This morning, I got up, relaxed a bit, made oats in a jar and coffee and then got ready to go to my friend Angie’s house.
We headed over to the Milwaukee County Winter Farmer’s Market together at State Fair Park.
It was a fun morning spent sampling all sorts of treats: dark chocolate caramel with sea salt, eggplant Parmesan soup (totally delicious), bread with balsamic vinaigrette, cookies, scones, bread, flaxseed crackers, feta/kalamata olive dip, sorghum syrup, granola, enchiladas, & strawberry preserves (tasted the difference between no sugar and sugar, I actually liked no sugar just as much). Well, no wonder I didn’t want to eat lunch later in the day! The samples were all very little of course.
I can’t wait until the spring and summer markets open up, but this was fun to experience. The only thing I purchased was sorghum syrup. I had never had it before or even heard of it. I sampled a bit before purchasing and think it tastes like molasses. I grabbed a free sorghum recipes brochure and will try making something from that, maybe some cookies.
Here is a sign the booth had posted which did influence me to buy it.
After the market, I got a tour of Angie’s adorable house, we chatted for a bit and then I headed home. I thought Craig and I were going to get Indian buffet for lunch but after last night’s buffet and all of the samples I had at the market, we opted to save it for another weekend.
I was in my “cleaning mood” as Craig calls it and I did more laundry, hand washed lingerie, brought some things into the basement, did dishes, etc. It felt good to clean up around the house!
I finally had something for a late lunch–just plain chobani with the wild blueberry preserves.
I rested on the couch and like always, conked out in a nap and so did Craig. By the time we woke up, it was 3:30. Aaah, naps are too common for me lately and then I feel so behind in my plans for the day.
I got up, cleaned some more and ate an early dinner.
I had red grapes first.
Then I made pasta with mushrooms, kalamata olives, feta and tomatoes–all drizzled with olive oil and topped with a bit of sea salt.
Dessert of cadbury mini eggs were calling my name.
After meditating, Craig and I went on a walk around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes. I changed into my gym clothes when we got home and headed straight there, because it was getting late at this point in the day.
I just wanted to do a light workout so I lifted a few weights and biked for a half hour while finishing reading a Fitness magazine and watching HGTV’s dream home show.
Once home, I needed some protein so I had a strawberry Chobani yogurt.
Time to log off and watch Despicable Me! Tomorrow, I am headed to brunch with the girls and then to my parent’s house after to visit and drop off/pick up some things.