Whew, Monday again! Good thing it’s a short week and I’m feeling pretty good after a productive weekend. I got another car load to the Goodwill and found that location was pretty packed with stuff already. Since the holidays can mean lots of new stuff coming in, nice to get the old out first. And great that lots of people are donating for the holidays, but it was a lot of clutter. So much that I felt bad for the lone employee there trying to sort through it all, it was like watching an episode of Hoarders, minus the team of specialists. I took the opportunity to remind myself to think more about the stuff we buy, how much use we’re really going to get out of it and if we really need it. I’ll probably be throwing a few items on Craigslist this week also to reclaim holiday funds, anyone interested in Coach purses or an Xbox Rock Band set? :-)
We also saw the new Harry Potter this weekend and just wow, an awesome movie that seemed more adult-ish then the earlier movies and great adaptation of the book. Now I can’t wait for part 2!
Lunch was more resourceful than creative using up a carton of Trader Joe’s black bean soup with a piece of steamed butternut squash. If you’re a fan of black beans, it’s a great vegan soup with just 70 calories per serving and a flavorful kick. It’s also cheap and super simple to heat up.
Yeah, not too exciting, but left plenty of room for an afternoon popcorn snack. I used the rest of the steamed butternut squash to create Gena’s Butternut Squash Dressing for a monster dinner salad.
Topped with hemp seeds and nutritional yeast, it made a great dinner salad accented with the wonderful fall sweetness from the dressing. Like pumpkin pie? Then try her dressing! :-)
Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? And I don’t have a menu plan yet because everything seems to be last minute with my family. Mmmm, looking forward to that last minute chaos filled shopping trip to Whole Foods. But I’m pretty laid back about it, I’ll probably be taking a vegan bean dish in a slow cooker to my dad’s again and it’s all good.
What are your Thanksgiving plans?