Afternoon snack!! At the bakery I usually eat 1 big slice of bread a day (usually a medium slice with lunch and a hunk for a snack) and a few sweets nibbles. It’s really not all that much volume, but I sure feel carbed out when I leave some days!
Today I had Apple Crunch with White Chocolate Coconut PB by Naturally Nutty!
And then I left for yoga. I biked to my gym and went to Pilar’s Vinyasa class. No yoga compares to Y2Yoga, however, Pilar’s class is a good splash of the vinyasa style that I love AND she has fabulous music!! I know some serious yogis think music spoils the concentration, but I just LOVEEEEE doing yoga to music! Not loud or bouncy music, but really inspiring, interesting music.
Today THIS song came on and I just about danced across my mat. Loved it!!! So much attitude. I just played it for my sister (well, she played it on her computer) and she said “It reminds me of something Karen would sing on a holiday… “I’m feeling gooooood!” LOL! THIS song was our savasana and I am in love with it for opposite reasons, such as the s p a c e between words and the harmonica!
I actually headed HOME after yoga instead of to the bakery. Matt and I are feeeeeeling goood about how things are going and the business no longer needs both of us for 18 + 12 hour days. So glad I can step back just a bit and come in a little later and leave a little earlier, although I imagine I’ll stay till close many days.
I had a blast cooking dinner tonight!!
I decided I wanted something really herby and gathered what I could find in the yard – plus lots of swiss chard from our overflowing green garden!!
In addition to the chard, I picked dill, basil (!), mint and rosemary plus I used some of the oregano Faith brought over last week.
While I cooked dinner, I poured myself a cocktail. Kombocha! These make such great mocktails, and I try to put one in my grocery cart to sip once a week, although it ends up being more like once a month! I love their taste.
But since the brand had to re-do the formula due to being too high in alcohol, something’s been missing.
I decided to add back that zing.
Just a WEE glug of the good stuff!!
And BAM – killer cocktail!!! I heart bourbon!
Matt came home around 7:30 and I had dinner waiting. [I am still SO impressed by my Shaklee Nature Bright that managed to get all the food out of these white napkins in the wash last week. White napkins are so pretty and mine usually have tomato sauce stains all over them!]
Our pasta salad was great –
Whole wheat penne (about a cup, dry?)
Lots of swiss chard, steamed
1 whole tomato, chopped
1/4 cup Pestos with Panache, strawberry (!! the strawberries are subtle enough that this worked)
2 tbsp of sour cream (to make it more saucy, and because I had some leftover. Optional.)
Lots and lots of fresh herbs!
The flavors were great~
Matt served his with two giant pieces of Cheddar Garlic. He and Allie are tied for “most bread consumed off the bakery premises” award ; ) He did share a delicious gooey bite with me!
Karen’s Meatloaf Recipe was actually a Paula Deen!!!! She said it was actually BISON and not grass-fed beef, which is probably why I thought the flavor was so great. I love the flavor of bison more than any beef I’ve had because it reminds me of the beef I had when I was little. Weird, but true.
Herby Chard Pesto Pasta Salad
Yield 2 Servings
Herbs + greens + pesto speak loudly in this pasta recipe!
- Whole wheat penne (about a cup, dry)
- Lots of swiss chard (a whole salad spinner full)
- 1 whole tomato, chopped
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 2 tbsp of sour cream (to make it more saucy, and because I had some leftover. Optional.)
- Lots and lots of fresh herbs! I used fresh rosemary, basil, dill, mint and oregano. About 1/3 a cup total once chopped
- Cook pasta according to package
- Place chard in a big pot along with 2 tbsp water and put on lid. Allow to steam for 3-5 minutes
- Chop herbs + tomato
- Drain pasta and herbs, if watery
- Combine everything into large pot and add pesto, tomato and sour cream.
- Toss together and serve!