This weekend doesn’t have to end yet, does it?
It’s been a fabu mix of work and play, mixed with some gorgeous weather, and has gone by way too fast!
This morning and afternoon was more work than play, and I started with a trip to the grocery store. I got a HUGE haul while enjoying a nice No-Foam Skinny Vanilla Starbucks Latte while I shopped. :)
I usually wait until I leave to grab a drink from the in-store Starby’s, but I was nearly blown over by a freezing cold wind gust on my way in and needed something to warm up with. I liked it!
Anywho, here’s my loot – combined with a few items I got at Trader Joe’s yesterday:
Fridge & Freezer Items
(With yogurt price comparisons, for fun!)
- Skim milk
- Trader Joe’s extra-firm tofu
- French Vanilla coffee creamer
- AE Plain Greek Yogurt ($.99/6oz)
- 2 Mango Chobani Greek Yogurts ($1.50/6oz)
- AE fat-free cottage cheese
- Mozzarella string cheese
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Shredded cheddar jack cheese
- Corn tortillas
- Raspberry Noosa Yoghurt ($2.50/8oz)
- Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake
- Chopped frozen spinach
Meat & Fish
- Trader Joe’s Curry Chicken Tenders
- Frozen chicken breasts
- Smart chicken breasts
- La Quercia prosciutto
- 3 Clif Kid Honey Graham Z-Bars
- Trader Joe’s animal crackers (total post-Water for Elephants impulse purchase!)
- Canned corn
- Trader Joe’s brown basmati rice
- Mango butter
- Enchilada sauce
- Green beans
- 2 mangoes
- Broccoli florets
- Lettuce blend
- Baby spinach
- Fresh basil
- 4 kiwi
All for…$80. I knoooow. I went WAY over budget this week. $20 over! Some impulse purchases like mango butter & animal crackers, and a TON of chicken helped contribute to the cost. You can never have too much chicken though, I feel.
After I put all the groceries away, I ate freelance projects all afternoon. Just a perk of the job! ;) Broiled Fruit for breakfast…
and a juicy Cheeseburger for lunch!
I’ll share the recipes when they’re published elsewhere!
3pm rolled around and my darling husband rescued me from the kitchen and my laptop, which I had barely budged from all day. Later laptop, hello tennis courts!
Ben and I started playing tennis when we moved to Minneapolis after college. He bought us rackets for my 23rd birthday (omg to be 23 again!) and we played at least 3 times a week at the courts by his house at the time.
4 years later and we’re still no good – but we sure have a good time trying! :D
It actually works out pretty well because we get an awesome workout in chasing after all those balls. We’re completely exhausted by the time we’re done.
The couple that plays (poorly) together, stays together! :D
After dragging ourselves off the courts, we walked down the street to visit with some friends who just had a baby, then headed to Chipotle for dinner!
I’ve told you before that Chipotle for dinner on Sundays is somewhat of a weekly tradition for us – plus the winner of America’s Next Great Restaurant, co-hosted by the founder of Chipotle is announced tonight, so we thought it was very fitting.
Not that we need an excuse though. Chipotle’s the best! Rice, black beans, chicken, pico de gallo, and green Tabasco sauce – FTW!
I am super pumped to find out who wins Next Great Restaurant tonight. Ben and I are going to be in Minneapolis next weekend so we’re going to try and eat at the winner’s restaurant while we’re there. I’m crossing my fingers for Spice Coast! I just love Indian food and it’d be so nice to have it available in a Chipotle type restaurant. Who are you rooting for?
Off to go frown at the setting sun. I don’t want this weekend to end! ;)
Have a great Monday everyone!
What do you and your sweetie like to do together?
Ben and I like walks and playing tennis. We also like eating candy together. I know – we’re 10.