Well my night turned into a snooze-fest. But at least I had a fun afternoon!
I went to meet my cousin, Dawn, at a local frozen yogurt bar, The Skinny Dip. Local Va Beach readers – go if you haven’t tried it yet! I’ve been craving frozen yogurt for a while but it is awkward to go alone and sit and eat it. It isn’t a food you can just take and save for later or eat in the car, you know?
I love the self-serve places that just charge by the ounce! I have to remember next time that banana is heavy! And clearly I was on a banana kick today…
It was fun to visit with my cousin! She’s my oldest cousin (9 of us grandkids on my mom’s side) and she’s 7 months pregnant with a little boy The day of my 10k is her baby shower! It is weird because just a year ago we were having her bridal shower. She doesn’t want a baby shower since the baby was unexpected and she feels bad that she just got married and had everyone give her gifts, but I say “Free stuff? Take it!”
After I bought the broccoli I was craving, a friend made plans to have dinner with me in Norfolk. But when I got back from frozen yogurt, he cancelled on me. I was a little depressed and had a small piece of potato knish to cheer up (I know, I know… emotional eating is bad).
But I compensated with making a great dinner + a glass of wine. Unfortunately the wine was awful and I didn’t drink more than 2 sips. Cabernet sauvignon is my favorite, but this one was not. But the food was! I roasted up some of that broccoli, half a zucchini, onion, and tofu (all marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper). I also made a serving of TJ’s mushroom fettuccini on the side.
The pasta was kind of an after-thought. I mean, maybe I should have gone with something else. But it was good. That’s what counts right?
A while later, I wanted something sweet. Even though I already had frozen yogurt, I still wanted ice cream. So I threw 1/3 of a pear in the microwave and topped it with a little vegan ice cream.
That meddlesome monster is trying to steal my eats!!! She’s been BAD today, including tearing the carpet up and eating it and stealing a Laughing Cow wedge off the counter and eating it, wrapper and all. Ugh.
Gosh my mom just called me and I completely lost my train of thought!!!! We were talking about some kind of heavy, emotional stuff. Now I’m mentally spent.
In other news, the Bobby Flay “Throw Down” episode that took place on my campus freshman year is on! I ate the food (back in my carnivore days) and Bobby definitely deserved 2nd place The guy he’s challenging is amazing, I’ve met him on several occasions and he gave me a tour of his kitchens once!
Off to watch and go to bed early. I’m tired!