Sorry about not posting anything yesterday but I didn't have any photos or great stories from Tuesday's meals and I figured no post was better than a post without text/photos. I basically had Oatmeal for breakfast, ate out with a girl friend for lunch (El Rodeo in West Lafayette) and then ate my left over Enchiladas for dinner. See, without any photos the entire post would have been one sentence! :)
But yesterday I did do something worth mentioning. I finished the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series...
My opinion on the books? The first one I thought was oddly titled. To me the story wasn't so much about Lisbeth; and due to some misinformation from the Hubs I didn't see the end coming at all. :)
The second book was easily my favorite. I REALLY enjoyed it. I found that kind of odd, since usually I'm really into the first book and then they seem to go down hill.
Then the third book I struggled with. When it was telling the characters' stories I liked it. But then there were chapters that dealt with the Swedish government and secret sects and I was completely lost. Once I got past the new names, places and govt' organization I was totally able to get into it. :)
Over all I liked the series. My friend (who I borrowed the books from) told me that the author actually had notes for a fourth book (which I'm certain would deal with Lisbeth's mystery twin sister) but there's a battle over who has the rights to the notes so we'll probably never know. :(
Now I want to go see the movie! Has anyone seen it yet? Did you like it?
Between finishing the book I ate breakfast (oatmeal), took Kai to school and got some work done, picked Kai up and visited my sister's mother-in-law who was watching my nieces so we could have a play date for the girls. The girls played and we all had lunch. She made chicken salad, hummus, cut veggies, deli meats & cheese and had bread & crescent rolls to make sandwiches. I made an amazing sandwich using a crescent roll with cucumber, carrots, green peppers, tomato and humus. Then for dessert we had some homemade chocolate chip cookies! We were treated well! :)
Eventually nap time rolled around and I had work e-mails piling up so we headed home. :(
As dinner time approached we talked and talked about trying out a new Mexican restaurant that just opened somewhat near us, but in the end we decided to just stay home.
I started by making up some noodles - I used the last from the boxes of our penne & rigatoni. :)
For the Hubs & Kai I just added spaghetti sauce and some mozzarella. For me, I went on a stir-fry frenzy. :)
Into the pan went red onion, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, kale, tomato, sweet peppers and the noodles. When they were just about done I added balsamic vinaigrette and some red wine. Then I served it on my plate with nutritional yeast and some sprouts.
It. Was. Delish.
And I ate every last drop!
And then for dessert Kai and I had "Pink Soft Serve", aka frozen banana, frozen mix berry and some almond milk blended until smooth like ice cream... and then topped with pomegranate. :)
The perfect ending to a well eaten meal! lol!