Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Bowlful of Summer!

Met a friend for lunch last week at Panera and had the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, it was so good, I bribed Jake into going there to lunch with me again today so I could get another one!  It tastes like a bowl full of summer!  Fresh strawberries - fresh blueberries - fresh pineapple - not so fresh, but still sweet and juicy mandarin oranges - toasted pecans - and a peppery grilled chicken - all tossed up in a light poppy seed dressing.  And the entire big bowl has only 340 calories!  For real!  This could become a weekly habit.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Long Live the Queen!

Queen Anne Cherries, that is!  I love, love, love these white-flesh cherries, available only for a short time each year.  Mmm, so sweet and juicy.   I've been lucky the last few years to be able to find them at our local Sam's club - a big plus because they cost a big more than the standard sweet cherry.  I've also seen the same type of cherry labeled as "Ranier".  I'm guessing it's a different variety of white cherry - and it's just as sweet and juicy as the Queen Anne.  Try either one, you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I Can't Believe I Did This...

I have not one, but TWO of this dress... the Notch Neck Shift from Boden.  I ordered the navy blue dress this spring.  And after the first time that I wore it, I was in love!  So easy to wear, comfortable but flattering style, modest coverage, and the nicest slubby cotton fabric.  A great dress to wear all day, no matter where your day takes you.  Nice enough for church or Bible study, but not too fussy for a trip to grocery store.  The slubby cotton fabric is substantial - it doesn't cling or wilt, even on the stuffiest of days.  So the next time I received a discount code from Boden, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to order another one of the exact same style (!) - but in a completely different print and color - hoping that no one will notice that I have two of the same dress, or if they do, they will be kind enough not to mention it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fast Food Favorites - Part 2

I guess it couldn't be Fast Food Favorites without adding something from McDonalds - the master of fast food.  My pick from Micky D's is the 3/$1.00 Oatmeal Cookies.  You can mix and match the 3/$1.00 price with the Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I usually go all out for the almost-homemade taste of the oatmeal.   Big enough to share an order with a friend, and the price is right.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fast Food Favorites

I don't like to eat fast food any more than I have to, but when I do, I look for a Steak 'n Shake and pick up one of their Snack Paks.  You can't beat the price - just $2.89 - for a single Steakburger, small order of their famous skinny French Fries and a small drink.   Really, that's all you need for a quick lunch on the go.