Saturday, May 21, 2011

Long Weekend

H 

ey peeps! How are your weekends going so far?

I am enjoying a wonderful four day weekend (Monday is Victoria Day in Canada).

I was planning on doing homework on Friday, but found ways to avoid it. I made almond mocha oatmeal for breakfast, adding in a packet of almond butter that the kind people at Artisana sent me.  It was the best almond butter I have ever tried, and it made the oats extra creamy.


I spent the day running errands, baking, and doing things around the house, forgetting to eat lunch.  When 3:30 rolled around and I realized I hadn't eaten, I juiced some fruits and veggies in an attempt to hold me over until our friends' BBQ at 6:00.  I tried to replicate the juice I had in NY, using 3 pears, 1 beet, 1 chunk ginger, and 2 rings of pineapple

I think I figured out the recipe!


It was a big mistake to not eat anything else, because I stared to feel nauseated and get a stomach ache, causing me to feel sick at the BBQ and not eat very much.


I brought a couple desserts that I had whipped up in the afternoon, including chocolate chip cookies, and a dessert cheese ball served with strawberries.  


This morning we had breakfast at 13th Avenue Coffee House before heading to Saskatoon to visit my mom.  I tried the Summer bowl, with quinoa, mango, almonds, coconut, strawberries, cinnamon, etc..


Soup for lunch and a burger for dinner.


Goodnight!  I am spending my Saturday night like all the cool kids do - curled up on the couch with freshly juiced fruits and veggies, asleep by 10:30 :-)

Sometimes even the cool kids need a night in.

How are you spending/did you spend your Saturday night?

15 comments:

One Healthy Apple said...

I'm spending my night back in from dinner, reading blogs, drinking green tea, and about to watch a movie in bed :)

Your desserts look incredibly delicious, by the way.

LaraG said...

That all looks delicious! The oatmeal especially made me drool, I love almond butter in my oatmeal, but have never put chocolate in it before! I will have to try it :)

Averie said...

your food always looks sooo good!


glad you had a night in. cool kids do it all the time (that would be me...haha!)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your posts make me want to get a juicer. Those drinks look so refreshing and delicious!!

I had a wonderful Saturday night. I went out for Mexican with some girlfriends. It was one of those nights where I thought - wow, I am lucky to have such great friends!

Enjoy your day off tomorrow! We get the following Monday off. Can't wait for another long weekend!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

Yay for a long weekend!!!!!!!

We went to a friends house last night and played cards. We laughed SO hard and had so much fun!! :)

YAy still all of today and all of tomorrow left!! wooo

mymarblerye said...

I love nights in...I need 10 hours of sleep now that I'm not working!! hahaha. Anyways, lovely spread of food again and I can't wait till I get moved and settled...I wanna send you a package!

Allison said...

I went to eat a healthy dinner at Panera and then watched a movie with the bf :)

Maggie said...

So good to meet you at the BBQ on Friday. Thanks for bringing the cookies and that AMAZING cheese ball. I don't know if you saw it, but I was just eating the cheese....not even putting it on strawberries or cookies.
Mmmmmmm.....

Kacy said...

I spent my day hanging out with friends and went home early. It was lovely! That dessert ball looks amazing!

Sweet and Savory said...

I make a similar dessert cheeseball and just realized I haven't made it in forever! Enjoy your day off tomorrow:)

Laura said...

I've seen those squeezepacks in stores here but they're $2.69/each or more! The pecan one pulls at my heartstrings though, hahaha.

bakingnbooks said...

Oohhh yours was healthier than me. Take out veggies and insert ice cream...watching SNL...1:00 p.m...not a good idea :( - but it was done.

LOVE your eats as always!! :)

Emily said...

Your posts are loaded with good looking food! Yum. I could use your juice drink right now. I haven't had fresh juice in months.

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Seriously, sometimes nights in are the BEST! Nothing like unwinding on the couch!

Anne Marie said...

Saturday night was spent chilling with the little guy and the hubby. It was nice and relaxing!