Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2009 at 8:59 pm 22 comments

I hope you all had a fun St. Patrick’s day!  I completely forgot to wear green today, but luckily nobody pinched me!  I had a pretty busy day at work which made the day fly by.  I’m happy tomorrow is Wednesday because I’m pretty excited about the weekend and can’t wait for it to get here.  3 more days!

For breakfast today I enjoyed a Fage 2% with honey, I’m not the biggest honey fan, so I used less then a 1/4 of what was given to me.  But I did mix my usual granola in there.

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Around 11 someone at work offered me some Sunchips, apparently someone must have tried to purchase it from the vending machine but it got stuck so when she went to buy them she got 2 bags.  I haven’t had Sunchips in probably a year, so I was not about to turn down a free bag.

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For lunch I had an old favorite, peanut butter and raspberry preserves on Arnolds Double Fiber bread. 

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For dinner I didn’t know what I wanted, I had bought some irish soda bread while food shopping over the weekend so I knew that needed to be a part of my meal tonight.  While I was deciding I decided to snack on something green outside in the sunshine.  It was of course another one of my favorite pickles.

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I got a couple questions about what kind of pickles they are.  First off these are by far the freshest pickles in the world.   They are Ba-Tampte Half Sour Pickles, but the website doesn’t give much information.  I know they are from New York and I also know it’s not always common to find them so bright green they do start to look more pickle-y after a few days (but they typically don’t last long in my house)  it’s like biting into a fresh cucumber.   I wish I could invite all you pickle lovers to my house and let you sample them.  Last summer I went through so many jars, and always offered them to my friends, everyone has agreed these are the best pickles ever.  When they are this fresh they don’t taste sour or even half sour at all, that flavor comes on once the pickles sit around for a few days.  I do know they have no preservatives and have only all natural ingredients.  The sodium content is high but no higher then other pickles on the market as far as I can tell.  They are in the refrigerated section of the store, hope that will help some of you find it!

Finally I decided to have “green” eggs, roasted potatoes, and my irish soda bread serving as the toast.  I figured potatoes and anything green would make it in an Irish meal.  I’ve never liked corned beef so even though I couldn’t have had it since I gave up meat for Lent, I really wasn’t missing it at all. 

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Scrambled eggs with a handful of spinach.

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Toasted Irish soda bread with a small amount of butter.

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And roasted potatoes.

All together now.

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Delicious dinner.

Andrew didn’t go into his second job today because his allergies are driving him nuts so together we watched some TV and I snacked on a little more then a serving on Fro yo (that I never wound up having last night) with some chocolate chips and  less that a tablespoon of pb.  Such a great combo!

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Well I’m off to read and go to bed.  Hope you all had a fun night, and I hope some of you enjoyed some green beers for me!


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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon  |  March 17, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Sandwich looks delicious! Yummy!!!!! Enjoy your night!!!

  • 2. marafaye  |  March 17, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Ba-Tampte pickles always remind me of my grandma! She always had a jar of those in her fridge 🙂
    Great eats!

  • 3. Becca A  |  March 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve never seen that brand of pickles before but I’ll need to keep an eye out for them now. They look (and sound) so tasty!

  • 4. Rose  |  March 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I do the same thing with honey fage 🙂

  • 5. Sarah  |  March 17, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Way to get your green in your food! Yay!

  • 6. luckytastebuds  |  March 17, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    ahhh you’re the first cool blogga that i’ve seen who uses AWESOME raspberry jam on your pbJ sandwich!! I love it!!!! 🙂

  • 7. Caroline  |  March 17, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Mmm I need a PBJ now.

  • 8. Lesley  |  March 18, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Yum! I sure would like to sample one of those pickles they sound delicious! (thanks for more info on the ; )

    And, yeah … I forgot to wear green, too!

  • 9. LG  |  March 18, 2009 at 7:01 am

    MMM those eggs look so good!!

  • 10. brandi  |  March 18, 2009 at 7:32 am

    those pickles do look good!

  • 11. fitforfree  |  March 18, 2009 at 9:10 am

    um, that soda bread looks amazing!! glad you had a relaxing night!

  • 12. Sarah  |  March 18, 2009 at 9:52 am

    oooh now i want some soda bread!! warm and with real butter on it, mmmmmmmmmmm.

    i haven’t had sunchips in ages, either! hmmm, blog-reading on an empty stomach is dangerous …

  • 13. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)  |  March 18, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I just had scrambled eggs and Irish soda bread yesterday!

  • 14. ellie  |  March 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    the soda bread looks delicious- I don’t think I’ve ever had it!

    I think I might have to go out and buy some pickles tomorrow…been too long!

  • 15. gina (fitnessista)  |  March 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    soda bread is the #1 thing i look forward to on st pattys day. sadly, i couldn’t find any here!!!
    hope your day is going well!

  • 16. Tina  |  March 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Mmm! That dessert looks delicious!

  • 17. Sweet and Fit  |  March 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    honey fage looks so good! Ive hone tried honey chobani – but it wasnt very flavorful.

  • 18. Lizzy  |  March 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    YUM what a great day of eats! i NEVER turn down FREE food!! and PB&J is always delicious…i didnt get to have green beer yesterday either 😦

  • 19. Mel  |  March 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Those pickles look seriously yummy! I haven’t had a good pickle in a long time!

  • 20. healthy ashley  |  March 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Mmmm, PB&J, eggs, toast, Sun Chips… some of my favorite foods!

  • 21. Erica  |  March 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    That soda bread looks awesome. Love the bfast for din din…I do it almost once a week now- does that make me lazy?? hehe

  • 22. Erin  |  March 18, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Ooh yummy! Your dinner looks great and very “patriotic”!
    How nice that you guys got to have a night in. 🙂
    Sun Chips are off the hook! I love their texture!

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