Monday, May 23, 2011
It really amazes me how the simple things can totally make your day and today was filled with them! First of all, I worked a full day and honestly, it was incredible! I had a ton of stuff to do and stayed busy the whole day! I absolutely love having things to do and staying busy!! When I got out of work, I realized that I have no groceries at the apartment and I needed to fill my gas tank up. In order to make only one trip, I decided I could get what I need from Sam's Club. I love Sam's!! I can get a ton of things and all for a generally reasonable price :) I filled my tank with the cheapest gas in town and then headed inside. I knew that I wanted to get some mixed lettuce and this is what I came up with for my dinner: A Strawberry balsamic salad. My friend told me that it sounded really fancy, but it's only four ingredients: Strawberries, mixed lettuce, slivered almonds and balsamic vinegar!! All you have to do is wash the strawberries and cut the tops off and then I slice them into quarters. After the strawberries are sliced, you rinse off the lettuce and put it in a bowl. Add the strawberries and then put a splash of balsamic vinegar on top. Sprinkle a few almonds on the top and you've got yourself a nice simple little salad. While I was slicing up the strawberries for the salad, I cut up a few extras and put them in a tupperware container in my fridge with a couple teaspoons of sugar. This way, the strawberries will macerate and form a simple syrup that will be great over a bit of vanilla ice cream! :) I'm looking forward to dessert tonight! Before dinner, I got a chance to skype with my sister and now I need to just finish (read start) unpacking from my week back at home!