Please don’t talk to me about the Islanders missing the playoffs. It literally came down to the last few games of the season which is exciting but not because it torments my nerves like nothing else can. They didn’t make it and I am all bent out of shape about it. It will take me a few days to get over it and move on.
I suppose it’s time for me to turn my focus towards rooting against the Rangers and on to baseball season.
I made my return to Citifield this week.
Citifield is where the Mets play. My son is the Mets fan and I am the Yankees fan but I am okay with going to Mets games. Really, I don’t mind. Who remembers when we had Citifield luxury suite seats and I recapped the food?!
I am even more okay with going to Mets games because they give me a regular Dunkin Donuts cup without plastering their symbol on it like the Rangers do. You know how annoyed I was with the Rangers coffee cup last week.
Although I really don’t mind the Mets logo on the popcorn container. Actually, the whole Mets vs. Yankees thing isn’t as severe as the Islanders vs. Rangers rivalry. Totally different.
I won’t stand up to cheer for the Mets like everyone else does in the stadium but I don’t think I necessarily root against them as I would the New York Rangers.
I paid really close attention to the players doing their dynamic stretching routines by the way. Dynamic stretching is super important to warm us up for when we run. Or play Major League baseball.
In other news, I’ve been eating a whole lot of salads.
I was on a mission to eat more vegetables last week which sort of sounds funny coming from some like me. However, lately I find myself skimping in the vegetable department so I’ve been more than making up for it.
First, I made sure to buy some different vegetables. Asparagus has been on sale so I grabbed it and I picked up an eggplant too.
Then I remembered to make a pot of lentils and quinoa to have on hand all week. I love cooking the two together and then just adding a scoop to my lunches and dinners. I get the packages of tri-color quinoa and green lentils at Trader Joe’s.
This salad contained chopped romaine, roasted asparagus, sweet potatoes and pearl tomatoes with lentils, quinoa and feta cheese.
Then there was this quick and easy salad which was fairly similar only it had roasted eggplant and no feta cheese. I did a mix of olive oil and balsamic as the dressing.
Even after all of my salads at home, when my son requested Chopt, I couldn’t say no to him. Usually I include quinoa in my Chopt salad order but this time I went with chick peas to add variety to my week.
Also in this Chopt salad was charred onions, tomatoes, beets, avocado and spicy peppers.
I balanced all of my weekday salads for lunch with Red mango for lunch over the weekend. In between a lot of errands, I made sure to stop in for my favorite parfait both Saturday and Sunday.
Yesterday actually, other customers and even the owner of Red Mango commented on how well I make a parfait. The owner asked me if I would like a job at the store. I politely declined and simply said I just have mad parfait making skills from years of Red Mango eating experience.
Major flashback post: That time in 2013 when Red Mango paid me to review their smoothies!
So Passover begins tonight.
I am not a big fan of matzoh but I am looking forward to the chocolate covered macaroons. 🙂Return to Citifield Field plus lots of salads this week! #weekinreview #Citifield #Mets #baseball #salads #Chopt #RedMango #Passover Click To Tweet
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