No, I am not devoting a post to banana, the fruit we all know and love (although that’s not a bad idea…). The title of this post refers to my deep love of a certain retailer of women’s apparel: Banana Republic.
While I enjoy shopping at this store year-round, it is most delightful to do so the weekend after Christmas, due to the abundance of markdowns on holiday merchandise. My experience this afternoon was no less successful than in years’ past; I scored two dresses (for about $28 each) and a ruffled blouse (for about $14).
Although I desperately wanted to play dress-up with my new wardrobe items this afternoon, but I resisted. Instead, I am simply imagining which shoes would look best with each item:)
Did you go shopping this weekend? Score any bargains?
Onto another one of my favorite subjects—food!
Thanks to far too many chocolate nibbles throughout the day, I decided on a fruity shake on Christmas night.
Saturday morning, I set my personal record for coldest run ever—33 degrees. Maybe someday I will actually be considered hard-core. Anyway, here’s what I refueled with:
Remember my Peanut Butter Barbecue Tofu recipe? Well, I had a craving for it yesterday, but I was far too lazy to actually heat up the oven and wait around for the tofu to bake. Instead, I made a PB-BBQ sauce with a few onions added in and smothered some tofu cubes with it. Plop it on a salad, and you’ve got lunch. Must say, it was far superior to the BBQ tofu salad I had last week.
Yesterday afternoon, the parentals and I headed to see Up in the Air, which I would recommend. Good music and a message that really resonated with me. Upon our return, I made a cheese-less pita pizza with tempeh bacon, pineapple, and bell peppers.
My chocolate cravings kicked in last night, just in time for smoothie time.
Today’s lunch was a lazy girl’s version of my beloved Pumpkin Bulghur Chili. I used low-sodium V8 instead of tomatoes and corn instead of bulghur—no waiting around for grains to cook.
Lea and Ryan are returning from Atlanta today so we can have a belated Christmas celebration this evening. Accordingly, I am uncertain as to when I will be able to post, so you’ll just have to read about my dinner tomorrow night. Have a great week!
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