Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Traffic Blows

by Meghann on December 1, 2009

Why did I think it would be a smart idea to go to the mall after work?

Getting what I needed in the mall took 10 minutes, but being stuck in traffic each way took well over an hour. Ughh.. not fun.

I returned home hungry and cranky. It was a good thing I already had a plan for dinner. ;)

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I had randomly picked up some Red Cabbage this past Sunday. I made the purchase with no clue what to do with it, so I spent the afternoon googling ideas. I stumbled upon a recipe for Tassajara Warm Cabbage Salad on 101 Cookbooks that looked easy and delicious.

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I loosely followed the recipe making slight substitutions here and there with what I had on hand.

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The results were amazing! The raisins added a nice sweetness and the seeds gave a great crunch. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone looking for something easy to do with red cabbage. :)

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My dinner plate also included Sweet Potato Fries

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And the last of my Thanksgiving Turkey.

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As you may have noticed, I have been dying to nab a carton of Edy’s Slow Churned Peppermint Ice Cream for a few weeks now. I have seen the sought after Peppermint flavor around, but it has been MIA at my regular Publix. While I was out and about after work, I decided to track down the flavor at another Publix.

Two Publix Supermarkets and one Winn Dixie later I still had no Peppermint Ice Cream. :( I was aggravated from traffic and not being able to find what I wanted, so I settled on a single serving of Edy’s Coffee Ice Cream.

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I enjoyed my serving with a sprinkle of granola on top.

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It is my new mission to track down the peppermint ice cream once and for all! I don’t care if takes a dozen Publixes it will be found and enjoyed. ;)

This afternoon I had the world’s most perfect snack of Apple and Almond Butter.

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Anyone else bring their Apple Cutter to work? Just me?

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This jar of Naturally Nutty’s Vanilla Almond Butter was on its last leg.

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The apple slices were perfect for digging out every last nutty drop.

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The Vanilla Almond Butter was a sample sent by the great people at Naturally Nutty and I have to admit it was the best sample any company has ever sent me. In fact I was already checking out the online store and calculating how much it would be to get my hands on another jar. Is it worth $10 per jar? It just might. ;)

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While I was stuck in traffic this evening I realized just how little time I have from when I get off of work until I go to bed. If I head home after 5:00 and try to make it in bed by 9:00 that leaves me less than 4 hours to myself in the evening not including the time it takes me to get home, take Maddie out, make dinner, blog, etc. In the end that’s not very long at all. :( I think the fact that it gets dark around 5:30 makes it that much more depressing.

Having so little time in the evening is exactly why I make an extra effort to get up earlier in the morning and get my exercise in then. After work is reserved for being a bum. I learned my lesson.

Get your votes in for the Sam-e Good Mood Gig.

Good Night!

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