The foodie highlight of my weekend was by far this brown paper bag of jewels:
Thanks so much, Jan! You are THE BEST!
Jan is a great friend of the family and she knows how in love I am with this type of apple, but I haven’t had time to make it to the farm stand where they sell them! It’s only about 1/2 hour away from my house, but I never seem to be headed that way and planned on making a special trip eventually, but never got around to it! Saturday, she text me to let me know she picked me up a bag! You have no idea how excited I was.
After work, I headed home to get my biking on after snacking on this awesome asian pear that I bought at market:
Quite frankly, I just grabbed it because I thought it was pretty nifty and must be tasty if it’s carefully sitting in a foam protector. Haha. It looked like a “delicacy”. It was pretty good too! Very crisp, sweet, & juicy. It was like a poor man’s Jonagold apple Just doesn’t measure up.
Then, I biked and biked and biked some more (burning 600 calories). For the first time in a long time, I had no plans on Friday night. My parents went to dinner & had a meeting with some friends and possible business partners and my little sister was at the high school girls’ basketball game (which I contemplated going to, but decided against it). I just enjoyed a quiet night in. Took a bubble bath, drank some red wine, and relaxed. I didn’t actually sit down and eat a meal for dinner, I just picked and snacked all night on things like:
Random eats? I know! But whatever. It’s what I was hungry for! Lots of brown, too? Weird.
Saturday morning started with a quick and easy breakfast for pre-yoga workout fuel. A slice of whole wheat toast with melted Sonoma Jack’s and splenda on a classy paper towel:
Class began at 8:30, and was pretty relaxing. It wasn’t too intense this week, but we did a lot of back bending and stretching which was good for me. I was prepared and had packed a bag full of running wear for after class so I could leave straight from there for my morning run. I absolutely LOVE Saturday mornings because I feel like I’ve gotten my exercise in by the time it’s about noon! I actually ran from the church where our yoga class is, to my best friends’ parents house, about 1 mile outside of town. She and her husband stayed over last night because they live about an hour away, and went with her parents to a Hershey Bears’ game the night before. I totally surprised her when I showed up on her doorstep! I visited for awhile, drank some water, and got back “on the road again…” :)
When I finally got home, after a nice 6 miles, I still had some energy, so I biked for another 1/2 hour before I got a shower. I figured I might as well! I was already nice and sweaty glistening. After my shower, I whipped up a quick lunch of:
and a side of:
It wasn’t very ripe or sweet, which was a let down, but I ate it anyway…
Then, I took some clothes that I never wear anymore to the Consignment store a few miles from my town and then grocery shopping where I picked up the following three goods:
Check out the size of these apples! Told ya they were amaayyyyzing.
When I got home from the store, I ate one as a snack. I helped my Mom prep some foods for Sunday, since my Dad’s side of the family would be visiting from Lancaster for lunch and dinner after church. Then, around 6 I got a phone call from my bestie, who was getting ready to head back to her apt. an hour away, but wanted to know if I could meet up for dinner! I said yes, immediately
We went to Wayne’s, a local restaurant. It was so good to spend time with her! She got:
And I ordered:
I later added ketchup & mustard to the tater
After dinner, they headed back to their place, I went to mine, and hung out with the family for the rest of the night. Very low key…
Hope you all had a great Friday & Saturday!