Food + Football = Happy FaithPosted: August 5, 2010
I hope your summers have been going well. I know I always say that I hope you’re having a good day or a good week, but there’s something about summer that is an entity of itself.
Kids get the break for a reason – there’s something so good for the soul in just letting yourself off the hook and filling your days with only the things that make you happy. It’s a travesty that most adults in the real world don’t get a summer vacation the way little ones do.
When is the last time you just let yourself enjoy the activities that you truly LOVE, and nothing else? Do me a favor and look for a day in the near future where you can clear your schedule and do only what makes you absolutely positively giddy. I know an entire week – or more – isn’t practical or realistic, but surely you can make one day for the things that put a genuine smile on your face!
For me, that was yesterday’s football practice!
You have no idea how happy that made me.
Almost as happy as the post-practice trip to Whole Foods! Mum and I nibbled on little servings of quite a few goodies from the hot/cold bar:
Clockwise, starting with the orange “cake”: Plantain patty, warm chocolate/walnut pudding, tofu pea curry, Mississippi caviar, Ginger/Carrot Asian noodle salad, cranberry pecan couscous.
The noodles were absolutely FABULOUS – unexpectedly garlicky, but sweet at the same time. They were hands down my favorite part of the meal. The cabbage salad was a close second – I really love the idea behind cole slaw, but I just cannot handle mayonnaise! The light herb/oil dressing was a perfect accent to the ultra fresh, super crisp greens.
Neither of us was that thrilled with the Mississippi Caviar. It was on the dry side, and there wasn’t much of a flavor to it. The same went for the plantain patty. The chocolate pudding was the be all end all of deliciousness, though – it was warm and creamy and JUST like brownie batter! I seriously contemplated going back and filling up another plate just with the pudding, but mum was already taking off to explore the aisles.
I couldn’t believe she’d never been to a Whole Foods before. What was even more surprising was that we only walked out with a Cinnamon Roll Larabar to snack on back on the drive home! They didn’t have the new flavors either – GAH! I’m starting to think the cookie dough bar is a myth!
Well, m’dears, in continuation of the do what you love mindset, we’re headed out shopping for the rest of this rainy afternoon! I’m thinking Target, TJMaxx, and a few thrift/vintage shops to see what I can add to my mismatched dish collection 🙂
What would you spend your time on if you had a day to do only the things that make you genuinely happy?