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Saturday Outing

19 Feb

K and I were out for the whole day today! It was quite nice and refreshing to just go out on weekend, doing some fun stuff other than grocery and house chores. Even though it was on and off raining, we’ve been lucky enough that it wasn’t raining whenever we had to walk outdoor.

After my morning workout, I had a very odd combo of breakfast/post workout meal.

Loose leaf green tea (x5 I think?), steamed bok choy, almond muffins and a banana? LOL

The original plan for today was to go Ice skating using Groupon that I got a while back. It’s going to expire this coming Monday. And after we ran to the market and Costco to replenish our fridge, we decided to eat out for lunch before the ice skating.

I had to resist myself snacking on these Macadamia nuts that I ordered from Oh! Nuts using the promo code that I got from a giveaway a while back.

Roasted unsalted macadamia nuts. Among all of the nuts, macadamia has the lowest Omega 6, therefore it’s the most ideal nuts for Primal/Paleo. However, I wasn’t so lucky. I should’ve read the labels closely. Oh! Nuts roasted the macadamia nuts with cottonseed oil/canola oil….BUMMER! Now what should I do with these 2 bags??? Maybe I just slowly eat them and not overdo them too much? ARGH! I feel such a FAIL PRIMAL/FAILEO. 😦

Lunch at Daphne’s Greek Cafe
Mine – I had the platter of gyro with 2 side dishes of fire roasted veggies and salad. I asked them not to include the pita bread and gave me extra salad instead, but they didn’t get it..*sigh* so K had all the pita bread

K had gyro pita sandwich with same 2 side dishes. Pretty much similar dish, but the gyros were wrapped in the pita bread. K was so nice enough to give me some of his gyro portion.

We went to the place for the ice skate, but totally disappointment. The description on the website was totally misleading! It was an outdoor ice skate rather than an indoor, and it was only a very small space of ice rink. Nobody was there and since it was raining earlier, we didn’t want to risk ourselves to fall on the icy rink. So in the end, we didn’t use the Groupon at all. Wasted $16 for nothing. 😦

But we still went for ice skating though.

Paid $24 for two (including rentals) and skated as long as we want until we felt we had enough and it was getting crowded.

After skating, we went to the mall so I could shop for a dress for my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding in early March (gasp! it’s getting closer and I have NO IDEA what to wear!) We literally walked the entire mall, though I didn’t enter every single shop there. I am not quite a shopper. I usually just go in to the shop, scan through the entire store to see if anything catches my eyes. If nothing, then I leave, not wasting more time trying to select some clothing. If there’s something then I’ll try it on. K is the most patient guy I’ve ever been. Unlike typical husband/boyfriend/man who usually just sits outside the store waiting for the wife/girlfriend/female companion finish with her shopping, K actually walked into the store with me and see what clothing that I picked.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the dress, but I didn’t come home empty handed either!

Some undies from Victoria Secrets (I actually went here first because I knew I need more undies) and 3 color camis ($5 each).

Surprisingly, I was still full from lunch and decided to skip dinner altogether! And I finally made my first ghee!

Ok, I don’t think I did it right. After reading Kath’s post, I realized I need to cook the butter at least 1 hour! I think I only did it for 10 minutes? I thought after all the butter melted and I could skimmed off the white stuff, it was all done. I guess I’ll do better next time!

Are you a shopper?

Do you like ice skating?

I think I am ok, at least after “a little warm up”, I finally remembered how to glide on the ice. I am faaaaaaaaaaaar from being a pro. I wasn’t fast and only slide little by little. I could go a little faster but I would lose my balance an fall. This time I didn’t fall at all, which was good.

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10 Comments

Posted by on February 19, 2011 in food, life

 

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10 responses to “Saturday Outing

  1. dianacheung

    February 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

    haven’t gone ice skating in ages…I should go for a date night. BTW I want gyro meat ASAPPPPP

     
    • Jos

      February 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      You should..it’s quite fun in some ways. πŸ™‚ I love gyro!

       
  2. leashieloo

    February 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I do enjoy ice skating though I don’t do it very often. And shopping? Don’t even get me started, I LOVE it!

     
    • Jos

      February 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      haha, cool! I guess I’m in a minority among girls when it comes to shopping.

       
  3. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    February 20, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I’m sooooooo anxious with ice skating that I often can’t really enjoy it. 😦

    Thank you for the pingback! And don’t worry about the ghee! The instruction I posted is how my mom makes it because she showed me when I was, and she always does this very long cooking. I’ve tried it myself with a shorter cooking time, and it worked well, especially with fewer butter. Maybe you get it a tiny bit clearer when cooking it longer, but don’t worry! I think your ghee looks perfectly fine! πŸ™‚

    Regarding the nuts: I think I’d wash and dry them to get rid of the oil. πŸ™‚

     
    • Kath (My Funny Little Life)

      February 20, 2011 at 3:17 am

      I’ve adjusted the recipe. πŸ™‚

      Oh, and I’m not so much of a shopper. I enjoy shopping, but hour-long shopping trips I find rather tiring.

       
    • Jos

      February 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks! Next time I buy 2 lbs butter, I’ll make sure to cook it a bit longer. Btw, do I need to store ghee in the fridge or kitchen cabinet is good enough? How long will it last?

       

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