Archive for the ‘Food’Category
Happy Wednesday! This morning I opened my email to an interesting surprise. I received an APOLOGY email from the Cooper River Bridge Run. Well, we ALL received it. Before I even opened it, I knew it was only going to apologize for the delay in the start. I was right. They said they are investigating the situation and right now anything out on the web is rumor. We heard there was something on the bridge causing delay. hmm How about apologizing for the finish chaos? Thats more important! I did a little looking around and saw comments from people talking about the finish. As expected they said the same if not MORE! Someone made a great point….we had to walk through SEWER water to get to the park! I totally forgot about that.
Anyway, thats not what today is about. I was scrolling through my list of blogs and saw an offer on Fantabulously Frugal for Food on the Table. Food on the Table is a meal planning service that literally takes all of the thinking away from you. WHAT? Do you remember THIS post? I told you all how much I hate trying to come up with meal ideas and actually executing them.
I registered for Food on the Table. Its free if you register in the month of April. (The code is already populated but in case its SPRINGFREE).
After I registered (which was very easy), it asked me a few questions.
It asked which grocery stores I shop at and their location. I shop at the Farmers Market mainly for produce and Publix (because its across the street), but I always like a good deal so I check Kroger and Super Target every week.
Then I am asked what types of food I like.
After giving it all this information it tells me where my sales are most likely to be found.
Now the fun part: choosing meals. You can also add your own and it will “shop” for you and tell you which store has the savings. Neat huh?
Once you have added your dinners for the week, it will calculate your total savings. You can now print your shopping list!
Pretty cool that it tells you WHAT the sale item is and what its on sale for. I emailed this list to myself and sent it to Matt for our next shopping trip.
They make an app for this, but I havent been signed up long enough to tell you much else. I am hoping this helps with the dinnertime woes.
I will try this out for a little while and see how well I stick to it.
For those of you who struggle with dinner, would you use something like this?
(Food on the Table has no idea I reviewed their site. I havent been a member long enough to really enjoy the full experience. I saw this pop up, saw it was free, and said “by golly I JUST posted on this and I need to share with my friends.”)
(Yes when I think out loud I say by golly)
(I sure do like reviewing things lately…I hope they dont mind! They should give me more to review, right?! Well I bet the CRBR 10k wont give me a race entry EVER!)
Good evening all! I am currently suffering from a severe case of the sweet tooth. We have nothing. And when I say nothing, I mean NOTHING! The only sweet thing in the this house is raspberry jam. Le sigh.
How many of you have the I-am-not-creative-in-the-kitchen-so-everyone-suffers problem? When I get home from work, I dont want to cook. I dont want to stand in the kitchen and pay attention for any stretch of the night. As you know, Matt works the opposite schedule as I do, so I really have no one else to cook for. My fallback dinner: pasta. BAD BAD BAD. That is how I gained all of my weight my sophomore year in college. When I find a fantastic recipe, it requires the root of a tangerine bush from a small village in Peru. I checked, Publix does not carry that.
I wanted to go on a meal plan to save money and watch my calories but its hard when I am busy late nights at work.
What do you do for dinner when time is limited or when you are feeling lazy?
Today I put my name in for the 2012 Peachtree Road Race. I have never run this race, but this was the race I trained for and got me hooked into running so many years ago. It is a lottery based race, so I threw my name in with a few friends that formed a team, the Liberty Belles. This race takes place on the HOTTEST day of the year Im sure, July 4th. I will find out Monday if we have been selected to run the race. Fingers crossed!!
I thought this last story will help sympathize with my friends having bike issues for tri training. Today my friend and I decided to run a greenway by our house. Her five year old daughter was going to pace our run since it was mostly flat and she could go fast. We had a ton of fun. When there was a hill, I grabbed her handle bars and ran her up. Not an easy feat. We made it 1.1 miles when she decided she wanted us to race her. She started flying down the boardwalk and just when we figured out what was about to happen, it happened. She took a nose dive off the boardwalk into the swampy marsh.
She cried for a second not out of pain but from being wet. It wasnt long after the flip off the bike that we were all laughing about it. My friend carried her back to the car and I carried her bike back the 1.1 miles while telling her how she should tell her friends this story. There were trolls, rainbows, fairy godmothers, and princesses involved in that story.
I know tomorrow that my shoulders will be sore from carrying the bike (it was too small to push without hurting my back).
What do you do about being stuck in the kitchen?
Any races you are excited about?
What is your worst bike story? When I was little and had just learned how to ride my bike without holding the handle bars, I went down the street and lost control of the bike. I slid across the ground and ended up having a messed up hand, arm, and shoulder.