I have to say, I know busy weekends can be a lot of fun sometimes, but sometimes I really like a totally lazy weekend with no plans at all. That’s pretty much what I planned for this weekend and it’s been wonderful!
Saturday started off with a pre-run snack:
Then I headed out for a long run in Central Park – it was wonderful! I did post about it before though, so I won’t gush on and on about it here 🙂
After my run, I enjoyed a Coco Choco Bar (and a half!) before heading out for errands. We hit up Costco, Sahadi’s, Trader Joe’s and one of the best produce markets I’ve ever seen. I’m sure we spent far too much money, but we got some awesome loot!
And then the fridge!!
We stocked up with the following:
Sahadis: regular hummus, spicy hummus, tzatziki, fresh pita, stuffed grape leaves and cabbage leaves, arabic string cheese, lentils with rice, walnuts, macadamia nuts, dried cherries, dried cranberries, banana chips, spicy dried mango, dried papaya, dried pineapple, dried mango, chocolate covered orange peel, mini chocolate chips and almond brittle
Fresh foods (in addition to that pictured on the counter): kale ($.89/bunch!!), 2 boxes organic baby spinach, 2 seedless cucumbers, 1 spanish onion, 1 vidalia onion, 6 peppers, 2 heads endive, cherry tomatoes, 1 eggplant, 1 nectarine and 4 lbs fresh clams
WHEW! I think that was everything!
Naturally we were pretty tired by the time we got home, got everything unpacked and tidied up the apartment. We had been invited out to a Brazilian celebration, but when we were told that it would go until 3am at least, we knew we couldn’t keep up! Instead, The Huz made an amazing dinner – whole wheat pasta with red clam sauce. The Huz is pretty camera shy, but I snapped a few photos of the food at least!
The clams waiting for shucking:
The garlic (8 cloves!), shallots and olive oil simmering away:
The finished product!
I decided, as a thank you to The Huz for his hardwork on the clam sauce, to make breakfast for him this morning. His plate had fried Haloumi cheese on a toasted english muffin with two poached eggs. Here was the rest of the spread:
For lunch today, much like lunch yesterday, we basically just snacked on nuts and dried fruit. We also had seom grape leaves and stuffed cabbage leaves. I know I eat more on weekends, but I really do enjoy eating a little bit here and there!
Check back later tonight for the Coco Choco recipe and I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!!
For now, I’ll leave you with a few closeups from breakfast 🙂