Tacos! Burritos! What’s that coming out of your Speedo?
Sorry for the subject heading immaturity, but I couldn’t resist 🙂
Have I mentioned lately that I love having Friday afternoons off? Because I do! Grocery shopping is done for the week, I have read a magazine from cover-to-cover, and I have caught up on all my favourite blogs and other Internet-related entertainment (basically, celebrity gossip).
For a snack this afternoon, I had some pre-grocery shopping baby carrots and peanut butter.
Post-grocery shopping, I had a small bowl of leftover Quinoa and Beans. This was inspired by the fact that my fridge was full and something had to be chucked. I prefer the food to be chucked into my belly.
Dinner was an F ‘n’ F standard: vegetarian tacos! This is one of my favourites because husband can make it on his own. Is there anything better than coming home from work to dinner simmering on the stove, albeit one spiced with the tantalizing odour of tacos? There is not! But I was home today, so I helped him out. Because of my Quinoa and Bean appetizer, I just made a tortilla-less taco salad.
Spinach, veggie ground round, black beans, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, non-fat plain yogurt, salsa, and cheddar cheese!
And Green Monsters!
For two, ingredients included:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1.5 cups of frozen blueberries
- 2 cups of 1% milk
- Lots and lots of baby spinach
For dessert, some decaf green tea, a few spice cookies, raspberries, and cherries to share with husband. It is a pretty wild Friday night over here.
I love raspberries. I wish they were as plentiful (and inexpensive) as strawberries!
See, I am detoxing after last night’s two donut extravaganza, and also in preparation for tomorrow’s two meal out day. For lunch, we are hoping to hit up one of two not-available-in-Canada restaurants: Olive Garden or Cheesecake Factory.
The O.G. does not have the greatest quality of food in the world, but I still love it. On annual family trips to Florida, we always ate at Olive Garden! The ice burg lettuce salad and the white flour, garlicky breadsticks are paralleled by none! Plus, they have zeppoles for dessert which I last had in February and have dreamt about ever since.
Then there is the Cheesecake Factory. Is it really a factory of cheesecake? I have never been, but with a name like that, I am fully intrigued.
What would you choose?
For dinner, we are heading to my parents’ and having Thai to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I will likely choose something light, like a mango salad or some sort of veggie-centric stir fry (minus my beloved coconut curry sauce *sniff*)
What with the shopping, I am hoping – nay, EXPECTING – tomorrow to be The Best Day Ever. We shall see!