Hello Friends! I hope you are all having a wondering week. I headed back down to Austin on the weekend for the day. It was nice to get away and have a change of scene. I visited a farmer’s market and there was an annual art festival happening next to the market which I browsed though. I been trying quite a few Texas beers while I have been here and picked up a few only sold in Austin to take back to Phoenix. I head back home to Phoenix next weekend and am so excited. I can’t wait to get back to the dry heat! It was warm here on the weekend but I can definitely feel the humidity here. Time for another glance at some of the my meals from this week thanks to Jenn and here WIAW series.
I have a new addition to my breakfast lately. As I mentioned a while ago I am off to Colorado and the annual Blend Retreat in a few weeks. I picked up this amazing coffee in Austin from Huckleberry Roasters that is roasted in Denver. It is crazy good! I am hoping to stop by the store in Denver and pick a couple of bags up while I am there. It has a unique and mild-medium flavor that was great with my Kodiak Cakes.
I finished the Nuttzo jar last week and didn’t want to buy another jar since I will be moving home and wouldn’t finish the jar before I leave next week to head home. I picked up a jar of Trader Joe’s imitation Nuttzo…their crunchy peanut butter with chia and flax seeds. I have seen people mention it on blogs and for only $2.99 it was a steal. I have to say I am quite impressed. It has a great taste. Snacked on a few cakes topped with the spread for a mid morning snack.
I spent the rest of the day out and about. I picked up a few of tank tops at Target that were on sale for $8. One of the items I didn’t bring with me to Dallas was my Vitamix and I can’t wait to get back and whip up some smoothies and drinks. I haven’t had a green drink in ages and picked one up at Whole Foods. It was delicious and not overly sweet which I was happy with. After some unsuccessful stops at a few more stores I stopped for an cone on the warm humid day.
Along with my Denver Coffee I enjoyed part of a beer from Breckenridge Brewery in Colorado with dinner. Can’t wait to start making a wider variety of meals back home and having more than just 2 nights a week to enjoy dinner at home! I had another sweet potoato with the last ground beef pack from the freezer. Added a pepper from the farmer’s market. So juicy and sweet. Delicious!
With only 2 days a week with the chance to enjoy a salad I whipped up another bowl of greens with radish, mushrooms, sundried tomato, and the orange vinegarette. Such a refreshing, easy, and tasty combo. I had the salad along side with part of this Austin brewed beer which was great!
Ended my day with some popcorn and reading. Always enjoy reading Backpacker each month. They are great about putting the featuring a variety of hikes for all levels and duration.
I’m off to start organizing and begin packing for the move. Hope you all have a fabulous week and weekend!