Guess what? I mailed off my internship applications on Thursday! Those have been stressing me out since... well, technically last year, so it felt so good to send them in. And then on Friday I went home for the weekend, which was the perfect way to relax after spending the week worrying about applications.
I drove home early on Friday morning since a snow storm was in the forecast, and luckily I managed to avoid the worst of the snow. The first thing I did was visit my mom at work to say hi and bring her a latte, and then I headed to Kindfood to grab myself some lunch. I'm obsessed with their Buddha Bowl (brown rice with sweet potatoes, tomato, avocado, almonds, sunflower seeds, cilantro, olive oil, tamari and marinated tofu)!
I also stopped by their sister bakery Kelly's Bake Shoppe down the street afterwards. Since I don't get to go home often during the school year, I like to hit up all my favourite places when I do. I decided to try their new Skinny cookie, which is made with banana and Sunbutter. It was delicious, but their World Peace cookie still reigns as my favourite!
When I got home, there was an exciting delivery waiting for me from one of my favourite companies...
Chobani! They generously sent this to me as a goodbye gift, since sadly Chobani will no longer be selling in Canada for the foreseeable future. I hope to see them back again soon though!
For dinner I made my mom's request for Chicken Chasseur from Food and Wine magazine. It was pretty good, but I felt like it was missing something. Maybe it was the garlic that I had to leave out because the head of garlic in my parents' cupboard had gone bad! I reamed out my dad for having a poorly stocked kitchen, and he got a real kick out of that.
The main reason I went home for the weekend was actually to give a nutrition presentation to my mom's Girl Guide group, which I did on Saturday. I don't know much I actually got across to them, but at least they enjoyed the snack of fruit kebabs with yogurt dip afterwards!
On Saturday I also went to visit the Terra at Home Market, which is a winter indoor market that just started this year. I think it's a great idea to host a market in the winter so that the community can have access to local vendors year round. There were some really neat stands there, like Sweet Potato Johnny, which had tons of baked goods and frozen entrees made with sweet potato! There was also the Itty Bitty Pie company and other bakeries, a produce stand, The Naked Sprout, Manual Labour Coffee, Terra Teas, and so many more! It was awesome to check out.
The remainder of the weekend was spent finishing the last season of LOST with my mom. And all I can say is "Uhh... what?" The ending confuses me! Also I think I'm suffering from the post-LOST blues now. I hear it's a common ailment among LOST geeks haha.
Luckily I have a busy week ahead to take my mind off it - I've got a yoga and fro yo date with friends, a visit from my mom, and finishing up my grad school application on the agenda. I'll be back with another post on Wednesday though!
What are your favourite places in your hometown?
Did you ever watch LOST? Have you ever been really hooked on a TV show?