It's been another BUSY week and it's just going to get busier and busier! Earlier in the week I told you about going out to eat last Friday at a local Golf Course/Restaurant. Here are some photos from the overlook. I took these from our table! I LOVE all that GREEN! Funnies part...I can't GOLF to save my life but I LOVE looking at the scenic views of the different courses. I think we are going to go back again tonight.
The name of the Golf Course is Jackson Valley Country Club. They have re-done the restaurant and bar area and I was pleasantly surprised that they had a nice little salad bar last week! I think I am going to smuggle in some of my own "Earth Balance" and "Organic Brown Sugar" from Wholesome Sweeteners for my Baked Sweet Potato.
I also mentioned earlier this week about the Community Event that we attended this past weekend. I was so bummed I forgot to take some photos of our area but a friend of ours took this one and I just noticed it on Facebook today! He did the tye-dye shirts for us! My sister didn't come this past weekend but my mom and dad are pictured here with me. For this weekend we will be at Nobel Winery in Westfield, NY. We also plan to spend some time at camp but the weather is supposed to be really cold this weekend! I can't believe it was 93 earlier this week and there were reports of SNOW this morning about 10 minutes from my house! My husband's family has a little over 100 acres in the woods nearby so I hope Sunday to take some photos of that!
This week at work has been NUTS once again! We had another remote today - Part 2 - at the local car dealership. It was fun! LOTS of interviews with the staff and it went really smooth! I found this cute lil guy in the corner and HAD to take a snap of it. I took this with Opal's Daughter
in mind! I think she'll find it cute - Happy Belated Birthday by the way!
I had another online shopping experience this week over at VitaCost and I will blog about that next week! I didn't get that much, really, but some neat Sprouting options and a few things I was totally out of like Tahini, Nutritional Yeast, and I finally decided to get some Coconut Oil/Butter.
I've been very busy around the house this week in the evenings! I have been cleaning like a crazy person! The 'furkids' don't really like that I am not there to snuggle up with in the evenings but there is work to be done!
FINALLY after a few hours of running around the house the other night I laid down and watched an episode of NASHVILLE on Hulu Plus. We don't have Cable/Satellite but we do have Netflix and Hulu Plus. It saves a LOT of money! Anyhow...as you can see here Paco appreciated the fact I decided to 'call it quits for the evening'. It was just too funny NOT to take a photo of his lil Chihuhua Behind!
Now on to the FOOD for this past week, eh!? One night I decided to just pile my plate high of various things I had on stash! It's hard to tell by looking at it but here is what this large dinner plate included the one evening...Green Beans, Baby Red Potatoes - Pan Fried with Grapeseed Oil and Savory Spinach from Wildtree (also used a little California Blend), and I did some Maple Tempeh over Baby Spinach with a Lemon Garlic Marinade/Salad Dressing I got from Wegman's a while back that was clearly marked VEGAN. It is darned-tasty for a store-bought dressing! With the Tempeh leftovers I ended up doing a large salad with greens - mostly Spinach, Yellow Heirloom Tomatoes, the dressing mentioned above, and carrots.
I have been eye-balling this Wildtree Asian Skillet Meal for a while now and I finally decided to do something with it the other night. I had some Rice Noodles that I cooked up and added the Asian Skillet Meal from Wildtree to it along with some Water, Veggie Bouillon, Green Beans, and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. It was just the right kind of spicy. It worked out really well and made a nice large batch so I had leftovers for lunches. I was so excited that this was another vegan Wildtree option!
Last night I had the munchies and wanted to work off some of the things I had on hand I wanted to finish-up or get rid of. I found some Artichokes and roasted them up and made this Vegan Dip for them. The dip has the following in it:
4 T Vegan Mayo
1 tea Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tea Wildtree Lemon Pepper
1 T Minced Garlic
And since I usually have dips around my house I made this one last night, too, to have on hand for a quick snack. It's a Zesty Lemon Lima Bean Dip and I got the idea in a back issue of Vegetarian Times. Of course I put my own little twist on it. It has 1 C Lima Beans, A Splash of Jalapeno Grapeseed Oil, 1 T or more of Minced Garlic, 1 tea Red Pepper Flakes, 1 or 2 T Lemon Juice, and a little bit of water. It was pretty good! I hope to make more dips with a Lima Bean base soon!
What are your plans for the weekend?
Nice t-shirts at the event. Looks like those tie-dye ones form the Flower Power era - the time of the hippies. Lovely views, that golf course.ReplyDelete
Oh yes! I have LOTS of tye-dye shirts :) I guess one could say I am a drug-free hippie of sorts LOLDelete
Love the shirts, what a fun event. And great eats, the dip sounds delicious! Hang in there with the busy schedule, wow!ReplyDelete
I'm a bit of a tye-dye freak :)Delete
Thanks! I have lots to share but not sure if I can get a post up today - will try tho! Looking forward to hearing about your weekend, too!
Hey, could you pop on Steepster and give us an update on the traveling tea box? It has been a few months.ReplyDelete
Yuppers! Hit a snag but it should be on its way (again) - will drop you a note :)Delete
So, did I miss a post on the Bee Situation??? Another great post and I love the doggie butt!!ReplyDelete
NOT YET :)Delete
Maybe tomorrow - It might not be BEES :)
I'll have to show this post to my daughter. She loves foxes. My aunt has a fox family in her back yard. She's seen the mother and it's kits. I think I'm more excited about that news than she is, lol.ReplyDelete
Does your dad like hats? It seems I've seen a few pictures with him wearing them.
I thought that she might like this pic! :)Delete
That's so cool about your aunt's fox family :)
Yes...my dad likes hats - it must be where I get my love of hats from!