Thank gosh it’s… thursday?
I woke up this morning convinced that it was friday and that tomorrow was a holiday. Darn. I am so looking forward to having a little break from work. But oh well saturday will be here soon!
I hope you all have been enjoying some banana soft serve – I know I have!
I can tell you right now that this is quickly becoming a staple in my house. Yesterday morning I ate it for breakfast with a crisp apple and green grapes – and boy does anything taste sweeter dipped in delicious banana goodness!
Even though I have been one busy girl I still have been munching on the sweetest things around.
My mom and I bought plums the other day at Giant Eagle and I forgot how much I loved them! They are so juicy and delicious. Plums are relatives of the peach, nectarine and almond. They are all considered to be drupes, or fruits that have a hard stone pit surrounding their seeds. When plums are dried, they are known as prunes. Plums and prunes help to increase absorption of iron into the body and are high in potassium and vitamins C, A and B2 (or riboflavin). They also provide good amounts of dietary fiber and that can help with digestion.
Plums are classified into six general categories-Japanese, American, Damson, Ornamental, Wild and European/Garden- the shape, size, and colors vary. Usually round, plums can also be oval or heart-shaped and the skins can be red, purple, blue-black, green, yellow or amber. When buying plums look for ones that give to gentle pressure and that are slightly soft. Good quality and tasty plums will have a rich color and they should be free of punctures, bruises or any signs of decay.
In this bright red bowl of yum I have…
- red pepper
- jalapeno pepper
- sweet corn
- spiralized zucchini squash
- white onion
For a quick dressing I just used some EVOO and I mixed it with some thyme and my all time favorite mexican herb blend.
It has been an icky couple of weather days here in Ohio – lots and lots of rain. I went driving yesterday with my instructor (today is my last time thank gosh) and I had to drive in monsooning rain! I was a little nervous because the car was hydroplaning and I have never had to deal with that before. I also had to practice doing cones in the rain when I could barely see – but he told me that I was doing well and that he was surprised at how good I was doing with maneuverability. I can not believe that I am going to be getting my license soon I am so excited. I don’t think that I mentioned that I have my own car did I? My grandpa and my grandma gave it to me and it is totally a perfect first car. It is a 1992 station wagon Yes it’s quirky and a little odd but I think that it suits me just perfectly! I will take some pictures this saturday so you guys can see. : )
I still have to figure out what to name it – anyone have any suggestions?
My mom and I went to the grocery store last night and right now the fridge is just bursting with all kinds of tasty food – I don’t know what to eat first! She also bought me a couple special goodies that I’m using to make some tasty eats. Thanks mom I love you!
Have a happy thursday everybody!