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Oh, so much has gone on since the last blog. Where to begin.....
Well, last weekend, I completed a very random crock pot recipe. Grubster bought some turkey so I browned it up and mixed it in with all sorts of root veggies: turnips, parsnips, fennel, garlic, carrots, celery, mustard, turmeric, a little tapioca. Seems like I'm missing something....oh yeah, a little soy sauce, butter, ginger. In a separate pot: wild rice with blueberries, apples, walnuts, cinnamon, maple syrup. Yum!
The crock pot stuff had kind of a funny smell to it. I can't figure out which veggie or was it the meat was giving off the smell but I'm going to have to slightly alter the mix next time. Grubster loved it all though!
We went to an apple orchard the next day. It was fun to pet and feed the goats minus the goats trying to eat my jeans as well as my polar fleece sweater (trying to tell a goat that polar fleece isn't good for it is pointless). We didn't actually pick the apples because most were already picked. We took half a peck each of Honeycrisp and Sweet 16s. Have you ever had those Sweet 16s? They are SO sweet! Before getting there we had already eaten apples on the way to the orchard from Whole Foods. Then we had their apple oatmeal cookies.
We then completed our journey with a drive through Stillwater (beautiful!) and then back to my neck of the woods. During the journey my friend Megan called and left a message saying she had "something to tell me." When I called her back, she told me the good news! I knew it! She got engaged!!! I'm so happy for her! She and her man have been together a little over three years. We were together at the Quest the night she met him and I knew from that day on they'd be an awesome couple! In fact, when he was driving us to his friend's house that night/morning and I discovered they both had a huge love affair with Dave Matthews music, I made Megan switch seats with me (I had been riding shotgun at the time and she was in the back) because I knew deep down this was a match! Long story, but you get the picture.
Back to the weekend journey....
Needless to say, the next day with all those apples plus the healthful leftovers, we both reported healthy fiberous, um, movements. You know, the kind the natural health experts describe as ideal in textbooks. There is definitely something to be said about that old wives tale, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Strangely, I totally neglected that colon/liver cleanse I had been doing. I think I'll pick up the remainder of it later in the fall. It was really going well for me! I feel like I have a lot more energy now!
My biggest dietary snafu lately has definitely been loads of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. You see, upon becoming a homeowner suddenly all these coupons and magazine offers come my way. One of them was from Whole Foods with a $5 off coupon for groceries as well as a BOGO coupon for Ben and Jerry's. Well, the thing is that I got THREE of these postcard coupons in the mail. One was addressed to me, one addressed to the previous owners, and one was accidentally placed in my box meant for a neighbor down the block (shhh, don't tell!!). Yes, that's what the post office gets for messing up my mail. Me. With lots of ice cream. Oh, don't get me started on the USPS. I keep getting tons of the previous owners' mail! Some of it was first class that REALLY should have been forwarded! They were getting upset, too! Hmmm...I'd hate to know how much mail from my old address isn't reaching me! Well, the mailpeople at my old apt complex seemed pretty ept so I have a feeling that most of it is reaching me! As as for the junk mail, I'm not missing it!
Hmmm..what else? Got a random call on Tuesday from Jim (the other MN blogger) telling me that he's in town for the NIN concert at Excel Engergy Ctr at St. Paul. That silly boy. He should have called earlier! I totally would have joined him for some good veg. Oh well. It won't be the last time.