Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Another Trader Joe's product I was really excited to try was their organic tomato soup. I love tomato soup, I take it for lunch almost once a week and can hardly eat a grilled cheese sandwich without it. I usually buy Amy's Organics creamy tomato soup, but Publix is constantly out of it. So when I saw this beauty on the shelf at Trader Joe's I got excited.
Then I took it for lunch. Creamy is definitely the right description of this soup. It's very creamy and doesn't have quite enough tomato flavor. It needed a little something extra and my office had nothing extra to add. I'm pretty sure I saw another tomato soup that wasn't creamy so I might try that next, but if you're looking for a good creamy tomato soup my favorite is still Amy's Organics.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Every now and then Christopher and I make breakfast at home. This time it was eggs, bacon, toast, fruit salad, and orange juice. The only part of the breakfast items we like prepared the same way are the fruit salad and the juice. We like different eggs, different toast, and different bacon.
I like eggs over medium (this time I over cooked them taking pictures.. oops) and Christopher likes scrambled eggs. I like bacon really done, and Christopher wants it just cooked and wiggly. I love any kind of toast with butter and my eggs on top eaten all together, and he likes toast on the side not mixed with anything. So, even though we won't ever eat off of each other's breakfast plates, there is no one else I'd rather have breakfast with.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Last night we tried a new to us ice cream place, Lu Lu's Ice Cream. Christopher got a double scoop of strawberry in a waffle cone and I got a double scoop of butter pecan. The ice cream was flavorful and creamy and the waffles cones were perfect. It was so delicious and way too much ice cream, next time I think we'll each go for a single scoop in a cone.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I've been rewatching Gilmore Girls for about the 400th time while Chris is in class or doing homework. I could be doing laundry or vacuuming or finishing one of the 5 craft projects that are scattered all over my house, but no TV wins. I've been wanting to read but every time I start a book I get distracted, or it's boring, or I read it in 1-2 days and then it's over. Rory Gilmore might be the best read fake human I know of, and I've decided to follow in her literary footsteps.
There are a lot of people online that have Rory Gilmore reading lists, so I just picked the first one I pinned. I put it in a Google docs spreadsheet and started looking for the free books on amazon. I got quite a few of the classics last night. For the books that aren't available for free, I am going to try to get them at the used bookstore. I want to have a large selection of these books so when I get restless with the book I'm reading or I don't have time to stop by the library I can just pick one off the shelf or off my kindle.
I'm starting with A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. More like a tale of two naps so far, but I am going to finish it. I hope. I'm pretty sure I "read" this in high school and of course I mean I read a summary online with a study guide. Next time I sit down to read, I'll make sure I have a latte handy.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I'm pretty excited about this box. I got to pick my nail polish color! The hello body cream smells amazing, and I love lip balms and hair products.
Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream, $22 - RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer in Rosary, $11 - RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Removing Towelettes, $12 - Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel, $48 - Benefit Poisebalm, $18
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Before Trader Joe's opened in Winter Park I searched the internet for lists of people's Trader Joe's products. One thing that was on almost every single favorites lists was Speculoos Cookie Butter. So the first time I went to Trader Joe's Cookie Butter was on my list. It looks good, has a thicker than peanut butter but similar type texture and smells like graham crackers crossed with ginger snaps. I wasn't sure what to put it on so I just ate it off a spoon. I wasn't super impressed. It was good but I haven't felt the need to crack open the jar a second time. I'm kind of wondering if I could make cookies with it or something just so it doesn't go to waste.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
About a month ago I was in a Book Club meeting at work, and while we waiting for everyone to arrive we discussed snacks. One of the other ladies told me about Popcorners, a popcorn chip in a bunch of different flavors. I've tried Kettle and White Cheddar, and Kettle is definitely the best of those flavors. If you shop at Publix, you can find these in the deli section. Try not to eat the whole bag in one sitting.