Happy Thursday! I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday – because of that telework on Monday, my week has been so off! I kept thinking that today was Wednesday at work, but tonight feels more like a Friday night. I’m so confused. At least I know tomorrow is jean day! Is it sad that I get that excited about being able to wear jeans to work? I don’t think so.
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Honduras recap posts. I’m having tons of fun going through all the pictures again, but I have so many! It’s so hard to pick the ones to post when you have almost 600 pictures to choose from.
This morning, we had a conflict resolution/harassment workshop to attend, which was actually pretty good. It was only about 2 hours long and the case studies we talked about were interesting – I just didn’t think some of the things could be (or would be) considered harrassment, but it’s nice to know what options are in place for the employees here.
Lunch was a HUGE salad!
- bean/pepper/onion/corn salad
- beer butt chicken
- peach salsa
- avocado dressing (mix of avocado, lemon juice, salt, garlic just blended up until creamy)
and some of these new snacks!
I got these free samples of Somersaults Snacks last week and tried the S.S.Sea Salt flavor today (love that name).
I liked these – they reminded me of those sesame breadsticks you could always get at salads bars. Remember those?
I have one other flavor to try and I’m excited to open them up. I loved the salty flavor and crunch of these snacks – they went really well with my salad.
If you want to try Somersaults, you can request a sample here! And you should – they’re good :)
We ate lunch pretty quickly so we could go walk around Books a Million at lunch. I love just walking around bookstores and looking through all the books and magazines I want. I don’t buy books very often – our bookshelves are pretty full already – but I like seeing what’s new and looking through tons of cookbooks, obviously.
I think Nick and are both on the mend in regards to strange stomach stuff – it’s still been rumbly a bit in the morning and in the afternoon (I guess when the meds are kind of wearing off), but nothing like it was a few days ago. I’m hoping tomorrow is the last weird day and that we’ll be totally back to normal by the weekend! We should have some fun plans, so I just want to feel good.
While working this afternoon, I had one of my favorite snacks:
It’s been a very long time since I’ve had Fage. Since Oikos has been on sale some lately and I’ve had coupons, I just haven’t bought Fage because it’s more expensive and NEVER on sale. Until this past weekend. And since it was, I got Nick a few of the ones with the fruit and honey and got me one plain one.
I topped it with a Kashi Blackberry Graham cereal bar – so good. This was the perfect way to use this bar. It was already kind of broken up in the package since it was one that traveled with us to Honduras, so I just broke it up into smaller pieces and didn’t have to worry about making a mess trying to eat it like normal. Great combo!
I actually have a bunch of random stuff to work on tonight so I’m glad dinner was quick + easy. Since we went out last night, I just cooked more pasta, heated up the leftover turkey/portobello sauce, and roasted some broccoli for us.
I love making pasta bowls! I can get in there and make a mess and have all the flavors at once.
In this bowl, I layered:
- roasted broccoli
- whole wheat pasta
- turkey/portobello/garden fresh tomato sauce
- 2 slices of garlic bread
I loved the bites with sauce + pasta + broccoli. Roasted veggies have such great flavor.
And can I just spend a minute on these beauties?
My baking project last night was making Nicole’s recipe for Chocoloate Chip Cookie Topped Brownies, and I’m ridiculously happy I made them.
Um, these are amazing! And healthy! And vegan to boot! Of course, I guess mine aren’t since I used regular chocolate chips, but both layers of this dessert are awesome.
cookie on top –
brownie on the bottom.
I’m about to eat this, pack lunch and get to reading some books :)
Are there stores you like going in just to look around?
I love “window” shopping! And real shopping ,when I have $ to spend.