Friday, April 30, 2010

Ice cream/snacks and book reviews: from the couch, Part III

To see my original ice cream/book posts, click here and here.


ICE CREAM AND OTHER

The only new ice cream flavor I have tried since last time is Ben & Jerry's Hanna Teter's Maple Blondie. I have had Dan on the look-out for this flavor since someone recommended it a few weeks ago but he hasn't been able to find it anywhere. Last weekend my friend Jess came over with Maple Blondie in hand!! It is a really yummy flavor.

I have been trying not to eat ALL junk, like I was for a while when I first entered my bed rest blues. I do still eat at least a little bit of ice cream on most nights, but here are two of my new favorite things to eat during the day to balance out my indulgences:

For lunch I have been making enormous, delicious salads made up of spinach and other greens, sliced fresh strawberries, sliced grilled chicken, avocado chunks and sliced tomatoes, topped with Newman's Own Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. YUM! I'm addicted!

For an afternoon snack, I put a few spoonfuls of Greek Yogurt in a bowl and mix it with a little bit of Toasted Wheat Germ and a few squirts of honey. I love the little bit of crunch from the wheat germ and the sweetness from the honey and the creaminess of the greek yogurt.




BOOKS

Candy Girl by Diablo Cody - This was an interesting memoir about a gal (same gal who wrote the screenplay for Juno) who decides to become a stripper for a year. And of all places, she does it in Minneapolis! Parts of the book are really disgusting and weird and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with a weak stomach. It was definitely interesting and entertaining, though.

Snow Flower and the Secret F an by Lisa See - This was such a good book. It gave a lot of interesting insight into the world of Chinese women back when foot-binding was necessary in order for them to be an important part of civilization. It was very sad at times, but a very good story.

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott - A memoir about a woman growing into her faith and the amazing story of her life. I enjoyed this one.

Momzillas by Jill Kargman - While reading this, I kept thinking, "Are there really people like this in the world?" UGh! It was a quick and entertaining read, but the characters were annoying.

The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther - I did not dig this book AT ALL. I kept considering not finishing it, but I never do that, so I just continued to do a lot of yawning.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - WOW!! I absolutely could not put this one down! It is so well-written and has such a crazy story line and it is honestly one of the most intriguing books I have read in a while. The premise is a little bit disturbing, but really so so good. There is a sequel, Catching Fire, and I'm excited to get started on that.

5 comments:

mina said...

I really have to check out some of those books, I've been in such a reading slump lately!

TimnKatienElinSam said...

I LOVE traveling mercies! I was going to give you the follow up to that one, Plan B, but I could not find my copy of traveling mercies, and did not want to give you just the second book. If you want it now, let me know!

Hugs, Katie

Cecilia said...

You are making me hungry, I love ice creams ...

Have a nice weekend!

JuberP said...

Thanks for the reminder, Meg! I just jumped over to our library web page and requested a few of these. The librarians set them aside in a little bundle with my name for pick up. So easy!

I love to read your updates!

Amber said...

That greek yogurt thing...kinda made my mouth water!
Back to the reason I was going to comment. ;0) My daughter Emma is a CRAZY reader...like we are at the library weekly and she inhales books. She read The Hunger Games recently and also loved it. :0)