Hi, my name is Mara, and I’m a SweetTomatoes-aholic.
Yes, I know I was just at Sweet Tomatoes on Wednesday. Yes, I know that they have the same thing every day for a month. But I also know that after my first day back at work after Spring break, the LAST thing I wanted to do was stand on my feet (more) and cook dinner. Not that I don’t love cooking, I do… but I needed to not cook today. I was sent a buy one get one free coupon for Sweet Tomatoes that expires tomorrow, so I took that as a sign. I printed off the coupon, and we headed out to Sweet Tomatoes. (Which, by the way, is Souplantation for some of you).
I started with a HUGE salad with cucumbers, green peppers, crumbled hard boiled egg, baby tomatoes, spinach, black olives, bleu cheese, a little bleu cheese dressing, and about oh, 10 croutons:
I followed that with a small bowl of tomato soup and 2 cheddar cheese focaccia dippers. I almost forgot to take the picture, so here’s one of them in my soup (please notice the mess of lettuce leaves on my tray. I cannot eat neatly at this place!)
Then, I sat for a few minutes with a dilemma. Should I get another round of hot food, fully knowing that I would get dessert no matter how full I was? Should I go straight for the dessert? Should I just get the hot food then have Adam drag me out of there, kicking and screaming (and not satisfied) without dessert? I went with choice 2. I went straight for dessert, just what I wanted: a brownie muffin topped with fat free frozen yogurt and chocolate sauce… oh and a tiny squirt of caramel:
Then, a very nice woman came and gave us teeny tiny warm chocolate chip cookies that were JUST the right size! 2 bites, and it was gone… and I was officially done. I was satisfied, I hadn’t cooked, and I’d gotten some quality Adam time in on a weekday!
After dinner, we decided to go to Best Buy to look at electronic gadgets we can’t afford. I was drooling over this:
Nothing like a $1200 camera… man… it took gorgeous pictures! I guess I’ll just have to stick with my Nikon s550. I had wanted to go to the health food store to just look around, and was thrilled to find tons of blogland favorites! I bought my beloved SweetRiot cacao nibs, some JayRobb protein powder, and after EatingBender raved about it, I had to try! I just got 2 little packets to see if I like it. Adam got a coconut water and a diet soda sweetened with Stevia. I’ll let you know what he thinks about those after they cool in the fridge.
I have a few links to share with you tonight too:
- Sarah at Tales of Expansion is having a fab Bob’s Red Mill giveaway!
- I have a guest post up at Say Yes to Salad! Check it out and let me know what you think!
- Rose at On a Lobster Placemat is answering your questions! Ask away!
- Check out Casey’s Story and donate to help him get his heart surgery!
I’m off to relax and get a good night’s sleep before another long day tomorrow… good night all!