So what did I do with my day off, you ask? Not much. Mostly just lounged around and did some blog-commenting. I also practiced my cello, played Wii, and put Pegasus on my ceiling. In glow in the dark stars, that is! I found the star stickers the other day when I was cleaning my dresser drawers. The package they came in had a map of all the constellations so I picked Pegasus and stuck him up on my ceiling. It's sort of impossible to get a picture of them all glowing in the dark, but it's cool, trust me. I quite like the idea of this big, noble horse being above my bed. -End nerd-dom now-
Breakfast featured an apple, an egg, a banana muffin, and berries & banana cream oats. I cooked my oats in "berry zinger" tea. Then I stirred in a couple spoons of plain yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and topped it with half a sliced nanner. Yummay.
Around 11 I decided that I wanted dip in my lunch but we had no hummus. We did have lentils though, so I created lentil dip! Yeah, I realize what it looks like, but it was really good!
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 3/4 c dry lentils, cooked (or 2 cups cooked)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- Dash of pepper, pinch of salt
- 1/2 a plum tomato, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 tbs olive oil
Naturally, I had to put it on a sammich and grill it! I put the dip and some thinly sliced tofu on WW potato bread and grilled to golden perfect. With a darlin' clementine, oatmeal bar and Rachel's yogurt.
Dinner had been cooking in the crock pot all day, so I didn't even have to do anything! The recipe is called mushroom & barley soup, and is from Home Cooking by Lundberg Memorial Hospital. It's a collection of favorite recipes from my the tiny town my dad used to live in, in Nebraska. The original recipe has beef in it and is cooked on the stove, but we changed the recipe so I'm totally allowed to post it. This soup is what I think of when I think of winter meals, it's really hearty and filling. And you can throw whatever you want into the crockpot.
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 c chopped onions
- 1 c diced carrots
- 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 4 c vegetable broth
- 2 c water
- 1/2 c barley
- 15 0z. cooked corn
- 1 large potato, chopped
Ha, I said I wasn't going to do another monster post! Oh well. I'm pretty certain that I will be having school tomorrow so I won't have so many pictures.
I really want to do Lee's Blogger Valentine's Day Exchange but my parents are currently unaware of my blogging identity. They know that I'm "safe" online, so that's not the concern. I'm just afraid that they'll think that this is just another extension of my ED and will make me stop. Do any of you have suggestions on how to tell my parents about my blog?
Love you all, sleep tight!