Things I’m Thankful For #6

I’m thankful for Farmer’s Markets, especially when there’s great weather, and great company!


Jason and I checked out a new [to us] farmer’s market up in Maitland. The scenery was much nicer than the downtown scene.


I’m thankful to be able to buy fresh, local produce!


Which of course, includes my favorite: Honeycrisp Apples!




More Veggies!


I’m thankful for free samples



…and for freshly popped kettle corn!

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I’m thankful my boyfriend bought me a bag of my own! 😀

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It was thankful just to stroll through the park.

(Jason was ahead of me the whole time, I’m a slow poke with these toes!)


What do you love about farmer’s markets? The plants? The produce? Or just strolling around, taking in the fresh air?

❤ MegaNerd


Check out the other posts in the  Things I’m Thankful For Series:

#1: My Sister

#2: Coffee!

#3: My Bed

#4: To Be Alive

#5: My Health


Suddenly Sore

It’s been a great Sunday!

Jason and I decided to check out the UCF Farmers’ Market. It just started last weekend, so we were unsure of what it would be like.


They had a great selection and the prices were decent.


Fruit and veggies make awesome pictures!

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Since it was only the second week, some reporters were there from the Orlando Sentinel. Jason and I were interviewed and they followed us around and took pictures of us shopping while asking us questions!


I will have to remember to look for the article!

We LOADED up! All of these items were $11.00!!!


By the time we got home, I was STARVING!


Lunch consisted of:

free Chick-fil-a pattie from yesterday, sans bun (it was soggy!)…


…mini sweet potato with brown sugar…


…side of broccoli


… and a nibble of mac n’ cheese leftovers that Jason was having.


Oh yes, we cannot forget the pickle tasting!

Remember my list of foods I am afraid to try? Pickles were one of them!! Caitlin gave me one on Friday to try. EEEEEEWWW!!!


Me no like pickles. YUCKY!


I spent a good part of the afternoon doing homework…


…eating fruit…


..and munching on popcorn.


Jason and I made a HUGE pot of chili for dinner. Jason asked for my help to make a kick butt pot of chili for the ABC cook-off, so expect many chili dinners in the near future!

We used this recipe, and added a few extras. Some CRAZY stuff went in there!

  • Acorn Squash
  • jalapeño pepper
  • cocoa powder
  • beer
  • pinto beans
  • Chinese five spice
  • lime juice


I was unsure of how all the flavors would taste together, so I did a fair amount of taste testing.


While it was simmering on low, Jason and I went on a short stroll around the apartment complex to get the blood flowing in my legs. They have gotten soooo sore all of the sudden!!!

Anyways, once dinner was ready I was barely hungry. I had to try a bit, so I had a little bowl.


It is definitely a MUST TRY! The flavors went together PEREFCTLY!! I was so impressed!


I had a baby brownie for dessert!



I’m now icing my quads, and watching the Desperate Housewives premiere with BFF Debbie!!

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My legs are hating me right now… they seem to be feeling worse! They are evenly sore, so I’m not too worried. (If only one hurt this bad, I would be worried that I injured something.)

I’m pretty sure this weekend went by too fast!

Off to bed!

❤ MegaNerd