Pretty breakfast with tea, not coffee this morning!
I am trying to cut down on my coffee and also spread it throughout the day so as to stay at a more even keel and not get so tired after 3:30. I often feel my teeth on edge in the mornings, worrying about being late to work and coffee is probably no help there. Earl Grey has such a nice flavor and just enough caffeine.
Tofutti cream cheese with banana slices and pumpkin with cinnamon on a WW and Flax Arnold's Sandwich Thin. This would have been better with the bread toasted or warmed, but I generally like these Thins and the fact that they're pretty healthy and low calorie.
Lunch was nothing special (salad, like most days) and eaten pretty quickly so as to make a trip to Trader Joe's. Boy I spent a lot this trip, picking up special holiday baking ingredients: dried cranberries, ginger chunks (for gingerbread!), almond flour (for linzer tortes! Yes I will!), raw cashews, and other random goodies I snatched up in a rush. I ALSO picked up a bottle of 9% ABV dark beer which exploded in my bag at work!
This covered half the groceries in beer and beer smell, so when I got home I washed some of the groceries, leading to a bit of an absurd scene in the kitchen:
Larabars drying in the dish rack (oh and hell yeah to Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip larabar)
Mystery canned goods: I'm not 100% positive I labeled these correctly. But the bare tin like that makes me feel like Molly from American Girls living during World War II. Remember those dolls and the books?? I loved them and always related to Molly (mostly because she seemed the serious, studious one with glasses and braids. I was such a nerd) but I also had Samantha. My sister had Kiersten. Annnnyways. That was the bomb shelter scene of the night. Then I ate dinner.
Chopped beet, carrot, zucchini, tomatoes, and spinach mixed with a tahini-lemon-mustard paste. Then that peanut butter/choc chip larabar. Mad stuffed.