Grain free Friday

Thanks for the congrats on the car. We will be picking it up on Monday.  It actually will be arriving at the dealership on Friday night, but the financing person won’t be there until Monday.  Booo….  Would have been nice to tool around in it this weekend.  I guess we can always go sit in the lot and admire it.

Some people don’t eat meat on Friday. I don’t follow that, but I decided to make Friday one of my grain-free days.

Breakfast started out with coconut flour waffles

coconut flour waffles

Today was one of those weird weather days.  The sun would come out.  Then it would start snowing these big fat flakes of snow.


I don’t even have the heart to change my winter flag to the spring one yet because it is too depressing.

I was craving almond butter today, so I had that with a pear for lunch.


One of those times where I could sit there with the jar and  a spoon and eat it straight up.   I didn’t do that, but it was tempting!  It’s funny what things I want to overeat at times.

Like these:


A few nibbles like this add up fast.

I took a couple of walks today when it wasn’t snowing.  🙄  It’s in the mid 30s.  I was thinking how different the mid 30s feels in March than it does in October. It feels warmer now – although not warm enough (stupid spring).

Toasty latte snack and dried pineapple.


It’s so wonderful to have lighter evenings now, isn’t it?  I am loving that right now, even if the weather isn’t quite  cooperating.  Dinner was easy for a Friday night.  Leftovers!  I made up some balsamic chicken and tomatoes yesterday, so that was on the menu for dinner.


With a heap o’ sauteed broccoli!   Woo Hoo!

We don’t have a lot of plans for the weekend since trying out our new car is off the table 😀  Have to find something else to do.  I will have to work some (car payment and all), but we have to find something fun.  We cal always play Annoy the Cat!

j and p

My snack tonight is some chocolate!


Two squares because I know how to live it up for the weekend. (nail polish is Tokyo Pearl by Sinful Colors).

Turns out there is corn syrup in these, so my grain-free wasn’t totally grain free, but the spirit of it was there.

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15 thoughts on “Grain free Friday

  1. Cheryl

    Great about the car; how exciting. I bought a new car last year and traded in my 17 year old one which only had 30,000 miles on it. Actually it was my mother’s and I took it over when she stopped driving. It is so fun to have a brand new car; mine is a Toyota Camry though I did look at the Prius as well. Always enjoy your posts and your great photos. Have fun with your transcription this week-end; I have some myself as my billing day is Monday and I want to get this work included in the bill.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..End of a Kolberg Generation

    1. Lori Post author

      Thanks! I don’t mind too much working a couple hours on the weekend for some extra money – and I can do it in my jammies!

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t style my food much – it just came out looking really good LOL! Coconut flour is a low-carb flour. It’s a bit tricky to work with because you use a lot less and it needs more liquid. It has a slight coconut taste to it and things made with it aren’t light and fluffy like regular flour. I really like it, though.

  2. Shelley B

    I never thought of corn syrup as a grain…to me it’s a sugar. Of course, I still think tomatoes are a vegetable, so obviously food is confusing to me!

    Bizarre that the finance guy isn’t at the car dealership on the weekend. So people don’t buy cars then? That’s so strange – and I live in Texas, where car dealerships are only open one day on the weekend.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

    1. Lori Post author

      Yeah it is weird that the finance person won’t be there. We had the appointment set up for Saturday, then they called and said he wouldn’t be there.

      And tomatoes are a veggie. ’nuff said.

  3. debby

    Ooh the waffle looks good, especially the blueberry topping. I finally remembered to pick up some blueberries today. Guess what’s on the menu for tomorrow!! I’ll have to get out your recipe to make the topping.

    Dinner looks so yummy. So does lunch, but that kind of meal can’t hold me. And I always wonder if it is just my mind that thinks that or what.

    Your mints look delish. It reminded me that I still have calories left for dessert, so I just went and chose it before I finished this comment. Easily distracted? Yes, when food is involved!
    debby´s last blog post ..Balancing Act

    1. Lori Post author

      I was a little surprised that my lunch lasted until latte time, but I forget how satisfying real nut butter is.

  4. Sharon

    I thought of you when I picked up a small box of dried pineapple at Fresh Market yesterday. How you are so disciplined with it and can enjoy one slice. For me, it is crack and I marveled once again at how different each of us are. I put the pineapple back and walked out of the store!

    Can’t wait to see a pic of your car. Is that a “for sale” sign in the yard of the house next door?
    Sharon´s last blog post ..Exercises In Frustration

    1. Lori Post author

      Isn’t it funny how I don’t overeat the pineapple? Those chocolate squares – I have to buy them individually wrapped or I will eat a whole bar. Go figure.

      The house across the street is for sale. It’s a duplex (up/down). It has been for sale for a while, but they want too much for it (IMHO).

      1. Lori Post author

        Now I see the sign you mean. The house right next to us is not for sale. That’s a cheering sign for girl’s basketball.

  5. Satu

    That is an evil thing, stretching Pixie that way! 🙂

    There weather isn’t cooperating here either. And I’m tempted to eat almond butter the same way you do, licking if off from the spoon. What else is it good for? Those pear slices are only props!
    Satu´s last blog post ..Weight Loss, Fitness and the Comfort Zone

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