Work is so busy today! I finally broke from my computer to heat up lunch around 12:50. I’m just trying to get everything done today…and that’s a lot of stuff. I wish people would not work on the weekends – that would mean a much easier Monday for me! Easing into the week would be better than starting off with a bang.
We’re also having pretty crummy weather today. The temperature is fine, but it’s really gray and has been raining off and on all morning.
I think Maggie and I will have to hold off on our lunchtime walk for now – it’s just too wet!
I’d say she’s disappointed about the no-walk-at-lunch, but she’s already asleep at my feet again :)
At least lunch was good + easy.
I should have gone for a more colorful meal on this gloomy day, but I needed to eat these veggies, and at least I’m not wasting any food!
I heated up the last of my roasted brussels + mushrooms (about 3 cups of veggies!) to have with a Sunshine Burger Breakfast Patty.
This seemed like a good match, especially since that breakfast patty tastes like Thanksgiving stuffing to me ;) It went great with the brussels + mushrooms.
Even though the maple festivals weren’t huge events, Nick and I did find 2 things we’re excited about.
We’ve been looking for a crock like this to keep on our counter for months. Most of the ones we’ve found were either too big or too small.
Since we don’t have a ton of counter space in our kitchen, I didn’t want one that would take up too much room, but this one is just perfect. It also goes well with our green countertops, and I like the all over pattern. And it was only $8! Some of the other crocks we’ve found were 30-40 dollars.
His parents have a few on their counters and use them to put the smellier trash in (veggie peels, banana peels, egg shells, etc). You just line this with a small bag, put that kind of waste in there and then you can just tie up the bag to put in your trashcan. It really helps to keep your trash from smelling, especially with banana peels. I guess it’s similar to keeping a compost bin on your counter – we just don’t compost.
The other fun find?
This was my one purchase at the Maple Festival that I didn’t eat right away ;)
I can’t wait to use it! Oatmeal, cookies, breads, yogurt…not sure what to try first!
What do you have on your countertops?
And have you ever tried maple sugar? How do you use it?