I guess I’m drogging!? 6 oz of wine is too much for me! I’ve been craving red wine all week and being a Friday night, Matt finally said he was in the mood too (even though he has to get up at 3 in the AM). It’s a big deal for us to open a bottle of wine from our rack, so that’s why we debated on and off all week. Glad we did tonight!
I was dying of thirst this afternoon. I guess from yoga. I drank two 24 oz bottles of water before and during yoga, plus 2 more 16 oz glasses – no luck! That’s how much I sweated. Finally I had 1/4 of a small watermelon at 5:30 as a snack and finally my thirst and “hunger” went away. It was sooo delicious. I figured there was no better hydrating fruit than a water.melon
We cracked open the wine a little bit later. This was a fantastic malbec/cab blend.
Does this not scream summertime?
We had originally planned a Cajun dish for dinner, but I wasn’t feeling a salty, heavy dish, so I switched to a light salad.
I never eat tabouli because everyone puts red onions in it, and I don’t really like parsley. But I always think it looks SO delicious in photos, so I made my own version. The basics are: quinoa (because we didn’t have bulgur) with mint + oregano, zucchini, tomato, cucumber, lemon, olive oil and shrimp for fun.
The estimated recipe:
- 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked (I started with a cup, dry, but it was way too much so I only used half and am saving the rest for another dish)
- ~1/2 cup cucumber, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup mint + oregano from our garden, chopped
- 3/4 cup baby spinach, chopped
- 1 zucchini, diced and cooked in some olive oil in a skillet
- ~10 shrimp, cooked in some olive oil in a skillet
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Few grinds pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
After cooked parts are cooked, toss everything together in a bowl! Serves 3-4.
On the side we had a little pizza crust leftover from last night
I had to have a tiny pour more…
My good friend from high school (my best friend’s brother) is coming to stay with us tonight on his way to Asheville!! He’s not expected until after 9, so we’re going to finish watching Flash Of Genius until Matt has to hit the hay for his early wake-up call.