- Bike ride outside – 50 minutes – miles?
Yesterday when I left the house to go on a bike ride, this was sitting on my front porch:
A case of Chobani Champions yogurt! A while back, I won this on Molly’s Lunch Box‘s blog, and it came yesterday! For dinner, Jaden tried the honey nana flavor and Jacob had the chocolate chunk. Jaden wasn’t the biggest fan of it, so he gave it to Jacob to finish. Then Jacob wanted to try the orange vanilla flavor. So, if you’re keeping track, that’s half a yogurt for Jaden and two and a half yogurts for Jacob.
They have been building a Mariano’s Fresh Market near us forever, and it finally opened, so after dinner, Danny, the kids, and I decided to go check it out.
Mariano’s is kind of like Whole Foods meets a normal grocery store meets decent prices.
I love that they had fun carts for the kids.
I like when stores have things for kids to play with because my kids don’t behave in the store. They just get bored. And I don’t blame them. I remember when we were little, and my mom would take my brother and I clothes shopping with her. She would tell us to sit nicely on the floor while she shopped. But did we? No. We hid in the clothes racks and collected the little plastic size tags from the hangers.
And that was before electronics – iPods, Nintendo DS, Playstation Portables. Man, how did we survive?
I really loved Mariano’s. To me, it was close to Whole Foods quality but with prices that were actually affordable.
They had a smoothie counter, a deli, a cheese and meat section, a bulk section, a salad bar, a bakery, and a hot foods bar. Plus, the regular grocery section.
The bulk section was awesome. I wanted to try so many things and ended up getting tiny amounts of a few items. Three peanut butter covered pretzels. Check. Seven chocolate covered almonds. Check. One tablespoon of granola. Check.
I also got these dried mango flavored pineapple strips, which unfortunately, were not good. Uncheck.
I didn’t check the ingredients before I bought them, and I didn’t realize that they had so much sugar. They tasted like they were rolled in sugar, baked in sugar, and then sprinkled with sugar. Blah.
I also picked up this pumpkin butter, which I am excited to try. It was on sale, and the last one on the shelf, so I figured that it must be good.
I’m not sure how to eat it? On toast? In oatmeal? Have you ever had pumpkin butter? How do you eat it?
The best part of Mariano’s? Fruit Loop donuts for only $1 each.
Don’t worry, I didn’t get one. Actually, I’m not much of a fruit loop fan. But Mariano’s did have an amazing bakery. I can’t wait to go back when I have a little bit more time to look around, preferably during the day because it was very crowded last night.
Breakfast this morning was overnight oats. Yum!
- Stretching – 12 minutes
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
- Zumba – 30 minutes
I had some company at the gym this morning.
My sister-in-law, Crystal, came to take Zumba with me while my brother worked out in the fitness center. However, we only made it about half way through Zumba because Baby McCutie decided that she wanted nothing to do with the kid’s room and much rather hang out with mommy and Auntie Heather instead. I don’t blame her.
Instead, we went to Dunkin Donuts.
I had coffee and more oatmeal. And I bought some mocha k-cups to try.
After a while of sitting and talking, we started eyeing the delicious looking pumpkin donuts. Since we all just worked out, we didn’t want to eat pumpkin donuts, so we got the brilliant idea of buying one donut and splitting it three ways, so at least we got to taste the pumpkiny goodness.
Actually, we split it four ways because Baby McCutie Pumpkin Face needed some too.
Questions of the day:
- What grocery store do you shop at the most?
- Have you ever had pumpkin butter? Pumpkin donuts?
- Any plans this weekend?