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!