Running a household is much easier when you have 3 people to split the work! Matt took care of house stuff, Karen went grocery shopping and I organized my things
After an hour of reading on the couch (OMG – I relaxed!) we set out to assemble the dinner Karen made this morning – Chili + Salad.
This turkey + bean chili simmered on the stove all day.
I assembled the salad! Romaine, zucchini, yellow pepper, tomato, pine nuts, feta tossed in Garlic Gold Lemon Vinaigrette.
[On a tangent about Garlic Gold...Matt and I have determined that no product has ever pleasantly surprised us more. I rolled my eyes when I got the sample pack in the mail - I don't really like garlic that much. But not because of the flavor, because I will taste it for hours and hours after eating it so I always regret it. But THIS STUFF is fabulous and I have ZERO garlic breath after eating it!! The secret is that it's roasted. I've been putting the oil on my salads for a few weeks now and feel that when it's gone I'll really miss it. Matt proclaimed that we will have to buy more. The Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is realllly good too. Like the oil plus lemon and herb. It makes a fantastic flavorful salad dressing!]
I topped my chili with Oikos and some Fritos – sent by Frito Lay in honor of their sponsorship at the Summit! While Fritos aren’t really a "health food", simple ingredients work for me. They tasted great on our chili.
Gosh natural light makes SUCH a difference!!
[Comment from the mother: "Oh gosh we should have taken the bags off the table before that shot!"
Check out my new blogging station!!! A corner in Karen’s kitchen. I am in love!
Like my R2D2 lamp!?
‘Bout to dig into one of these bad boys for dessert.
I’ve slept horribly the past two nights, waking up at 5:30 and tossing and turning for an hour before sleeping again from 6:30-7:30. Tomorrow I have to wake up at 5:30 so hopefully I can get to sleep on time and have a good night’s rest.