Thanks for all of your recipe suggestions on my lunch post!! While I love throwing stuff in a pot (as we did tonight!) sometimes recipes are much more fun. I saved many of them to my Springpad for later.
I didn’t do much this afternoon other than write a thank you note to my Grandmother and pack my lunch for tomorrow. I broke my blog at one point trying to make a back-up (finally did figure out that WordPress back-up plug-in that does it automatically). I feel like there is a tidal wave on its way here and I can’t sit still! I’m sure come the middle of this week I will wish for some peace and quiet to relax.
I guess I’m freaking out because I’ve been there, done that with working full time and I was not a very pleasant girl. So the reason I am nervous this time is that now I have a much bigger blog business than I did two years ago and I’m a bit worried about managing my time. I’m sure I’ll figure it out, and of course it IS temporary (just 6 months!) but on the eve of my first day I’m on edge.
I never got hungry for a snack this afternoon. Actually, not true. I got hungry for a snack a handful of times, but that hunger was accompanied by lots of thirst. My run must have left me parched! So I had about 3 cups of tea and that kept my stomach from really wanting to eat.
[Runs to get another glass of water now because talking about thirst made me thirsty again!]
We made an early dinner because both of us were ready to eat by 6PM. And what a serendipitous dinner it was!
In the meal plan calendar I only had plans for “Black-Eyed Peas + Collard Greens” (Better late than never, right?) and left the flavor palate and format to our moods and creativity. I cooked a huge pot of dried BEP that I had soaked last night this morning. We have tons of beans!!!
We debated a tomatoey one-pot dish, but I decided I was in the mood for patties, so Matt combined them with about 2 tsp of Creole seasoning (the best!) and 1 tsp of sriratcha hot sauce along with 1 egg and formed them into patties –
Cooked on a skillet until lightly brown.
I was in charge of the veggies – collards cooked with yellow squash, apple and Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce leftover from our Great Harvest cookout (I think it came from EarthFare). It has a wonderful smoke to it!!
I added a little ketchup to my pea burgers
We both mmmmed our way through this meal!
To continue my restless leg syndrome, I vacuumed the whole house after dinner. Spiderwebs in the stairwell and all.
I came across this Maple Bacon lolipop whilst sorting. “Man Bait”!! I think it’s from the Foodbuzz Festival, and I’ve been scared of it since I brought it home. However, it was delicious!!! More maple than bacon.
Going to relax in a bubble bath and then do some major reading.