Shoppin’, Nommin’, & Relaxin’

Good Monday morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. On Friday, I made quite an awesome bowl of oatmeal with this instant oat packet plus milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. I topped it with almond butter, banana, cottage cheese, and local sorghum syrup. Two kitties just snugglin’ away!

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For the second year, I attended the UT Dietetic Internship Luncheon as a preceptor. It’s the same program I completed. The director snapped this photo. 🙂

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For dinner, we had leftovers from Thursday evening. I seasoned and browned ground beef and then sauteed peppers, onion, roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, and mushrooms. I added and reduced red wine, wilted greens, and served it with a mixture of mini GF gnocchi and GF tomato gnocchi. All three babies! Kase got to come over too, which I loved.

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Saturday began with toast two ways: blackberry jam and avocado / almond butter and frozen blueberries plus an egg on the side.

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Matt snapped this while I was finishing getting ready. Mace looking so handsome!

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All ready for a fun Saturday together!

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I got a quick hair trim, then Matt found a new-to-us restaurant, Sticky Rice Cafe.

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Shrimp spring rolls to start.

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I chose their stir fried vegetables with squid and steamed rice. I ate a fraction of the rice and was satisfied.

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Matt had one of their chicken entrees with vegetables. It was delicious! He was sweet and shared several bites. 😉

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We found his suit for Kaci’s wedding! He looks so darn handsome in a suit. Plus this one fits him perfectly – no alterations needed.

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When we got home and were switching cars so I could park in the garage, we found this baby had been hiding under Matt’s car. Poor thing! Matt used a vase to coax it out of the way. I’m hoping momma bird was able to help it.

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One of our sweet patients who recovered function has brought us cheesecake from his work a few times. I grabbed a piece of Friday, and on Saturday afternoon, it sounded great.

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Jaaaax looking so cute!

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I went on a really long walk, which was so refreshing. I hit at least 12k steps on Saturday! I was in love with this succulent garden!

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So pretty!

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Because of all the rain we’ve had, there are mushrooms popping up everywhere.

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For dinner, I made a quick, tasty salad.

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Saturday night’s sunset was really pretty. This is looking out front of our place. We have a pretty amazing view.

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This is at the front of our complex.

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For breakfast on Sunday, I made five-minute “overnight” oats. I mixed a packet of the instant oatmeal that I mentioned at the top of this post with yogurt, milk, and spices. I topped it with peanut butter and banana.

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Rachel was zonked when I got out of the shower! I was washing our bedding, and she loves the bare mattress.

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I met with Kaci and Drew at the lake house for the afternoon. Unfortunately, it was cloudy, but we enjoyed ourselves all the same. I floated some at least.

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During Kaci’s bachelorette weekend, Drew and his dad cleared out the brush pile!

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I made a salad with pearled barley at the bottom. Enjoyed al fresco. 🙂

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Something sweet to end the meal.

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Kaci and Drew trimmed a few limbs from the tree that is next to our deck. Call them for any of your yardwork needs, ha!

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I went to Kroger and stocked up on a lot of great food, including these frozen entrees. I love keeping them on hand when we’re in a bit of a pinch for lunch or dinner options.

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For dinner, I made baked salmon with dill, Old Bay, spice blend, pepper spice blend, and capers.

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I made us a salad to go with it. Super easy but tasty.

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For dessert, I had the last of the yogurt with apple, Multigrain Cheerios, and sorghum syrup.

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This morning, I made oatmeal with old fashioned oats, milk, cinnamon, chia, blueberries, brown sugar swirled in and topped with trail mix.

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Kroger’s free Friday product was a KIND bar. This was a great balance of sweet and spicy!

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Have a great week!

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