lol bethy.....while I love me some Kevin Williamson, I go more for his softer love-triangle small-town side.
But should be interesting to see what comes of it.
FINALLY done with the 2 week crazy-town schedule. I've got my 4 day weekend and it's supposed to be 70's and sunny the Whole Time. YAY! I have definite plans for laying at the park and beach with snacks and my Kindle. And sleeping. There is definitely plans for lots of sleeping.
Food is doing great. I picked up another box of reclaimed produce this morning after work and OMG it just gets better and more fun each time! I think the produce guy is really getting a kick out of this---the box was so heavy I could barely carry it! Here's the final edible tally:
15 ears of corn
5+ pounds of strawberries
4 heads of green leaf lettuce
4 big beefsteak tomatoes
I was grinning as I sorted through it all! The corn is in near-perfect shape, the tomatoes had a couple soft spots, the lettuce looked totally fine, and the strawberries....some a little soft but only 2 that were actually going bad enough not to keep. TWO. Out of FIVE POUNDS.
Seriously, I can't believe I ever paid for strawberries before....imagine all of them getting tossed out every day.....
So what did I do with this bounty?
-Tomorrow I will boil and make frozen sweet corn - we did this every year when I was a kid in Nebraska.
-I ate 1/2 a head of lettuce and will use the rest in salads (duh). I only had one head left from the boxes 2 weeks ago so this works well.
-I am making homemade tomato sauce with the big tomatoes and 3 of the 6 Roma from earlier this week. -- YUM. I am so excited about this, you have no idea! The other 3 I sliced up and oven-dried to top salads with. Finally found a bag of spinach on clearance so I'm going to have a spinach w/ artichoke heart and oven-dried tomato salad w/ feta this weekend!
- 2 pounds of the strawberries were deemed good enough condition to put in the fridge and eat over the next several days to a week. Luckily I'd already eaten 2 pounds from earlier---so I'm back to having 4 pounds of strawberries in the fridge. Sigh, what trials. Another 1.5 pounds I sliced and froze to use in desserts/yogurt what have you later in the season. And the last 1.5 pounds? I made strawberry syrup w/ splenda! Great for making SF strawberry lemonade, as a mixer, a waffle/pancake topping, etc. Looks reallly good!
B: 2/3 c. chipotle beans, 1 HB egg, coffee
L: green side salad, bowl chili
S: pear, Starbucks refresher (quite good! I did actually feel perked up without being wired or having the negative GI effects of coffee, so I am pretty pleased with these!)
S: some pretzels while I was waiting for dinner
D: marinated chicken breast, WG rice-a-roni, canned peas, side green salad
s: strawberries w/ choc/PB sauce
This weekend I actually have several meals in the fridge so that is really nice! I have probably 3 servings of chili left + 2 servings of the chicken breast dinner I had today. And of course, fixings for 2 spinach/artichoke/tomato salads. So that should get me through the weekend and I'll have to make a plan for next week....when I work 5 nights in a row. Because I'm foolish. But the extra money is SO great! Vacation is coming.....one more month and I have 10 days off! Woot woot!