Gooooood morning sunshine!
I couldn’t wait to make my favorite bowl of oatmeal this morning – whipped banana oatmeal with pumpkin, cottage cheese, vanilla, sunbutter and coconut. Fab. u. lous. And super filling!
After breakfast and morning feeding, Maze and I walked to the gym in the BOB and did an elliptical workout followed by a Core class with friends. After 5 minutes of crunches and sit-ups, I thought “There is NO WAY my baby body abs can handle this.” And then suddenly it got easier. I think it’s pretty clear that my abs are caput and I’m hoping to get them back! Somehow, I managed to finish the 30 minute class only cheating on a few exercises. Ahem, planks, I’m looking at you!
When I went to pick Maze up from the kids’ zone, I assumed he would be crying. I don’t know why, but I assume the worst when we are apart. But I found him ASLEEP in a SWING! I asked the kind woman watching the infants how she did it and she said he got drowsy and she put him in, he watched the birdies and he fell asleep. I try this ALL the time at home with no luck! I think he knows I like to hold him and teases me. Or perhaps our swing’s turtles and dragonflies just aren’t as fun as the birdies at the gym.
[Afternoon nap attempt – no dice.]
Karen actually intercepted me at the gym and asked if I wanted to join her for lunch at the Greek festival going on at our local Greek church.
I’m always up for a food adventure, so I said yes and walked over from the gym.
The place was packed with people enjoying delicious foods. Karen and I both got the Traditional Plate
This was by far the best Greek food I’ve ever had (I used to go to the Charlotte Greek festival every year too).
The lasagna-looking stack (which I’m guessing was the item called “Pistachio” above??) was INSANE! The top layer was something that I couldn’t decide on – either mashed potatoes or a custard – plus ground lamb (I think?) and noodles. So good! Loved the spanakopita and the green beans as well. Even the roll was great! I ate almost the whole plate (was famished after my workout). It was not a light lunch….
Because there was a long line of incredible looking pastries, and Karen and I selected 3 to try.
Galatoboureko, Kataifi (my favorite – the shredded one!) and Finikia.
The custard (left) was a bit bland, but the other two were awesome!
Maze slept in his stroller the whole time (thanks little guy!) and then we went back to Karen’s to nurse and then finally home for a much-needed shower.
I don’t even remember what we did this afternoon. Nursing. And ?!
Around 5 Matt and I met Karen downtown for the Market Street Wine Shop weekly tasting. We were looking for a few bottles for Thanksgiving.
We bought two of these!
Back home, Matt and I put together dinner –
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sautéed Tofu, Wilted Spinach, Pre-Roasted Butternut Squash, Shredded Cheddar and Crumbled Bacon
All drizzled in some Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze from the bakery