I ended up staying an hour later at work than I originally expected to, which totally threw off my evening plans. I’ve been thinking of trying out a yoga place in town, and they have a trial where you can go unlimited times for one week for $25. I was considering going tonight, but I missed the class I wanted to take, so I’m hoping to make it next week instead. After leaving work, I had no clue what to make/eat for dinner, so I went to the grocery store and picked up some random ingredients.
I knew I could throw something together using the ingredients from the store, but when I remembered our fave pizza place was near the organization store and that I needed to pick up a couple more baskets for that pantry addition, pizza started sounding better and better. As you can tell from the photo, I ended up just getting pizza. I’ll cook something later this week.
I went ahead and prepped some blueberries for a challenge dish I’m planning to make later this week – Ellie Krieger’s Blueberry Blast Smoothie. Since I ended up getting all those fresh berries yesterday, I actually had to freeze some of my fresh berries for the smoothie recipe. I measured out 2 cups (so I can make one for me and one for hubby), washed them and laid them out on this paper towel to dry. After they air-dried for about an hour, I put them in a freezer bag and into the freezer. I read online that you’re supposed to put them in a bag in the freezer and after they’ve been in for 30 minutes, shake them so they don’t stick together. That means I need to go shake them now. Just a second…
Ok, I’m back!
While I was rinsing off all those blueberries for the smoothie later this week, I went ahead and washed some off for a snack tonight. I think it’s about a 1/2 cup worth. I put a lot in a Wallaby yogurt, which I tried out upon suggestion by Erin (thanks hun, it was delish!) and the rest I just ate plain. It was a refreshing finale to a pretty heavy dinner, but at least I was able to work some of the challenge food into my diet already this week. Yay!
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Okay…. here is my method of freezing blueberries.
If you have to wash them… then just roll them around on a paper towel a bit. Place them on big cookie sheet..put it in the freezer.. (make sure it stays flat and they don't all roll off! )A few hours later.. or tomorrow… when they are all frozen… put them into baggies, tie them and pop them right back into the freezer. If you work fairly quickly there is no time for them to thaw.I usually put a bunch of little baggies into a large bag that seals.
I had a special recipe in mind for my effort..but, so far have not been able to find it. However, I do have a back up….
Those blueberries look wonderful. I've been adding them to my oatmeal this week — I've been surprised that they aren't as sweet as I thought they'd be. I'm hoping to make my favorite blueberry recipe this week too!
I love those blueberry shots Diana, you really captured the colours so well. You are such an inspiration with all of your healthy eating, good for you. I say go for the yoga, you will probably love it. I wonder if you could take Bails? They just might have doggie yoga, ha ha!!
As you can tell, I am terrible at getting around to photographing stuff, however I will say in all honesty, I did make a pumpkin-banana smoothie and bought 2 containers of blueberries this weekend (on sale!) so I've been having them in my cereal or oatmeal every morning. I never thought about freezing them though. I think that would make yogurt taste extra delish.
Now, just visualize a picture – LOL
Those blueberries look amazing, but I must admit, the pizza makes my mouth water…
I too enjoy Wallaby yogurt! The plain is a lot less "tangy" than most plain yogurts out there 🙂