Friday, August 24, 2012

Cheribundi Winner & Latest Eats

I always love announcing a winner for a health food giveaway simply because it gives me hope that I'm bringing a smile to someone's face. :) Thank you to all of you who enter and joined in on the fun! 

Just for the record, I'm using a random name selector so the soon announced winner is completely random. :) 

And, the Cheribundi giveaway winner is . . . Athena!!! Congratulations! Please just send your contact info to me at and I will pass it along to my contact at Cheribundi and they will graciously send you a free box of 12, 8-oz tart cherry juices! 

This was lunch on Thursday. Baby bella mushrooms & a sweet onion fried in a bit of butter. :P {The mushrooms were on sale at Aldi's for only $0.60 a package this week!!!}

Last night was Italian: beef spaghetti sauce on whole wheat noodles, spinach salad with Greek dressing and freshly baked homemade artisan bread (my first try with a friend . . . ahh, so good!).  

I love having company over because there's always that fabulous excuse to bring out those treats you've been saving. :) This anti pasta dish was delish! It was olives stuffed with pimento cheese (drained, although next time I will definitely rinse them - WAY too salty) tossed in a little olive oil with feta cheese and freshly diced tomato.

{Mayo tomato sandwich on high fiber bread}

I pulled this lunch together with leftovers from the frig. And, I saved this poor little apple :P It was on the verge of going bad so I decided to come to it's rescue, slathering it with almond butter. :) This nut butter (Barney Butter) is really good - it always tastes better when you get it on sale (way to go, Kris)!

{Turkey dogs on whole wheat buns with a side salad}

And, this was supper this evening. Our last night with house guests before they leave town makes going out with a bang imperative. :-) I love having people stay for extended periods of time; I feel like I grow more when I'm forced to "get out of my comfort zone". Anyone else feel the same?

So, I've been watching Master & Commander on recommendation from a friend. I was not expecting it to be this captivating but it's fascinating and whole story line is really good! I'm almost through with it and can't wait to see the ending!!! So, minus a few very bloody senses, I'm really enjoying it. :) What are your weekend plans? Tomorrow is a run day. :)


Shannon said...

Yay! Congrats to the giveaway winner! :) All your eats look soooo good!

Mythreyi said...

Your eats are simple, easy and delicious..

Glad to join you, check out my space...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Athena said...

I'm looking forward to trying these drinks. Also, your mushroom and onion lunch looks delicious. I'm going to Aldi tomorrow. Hopefully, mine will have baby bellas on sale too.

lisa is cooking said...

Olives with tomato and feta looks so good! I love that mix of flavors.

Anonymous said...

your food looks beautiful! very tempting! i love to cook too and love it more when I cook for company...
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
have a great week!

Unknown said...

All of that food looks so delish. And I love having house guests because I have to up my house-cleaning, food-prep game. If someone is visiting, the spiderwebs will finally get brushed down. Thank you, visitors!