I Might Need Some Gum Now

Well, the Farmers Market is officially back inside for the fall/winter. Despite all of the festivities being moved back indoors, the market still actually gets quite an amazing turnout with plenty of vendors to suit everyone’s tastes.


Kate and I headed out around 11:30am this morning to scope out the scene and see what was around. Usually, when we’ve gone to the market together in the past, we tend to try to go a little earlier in the day. Well by this time today, the place was absolutely packed.


We both agreed that our next visit will be back to the earlier times. Too many people makes it more difficult to sneak in for the free samples. Winking smile


Despite a couple small samples here and there, the two of us managed to convince ourselves to split a gourmet Belgian waffle. I mean, just one look at this stand (after sampling, of course) was enough to make me drop some cash.


Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you what may be one of the most amazing things to ever hit my lips. These waffles are amazing…all the deliciousness of a regular Belgian waffle, but with a slightly crispy, sweet coating that is almost like a sweet glaze. It basically just melts in your mouth and is just incredible.


And it’s probably a good thing we only split it…I’m pretty sure I could feel my pants tightening juuuuust a little bit more with every bite. Winking smile

As for my purchases, I kept things simple today: some Cortland apples and half a loaf (another benefit of shopping with friends – sharing the goods) of Rosemary & Garlic bread.


Shortly after coming home from the Farmers Market with Kate, it was time to make some lunch. Now typically, I don’t really share my weekend lunches with you all because, to be honest, I barely ever sit down for a “real” lunch. It’s either incredibly boring, or I just end up grazing around all afternoon.

But today was different. Today’s lunch was delicious.


I put together a big ‘ol chopped salad complete with romaine, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onions, carrots, pickles, leftover rice, goat cheese, and a drizzle of light balsamic vinaigrette.


On the side, I incorporated a slice of my new Farmers Market bread with a little light butter.


Kate and I didn’t realize it, but when we read that it was garlic & rosemary bread, they weren’t kidding. There are literally huge chunks of garlic baked right into the bread, and I love it.

I think I might need to go get some gum now though…

Tonight, we have more fun on the agenda, and it includes a banquet, dinner, family, big awards, and an open bar. Throw all that together, and it’s sure to be a party!

Catch ya’ll later!

Question for the Afternoon:

Do your eating habits change at all on weekends or do you try to keep things similar to during the week?


  1. Amy says

    Ahhh, LOVE the combo of rosemary and garlic!! A bakery near my house makes it, and the flavors are just subtle enough (no chunks of garlic!) to taste good on ANY sandwich. Yours looks pretty darn good too :)

  2. Shannon says

    My eating habits change during the weekend compared to the weekdays because of school. I always eat breakfast Mondays-Fridays before I head out to the schoolbus, but on the weekends, sometimes I skip breakfast (like today). Lunch is always the same at school, but sometimes I make something like Pastaroni or a sandwich or soup on Saturdays/Sundays. Dinner habits are always the same though.

    My mom wants to go the Farmers’ Market in Troy- we didn’t go today because we went to my school’s Boutique Noel craft fair. They had a 100 vendors! Eeeeeekkkk! Talk about fun. :)

  3. says

    The farmers market looks like such a fun experience!! Where is that one located? I am planning a trip to Albany in about a month and I would LOVE to check it out! And pick up some of that delicious looking bread!! :)
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  4. says

    What an incredible Farmer’s Market. Ours closes down for the cold months and doesn’t have an indoor facility they use. Incredible!

    Monday – Thursday I eat almost the same thing every day. It’s easy to stay balanced while in a work routine. On the weekends, I go absolutely crazy but try to balance it with running!
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  5. says

    Mmm I LOVE when they put the big cloves of garlic in bread! But you’re right, I always feel like I need some gum afterward and make sure not to stand too close to anyone. 😉

    My eating habits change somewhat on the weekend, especially if we go out to dinner or go over to a friends’ house, but I try my best to keep it similar to during the week the best I can. It usually ends up that I’ll have one meal/evening that’s more of an indulgence than normal.
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