Have you stayed healthy so far this flu season? I’m finally on an upswing, but I spent the past week with a bad cold. Achoo!
The husband gets (2) 2-week periods off this year and his first started last Friday evening. We took advantage of the break and drove over to visit my sister-in-law’s family in Pennsylvania. I spent our entire visit with the dog and/or my niece on my lap so I don’t have a single picture from Saturday.
On Friday, I had a large, late lunch at Whole Foods before we got in the car.
For dessert, I surprised Adam with a bag of limited edition chocolate dipped wavy Lays.
I had read negative reviews about them online, but we both loved them. They had the perfect ratio of salty and sweet; the chocolate was only on one side of most chips so it wasn’t too overwhelming. The bag said it contained five servings, but we didn’t find that to be true 😉
My youngest niece had the sniffles all weekend and I came back with them too. Here’s what I ate before I realized just how sick I was – A Siggi’s 2% Pumpkin Spice Yogurt.
A new kind of tofu.
We quartered our block of Soy Boy Caribbean pre-seasoned tofu and gave it a quick sear.
A comforting dinner.
We shared a can of Bar Harbor Lobster Chowder.
When I woke up on Monday I realized I had more than the sniffles, I was sick, sick, sick. This is where I tell you that I have not eaten a single fruit or vegetable since last Sunday. In fact, Adam went out-of-town for a few days mid-week when I was at my sickest and I ended up eating cheese and crackers for five meals straight! These TJ raisin and rosemary crisps were featured heavily.
Here are the things I ate last week that weren’t cheese, or at least weren’t 100% cheese (though I’m now realizing that I did stick exclusively with sandwiches and cookies) – A killer sandwich.
An even better sandwich.
A take-out sandwich.
A mug cookie, jazzed up SCM and salted caramel sauce.
On the store-bought front, my mother-in-law sent us a cookie jar of Cheryl’s.
Finally, I received two samples this week that were perfect for trying when I was under the weather.
Please note – I received the following products free of charge. Neither company provided me with further compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.
So far I’ve tried the Emperor’s and Jasmine varieties and was a big fan. I’m looking forward to the others a lot, though I will probably give the Ginger to Adam because that’s not my favorite flavor. Chocolate didn’t appeal to me with my cold, but look at the yummy description – “With a rich velvety, chocolate aroma, Numi’s Chocolate Pu-erh is an enticing blend of deep, dark pu-erh and organic cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans and sweet accents of orange peel enhance this blend along with nutmeg and cinnamon rounding off a spicy finish.”
So delicious! Though next time I might shift the ratio a bit in favor of the oj; Jamba used a vanilla soy milk that brought more sweetness to the table than my almond milk. If you are unfamiliar with the flavor of wheat grass and want to try it you definitely can’t go wrong with the vanilla and orange pairing.
How many times a year do you usually get sick? Have you caught a cold yet this winter?