You pet them, they pet you. (Was that the season finale of The Office??)
Speaking of petting, look at Chloe this morning:
She reminds me of that fat little kid in Billy Madison that says he wants to go to “hike school”… and then Billy grabs his face and squishes it: “Don’t you say that. Don’t you ever say that. Stay here. Stay here as long as you can. For the love of God, cherish it. You have to cherish it.”
Oh my god, I do love me some Billy Madison. Lauren and I used to quote that movie CONSTANTLY in high school. Yeah, we were that cool. Don’t be jealous.
So what is this blog about again? Oh yeah, food. This morning I had a nice big bowl of oat bran with cashew butter, blackberries, sliced almonds and honey.
And a little bowl of sliced mango and kiwi that I bought at Newflower yesterday. This kiwi was AWFUL. It wasn’t sweet at all, but not sour either. It was just a weird savory kiwi. All kinds of wrong.
The rest of the day was split between studying for a Monday midterm that I conveniently forgot about and hanging out with my favorite kiddos. We went to the park so they could try out these cool little finger kites, then came home and started playing this kid’s Cranium game (Cadoo?)- which they promptly abandoned in favor of just acting out all of the cards, charades-style. Much more fun.
I had a late lunch of pita stuffed with leftover flank steak, hummus and arugula. Then Chloe harassed me for the next half hour for more bites of steak.
This evening I took the puglet for a walk and threw together a nice, summery dinner: steamed shrimp, sauted rainbow chard, arugula salad and an Alexia roll.
I feel like I’m constantly on the lookout for some elusive product in the grocery store. Lately it’s been two things: Orville Redenbacher Natural Salt & Lime popcorn (saw it in a Rachael Ray mag, but it’s not even listed on the OR website), and THIS:
Dreyer’s Yogurt Blends Tart Honey yogurt!!! We’ve been to no less than 5 grocery stores looking for this, yet I ended up finding it at our local Albertson’s. I had a couple bites this afternoon and it’s quite tasty; definitely has a tang to it (similar to Orange Cup or what I assume Pinkberry tastes like) and a nice little ribbon of honey. It seems like it would pair really well with fruit… or a crumbled PB-Banana cookie. Hmm.
Off to finish studying. Can’t believe that spring break is almost over!
Tomorrow night: dinner and drinks in Oak Cliff with the fam. Saturday: hopefully getting some yard work/house stuff taken care of. Sunday: Brian’s mom is coming in town, so we might take her to the Arboretum.