Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It's a Thanksliving Miracle!

YesterdayI had a day! It involved crazies on the bus, deciding I knew enough to take an alternate route to get from one place to another, receiving wrong information from a bus driver which resulted in me getting VERY lost and having to walk very far to get to my second destination. I couldn't help but think of that old song about walking five thousand miles. Getting lost is such a scary feeling, it's just such an out of control thing. I am grateful that it was a beautiful fall day, so if you have to get lost it's best to do it in good weather!
After all of my shenanigans, I just wanted to go home and cry, but I needed to stop for cat food. I am so glad that I needed to stop, because Smith's randomly had two packages of Follow Your Heart American style slices for $1.69 each! It is so incredibly random because Smith's doesn't even sell any Follow Your Heart cheese! They only have daiya and this other cheese that is vegetarian, not vegan. I can only assume they received it as a mistake, but how lucky am I to have noticed it? I had to make an exception to my new health plan for that deal, I mean come on. The cheese is good until March so it's not even like I have to eat it right away. Anyway, it felt like a little reward for making it through a very rough day.
Collard Greens, FYH slices, garlic, 1 parsnip, slivered almonds and potatoes
Sorry for the horrible mini haul picture. When I got home I was almost seeing double. I had been crying and walking for hours!
I'm going to make this gravy that I saw on a little Whole Foods commercial on YouTube. The gravy has a whole clove of roasted garlic, 1 roasted parsnip, slivered almonds and veggie stock all blended together. It looked amazing, and I always use the packets of vegan gravy mix because I don't have a talent for gravy. So this is more in line with my new health kick.  Even though I'm somewhat of a holiday grump, tomorrow I am making mashed potatoes and this new gravy, and also I'm going to attempt an oil and vegan butter free stuffing. I have fond memories of my mom tinkering in the kitchen all day during the holidays actually several days before hand too, but I just always want to tinker in the kitchen myself.
Etta decided to explore the pantry and hang out on the top shelf!
Happy Wednesday!

8 comments:

  1. It is so frustrating getting lost.
    But wonderful that you scored some cheap cheese!
    I spy some kitty feet in the cheese picture as well.

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    1. Kanye like to supervise my photo sessions!

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  2. That's awesome about finding the cheese, especially after a tough day! Good luck with your cooking tomorrow! Such cute kitty pictures! :)

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    1. I still can't believe I found such an awesome deal, especially on such a hard day!

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  3. Hey Hillary - Happy Thanks-living to you and your floofballs!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

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  4. Happy Thanksliving to you and your beautiful crew! I am sorry that you got lost but how exciting to find that great deal! Sometimes it is just the smallest things that can bring a little bit of happiness. I've seen the spoiler and I know your Thanksliving meal looked delicious ;)

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    1. Getting lost is the worst, especially when you don't have anyone to call for help. That's what always makes me start crying like a maniac. The cheese really did feel like my little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. My meal was tasty, I'm glad I did that for myself.

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