Hey, everyone! Just popping in quickly to share today’s eats and adventures—it was another busy day over here.
After eating a two-ingredient pancake for breakfast, my mom and I headed to Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target for big-girl apartment necessities. Well, our stop at B&N didn’t involve home goods; I wanted to pick up the books for Jamie’s virtual book club!
For November, we’re reading The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life by John “The Penguin” Bingham; we’re taking December off because of the holidays, and January’s book is You Are an Ironman by Jacques Steinberg. Both look like great reads, so I’m excited to dig in. I also picked up a copy of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. (And, a Starbucks soy latte. They are addicting!)
I first spotted this memoir in The Strand during my not one, but two-part adventure to New York City. When I brought the books to the checkout, the cashier asked if I was planning to do an Ironman. Thanks for the compliment, but I think I need to complete a 70.3 first. (Maybe in 2014?) Also, for fellow Downton Abbey fans, I nearly died when I saw this cookbook.
After B&N, my mom and I went to Bed Bath & Beyond to look at bedspreads and dining sets. For now, we’re just browsing, and we would like to purchase bedding and plates, bowls, etc. before the move; bringing bulkier and heavier items to the city would be easier than buying them there and lugging them from the store to my apartment. Anyway, I really liked these plates, but the pattern might be a distraction in food photos—what do you think?
I have to think like a blogger now, right? However, I really like pairing patterned cups and bowls with solid plates.
We’ll see. I also found two bedding options. The first was set up in the store, which took the guesswork out of picturing the entire set.
The second choice was unfortunately in a plastic bag.
But it’s called “Chelsea Paisley”—that has to be a sign, right? Finally, we went to Target and bought a toaster, crock pot, and handheld blender; pretty standard appliances, so no pictures.
When we arrived home, I used a ton of leftovers to make an egg scramble.
In addition to a two-egg base, I tossed in roasted zucchini, a handful of tofu cubes, and fresh green pepper slices. I rounded out my meal with a slice of Ezekiel bread slathered with almond butter. Breakfast for lunch never fails.
While I snacked on an apple, I made some apple cinnamon spice chips.
Although their texture isn’t exactly chip-y, these good-for-you slices were tasty; I’ll share the recipe tomorrow! And now, I’m off to give my healthy curried chicken salad recipe another shot. Fingers crossed it’s sharable this time!
Fall face-off: Do you prefer apple or pumpkin? I’m trying to get myself to appreciate pumpkin, and I love anything apple-flavored.