I started my day yesterday with a nice bowl of oats since it had been over a week since I had any. I made them on the stove with almond milk, a mashed banana and a pinch of salt. At the end of the cooking time, I added in a very well beaten egg. I think the oats were way too hot when I added in the egg because soon after I had scrambled eggs and oats instead of a creamy custard. Oh well. I topped off my egg n oats with a little homemade trail mix. It was delightful, I really miss this combo!
All morning, I waited for the rain to JUST STOP so that I could make my way to the brand new WHOLE FOODS!!! Why was I so excited you might ask? Because until now, the closest one was an hour and a half away. So, we kept a close eye on the weather and the moment it looked like it was moving out, I said let’s have lunch and then go to Whole Foods. And that is what we did.
For lunch, I made tuna and egg salad on toasted whole wheat pita. For the salad, I combined one can of drained tuna with two hard boiled eggs, about a tbsp of olive oil mayo, a smidge of spicy mustard, chopped dill pickles, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, a dash of pickle juice and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Along side, we shared a bowl of red grapes. The dear husband took one bite and he said “This is really good” and coming from a non foodie, I knew it was and after one bite, I whole heartily agreed.
After lunch, we hopped in the car and made our way to Whole Foods. It is actually very close to the Golf Club making it a very long drive. In the future, I will just go after work but this was special, it had just opened on Wednesday!! While driving, we decided that a latte would be a nice choice to enhance the Whole Foods experience so we stopped at the Daily Grind which is a local coffee shop just before Whole Foods. I ordered a soy caramochanut latte which is caramel, chocolate and macadamia nut flavored, needless to say, it was mighty tasty.
With our lattes in tow, we made it to Whole Foods. I had expected it to be very slow because of the hurricane in town so I was shocked to see traffic cops and a line of cars wrapped around the parking lot. I guess I wasn’t the only one excited. It took us almost a half hour to get from the driveway of the parking lot to the inside of the store. Good Times.
Once inside, I knew it was not going to be the pleasurable stroll through the market I had been hoping for. People we bumping carts and making comments about people being the their way. The sample tables had hoards of people and the tomato aisle was just INSANE. My trip quickly turned from a leisurely afternoon in Whole Foods to get what we need and get the hell out of here. I didn’t even look at cheese or bread which is down right wrong!
Once we made it home, I unpacked our loot and started making dinner and prepping food for the coming week. For dinner, I made Bobby’s Goulash though I did make a few small changes. Instead of beef, I used buffalo, I used broth instead of water, and whole wheat pasta instead of white. I served it topped with a fiesta blend of cheese and a dollop of tofu sour cream. On the side, we had a small salad with local heirloom tomatoes and cukes. I had great expectations for this recipe as it is a Paul Dean recipe and she is the queen of southern cooking. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it, the bay leaves really over powered the entire dish. When it is time to eat the leftovers, I will have to doctor them up a bit to get better results.
After dinner, we decided to have a little chocolate hazelnut gelato. Neither of us had ever had gelato so when we saw it in Whole Foods, we knew we had to try it. It was delightful, very creamy and I loved the texture of the tiny pieces of chopped hazelnuts. Of course, how can you go wrong with the chocolate and hazelnut combo? It was the perfect way to end the day.
QOTD: What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?