Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Weekend in Review

Friday evening a friend wanted to grab dinner, and requested somewhere new.  To be fair, I offered three options, but the decision was Native Foods! I ordered the Native Reuben with fries and a beer. Effectively erasing two spin classes from the week. ;) I enjoyed the leftovers on Saturday.
On Saturday I checked out a craft show:
I came away with ideas, but didn't purchase anything outside of a coffee.

Speaking of beverages:
Today we finally made it to the mid-teens:
I'll take it.

Back in the kitchen, with more tin foil:
In the back: (my first ever) white sweet potato with maple syrup, brussel sprouts and 1/3 of the onion (later prepared with a drizzle of olive oil) in the foreground.  I see more Miso Tahini Magic Sauce landing on these items, in my lunches on Monday and Tuesday.

Here's to hoping the week ahead whizzes through, and we're back to the weekend in no time. ;)

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  1. Oooh check out that balmy 14 degree day! ;) You must have broken out the flip flops for that one, ha! How fun that your friend chose Native Foods! Your choice looks great and hearty and definitely warming for cold winter days! I use craft shows for ideas too ;) I hate spending money on things I can make for less. I didn't know WFs sells the candy cane cookies, I usually get mine from Trader Joe's (if they aren't sold out!). Good to know! Love your tin foil dinners, they always look great!

    Hope your week goes quickly and that it continues to warm up for you!

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    1. I tell you what, I am ready for warmer weather and it's not even technically winter yet!

      I'm not feeling the same intense "pull" for Native Foods, so maybe I'll give it a rest! Ha ha! I was happy that my one "meal out of the kitchen" was this sandwich, it's pretty fantastic.

      Yes, these cookies were on an end cap, and I splurged! Seeing as I won't have Trader Joe's until February, I'll have to wait until next year to try them. ;)

      I hope the week goes quickly, too! May yours do the same!

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  2. A Reuben AND Beer?! Would I go out in 14 degree weather for that? That's a tough one.

    I always think of you when I see that Nog.

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    1. Oh, I'm sure it was in the single digits by the time I had dinner. ;) But at least the main roads are all clear, so it only affects how long you can handle being outside!

      Ha, ha! Happy to know you associate me with a good Nog.

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  3. Hurray for Native Foods! If given 3 choices with that as one, I would have definitely picked it too.

    I've never had a white sweet potato but did try a purple one a few months ago. It was really pretty and tasted pretty much the same. You'll have to let us know how the white one is.

    It looks like it's going to get warmer each day for you, which is great! Hopefully some of that weather heads over this way & melts the snow we got yesterday. :)

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    1. I think I prefer yams to the white sweet potato, but it is otherwise good! Or just a good old potato works, too. I'll have to try a purple one some day!

      Luckily there isn't any more snow in our forecasts, so I think the steady warmth is likely! After a week of frigid temps, I am ready!

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  4. Oh man, the nog and the chocolate mint drink were on sale at WF the other day but I forced myself not to buy any... Yr photo has me regretting that. Love the rum spike :) I'm infusing some booze for presents but I might keep some around and have to get some nog too...
    The prep looks promising! I wanted to buy Brussels today but held off until I could find some cheaper ones. Once I replace my tahini I want to make that sauce too.
    All good things here; maybe not the temperature.

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    1. Hmmm . . .how long can I keep tahini? I've had this one for a while. Oops! I don't use it too often, but stash it in the fridge.

      This is low quality rum, but I'm determined to get through it! Ha!

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    2. Tahini is good forever as long as its sealed well and in the fridge. Like, easily a year......
      Ttrockwood

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  5. Some meals are definitely worth erasing spin classes for, and I think that was one of them! Yours is the second post I've seen today with nog in, reminding me just how jealous I am of people in easy reach of readymade vegan nog!

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    1. Ha ha! I suppose that's true; some meals are the reasons we work out! I'm enjoying the nog for you!

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  6. If you only had half the sandwich for dinner then that's barely even one spin class! No guilt! It sounds delicious..... There is something wrong with me that i really dislike nog, but the rum is another story ;) i love white sweet potatoes- i find them stupid cheap in chinatown here. Now i'm sold on the magic sauce, will make some this week finally!
    I hope your double digits are here to stay :)
    Ttrockwood

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