All this orienting makes me feel like student – listening to lectures, classrooms, homework…. I’m ready to get out there and get going! One more day to go.
I snacked on a fruition bar around 4:15 during our last talk. It tided over my hunger for the rest of the afternoon quite well. Love those bars.
Finally made it home around 5:45 (after stopping to get gas 👿 ) Lauri and I had big plans to cook dinner together tonight, but we rescheduled for tomorrow night because it made better sense for our schedules. That meant that dinner was OYO (=on your own) but since we have tons of leftovers, it was fun!! No pots to clean
Matt and I lounged on the couch for an hour watching Conan and holding hands 😉 Then we made our dinners
I had a black-eyed pea patty on a freshly baked Flax Oat Bran bun!
With jalapeno, ketchup and mustard
Plus a quasi-salad of spinach, leftover acorn squash and Costco Cinnamon Cranberry Goat Cheese all heated up together so the spinach wilted, the cheese melted and the squash was hot
HE had Sour Cream + Onion Pop Chips and leftover soup!
Tonight was very relaxing. Hope I can keep it up!
What a coincidence! I just started my vegan week and that patty looks mighty good.
(and i am actually the first to comment on the patty?)
Dinner looks good, even the Pop Chips! I haven’t tried those yet but I really need to get on it!!
emmy - eatventures says
That sandwich looks yummy! I have major jalopeno envy and was wondering how you guys do yours…..canned, jarred, fresh sliced? I’m sort of obsessed with them and ordering cheddar/jalopeno nachos from the bar downstairs seems like a habit I should start tapering off! 🙂
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Relaxing is the way to go.
Those buns sound great! I wish there were more Great Harvests in Massachusetts
Whitney @ Lettuce Love says
That all looks great 😉
Kath! That black eyed pea patty looks sooo good with your salad:)
Mmm, a black eyed pea burger sounds mighty good. And I don’t think I’ve mentioned how much I love your table cloths before. They’re gorgeous.
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
I love relaxing evenings! I need more of them!
Have a great night!
love the wilting spinach!! cranberry goat cheese sounds fantastic!
so lucky to have all that freshly baked GH bread at your fingertips!
Mara @ What's for Dinner? says
I”ve never heard OYO before 🙂
I like it!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Your bread always looks so fabulous. I wish we had a Great Harvest in Pittsburgh. Why don’t you guys come open one here?!?
i love the plating of your acorn squash, gorgeous! a black eyed pea patty sounds great!
Looks yummy. Now I’m getting hungry all over again.
Danielle (Coffee Run) says
I seriously wish we had a Great Harvest around here- your bread always looks so good.
Emily Eats and Exercises says
Love leftovers – especially for OYO dinners. I want to make some of those black eyed pea burgers – I don’t think I’ve ever actually had black eyed peas?! Cranberry goat cheese is one of my favorites.
Mmm, dinner looks amazing. Love your description of hot squash, melted cheese, and wilted spinach 🙂
Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen says
i love how ever y’alls leftovers look glamorous 🙂 i’ve got to try the black eyed pea patty thing STAT! 🙂
Matt makes such amusing faces in some of your photos… 😀
I’m gonna have to try making my own veggie patty. Especially with jalapenos!
P.S. I’m giving away a BUILY neoprene lunch tote on my blog: http://lovinlosing.com/2010/01/05/giveaway-announcement/
Mae @ OhhMay says
Leftovers are lovely! I’m always so infinatly jealous of your freshly baked breads… delicious Kath!
Jessie (Vegan-minded) says
Your dinner looks wonderful! The black eyed pea burger looks especially delicious. 🙂
You and Matt melt my heart! I can only hope my marriage is as sweet as yall’s one day 🙂
I bought an acorn squash and plan on making it like you did this week!
Aww thanks 🙂
We’re living parallel lives! I had my second day of orientation today, too. I’m so impressed by your ability to work out, go to work, eat amazing meals, and blog! Still trying to figure out where the energy to accomplish all of this comes from!
Oh fun we’re in the same boat! You’ll find some energy somewhere 🙂
Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run says
Your burger looks bomb! I want some of those buns =)
Lauren @ eater not a runner says
On your own dinners are the best sometimes 🙂
Ali@ Food, Fitness, Fashion says
I love the Sour Cream and Onion Popchips. It must me a guy thing because the second we go the ox of them, Adam grabbed the Sour Cream and Onion ones and I had to wrestle one away from him to try it!
