How Now Brown Cow

Okay, this is going to be short and sweet because I’m beat and it’s after 10 already!!!

I’m always on the lookout for cheap(er) Greek yogurt, so I was excited to spot this at Newflower yesterday:

Brown Cow Greek Yogurt… I think it was just over $1 for the container. I decided to give it a whirl this morning, topped with a chopped apple and some homemade honey-cinnamon granola (it’s supposed to be for Christmas gifts, but as my dad would say, “I have to make sure that it’s not poisonous!”).

I liked the yogurt. It almost tasted a little sweet-? The granola gets a thumbs-up, too.

While Jack snoozed in his swing, I watched Four Christmases and ate a quick lunch of High-Fiber Minestrone (Progresso), Mr. Krisper’s crackers and a big dollop of cucumber-dill hummus:

Tested out another recipe for Christmas gifts: Sweet and Spicy Nuts from the LAST (*sniff*) issue of Gourmet. They were super easy to makeĀ  and turned out well, though I wish they were a little more sweet. I have one last recipe to cross off my list and then I’ll show you photos of ALL my food gifts.

Once Brian got home, we piled Jack into the car and headed to Northpark. I was afraid that parking would be horrendous, but luckily my super secret parking area had plenty of spaces. Okay, it’s not that secret… but for some reason I can always find a spot on the BOTTOM floor of the Nordstrom garage. There- now all my secrets are out. I’m officially an open book.

Anyway, we had no luck finding last minute Christmas gifts, but we did have dinner. The food court looked crazy crowded, so we ended up at Corner Bakery. I love their tomato soup, since it’s one of the only restaurants I know of that offers a non-cream based tomato basil.

My salad on the other hand… not so much. It was some kind of Asian chicken thing.

I liked the edamame, but the dressing was overpowering. Too salty/gingery. And now my tummy hurts. This was a nice reminder of how Panera (or Pantera, as my mother says) is far superior to Corner Bakery.

I’m already getting overwhelmed thinking about tomorrow. Lots of cooking and wrapping. It’s amazing how the things that seemed so simple a few weeks ago are borderline impossible with a newborn… especially one that disco naps for less than 15 minutes at a time.

But enough about that. ONE DAY TIL CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!! Christmas Eve is a much bigger deal with my fam that Christmas Day. Lots of family fun time. I can’t wait!


What are you doing for Christmas this year?

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0 Responses to How Now Brown Cow

  1. gammypie says:

    I am always reminded this time of the year to take more vacation. I need more time to cook and bake before Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Lots of fun going on around this household starting Thursday and lasting through Saturday. Good times!

  2. Erin says:

    This will be such a memorable Christmas as your first one with baby Jack, too. :)

  3. Patty Barteau says:

    Hanging with you and baby Jack my dear!!! See you tomorrow-Can’t Wait!!

  4. Jenna says:

    love brown cow :)

  5. Melissa S. says:

    i love that yogurt! it tastes almost as good as fage, just as good as oikos, and is way cheaper!

  6. Erin says:

    Girlfriend, that snow is coming atcha today, right? We woke up to four inches and it was blowing everywhere! I always think of you and Brian when the weather moves east. Stay safe and merry Christmas mom!
    P.S. Oh! We’re celebrating here with a couple other grad students. We have a special present coming too!

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