Monday, April 11, 2011

Weigh-Ins, Foodie Favs and Weekend Travels

Good Monday Morning Everyone! Hope you all had a wondeful weekend! We headed over to San Diego on Saturday (a short 2.5 hrs away) for a quick getaway. Living is a small town often leaves much to be desired, so we try to get out of town a few times a month.

We're on the hunt for some dining room chairs, Louis XIV preferably, like these, but are having a hard time finding some in our price range with a dark stain. Ethan Allen has what we're looking for, but WAY beyond our budget, so the hunt continues...

Before heading off, the morning started with a 4 mile run and a WW weigh-in. I lost a little over a pound this week, weighing in at 145. I was hoping for a bigger loss, but I had eaten out both Thurs and Friday night, so I also wasn't too suprised. This week is all about discipline and exercise and cooking at home. Especially b/c I picked up this little goodie while were in SD. I've been wanting a mortar and pestle for a while for herbs/rubs/garlic, etc so I finally bit the bullet and got one.

Before leaving, I also had to pick up our Bountiful Basket, which is a fruit/veg co-op. Each week, you order a 'basket' of conventional or organic produce and each Saturday you pick it up. You never know what items you will get, but it is made up of local (as local as they can get it) produce. It costs $15 for the conventional (non-organic) and an extra $10 for the organic. It is great quality produce and you couldn't get the same quantity for the same price at the grocery store. They have pick-ups in the following states: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA and WY. I highly recommend, esp if you can't always make it to a local farmer's market. This week our organic box consisted of: oranges, pineapple, pears, sweet potatoes, cabbage, golden beets, romaine, tomatoes, zucchini and apples.

I'm super excited about the golden beets. A few weeks ago, I made this Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese salad for the first time. I'm in love and think I will add some chicken breast or thigh to it to make it a full meal and substitute some golden beets this week. Here is a pic of the first night I made it for the hubs birthday dinner that I served with Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roasted New Potatoes with rosemary. I didn't care for beets too much before having the Moroccan salad at CPK, but now I'm a fan. Anyone else have some fun beet recipes or healthy salad ideas?

That's it for now. We did make a stop at Fashion Valley mall and of course, went to Anthropologie, Nordstroms and a few other places. I got a few items and will post those later. Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

  1. That looks great--where do you have to go to pick it up? I would love to do that!