1) I finished my hardest exam this morning. I can officially bid farewell to Shakespeare (for now). Now I just have two (easy) exams left before summer: one on Thursday, one on Friday.
2) The professor returned our research papers after the exam this morning--and I got an A! The professor wrote, "Bravo, Caroline!" Hallelujah, is all I can say. I was expecting a B+.
3) I can officially run again! I ran 4.17 miles in 30 minutes today, so I am pretty pumped. I still wear my ankle brace though, just in case.
Alright, now that I shared all of my happy announcements, I can backtrack to my weekend. Saturday morning, I made another strawberry-banana smoothie. That flavor combo has always been a favorite of mine--I used to eat only strawberry-banana flavored yogurts. Obviously, I grew out of that phase, but I still love the unique flavor of the fruits together. I didn't get a chance to take a pic until I was almost done with the smoothie, so I apologize for the half-full glass. Check out that condensation! It's hot around here.As long as I had my camera out, I decided to give you a food tour of my dorm room. Check out these pics of my "pantry," my snack drawer, and my fridge. I would say 99% of the stuff in the fridge is mine, save the Diet Mountain Dew and the bottled Shirley Temple--those are my roommate's goodies. I won't bother listing everything in these pictures, but if you have any questions about what something is, feel free to drop me a line. I apologize for the disorganization you see here--normally (read: not during exams) I am much more orderly.
For snackage on Saturday night, I decided to plunge into the depths of my snack drawer--after all, I should use this stuff up by next Monday! I emerged from the wreckage with another Clif Nectar bar, this time in the cinnamon pecan flavor. Not bad, not bad at all. I like the fact that it provides 2 servings of fruit, and it's so much better than my snacking on chocolate Tootsie Pops (like I did last night...). I picked up something similar to these today at Whole Foods, Dr. Weil's Pure Fruit & Nut bars. I tried a free sample of the Banana Manna flavor at the store from my favorite employee (yes, I go there that often), and it was so tasty--very similar to the Banana Walnut Gnu bar. I also picked up some Larabars for the first time. I was in a "pie" kind of mood today I suppose, because I chose the apple pie and cherry pie flavors. What are your favorite flavors?
Another snack time included the last bit of plain soy yogurt with the remainder of my pumpkin. This turned out to be a great combination. I took a pic before and after mixing it all up, but I couldn't decide which one I liked better. Thus, you get both:)
For dinner on Saturday, I made whole wheat couscous with lentil bolognese sauce. I know Boca crumbles and TVP make good ground beef substitutes, but you should give lentils a try sometime--I love the texture they lend to the tomato sauce. I also steamed up some organic zucchini (with a sprinkling of S+P), and I picked up a side salad and fruit from a place on campus. Pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.
I returned to my old favorite Sunday breakfast yesterday--Cheerios with almond milk and sliced banana. 'Nuff said.
Today's lunch was so good, I can't wait to make it again. I used an Ezekiel tortilla, to make a refried black bean burrito. I added some spinach and salsa for some color. I highly recommend the Whole Foods brand of refried black beans...I hope they're vegetarian. A big salad and a pile of quite succulent melon accompanied my burrito.
I bought two blocks of tofu at Whole Foods today--my favorite brand was on sale for $1.99 (Nasoya Organic is the brand, in case you're curious). So, I'll need to use it up this week...What's your favorite way to prepare tofu?
I will leave you to ponder that. I must go watch Jon and Kate Plus Eight now. Good night!