Today was all about cooking, sunshine and shopping!!! We woke up early and headed out with The Husband’s mom to Denio’s Farmer’s Market & Swap Meet. The Husband LOVES going here….me, eh, not so much, but, I am a trooper :) We typically go maybe once or twice a year, but, I have to say it wasn’t so bad this time around. I used it as a chance to rack up a lot of steps and we all scored a few good deals!
The Husband packed up my breakfast and we took it on the road (recycled picture because I remembered AFTER I ate my Lemon Chia Seed Muffin) ~ Recipe coming this weekend!
I did remember to take a picture of my Venti Iced Decaf Non Fat Latte with Caramel Drizzle.
After about 3 hours of shopping, I was ready for a snack ~ I am SO GREEN today with all these recycled pictures ;) I shared a pack of WW Rosemary Olive Oil Pretzel Thins with The Husband and his mom.
I think the COOLEST part of the market, might have been their farmer’s market. They had $1 bags of everything. I bought 15 Jalapeños, BIG Red Grapes, 7 bulbs of garlic and some ginger ~ all for $3!
I also scored two pairs of really cute flip flops for $3, The Husband’s mom got a really cute swim suit wrap for $18 and The Husband even found some $1 poker chips~ Fun!!!
Since we were in town, we had to stop at Jack’s Urban Eats for lunch. My salad was phenomenal ~ my mouth is watering just seeing this picture 🙂
In the mix:
* Mixed Greens
* Garbanzo/Kidney Beans
* Pickled Onions
* Candied Walnuts
* Grilled Chicken Breast
* Balsamic Vinaigrette
I want to go back just so I can have it all over again 🙂
I spent the afternoon whipping up some new recipes that I will be sharing this week/weekend! Here is a picture sneak peak……
Dinner tonight was courtesy of The Husband’s Pallet! He was craving a BBQ Chicken Wrap and made the suggestion we use the new Watkins Salsa & Sour Cream Spice Blend we picked up yesterday at the home and garden show..
I started off by “rubbing” two organic chicken breasts with the Salsa and Sour Cream Spice Mix. Then, during the last 5 minutes of grilling, I topped them with TJ’s BBQ Sauce.
While the chicken cooked, I prepped the wrap toppers.
I also mixed 1 1/2 Tbsp’s of the Salsa Spice Blend with a 1/2 cup of FF Greek yogurt. This is going to make an AMAZING veggie dip! I LOVE this spice blend – it’s sweet, hot & salty!
I started off with a Jalapeño Salsa Tortilla topped with more BBQ sauce.
Then, a smear of the spicy salsa yogurt spread.
1 oz sprinkle of part skim mozzarella.
3 oz of the spicy bbq chicken.
AVOCADO, red bell pepper & lettuce.
WOW ~ this was sweet from the BBQ, spicy from the Salsa Blend, creamy from the spicy yogurt mix and AVOCADO, cheesy and crunchy. I WISH I made more for leftovers 😀
Speaking of shopping…..get ready for yet ANOTHER SHOPPING GIVEAWAY coming up this week!
You also will have a chance to BID ON MY BAKE SALE ITEMS over at NHerShoes beginning tomorrow ~ I will post the details and link when the bake sale goes live!
Off to relax and enjoy the last little bit of our weekend!
mmm! i love lemon chiaseed muffins! yours look awesome. i make a protein version of them and they are so much better than poppyseed ones (as far as nutritional benefits!)
your sneak peeks are killing me!
ooh those muffins, i can’t wait for the recipe! might even convince me to finally give in to the chia fever that has hit the blogworld! i have one of those reusable iced drink cups and love mine!
Sounds like a wonderful Sunday. Okay, I’m dying to see that recipe!! It looks oozy and cheesy and just fabulous! 🙂
Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) says
Wow those are some amazing eats- what a great Sunday!
Looks like a great weekend! 🙂
Do you think the Watkins spice mixes are worth ordering off of their website?
I really do think they are worth it because they are so versatile. I have used it to rub on chicken, you can sprinkle them in eggs or on veggies you stir fry. I also used the Salsa and Sour Cream in my shredded chicken taco meat. One of my FAVORITE uses so far is mixing it with fat free greek yogurt (you can use sour cream) to make an AMAZING veggie dip. They blend well so there isn’t any graininess to them at all. Oh and they are CHEAPER online than what I paid at the Home & Garden Show.
Good luck and do tell if you try them out. I am on a quest to find new ways to use mine. I will definitely be buying more flavors once these are gone.