Soooo…we left at 6.20, in the pouring, torrential rain, on our hour drive to Saint John’s Marsh to do two surveys which would have taken about 8 hours to complete. We got there at 7.30, and I was starving by then, so I chowed down on this snackeroo…and now I remember why I don’t buy this flavor…it tastes horrendously fake. I liked the smores one a lot, but have yet to try the others…if only I could find there in my no-where land!
So the rain was still comin down, but that doesn’t stop us…so we got the boat ready and set to go out, got it in the water…then got a call from my boss that even though the rain had stopped, we were in a lull and that a huge front was going to be coming through in a few hours. That would have been bad news for us. So, we bailed. Dangit. That means we have to do it tomorrow…another 5am morning wake up!
We ended up hitting an outlet mall on the way home (hehe…bad workers) and i got a pair of capris at the GAP outlet, and a plate at the corelle store…hehe! I also got Meghann’s bday present!
By the time we got home I was famished so I had my prepacked lunch: arnold’s thin w/ laughing cow and hummus, tomato and lettuce, mango, and strawberries w/ natural pb. Such a great lunch!
We worked on a bunch of stuff around the trailer and I had snack…I was so hungry! I seriously hadn’t done anything as of that time so I was totally going crazy; why I was so hungry!? I started w/ an apple and cinnamon, then had my trusty kashi sunshine cereal…I’m addicted…or obsessed?
As we were hanging out the UPS man showed up with a FUN BOX FOR MOI!!! I couldn’t remember what it might be, but I was excited for it’s contents:
WILD GARDEN HUMMUS!!! I won this during a contest through Back in Skinny Jeans and was totally happy to receive it today! The great thing about this hummus is that it doesn’t have to be refrigerated so I can easily take it out in the field with me! A blessing in disguise!
I’m super stoked to try this stuff once I finish my other hummus, so stay tuned for a review on their traditional and roasted garlic hummus!
We weren’t doing much by the afternoon so I decided to bake…since I have a near dozen bananas that are ripe and ready to be eaten. I decided to make some healthy cookies and based my recipe off of this one found on FatFree Vegan’s blog.
- 1/2C dark chocolate dreams pb from pb &co.
- 1/2C brown sugar
- 2 smashed bananas
- 1 1/2C all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1/2C semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes and you have wonderful cookies!
I used what I had and since a grocery store is not readily available: Presto! My two lady coworkers really liked them and said they could still taste the bananas but loved the chocolate chips and the tasty pb-ness of it all. Success!
I went out for a short 30 minute, +3 mile run, and then lifted weights and did calastinics for another 45 minutes. It’s amazing to me how fast I lose my strength!
But, on my run I did make my way to the mail box and found this waiting graciously for me from Biz at Biggest Diabetic Loser. My WHOLE FOODS GIFT CARD courtesy of my win w/ Meghann for our Sushi BSI entry! We’re going to be going out to lunch at WF with these cards so stay tuned for that too! (P.S. Biz, I LOVE YOUR HAND WRITING!!!!)
And since I was on a roll, I decided to make a homemade dinner for myself! Yes! If there is one thing about me, it’s that I’m afraid to use ground/fresh spices. I believe it’s because the one time I made something from scratch from spices, it came out so strong I wanted to hurl and ever since then have been afraid to make anything from scratch with spices. But tonight, was another SUCCESS! I made SNOBBY JOES from my lovely Veganomicon cookbook that I bought myself and trugged along w/ me to FL!
I had it w/ an arnold’s thin and some more of my spaghetti squash…It was pretty good but I felt like I was missing something…I didn’t use the mustard of maple syrup because I didn’t have either…but I’m thinking because I didn’t have fresh garlic and had to use powder that might have made a difference? Maybe…whatever; it was still delicious! I can’t wait to have the rest (I have three servings left!).
Alright, off to get ready for tomorrow’s duties and adventures…oh, and yes, my blogroll did grow exponentially because I FINALLY got around to updating it! Geez!