Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dinner and Movie

Another good day. Church this morning, followed by a run to the local farmer's market. Grapes are in at our favorite stand, and we stocked up. Add in blueberries, strawberries, peaches, squash and a watermelon and I call that a successful morning spree.

After lunch, the kids blazed through their clean up, so we'd have time to continue the Star Wars marathon with The Empire Strikes Back. They really, really liked this one. Me too, though I've seen it many times. The storytelling is solid, solid, solid. I'd forgotten how much of a cliffhanger it leaves off with. The kids BEGGED me to put Jedi on, but we'd run out of time for the day. Next weekend...

For lunch today, I tried something new; a kippered herring sandwich spread, the recipe for which I found in Andrew Weil's "Eating Well for Optimum Health" (see links). Basically, it's sardines or herring, with some Dijon mustard, diced onion and a little lime juice added. On toasted whole grain bread, it was scrumptious. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.

Dinner tonight was wonderful too. We chopped up some roasted peppers, eggplant and zucchini, left over from our vegetable stacks of a few nights ago, and my wife whipped up some pizza dough. Add tomato sauce, grated mozarella and a hot oven and you've got PIZZA! A little basil from the garden, chopped up and sprinkled over the top, and it's ready to eat. We added some leftover cole slaw to round out the meal. Aaah.

Another week starts tomorrow. I'm hoping to get a walk in tomorrow morning, but we stayed up late watching The Kite Runner (good movie, GREAT book). We'll see.

Food log:

Breakfast: whole grain bagel with cream cheese, bananas

Lunch: kippered herring sandwich on whole grain bread, watermelon from the market, half an avocado sprinkled with salt and pepper, a Diet Coke.

Snacks: a few pita chips, a small bowl of ice cream

Dinner: roasted veggie pizza, cole slaw of cabbage, apples, cilantro and peanuts.

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