…and yes, for those of you who were wondering…that was totally a Blue’s Clues reference. haha
Anywaaay, growing up a little bit here….
I hope you are all doing wonderfully! It was gorgeous here, in Boston, today!! The sun was in and out of the clouds, but it was warm. Yay!! It’s currently about 70, and I’m soaking it in (windows open as wide as they can be opened) because tomorrow is supposed to rainy and miserable. That will be good for all the work I need to get done though. haha
I started the day off with a coffee – bought – because I was a geeenius and forgot to stock up on a new gallon of milk, and I wasn’t going to test the 4 days past its “use by” date milk at 7am…not the best way to wake up in the morning. haha
I apologize for the dark pic…obviously, it was cloudy/early at that point. haha I was also apparently too lazy to turn on the lights. Oops.
At Starbucks – the barista randomly asked me where I was from after I ordered and he made my drink. When I replied Boston/New Hampshire he got this funny look on his face, and was like “Wow, you sorta sounded like you had a Southern accent, that’s why I asked!” …I simply replied, “Oh really??” and then his said, “And that’s not a bad thing!!” – It was a random exchange, for sure. Especially considering the only time I ever have a hint of Southern accent in my voice is after I’ve spent time with my cousins who grew up in Texas – and now live there and in North Carolina. I think he needs his hearing checked, haha, but I’ll take it as a compliment that I don’t sound like a harsh Notherner.
Got home after classes…starrrrving. I made myself a hummus, mixed greens/herbs, and honey roasted turkey “wrap”. It didn’t really wrap well. It was goood though.
Also, inhaled some of this deliciousness:
Then…mail time! haha I got some free samples of True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange in the mail today. I have yet to try them, but they look really interesting!
They say, “Treat yourself to the fresh-squeezed taste of citrus, whenever or wherever you’d like! True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange, the all-natural, original crystallized citrus.”
Each packet contains (from the brochure):
- 100% all-natural ingredients, including cold-pressed juices and oils for authentic fresh-squeezed citrus taste
- Zero calories and zero carbs
- No artificial sweeteners and zero sugars
- No preservatives, sodium or gluten
- 25% of your daily Vitamin C requirements
They also make suggestions for where to use these little guys:
- In 10-20 oz. of water
- Hot or iced tea
- Sprinkle on fish or veggies
- Add to butter for lemon or lime butter
- Replace lemon juice with True Lemon in recipes
- Use as a salt substitute
- Add to popcorn or tortillas
- Mix with herbs for a delicious rub for beef, pork and chicken
- Mix in yogurt, cottage cheese or sorbet
- Add to olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a citrus dressing
Okay, wow – lots of uses…many of which I probably would not have thought of doing. I will probably go the traditional water or hot tea route with these…but who knows! I’m excited to try them.
That’s not all folks…I got something else delivered today….
Big ole box! ...which matches my couch....
The Calphalon pans that I won in Ashley’s giveaway arrived!! (Record-time, might I add!!) I was so excited…I immediately ripped them out of the packaging and got them prepped for a little cooking action.
10 and 12 inches respectively.
They are omelette pans so I thought – what better way to break ‘em in than with some omelette making!? Dinner was an omelette made with egg whites, spinach, hot sauce and a chopped up Sargento Cheddar cheese stick! haha
These pans are amazing! No stickage (oh yes, I make up words) and it was a little crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. YUM.
Okay, wow – this post ended up being long.
I hope you all are amazing – half-way through the week! Woo!
- What’re your fave omelette fixings??