Monday, November 9, 2009

A Dinner of Swag

by Meghann on November 9, 2009

I think the craziness of the past weekend has finally caught up with me. The non-stop atmosphere of the festival mixed with my lack of sleep, the time difference, and serious jet lag has completely demolished my immune system. I can already feel the sickness creeping into my system.

Go away sore throat and runny noseGo Away!

To help combat the sickness I sought out a packet of Amazing Grass Wheat Grass from my dwindling Healthy Living Summit stash.

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I didn’t have the guts to take a shot straight up, but it made a great addition to my afternoon smoothie.

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  • Amazing Grass Wheat Grass
  • Frozen Berries
  • 1/2 Pear
  • Ice
  • Fat Free Milk
  • Drizzle of Honey

The addition of the wheat grass lended a slightly grassy taste to the fruity smoothie, but it wasn’t bad at all.

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As I was unpacking all of my swag from the weekend I was inspired to incorporate some of the new goodies into my dinner tonight.

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The Napa Valley Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar with Pear and Spicy Apricot Mustard were the base dressing for a impromtu zucchini & yellow squash salad.

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I had been dying to sample the Acme Bread baguette since I discovered it in my swag bag.

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It was the perfect crusty vessel for the Mezzata Pesto

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And creamy Cowgirl Creamery Mount Tam Cheese.

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One bite and I was back in the San Francisco Ferry Building. I want to go back right now. ๐Ÿ™

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Yum!

My swag theme continued with dessert.

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The chocolate caramels were slightly fruity. Delish!

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Thanksgiving Challenge Update

Due to a weekend of ..err… unexpected excess I have decided to not count my trip to San Francisco toward my goal of spending less then $100 on food in the month of November. I’m not in San Francisco everyday and figured I’d better live up my experience there without having to worry about budgeting too harshly.

The new plan is to sweep the weekend’s spending under the carpet and begin again with today’s trip to Publix.

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The $25.32 trip brought my total spent to $25.75 since November 1st.

Don’t forget you can tract my challenge progress here. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not even 8:00 yet and I am beyond ready for bed. I am looking forward to sleeping a real bed tonight.

Good Night!

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