Hey! Miss me?
I know I haven’t posted in awhile, and there’s a few reasons for that. I’ve been working out more after work, so by the time we get home from the gym and have dinner, there’s not much time left for blogging before bedtime! It takes me awhile to write and edit each post, so if it’s too late, it can’t be done.
Also, I feel like I haven’t had that much to say, so I figured, “why create content just for the sake of updating?” Our new workout schedule has meant more leftovers and less creative (read: blog-worthy) meals. Mitch has been cooking more and we’ve been resorting to our time-tested favorites, rather than my crazy experiments. I hope that changes soon, though, as I do love to cook! I have TONS of respect for daily or near-daily bloggers, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to be one of them. And that’s ok. I’m still here…the thrill of blogging is is not gone yet!
And the craziness isn’t stopping anytime soon! This whole month is ridiculous for me, how about you? Tomorrow I’m flying to San Francisco to attend my little brother’s college graduation on Saturday. It’s a quick trip…I’m going up Friday night and coming home late Saturday night. I wish I could stay longer, because Santa Cruz and the surrounding area is so much fun. Mitch and I visited my bro about a year ago and I fell in love with the hippie little town and the awesome hiking trails in the nearby Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Those were some big trees!
I can’t believe my little brother is graduating college! We didn’t have the greatest relationship growing up, but we’ve gotten a lot closer in the past 5 or 6 years (right around the time my parents got divorced. Funny how that works).
He’s one of those “too smart for his own good” types, but I just I know that he’s got amazing things ahead of him…he just has to get past the current job market first! Man, I don’t envy this year’s grads. He’s a Politics/Economics double major and he was selected to read a speech during Saturday’s ceremony. I’m told
by him that I will be inspired.
And since this is a food/recipe blog after all, I wanted to share the lunch I threw together this morning. I debated buying my lunch, but my frugal side won out and I created this slaw/salad (before I had my coffee, thank you!).
- ~ 1/3 head green cabbage, sliced thinly
- ~1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 oz Greek yogurt
- 1.5 oz canned chicken (stolen from tonight’s dinner prep, SHH!)
- 1 TBPS Annie’s Light Gingerly Salad Dressing
- ~1/2 tsp sesame oil
- sprinkle of black pepper
- 1.5 TBSP each fresh cilantro and basil
It smelled SO good and I was pretty proud of myself for making use of whatever ingredients I could find in my kitchen. If I had green onions and sesame seeds, I would have added them…but I don’t so I didn’t!
Speaking of using up ingredients, does anyone have a suggestion for a recipe using leeks? Mitch “thinks” he doesn’t like leeks and I would like to prove him wrong. Preferably with something simple and healthy, of course!