April 5, 2014

Tasty Tidbits

We opened the grill this week & officially kicked off spring! It's pretty rare that we have a standard "meat & potatoes" type plate. This is mostly because we don't eat meat, but also because we like more meals that are mixtures instead of each separate on the plate. This meal was an exception, with a portobello cap, brown & wild rice, & asparagus. It was great to be able to grill again!
I can't decide if the purple color of the rice combination is fun or gross. I'm leaning toward fun, since I know the hue came from the wild rice. Maybe I should call the combo Royal Rice? Or is that taking it too far?

We have seedlings growing inside until they're big enough & it's warm enough to move them out to the garden. Because Tink is crazy about dirt, we had to lock them away in an upstairs room so that she can't get at them. One evening, I found her sitting at the top of the steps & as soon as I opened the door, she bolted in. She looked around briefly, then jumped onto the daybed & buried herself under the blanket. If I hadn't seen her doing it, I wouldn't have known she was there...except for that little paw sticking out!
I lifted the edge of the blanket & there she was, peeping out at me. So cute!
Happy weekending! It's supposed to be pretty nice here & I can't wait to spend some time outside.

Here's what we've been eating in the last week:

  • Mega salad with spinach, red leaf lettuce, roasted Brussels sprouts, onions, mushrooms, carrots, almonds, & dried cranberries
  • Lunch date: Vegetable hibachi at Tokyo Diner
  • Leftovers
  • Sandwiches
  • Oranges, grapefruit, & apples

Dinner at Mom & Pops' with my aunt
  • Orecchiette with tomato mushroom sauce
  • Roasted cauliflower & fennel
  • Green salad
  • Collard green wraps stuffed with the Chickpea Salad from The Oh She Glows Cookbook & cashew "cheese" (learn how to make a collard wrap here)

  • Grilled portobello mushroom caps
  • Grilled lemon pepper asparagus
  • Brown & wild rice mixture (did you know this turns out purple? fun!)
  • Lemon tahini dressing from The Oh She Glows Cookbook
  • Green salad
Dinner at Mom & Pops' before choirs
  • Bean burgers
  • Roasted squash
  • Green salad
  • Girls' night for me: waffle bar!
  • Minestrone for W
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