Sunday night, we meet again – and the weekend has passed, this one only slightly more exciting than the last. For some very odd reason, I found myself craving vegetables. All weekend.
Saturday, after a rainy, annoying, pointless day of work (the store was open for all of 3 hours, we closed early because it was so slow), I rushed home and got changed for a cousin’s 85th birthday party at the Sears Tower [[it’s actually Willis Tower now, but it will forever be Sears in my mind!]]
The view was gorgeous…
as was the salad.
Unfortunately, this was the best part of the meal, but a longshot. I even deleted the photos I took of the entree, it was that bad. The fish tasted like nothing, and the green beans were most likely frozen, and the potatoes were ok (but I’m not a huge fan of plain potatoes unless they’re sweet potatoes). After barely getting a chance to eat a real meal all day, and filling up on these guys during cocktail hour…
I was hardly satisfied.
And I rarely tweet at public events like this. I’m actually slightly ashamed. BUT I did get a few goodies from the party.
And I made up for the unsatisfying meal when I got home.
Today made up for it even more. It was a *planned* rest day, and I certainly enjoyed it to the best of my ability. I started by celebrating Pancake Sunday!
…except not for myself. I made this baked apple pancake for my parents (I had a bite or two, for quality control, of course :-D) with a few minor ingredient additions/changes. I think it came out pretty well!
I’ve come to realize that as much as I love making pancakes, they’re not really my favorite thing to have for breakfast. I like a little more texture in my breakfast, and I really like eating it from a bowl/mug/cup with a spoon.
So, this was my delicious breakfast:
Followed by a slice of my latest experiment:
The rest of the day was spent walking to the store, to lunch with the parents and this cutie,
eating a veggie-ful lunch at a meat-y restaurant (always makes me smile a little)…
making (and eating) salsa verde…
…and having more vegetables with a dinner of lamb chops and wild rice (yes, I eat a bit of good red meat now and then)
I ate my veggies today, I promise! Days like this remind me how much I love vegetables – but I never thought I’d see the day when I craved kale – and I must say I’m definitely proud of myself for it. There are few things about myself I don’t think I’ve ever been ashamed of, and the biggest one is my love for my veggies. Veg-head forever!
All-in-all, it was a good lazy Sunday and rest day, complete with True Blood and lots of blog reading / recipe browsing. Pilates tomorrow morning!
Do you ever find yourself craving veggies? Or other strange foods?
Fill me in on your weekend/foodie adventures!
**Other thing! I have a few recipes I made this week but am undecided about which ones to post first, if ever. the choices are:
- coconut flour chocolate chip cookies (paleo)
- roasted tomatillo salsa verde
- coconut flour high-protein bread/loaf (vegan, gluten-free)
- massaged kale salad and avocado dressing