Walk the dogs, wait for the bus, get on the bus and deal with all the things that annoy me while riding the bus. Get off the bus and walk to work where I will be sitting in a cube for 8 hours. But wait, this Tuesday was different! As I was walking to work I spotted tents set up in a plaza:
Finally, after a very long winter, the Chicago Farmers Market in the loop are open for business! I don't think I can even put into words how excited I was to see such a wonderful sight. It's amazing how seeing some fruits, veggies and flowers can turn my Tuesday around!
My first purchases this year were some Rhubarb (which I have no idea what to do with) and Italian Garlic!
I was very happy to see one of my favorite stands. They sell all kinds of great canned items. I picked up a jar of dill pickles that I may or may not have opened the moment I bought them.
I also purchased some cheese:
I packed my breakfast today but once I got to work I decided I wanted something different. It was pretty cold and windy out so I needed something warm. I opted for a 1/2 cup of hash browns:
With, my favorite, Salsa Del Sol Jalapeno Hot Sauce:
My mid-afternoon snack ended up being what I had packed for my breakfast. Pineapple Chobani or as my husband says Cho-body. Cause you know Chobani makes Cho-body look and feel good! Okay, I will stop with the silliness!
Topped with some fantastic tasting granola:
Love this combination. The yogurt and granola are so filling!
After shopping at the farmer's market I stopped by one of my favorite sandwich joints, Potbelly's. I ordered a Turkey with lettuce, onions, extra pickle, oil and hot peppers on my sandwich:
I don't usually include oil on my sandwich but this time around I forgot to tell them to hold the oil. I will not make this mistake again. I didn't like the taste or the greasiness the oil gave, my otherwise perfect, sandwich.
My go to summer drink, Raspberry Vodka and Lemonade:
While enjoying my cocktail I had a half bowl of buffalo chicken soup:
Started out really healthy with some lettuce, sunflower seeds, carrots and a vinaigrette dressing:
After the salad the health factor went downhill. A couple boneless buffalo wings were consumed:
As well as a couple slices of pizza with peperoni and green olive toppings:
What a busy day! One of those days where you do a ton but it feels like you accomplished nothing:(
Blog at ya later!
What do you make with Rhubarb?
I've never had rhubarb and don't know the first thing in preparing it. Any recommendations would be fantastic!