(Curse this white space – I can’t fix it and have to get in bed!)
It was packed again!
Most of our friends all had to cancel on us for the symphony tonight 😥 Two of the husband’s friends did make it, so that was fun
Of course I started the night with a glass of wine . This wine is awesome – inexpensive, complex and light for summer, cool bottle from South Africa:
Wine glass #1
It went down like water so I had a second (each about 3 oz?). Check out these awesome wine holder stakes from Crate + Barrel. SO handy at grassy picnics.
Greek Quinoa Salad
- 60 frozen shrimp, thawed
- 1 cup dry quinoa, prepared as directed
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1/2 a pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 zucchini, chopped into 1 in pieces
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped mixed olives
- 2 tbsp capers
- 1 lemon + its zest
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 block Fat-Free Presidential Feta Cheese (or your own favorite)
- Fresh or dried oregano to taste
Cook shrimp, quinoa, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, zucchini in your method of choice. Toss together with cucumber, olives and capers. Drizzle with lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil dressing.
Makes about 14 cups. Each cup is approximately 125 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.
We’ve got leftovers!
My dinner plate, along with some Triscuits and jack cheese that our friends brought and fruit salad . Last week’s coconut fruit salad was so good we did it again with different fruits: honeydew and fresh blackberries.
Seconds!! I like quinoa a lot, but it’s like eating air. It never fills me up and had pretty much no chew. I wish I liked it more for being such a great grain, but sadly I prefer chewy things like wheatberries and pasta.
Dessert pour – another 2 oz?
Post wine glass #3
I am guilty of running out of sunscreen today. I have a beautiful fingerprint tatoo on my shoulder from where I tried to rub in the last drop. We need to buy some more pronto! Luckily my face isn’t burned – that’s blush 😳
(I didn’t know you could see my face in this so sorry I’m so serious!)
I’ve got FOUR tests this week. It’s going to be a long one. But luckily I don’t have Food Comp on Tuesday or Sports Nutrition on Thursday, so that leaves a little more flexibility. Definitely time I can use!