Two posts in a row...I'm off to a good start. :)
Didn't last night's dinner look fancy? I think it did. And it started from such humble beginnings.
But we're going to start with breakfast. Oatmeal. Topped with frozen peaches and raisins. :)
After breakfast I caught up on some work and chores while Kai colored. :)
Then we were off to the park! On Thursday I contacted some of my friends to see if we wanted to all go to the zoo. About 5 minutes after I send that e-mail I remembered that Friday was Zoobilation so the zoo wasn't open for general admission. :( Instead I suggested we meet up at the park...
And that we pack a picnic lunch. Kai had left over mac & cheese with broccoli. For her drink I filled one of her animal cups with 1/2 Apple Juice and 1/2 Water. Yes, she's 4 and I still dilute it.
I had a spinach salad topped with frozen plums (they didn't thaw the way I thought they would while we were running around playing), pecans, sprouts, feta and avocado. It was REALLY good. :) To drink I filled a BIG Mug-N-Bun cup with water...it's the biggest cup I have with a lid.
After the park we headed home where I worked some more while we watched Veggie Tales Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. We have Netflix and have been on a Veggie Tale kick lately. Any one else watch that cartoon? It's actually really cute.
We also got the new Green Bean Delivery. This week I got:
3 Ears of Corn
1 Bunch Broccoli
2 Onions (only 1 was listed but I got a bonus)
4 Packham Pears
4 Yellow Nectarines
1 lb Strawberries
4 Bell Peppers (Mini Sweet Peppers were listed but their shipment was bad so they sub'd)
1 lb Asparagus
10 oz White Button Mushrooms
4 Tomatoes (3 were listed so bonus again!)
I still had an onion left from the last order so I decided that dinner had to include it, as well as the asparagus because it doesn't last long. :)
This was really a last minute meal but it turned out so good it will become a "planned meal" in the future. And it took me exactly 30 minutes! I started at 5:33 and finished at 6:03. How cool is that?
So I started by sauteing 1 chopped onion and 2 chopped russet potatoes with a little coconut oil.
Then I took some spears of asparagus, snapped and spritzed them with olive oil, and put them in the toaster oven at 425 to roast.
While the potato/onions cooked on low with the lid on, and the asparagus roasted, I brought a pot of water to boil then turned it down to a simmer so I could poach some eggs. If you don't know how to poach an egg you can google it for proper instructions. All I do is get my water to simmer and crack an egg into the water slowly. Then I just watch it until it looks done. :)
Once the eggs were done I started piling everything onto our plates....
I topped mine with Feta and Kai's with Cheddar...