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Thinking about Dinner

My sister reminded me that I haven’t posted much about dinner lately.

It’s true. I haven’t.

I used to do it a lot. I loved sharing all the yummy meals I was preparing….

sweetfridaydinner

A Sweet Friday Dinner

burrito salad bowl

Recreating a Take-out Favorite

Moroccan-style soup

Vegan Challenge - Moroccan Style Soup

Spaghetti Squash Delight

A Substitute for Pasta

I guess I’ve sort of been neglecting dinner lately.  I’m still cooking. We have a healthy and delicious meal cooked by yours truly almost every night. They just aren’t that creative. And being the egotist that I am, I don’t want to share with you just any old meal. But perhaps I should.

beans and squash

A Back Burner Night

Yesterday I went food shopping for the first time in a while. Since The All-Star has the car most days and I’ve been on foot, he’s been doing the food shopping. This is great, don’t get me wrong. And he’s doing an awesome job. But it does mean that I’ve been cooking with mostly staples lately. (I could probably give him a list, but that would be too easy. Usually when I shop, I come up with my menus as I go. Not exactly a time saver, but that’s how I roll.)

reusable grocery bags

Reusable Grocery Bags

My shopping excursion yesterday felt really good. I was back in my element. Scoping out sales on fruits and veggies, cuts of meat and conjuring up menus. It’s fun. I love it.

I probably spent more money than I should have but now there’s plenty of food and I’m excited about the meals I’ve got planned. They still aren’t anything special but there’s lots of variety.

Perhaps I’ll share a few with you!

Speaking of money and meals, I just got a great idea for a challenge. . . .

Yes, I think I’m on to something. Stay tuned!

Laura

Getting Down to Business

Now that the holidays are over and moving and travel have come to an end, it’s time to get down to business! Item one on the agenda, find a work space!

Jenna and I met for a few hours today and hit the pavement looking for space to rent. There is a lot of vacant space in Walnut Creek so we shouldn’t have a problem finding the perfect spot for our acupuncture office. Phone calls, brain storming, and positive intentions was our game plan. All in all, a good day one. Nothing solidified yet but some possibilities in the works. Lots more to do.

Updates from home life…we finally ate a real meal at home last night. It was our first since we’ve moved almost a month ago. We had super yummy meals in New York (and believe me, having someone else do the cooking for a change was a welcome) but there’s nothing like getting back to a regular eating routine with healthy home-cooked goodness. I decided to go simple, a baked whole chicken with roasted root vegetables and squash. Perfect for a cold NorCal night and with lots leftover for lunches. I’ll certainly be able to use the carcass for home-made chicken broth. There’s nothing like a delicious one-dish dinner! And a great way to eat healthy on a budget.

Laura