Hey everyone! TGIF, right?! Per the usual Friday syndrome, I haven’t been super productive today; however, I was able to get caught up on some tasks built up from shopping with my mom all day yesterday, so it’s all good.
Speaking of yesterday (how’s that for a creative transition;), we had the best time. It is rare that mom and I spend time just the two of us, but I’m always so thankful when we do. Our day primarily consisted of talking, shopping, eating, eating…..and well, eating. Wahoo! My kind of day. Unfortunately I didn’t get home until late and then spent the rest of the night cuddling with the husband, sooooo I didn’t do my online yoga. Tomorrow.
Black bean soup + whole grain baguette (my Panera usual) = not the most photogenic fare on the block
I love that I now base my feelings about my food as much on how well it photographs as I do on how it tastes. Priorities, right?!
Anyway, after shopping around for another few hours, we stopped for a snack
Oh for the love of all things good and holy.
Not sure why, but this yogurt was the best I’ve tasted in years. And it was completely sugar/artificial sweetener free (not dairy free, but who needs to know that?)!
Insert more shopping…aka exericise;)
And dinner. My step-dad drove an hour to the city just to meet us to eat. He likes to do nice things like that (line stolen from my FIL). Although, I’m not quite sure whether the company or the food motivated him to be so kind.
Appetizer – corn tortilla with spicy carrots, onions and tons of salsa. Just a side note, when eating Mexican, I try to eat fewer chips, instead replacing them with a corn tortilla or two. Saves in the calories dept. as well as your health!
Wanna know one way to keep it vegan and still enjoy Tex Mex? Order tacos with black beans instead of meat (you will most likely get a strange look for this, at least in Oklahoma) and hold the cheese. Also, make sure and check with the server because re-fried beans (cooked in lard ewww) and mexican rice (cooked in meat stock) are often not vegetarian. I find that there usually is a vegetarian bean option, even aside from black beans – all you have to do is ask!
My mother and her charming husband
It was a fun day indeed. And can we say relaxing? Thanks mom!
Not sure what Jonathan and I are going to do tonight. Actually, I do know one thing we’ll be doing. My ever so creative husband ordered a mobile for us. No, we do not have a little bundle of joy on the way. This mobile is more of a mobile for adults. Hmmm…that still doesn’t sound quite right. Either way, after we assemble it we’ll be hanging it in our office, and I’ll just have to show you pics tomorrow. Simmer down, guys. Don’t get yourselves overexcited now.
How do you healthify Mexican food restaurants?
What plans do you have for the weekend?
Have a great Friday night, friends!
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