Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesdays with Michelle: The Dirty Doz.

Since we now live in an {awesome} area, the organic options are so much better than... the Florida Panhandle, ick.

Here is the quick and dirty about veggies and fruit:

Dirty Dozen
sweet peppers
blueberries (domestic)
collard greens
oops, non-organic spinach and strawberry salad from
the Florida days.  see, that place was no good, making us eat
dirty food!**  {sorry Floridians, I'm just so happy to be out of that state}

You should always buy those guys listed above in organic form.  By the way, I listed 13 items... not quite a dozen so not too sure if my sources or I ever learned how to count properly back in kindergarten... hmm.

Clean Fifteen
sweet corn
sweet peas
sweet potatoes

mushrooms are ok!  see the wee little mushroom men?  they're running
away from the pesticides!  {although I do not recommend getting crazy
non-organic Asian mushrooms, they might have stuff on them... do as I say, not as I do!}

These less scandalous fruits and veg do not necessarily have to be organic.  However, the more organic the better!  When we have a little more cash flow coming in, I plan on buying more of these "clean" foods in organic form... but for now I'm just focusing on the "dirty" ones.  Any little bit helps!

What foods do you like to buy organic?  I like to buy organic meats when I get the chance.  Like chicken.  I'm finding there is a huge difference in taste and quality.  I've also heard that organic eggs is much much better as well.

**Florida Panhandle does have organic foods, I'm just picking that area right now! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Road Trip Day 6 (part 1)

probably my most favorite part of the trip!

We explored The Petrified Forest (outside of Holbrook, AZ)

the park was just "littered" with all these petrified wooden pieces

magnificent desert landscape

natural petrified wood bridge formation

so many different minerals create these cool colors

is this another planet?

The Painted Desert of Navajo Country


we explored all this in the first half of the day... part 2 aka Sedona is next!  

I have SO many pictures!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Two Loves: Lieutenant Belanger & the Asian Market

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce my first most important love in the whole wide world... 

Lieutenant Belanger!

**cue fireworks**

This past week my hubby got promoted to Lieutenant in the Coast Guard and at the "ceremony" I pinned his new shoulder boards on  :)

I also brought cake.

Because that's what good military wives do  ;)

(but it got dug into before I could even take nice pics!  it was my best buttercream work I've done to date!)

But probably the most fun part about his promotion was our discovery of an Asian grocery store afterwards.  (we are such an exciting couple)

The produce, rice noodles, spices, and weird Asiany foods galore!  Ohhh and the prices = fantabulous:

Pacific Supermarket: 1015 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA

yeah, I took a picture of my receipt just to make ya'll jealous.

$19.47 for 20 awesome items. 

So guess who's going there this Tuesday at 8:50 am and waiting in the parking lot until they open?

You know who  ;)

And congratulations again to my Beau, the cutest military man ever!  Love you.

(us right before his graduation from the Coast Guard Academy  4 years ago!!)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Road Trip Day 5

Day long drive through New Mexico!
awesome gas mileage! 63mph ;)

I'm in love with mountains

poor bored Khloe in my backseat

plains and mountains.  gorgeous.


all these pics were taken while I was driving *multi-tasker* aka I was careful aka no one drives through North New Mexico so it's ok...!

Day 6's pics are breathtaking!