Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fast Tuesday (cookies, pasta, salad)

Today seemed to fllllyyyy by at work! I was super busy working on a proposal which was fabulous! I am not a very good creative writer, but technical writing seems to come much more naturally :). After work, I got started on a big batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. My brother in-laws birthday is coming up and he is a HUGE fan of these cookies. I am shipping out the batch with a few of his other favorite foods :)


While the cookies were baking, I made up some light cauliflower and spinach pasta for Josh:


and then I headed out the door to teach Body Attack. When I got back, I wasn't really in the mood for pasta so I made up a big salad. I included romaine, cauliflower, broccoli slaw, pea pods, lots of white beans, sun dried tomatoes and topped it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. On the side I had a plum.



Not sure whats on tap for dessert yet.

Thank you guys SO much for all the PB/AB brand suggestions. Your list included:

I hope to try each of these soon! Thank you again for all the suggestions!!!!

31 comments:

Marissa said...

Sun dried tomatoes are so good on salads!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

How sweet of you to send him cookies. I miss the days in middle and high school when birthdays meant batches upon batches of baked goods from friends!

I saw Barney Butter at Fresh Market and almost got it...until I saw the $9.49 price tag! I want to try it soo badly!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

That pasta looks really tasty! I am rarely in the mood for pasta but I'd definitely try that

Finsmom said...

Those are some super yummy looking cookies :) You are so sweet to send them :)

Mandy said...

you are too sweet for sending you bro-in-law the cookies :) oatmeal raisin are my absolute favorite!!! i bet yous are amazing!

btw, thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement! i really appreciated it!

vegetarianontherun said...

AH oatmeal chocolate chip are my FAVORITE!! I need to try some Barney Butter too--unfortunately I already have plenty of butters stacked up in the fridge. Sigh!

Lauren said...

You are so adorable, I love your PB list from everyone with your thoughts on each! :)

I had sun dried tomatoes in my salad tonight and was reminded how much I adore them with the first bite.

Hope you had a fantastic day hun

Deva said...

mmmmm cookies!

fittingbackin said...

That pasta looks amazing - I have to try it! Those cookies look awesome too. :)

Maria said...

My day was SLOW! Love the cookies! I am sure they will be appreciated:) That is a lot of nut butters, thanks for putting a list together. I will have to sneak some when hubs isn't around:)

allijag said...

I love Josh's meal and your meal! :) I'm apparently a PB novice - I haven't heard of a good handful of those!!

ttfn300 said...

you are one awesome sister-in-law :)

Anna said...

Oooo cookies, yes please. TJ's roasted salted almond butter is the ultimate AB in my book, and the cheapest, too! $4.99, can't beat it. I can send you some if you're not near a TJ's, just say the word! I truly believe that everyone must try this nut butter!

carolinebee said...

totally agree on the roasted/salted TJ's brand..soo good! Although Maranatha is my top fave- just not for my wallet :D

lilveggiepatch said...

Ooh, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are so good! I first had them at a little hippie stand, and now I'm hooked!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I never would have thought to put broccoli slaw on a salad, but that looks so good!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Archer Farms Chocolate PB is phenomenal! Try it!

burpandslurp said...

lol, Itzy, are you really gonna try them all? What fun! Can't wait for your opinions on them!

just me said...

ah, don't try the cinnamon pb by archer farms at target! it's horrrrrible!!

Esi said...

I have *got* to get some plums this weekend. I haven't had any yet this season. Those cookies look great!

insideiamdancing said...

Those cookies look great :D

Good luck with the almond butter testing! I'm kind of glad I can only get one brand here... I would never be able to choose one otherwise :P

Have a great Wednesday!

lesley said...

I love plums! : )

That looks like a pretty stinkin' good list of PB there, yum!

Glad work flew by, that's always nice, isn't it?? And I agree, technical writing seems to come much more naturally for me too!

Eve said...

Those cookies look great!! My husband says all the cookies I make taste "too healthy!" lol

Yum Yucky said...

I gotta get back on the cauliflower train. Such a yummy veggie that I always overlook.

veron said...

Wow, you've been busy. Everything sounds delicious! Your brother-in-law is lucky to have those goodies shipped to him. :)

Alison said...

Thanks for a review of the PB brands. Your cookies look yummy - a lot like the ones I made yesterday.
BTW, I awarded you the Lovely Blog award.

Priyanka said...

The salad looks really nice! I love the addition of white beans in your salads!

K from ksgoodeats said...

That list of nut butters is like the Holy Grail to bloggers! Way to go on the cookies - they look great! I'm sure your BIL will love them :)

Happy Wednesday, Miss Erica!!

Julie said...

<3 Naturally More <3 and if you like something a little sweeter go with Better N Peanut Butter!

Bridget said...

YUM Nutbutters!! I tend to go with TJ's...it's usually the cheapest too, not to mention delish! Too bad they discontinued their cashew butter.

heyitstay said...

I didn't see your post recommending PB/AB but can I recommend Earth Balance PB? I just tried it recently, and it's pretty tasty!