Things I’m Thankful For #6

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

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

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

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Which of course, includes my favorite: Honeycrisp Apples!

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Tomatoes!

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More Veggies!

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I’m thankful for free samples

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…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!)

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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

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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.

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They had a great selection and the prices were decent.

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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!

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I will have to remember to look for the article!

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

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By the time we got home, I was STARVING!

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Lunch consisted of:

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

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…mini sweet potato with brown sugar…

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…side of broccoli

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

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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!!!

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Me no like pickles. YUCKY!

 

I spent a good part of the afternoon doing homework…

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…eating fruit…

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..and munching on popcorn.

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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

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

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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.

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

 

I had a baby brownie for dessert!

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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