Hello longest Monday ever. My day started at 5am and I was at school by 6:15. Worked all day and then had conferences until 7:20. AHHH! But breakfast was seriously epic! Leftover buckwheat pancakes (they freeze super well — heat them up in the microwave for about a minute and a half) with mashed banana, strawberry jam, almonds, and peaches! Holy Monday Morning they were good!
Close up goodness.
First snack was a Naked Green Machine (Kellen says they are really bad for you — he could very well be right, they have a million grams of sugar!) and a clementine.
Lunch was the last of the Inside Out Pasta with a couple handfulls of spinach and tomatoes plus some balsamic vinegar. Crazy good when nuked!
What a blurry picture. Sometimes they look so clear on the small camera screen and when I get them on the computer they are blur-city!
3:00 Cupcake. Things mysteriously show up in the work room and I not-so-mysteriously eat them.
Darn you, blurry pictures!
5:00 Cherry-Almond Cliff Bar. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t great. It was like the grossness of a power bar mixed with the density of a 2×4 and none of the yumminess of almonds or cherries. I hear some of the other flavors are better, so I’ll give them a try — but for the money, I’d take a Larabar any day!
7:30 — Dinner, FINALLY! It was so good! I recently found a cookbook I had misplaced for a while. All of it’s recipes use foil to cook in (making the clean up a cinch!) We made a feta, tomato and orzo bake. Here’s how to do it:
Set oven to 450. Take a box of orzo and put it in a bowl with 2 chopped garlic cloves and chopped kalamata olives. Mix! Put it in the middle of two large pieces of foil on a baking sheet.
Back to the bowl. Fill it with 1 can of fire-roasted OR italian style tomatoes (fresh tomatoes would probably be good too, but the orzo cooks using some of the liquid from the tomatoes, so you would have to add more broth if you used fresh tomatoes). Then add a can of chicken or veggie broth. Add 2 Tbs of olive oil. Mix! Pour over orzo in the middle of the foil.
Make sure you made a little bowl out of the foil before you pour in the tomato mixture. Top with feta cheese. I used garlic herb.
Seal up the foil and bake for 25 minutes. It comes out looking like this:
And it tastes like a Greek god made it.
YES PLEASE! You’ll be seeing this all week, so get ready! Happy Monday 🙂