Faith and I met up for a walk this afternoon. Glorious, sunny, energizing.
But upon getting back home, I promptly crashed onto the couch with my book, a blanket and this bowl of snacks – pretzels, tortilla chip crumbles, raw granola, grapes, nuts. I love little snack mixes like this! I used to have trail mix on hand at all times for a tide-me-over-but-don’t-fill-me-up snack, but I never think to buy it anymore.
Matt came home at 6:30 and we put together dinner – in 10 minutes per usual! It helped to have two hands on deck.
The main event was seared porkchops [local from the Organic Butcher] that we topped with a Bourbon Apple Sauce!! To make the apples, we chopped ‘em up and put them in a hot pan along with about 3 tbsp Maker’s Mark, 1/4 cup Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze and about 1 tbsp brown sugar. We removed them from the heat while the pork cooked and then Matt put the whole mixture on top of the pork in its pan with more bourbon for 2 more minutes of cooking.
I worked on steaming up some kale, which I seasoned with maple syrup, olive oil and salt.
Toasty bread on the side!
After dinner, of course, I had my cake on the brain! My REAL 29th birthday is on Wednesday 10/26 – is is proper etiquette to finish your cake before your birthday begins!?
Matt and I have been watching the documentary Miss Representation – a film that explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. It premiered on OWN on Thursday and we really enjoyed watching it. Some of the footage was quite unbelievable – a must see for both men and women.