The black-eyed pea patty looks awesome. Adding jalapenos sounds delish… good idea — I love spicy!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
That black-eyed pea patty looks delicious! Great way to end your busy day.
I just made acorn squash tonight and love it!! I actually used seasoned salt and then added ketchup on it afterwards.
Paige@ RunningAroundNormal says
Yay for relaxing nights! That black eyed pea patty looks wonderful!
black eyed peas & jalapenos? Heaven!!
too cute that you sat on the couch holding hands.. aww 🙂
Emily @ The Front Burner says
so glad you are settling into the schedule well – just remember the first week is the hardest! you and matt are very cute. 🙂
cant wait for a yoga de-compressor on thursday night! 🙂
Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write says
Kath – I really love your black eyed pea patties. I’m going to do the same very soon. I’ve yet to try popchips. They’re on my list, though.
Held hands, eh? 😉 I love what you did with the salad.
Wow your dinner looks delicious, I’m coming over!
Your dinner looks awesome! I havent been brave enough to try acorn squash yet. It sounds so good, and I love squash, but something about it intimidates me!
Cinnamon Cranberry Goat Cheese? OMG…sounds SO good….
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
my hubby had those same pop chips for lunch!
Leftover nights are some of the best!
It’s amazing what you can do with leftovers! People always cringe at the word…but you can make some serious eats with them… Your dinner looks delish!
Leo @ Cupcakes In Paris says
Your dinner looks absolutely amazing! mmmm…. Freshly baked Flax Oat Bran bun. Wish I could find a recipe for them.
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
Oooh sour cream and onion is one of my favourite flavours! I love pringles that are that flavour 🙂
I just discovered caremalized red onion and balsamic vinegar flavour crisps..can’t wait to try them!
Delicious dinner you got there btw 🙂
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
That is the best burger plate I have seen all year! 😉
I am intrigued by the Black-eyed pea patty! I just may have to try that.
Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind says
Just about every post of yours I read makes me want Great Harvest bread immediately. It always looks SO GOOD!
Kristen @ Change of Pace says
Glad to hear your week is going well! I’m jealous of your hubs working at GHBC. He must bring home good bread all the time! 🙂
Sounds like such a nice evening! Yummy dinner. Cinnamon Cranberry Goat Cheese? I need to find this at Costco- sounds just amazing. Hope the rest of your week treats you well Kath!
So cute you guys just sat on the couch and held hands. I hope to someday find someone that I like as much as I love, it seems to be one or the other for me lol….
Our version of OYO is EMFH–every man for himself 😉
Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life says
I’m loving the burger plate!
Katy @ These Beautiful Feet says
I understand feeling so ready and not being able to start! Can’t wait to hear/read about how your internship goes!
That sandwich looks delicious! Going to have to try that patty.
If you love the acorn squash with spinach, you will love this recipe from Wegman’s. I haven’t made it myself, but I get it from their “take-out” section in the deli all the time. One of my favorite things to buy at Wegman’s–it is to die for!!
Butternut Squash with Baby Spinach
SERVES 8 ACTIVE TIME: 5 min TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 0 min
2 pkgs (20 oz each) Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Butternut Squash, cut in 1-inch cubes
2 large red onions, peeled, chopped (about 4 cups)
3 Tbsp Wegmans Basting Oil (a mix of Grapeseed Oil, Canola Oil, Dried Thyme, Dried Parsley, and Natural Garlic Flavor)
Wegmans Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste
1 pkg (6 oz) Food You Feel Good About Fresh Baby Spinach
3/4 cup Food You Feel Good About Sweetened Dried Cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1.Combine squash and onions on large baking sheet; drizzle with basting oil. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper; toss lightly.
2.Roast 55 min, until tender and brown. Toss squash, spinach, and dried cranberries in large shallow serving dish.
Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 cup) contains 140 calories, 26 g carbohydrate, (4 g fiber), 2 g protein, 5 g fat, (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, and 40 mg sodium.
Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather says
That dinner looks yummy — makes me hungry!
you make such healthy meals! One of my goals is to find the time to do that!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
Lounging on the couch with your sweetie is good. I love when we relax and just snuggle.
Yummmm acorn squash…