy's soup 2 for $5
Black organic kale $1.99
Curly Kale $2.50
The falafels were on sale
Red Star Nutritional yeast -to finally try it out.  $.59
and I got the Amy's burgers just for fun, they were regular price..

 Oh and this was on for $3.99 or $4.99

I got all this stuff for $32.  Total score.
I was a happy girl!

When I got home I made a steaming bowl of black kale with olive oil and nutritional yeast.

Super good.   I am a fan of the nutritional yeast and the nutritional benefits are awesome too! 

Here are some facts on the stuff,

Red Star nutritional yeast is the only vegetarian source of vitamin B12 that can actually be utilized by humans (because it’s grown on an enriched medium). The vitamin B12 used is made by fermentation, not synthetic or animal sources.

Ingredients: Inactive Dry Yeast, Niacin (vitamin B3), Thiamin (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12

Vitamin profile: per 1 and a half tablespoons.

Thiamin - 640% RDA, Niacin – 280% RDA, Folic Acid – 60% RDA, Selenium – 32% RDA, Iron – 4% RDA, Riboflavin – 565% RDA, Vitamin B6 – 480% RDA, Vitamin B12 – 133% RDA, Zinc – 21% RDA

Want more info check THIS out. 

This stuff tastes like cheese to me!!  I really enjoyed it..
I had a snacky day too... Some of these

They are wee babies!!
And I had one of these

If you haven't tried a fresh date with peanut butter - do it!!
Superstore sells a huge bucket of dates for pretty cheap!

Then for dinner I whipped up some turkey dinner!
Most of it was frozen in the freezer!

Mashed potatoes - made with chicken broth (delish)
Turkey (which I didn't eat)
Pan fried brussel sprouts - YUM
A wee bit of newfie dressing (stuffing)

After I started eating, I  didn't feel overly hungry so I ate some of the brussel spouts,
mashed potatoes, and about 1/2 the dressing.

Oh before I forget - everyone is asking me how I live in the house with the peanut butter cups!
I don't really crave them,  I have eaten about 3 this whole time!!
I prefer to make them for everyone else!! :)
Last but not least, I finished off the night with popcorn

The popcorn had some earth balance, salt, nutritional yeast and
a few sweedish berries just for fun!

I may have self control for peanut butter cups but I had zero self control for popcorn.
I ate the whole bowl and loved every second of it!

We watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - from the parts that I saw, it was super cute!
I CANNOT stay awake in movies... even at the theater I doze off! 
haha... but what I saw was cute!

Anyways, today is operation de-clutter!
Dave did a whole bunch of cosmetic renos yesterday (painting, new blinds, moving around furniture)
So today is my time to de clutter all the cupboards and pantry- we want this house to shine!!!
Whether we put it up for sale or not!! 
I will post some pictures of the final product (maybe some before and after's from when we moved in!) 
Huge changes! 

Have a great day!!!


  1. I'm glad you liked the nutritional yeast! I wasn't a huge fan when I tried it but maybe I should give it another go. And three cheers for kale! I love the stuff.

  2. Popcorn is an awesome snack -- satisfies the crunch we all need from time to time... I love putting some fresh grated Parmesan on top of mine :)

  3. I have never eaten Kale! I'll have to try it sometime. Is it a lot like spinach?

  4. LOL - I sometimes doze off in the theatre too!!

  5. I haven't heard of the date and pb combo before but I'm sure it's great!

  6. wow GREAT grocery list! and dates+PB=AWEEESOME! what does nutritional yeast taste like?

  7. Wow dates and peanut butter never thought of that.
    I love the idea of popcorn with a few swedish berries for a nice surprise yum.

    Good for you guys for deciding to relax for Christmas and then worry about the house after. I was pretty bad at relaxing during the house buying process. Thank god I did not have to sell a house too, would have no idea where to start with that!

  8. Glad today went better for you! Buying a house is so scary! your salad looked super yummy. I give you credit for not eating the peanut butter cups in the house. I made some cookies and i'm like a cookie monster here!

  9. I always drool over your dates and pb!

  10. How do you like the Almond Milk? I've been thinking about trying it.

  11. I'm glad that your house situation is working out-- my hub and I bought our first house this spring, and it was a pain in the BEHIND!! It's all worth it in the end-- still, I feel your pain :-)

    That pita looks awesome!

  12. de cluttering can be stressful, but once you are done, it feels SO good :D

    GREAT purchases! major steals, thats for sure :)

    i love swedish berries :)


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