Thursday, June 17, 2021

...breakfast was a big bowl of overnight oats...it looks kind of pretty now...
...but not really once you've mixed everything in...haha...and I have to have just the right mix of ingredients on each spoonfull...
...mid morning snack...I made some whole wheat toast...and spread peanut butter on that...and then sprinkled it over with some ground flaxseed...you know...for my Omegas...
...and then just broke a banana in half over that...this is one of my all-time favorite snacks...
...lunch was some leftover macaroni in almond milk and Earth Balance, a big salad, and some grilled tofu with A1 sauce...
...in the afternoon...I got out a little bit of leftover spaghetti and put some Earth Balance and salt and pepper on it...
...and microwaved it for a few seconds...it made a yummy snack...
...then for dinner...we tried the Tuno from Loma Linda...this one is sweet chili flavored...that we got a couple of weeks ago...
...and we were totally unimpressed..it's edible...but I don't think we'll be buying it again...it's just odd...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

...6.16...W.I.P. Wednesday...Grey Trouser Socks F.O. ...

...I finally finished the Grey Trouser Socks...and I'm pretty OK with them...haha...
...for one thing...HA...they don't really 'match' the grey trousers...being more of blue/black/grey colour...and the trousers more of a tannish/grey...
...and then second of all...the whole Sharpie dyed yarn redo that sort of was even more blue/black/grey colour...
...oh well...
...this is what they look like with the trousers they were intended to 'go with'...

...not sure when I'll actually get around to wearing them...probably to an Advent supper or a Lenten supper...so not for a while...haha...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

...6.15...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made a pretty Vegan Gelée and served it like a Vegan Consommé...it was good...

...and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, June 14, 2021

...6.14...Over the Weekend...

...they've finished cutting down the big trees in our backyard and hawling away all the wood...
...it was so very much work...
...and about 20 minutes before Mom came...they got the fence back in place...so now we can let Jack out again by himself...so happy about that...the bent piece of fence is from a storm in 2018...
...Mom needed to leave fairly early in the morning to make it to her Great Granddaughter's Birthday party...so we decided to have muffins for a quick and easy breakfast...this is the recipe on a box of bran flakes...the only change was to use EnerG egg replacer for the one egg...
...so I mixed up the wet and dry ingredients and crushed some bran flakes...
...and greased the muffin tin with Earth Balance...I so much prefer a nice buttery crust on my muffins to a paper wrapper...do you?...
...so we had muffins and applesauce for breakfast...
...and Mom had brought me her old Princess House crystal teapot...so I got out one of my flowering tea balls...and made us a pot of tea to enjoy while we were chatting before she left...it was so pretty in the pot...and delicious...
...after Mom left I did a small grocery shop...
...nothing much of note...we did get another watermelon...and they had rice on sale for 3 lbs for $1...
...the first fresh green beans of the season...
...turned on the oven and made some cornbread muffins...
...and I also made some Brownie Bites...these are so yummy...and apparently I was all about the muffins this weekend...haha...

...and two of those Brownie Bites jumped right out of that pan before a photo could be taken...I wonder how that happened...hhhmmmmnnnn....
...but while the oven was on...I also made the Man a Devils Food Bundt cake...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

...6.12...NO Dinner and a Movie...Mom Visit Instead...

...so...Mom came for a quick visit Friday afternoon...so we made BBQ and all the fixin's...
...the Man's homemade Blueberry BBQ sauce, and veg baked beans...
...potato salad...and a variation on Mom's freezer coleslaw...just from memory...but then she told me that actual recipe is in the Community Cookbook...haha...
...and then instead of a movie...we just sat around the table talking for hours...I just about got us all in the timed photo...well...at least I got my beautiful mama...

...I don't remember who's turn it will be to pick the movie next week...but let's just say it will be mine...haha...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, June 11, 2021

...6.11...Friday Favorites...Exercise...

...y'all already know that I love to ride my bike...and I just increased my bike time from 30 to 40 minutes a day...I just wanted to...bicycling has always been my exercise of choice...but I haven't always had a good place to ride...so I'm happy that now I do...the small town we lived in in North Dakota was an awesome place to ride...and they had a lot of specific bike trails too...
...but I was doing a quick little 5 minute or so run to warm up during the winter before my ride...and I just stepped wrong into a depression in the ground and 'kind of' hurt my knee...not drastically and I did not go to the doctor...but running - at all - became uncomfortable on my left knee...

...and I've just recently started running again...but not outside...I'm using Our Airman's treadmill that he wasn't able to take to Japan with him...and I didn't think that I would like using a treadmill...but I actually do...
...lest you think I ran for 31 minutes at 5.6 miles per hour...I took another photo of most of the workout...I walk 5 minutes at between 2.8 and 3.2 mph...and then at 5 minutes...I "run" at between 5.6 and 5.8 mph for 1 minute...and I know that's probably more of a jog than a run...haha...then I walk another 5 minutes...and then run for 1 minute...for a total of 35 minutes...watching various YouTube videos the entire time...I look forward to this little run/walk every day...not as much as my bike ride...but I do think it's 'fun'...

...what about you...do you love exercise or hate it?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

...6.10...What I Ate in a Day...as a Vegan...

...when I record it here...it seems like it was kind of a snacky sort of day...haha...
...breakfast was mixed cereals and fruit...and tea...of course..
...and lunch was rather carb heavy...a bowl of rice...with some bread and lentils...and tea...
...and then for dinner...the Man fired up the grill...
...I left some of the tofu plain for later...but I added his homemade blueberry BBQ sauce to three slices for dinner...
...and had that with some broccoli..bread and potato salad...and tea...of course...
...then there were some rather random snacks...I love these small 'pickling' cucumbers...and I always get them when they have them at the grocery store...
...and then the Man and I shared a rather large apple...and some walnuts...
...and finally...I had a leftover bowl of grits with some Earth Balance...and some leftover asparagus...really just to use it up...and tea...haha...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!