Omg, people. I can’t believe it’s actually November.
Where did this year go??? I still remember this time last year so well!
Yesterday I was a bad blogger and didn’t post. I spent the morning grocery shopping (two new additions to my kitchen.. oat bran and greek yogurt, haven’t tried either for now! can’t wait eheh) and then some good ol’ fashioned clothes shopping. I’ve mentioned here that I’m definitely needing some new clothes. I bought two pairs of jeans, two shirts and one sweater. I’m slowly bulding a new wardrobe, which is awesome. I think my style is a bit more mature now and it feels great to have new pretty things to wear.
In the afternoon I helped my mom clean the house, changed the sheets on my bed, etc etc. Also watched a couple of movies. 🙂
Today I woke up at 8am. Ate a plum, read some blogs (I always wake up to dozens of posts, different timezones suck 😛 ), and then my dad arrived with the real breakfast (BREAD!).
Whole wheat roll with turkey ham. And a glass of low fat milk.
I almost never have these kinds of breakfasts anymore so I thought “Eh, it’s Sunday, what the hell”.
Lunch was a bowl of soup and a pear. I was saving myself for later.. you’ll see why.
Snack was another whole wheat roll (I hate that I LOVE bread so much, but I almost never eat it during the week, that’s my excuse) with some queijo fresco.
Watched some more movies, relaxed and dinner was what I’d been waiting for all day… Chestnuts.
Yep, you heard me.
These are THE thing I crave when it’s this time of the year.
My mom basically adds some anise (I think that’s what it is… damn me and my portuguese language ahah), sea salt, and a cinnamon stick. Yummiest thing ever. It’s a very typical portuguese thing, to eat chestnuts during this month. We even have a day when we celebrate a Saint by eating chestnuts! It’s all about the food eh? Most people prefer them roasted and while I do like them roasted as well, I much prefer the way my mom makes them, which is a very traditional recipe as well, but not what the vendors on the street sell.
I think I love this so much because it’s a special thing. We have this like… 5 times a year? Sometimes more, sometimes less, it depends. But it’s special and we gather around the table and peel them and eat them and it’s just… home. It’s home and safety.
Do you have a food that reminds you of your childhood/your home?
Oh, I totally went back for seconds ahaha. Also ate a weetabix + plain yogurt and a sliced banana.
By the way, thank you all for your kind words on my last post. Things are ok between my mom and I, it was just that thing that happened but we weren’t really mad at each other. I kept taking my pics, as you can see, so everything’s all right. Maybe I’ll try to talk to her and explain the blog and why I do it. Maybe, maybe.
So, that’s it. I’m going to keep watching the movie I was watching (Ocean’s Eleven) and then sleep because tomorrow I have a session with the PT (weekend is all fun and good comforting eats and week is all exercise and veggies for me eheh) and in the afternoon I’m going to the doctor.
Hope you’re all having a fantastic sunday. 🙂
Picture of the day