Ryan and I went to Casual Male XL to get him a couple much-needed shirts and a pair of shorts. He's very tall and muscular, so buying clothes, shoes, even basics like socks can be extremely challenging on good days, frustrating on bad ones. Shirts are always too tight on his biceps. Dress shirts are too tight on his neck, so on and so forth. It's also very very expensive. Try buying a pair of Size 15 shoes for less than about 75 bucks. It's hard.
After that, we strolled around Best Buy, hit up Starbucks (I'm a junky!), and returned some books at the library. To boot, it was a beautiful California day. I love it!
We got home around 3 or so. I called up my girl, JGago, as I call her, and we went grocery shopping. I didn't think about saving my receipts so I could give you guys a list, but we'll just say I got a bunch of stuff. :D
One of those great things was whole wheat pita bread.
I knew I already had a can of Hunts Sauce, so it had been on my mind to make pita pizzas, anyway. The Hunts is for Ryan. I prefer pesto.
The thing about pesto is that you need to go pretty easy on it. It's seriously caloric. I mean seriously.
Ryan's pizzas had turkey sausage on them. He prefers pepperoni, but I couldn't find it at the store. Boo! Mine had black peppered tofu.
I also chopped up some romaine that I bought at the market today. We eat salads almost every day throughout the week, but I chop it all on the weekend. The secret to keeping your salad fresh all week is paper towels and layering.
How to Keep Salad Fresh All Week
First, layer a papertowel on the bottom of your plastic bag (or container).
Chop your lettuce and add another paper towel half-way through.
Three romaine heads makes a whole bag, plus two salads. I found what appears to be heirloom grape tomatoes at the market, although they said they were cherry tomatoes. When Ryan saw them in his salad, he was like, what are these?!?
I love how everything on the pizzas was either pre-cooked or a non-issue (tofu). These finished baking in the time it took to chop the salad.
I topped my pizza with slivered almonds when it came out.
While I wrote this post, Ryan did all the dishes! Yay! I love today! :D
Tomorrow is a heavy writing day for me, so I'll have to catch you guys on Monday. If I get to it, I plan to add a recipes section to the blog. Coming soon, for sure. xoxo
Healthy Lifestyle Quiz
Do you take a daily multi-vitamin?
How many days per week do you exercise?
Do you enjoy baking?
Do you get a flu shot every winter?
How much television do you watch?
Do you run the vacuum (or sweep) your floors every day?
(My answers below.)
P.S. Check out my friend Betty Jo's blog. She's a great cook and an absolutely amazing mom. She posts recipes for those of you who like to cook.