Good Morning! Happy Friday!! Yesterday felt like my Friday because I had off from work. I’m back at work today though. I’m working a half day today because like I mentioned the other day, Mike and I are having another engagement session done. I’m really excited for this one because I know what to expect and I am going into this session being me. Before, I felt like I was trying too hard for the pictures. This time I just want it to be natural. So I’m excited!
Let’s pick up where I left off on Wednesday! Wednesday night when I got home from work, I didn’t really feel like cooking something extravagant. So Mike and I went through the freezer and found a package of Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi that we forgot about! This is Mike’s absolute favorite thing from Trader Joe’s. He talks about it all the time!
The only thing about this I hate is the packaging! I wish they would change it. It takes forever to cook because it comes out of the package in a huge block. It would be easier if it was in a bag. That is just my opinion though. I roasted some kale, string beans and zucchini to go along with the sweet potato gnocchi.
I have to say that I am a fan of this also. I really want to try making gnocchi at home myself. I have a recipe saved that seems pretty easy and a ton of potatoes. I would love to try making it from scratch this weekend. I hope I will have time!
Yesterday morning, I woke up pretty early and brought Melissa to my house so we could relax together before her procedure. We spent the morning talking, and watching some tv curled up by my space heater. I love that thing! I still refuse to put the heat on it especially since it will be 80 degrees sometime this weekend. The space heater really heated up the room though.
We finally left for her appointment. They made us literally sit there for over 2 hours! I couldn’t believe it. It would have been a different story if it was just a doctor’s appointment but this was a procedure, she needed to be put to sleep for! I was pissed! I said something to the receptionist and she could careless. It was awful. Her appointment was at 11:30am and we got there way before and didn’t end up leaving there until after 3pm. I felt really bad for Melissa. It wasn’t right at all!
After, we stopped at Starbucks so that we could both have some coffee. It was delicious! They brewed the coffee perfectly. I got my usual soy misto with sugar-free vanilla syrup. It’s pretty much coffee with steamed soy milk and sugar-free syrup. I like it. Plus, its gentle on my stomach. We then ventured over to Saladworks. I didn’t take pictures. Melissa wasn’t feeling well so we went to her house to relax for a while. She layed down with Oliver by her side for a little while.
We really wanted to pick Apples. So we went over to the orchard where we picked them last year only to have a nasty woman snap at us and tell us we were too late. I felt really bad because we really wanted to pick them. We bought a few in the store and I picked up some apple cider donuts. We will pick apples another time at a different orchard. The woman didn’t need to be so rude to us! Some people have really bad customer service!
We were near Trader Joe’s so we decided to stop in and take a look around. They were giving out samples of veggie burgers so I tried one. I shouldn’t have because I fell in love with a new product to me that I grabbed off the shelf and took home. I cannot wait to eat this for lunch this afternoon!
It appears to be Indian inspired. I’ve never had Indian food but I am dying to try. Melissa said if I really liked this burger than I would fall in love with Indian food. I definitely need to get to a place to try! There is one place near my house and it’s always crowded. I’m thinking I should try it sometime! Do you like Indian food? Do you enjoy trying foods outside your comfort zone or do you typically stick with the same types of food?
After Trader Joe’s, we walked around the mall for a little bit. We walked into one of our favorite stores, Williams and Sonoma! They had samples out there. Ahh, I was in heaven. I love that store so much. It’s a shame it’s so darn expensive! I wonder if it would be bad to register there. Hmm..
We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner, Ruby Tuesday!
I started off with a Sam Adams Ocktoberfest!
Our waiter brought over complementary biscuits.
For my meal, I ordered a burger with Swiss Cheese and Portobello mushrooms with green beans and mashed cauliflower.
Our experience there wasn’t as good as it was last time. Our food came out SO greasy! That is such a turn off. I couldn’t even hold the burger because of how greasy it was. The string beans were swimming in grease. Ick! I cannot eat like that. It irritates my stomach. I was kind of annoyed by that. I think they were having an off night! Plus, they were out of spaghetti squash. We were both looking forward to having some. Oh well. Better luck next time.