Welcome to Tea Season. The time of year where I have to warm myself from the inside out. I cannot believe how chilled I’ve been all day! It’s too early to turn on the heat, too early for space heaters. But not too early for 3 layers of fleece and hot tea! I’m sipping on a cup right now as I listen to a webinar on Healthcare Reform.
[Did you know as an RD you have to do 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years? I'm working on mine right now as I listen to this webinar, blog, sip tea, and listen for the laundry to finish in the dryer. I'm also attending two dietetics meetings this month - on in Roanoke tomorrow night and one in Richmond on 10/20. Anyone want to get together in those cities?]
The only time today I have NOT been cold was on my run this morning! Matt and I went out just before lunch on a turkey trot around town. It was a great run. You know where I can feel how I’m adjusting to the hills? When I run on FLAT now I can feel it in my butt. There are new muscles there that I can tell flex more on flats!
Matt was super hungry and had a 2PM biz meeting, so he made lunch while I showered.
Sardine Salad, Taco Style!
For the sardines he mixed for TWO of us:
- 1 tin of smoked herring (we love the smoked variety)
- Bell pepper
- Pinto beans
- Shredded cheese
- Mayo (he usually puts 1 tbsp in the whole salad)
- Cayenne pepper, salt, pepper
- Possibly some other spices but he is now gone so I can’t ask!
The salad was served over a big handful of baby swiss chard from our garden! I added some blue corn chip crumbles and a dollop of sour cream (the good stuff) that really made the salad. Matt said it reminded him of middle school cafeteria taco salad with the cheese and beans in there
He also sliced us some sharp cheddar on the side. I LOVE cheese and never eat it by the slice at home because I just recently discovered how much I like block cheese more than pre-shredded. This was a delicious (nutritious!) complement to lunch.
A teeny little apple (golf ball size!?) with some Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter
Two lunches in a row that get a big thumbs up!
Congrats to my MOM for being a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize! The book was part of her MFA of last year.
Hope y’all are having a wonderful day!