via Buzzfeed's 35 Texas Secrets to Having the Best Summer Ever. WHICH IS 100 PERCENT ACCURATE.
The first week was a little challenging because I had already done my grocery shopping for the week, and had a luncheon meeting scheduled for which I hadn't requested a vegetarian meal. But I made it work. At lunch, I just pushed my piece of chicken to the side and ate the broccoli and pasta, and they served a yummy black bean and pico soup to start. We also went to visit my parents the first weekend, and thankfully they didn't have a problem with my decision — my dad simply made salmon for dinner, and since I am still eating seafood, that was fine with me. My mom doesn't eat red meat anyway, so it wasn't a big deal.
Matt also said he doesn't mind if I mainly cook vegetarian, so I don't have to worry about cooking different food for each of us. While he's not interested in being vegetarian/pescatarian himself, he can get meat when he goes out to lunch or attends school events. I think I might still try to make meat for him on occasion (or at least buy meat so he can make it for himself). We'll see.
I have an awful lot to say about this topic, so I think I'll write a follow-up post soon so this doesn't turn into one long rambling post about food. :)
Completed: Day 20 of 90. (That is, assuming I only keep it up for the three months required by my Life List.)
Reading Challenge: Read Through the Bible in a Year
Less than 100 days to go! Still reading. Still a bit ahead. My goodness I love reading ahead. I'm plodding through Isaiah right now. Before our young professionals Bible study went kaput, we tried to study Isaiah for a couple of weeks. Everyone basically thought it was too boring and decided to study something else. Honesty is the best policy.
Completed: Day 277 of 362
Food Challenge: Sample Every Flavor of Bluebell Ice Cream
Oof, I tried a lot of ice cream this month.
Bluebell released a new flavor — Chocolate Peanut Butter — which, of course, I tried immediately. Now, I normally love anything chocolate or peanut butter flavored, and when you put those things together, you get Reese's, which are omgnom. But I was kind of lukewarm about this flavor. It had an unusual coffee smell when I opened the carton, and kind of left a weird aftertaste. If you love chocolate and peanut butter like I love chocolate and peanut butter, Butter Crunch is better.
Just as I had mourned that no store would ever carry Krazy Kolors again, I found an ice cream place that had it. So I tried that too. It was basically just vanilla ice cream, except that it turns your mouth funny kolors. I can see why it's not that popular.
at Must Be Heaven in Downtown Bryan
HEB ran an offer that if you spent $20 in the frozen food section, you could get a $5 coupon off your next frozen food purchase, and since I don't normally buy a whole lot of frozen stuff (other than veggies and frozen waffles), I opted to put some of that money toward Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream. I thought it was better than the last cheesecake flavor I tried (Strawberry Cheesecake), but Matt didn't like it at all.
Finally, Matt bought some Coffee flavored ice cream. He had been waiting for this moment forever. I hated it. He got the whole half-gallon to himself, and keeps asking when we can buy more.
Completed: 52 out of 69 flavors
I revamped some old sandals into faux-designer shoes. I shared the rules to the most confusing card game in the world. We finally attempted part two of our kolache journey. Matt told me no, I can't go running with the bulls. And I participated in Blogtember (see my thoughts on Girls, college and hand-me-down mattresses).
What adventures have you had this month?