|Mostly empty peanut butter jar + 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 banana chopped all soaked overnight in the fridge|
|A lovely fried egg made by my lovely husband and salsa|
Emily didn't have preschool today because of parent teacher conferences, so I went straight to Zumba and then to her conference afterward. On the way I snacked on a Babybel light and half a mango kombucha. Charlotte picked it out herself at the store, and she liked it but I wasn't a big fan. I prefer my kombucha very fizzy and without much sweetness at all and once they start putting fruit purees in them it dilutes the actual kombucha and makes it taste more like spoiled juice.
The conference went well, and aside from the fact that Emily apparently doesn't hold her scissors correctly (she turns them sideways like a gangsta) she's doing just fine. I can't believe in a couple months she'll be in elementary school!
For lunch I decided to forego the salad in favor of a big old sandwich.
|Great Harvest honey whole wheat bread, sabra artichoke hummus, thinly sliced cucumbers and carrots, TJ's rosemary ham, some leftover pepperjack cheese I found and some greens|
|Plus a bowl of antioxidants|
|1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup almond milk, banana, handful of ice, cocoa powder, cinnamon and nutmeg|
When Will got home he was excited to start his barley wine experiment so we did our first annual barley wine tasting.
|Look at that lacing|
Once we were done, dinner was ready. I found this slab of pork at Common Market a couple days ago, and it was labeled as a "fresh ham shank half". I have wondered before what cut of meat a "ham" is and what it tastes like before it's smoked (and sometimes injected with chemicals) beyond recognition. Tonight I was excited to find out!
|Pork shank marinated in red wine/mustard/buckwheat honey, blanched snap peas and roasted leftover root vegetables from the recesses of our veggie drawer (beets, carrots, turnips and kohlrabi).|
I was hungry a couple hours later and craving chocolate, so I made up a nighttime snack.
|1/2 whole wheat tortilla, 1 Tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 banana, 2 Tbsp sunspire grain-sweetened chocolate chips zapped in the microwave for 30 seconds|
Now we're watching Star Trek (Next Generation) before bed. It's an episode about Data trying to understand feelings...I swear there are about 5 of these every season and I find them pretty irritating!