Food, Fashion and Fun!
Hi Everyone! In true this and that fashion, this post has a little of everything so I hope you enjoy and gain some inspiration. First off, I'm sharing a pink top that I am wearing a lot of late. It's a very simple solid pink top by Time and Tru which is a Walmart brand. I like the square neckline and the smocking along the sleeve and neckline which adds a little something extra to this casual shirt. I'm wearing a medium for size reference and it's quite roomy. This brand tends to run large.
The Mr. took these pictures on the "Point Lookout Trail" which is a hiking/biking trail which connects Black Mountain, NC to Old Fort, NC. It is a distance each way of about 3.5 miles. We were scouting this trail as the Mr. is interested in possibly hiking or biking it. We walked awhile and it is a lovely and quiet trail which I think I would enjoy hiking also. It's an old highway that is closed to motorized traffic so only foot traffic and bikes are allowed.
And ta-da! Here I am harvesting the first cucumber from my container plants I have been babying along since February!
This is what it looked like before I pulled it off the vine. It was delicious!
And in other food news, here is a vegetarian skillet meal I created recently. It is loosely based on a favorite fried rice with pineapple dish that my friend, Sharon, and I always order at a local Thai restaurant. I was craving the dish and invented this one myself to enjoy at home.
Here it is on the plate. It was incredibly easy to make. I started with a package of steamed brown rice and sauteed the rice in some olive oil in a skillet. I then added leftover steamed mixed vegetables and cut up two Morningstar Farms vegetarian chicken patties and added that to the mix. As a final touch at the end, I stirred in some pineapple chunks and Durkees onions for a little crunch. It was delicious and satisfied my craving for the Thai restaurant dish.
I enjoyed a really delicious salad for lunch today, also. I like my salads chopped so I chopped up iceberg lettuce and baby spinach and then topped it with chopped celery and carrots. I added roast turkey slices and 2 tablespoons of a nut/raisin mix I get at the grocery store called "No Salt Added." It's a mix of almonds, cashews, walnuts, raisins and sunflower seeds. Topped off with Ranch dressing it was a crunchy delight. Yumm!!
So that's it for now. Just a little bit of this and that from my house to yours. Stay well and happy!
Until Next Time,