Holy sunshine! What a gorgeous day! It was a little too hot for blueberry picking, but I checked off the other two tasks on my Saturday to-do list.
First, a 5 mile run. Its been over a year since I ran that far, so I was a little worried this morning. I kept reminding myself that Jerry was out running 16 miles, so surely I could handle 5. I left at 9:30 and it was already hot. I finished a sweaty mess, but feeling pretty good.
I rewarded myself with an overnight oat smoothie. Last I night I put everything in a jar in the fridge; oats, soy milk, chia seeds, frozen strawberries. In the morning I added some yogurt, and blended it together. I finished it with granola and sunflower butter on top.
This was a giant bowl of breakfast! It kept me full for hours.
I had a little iced coffee on the side.
Jerry and I stopped by the farmer’s market and picked up some zucchini, goat cheese, and a bottle of local wine (Vidal Blanc).
|More vendors and lots more produce than the first week|
And local sweet corn in is season! I picked up 6 ears and can’t wait to try it. Maybe grilled on this:
Jerry’s new grill! Ours is quite literally falling apart, and since we grill 3-4 times a week in the summer, a new one was a necessity. Jerry is so excited. I’m not sure if there is anything that makes a man happier than a new grill.
Jerry is helping out with hay at the farm, so I was solo for dinner tonight. I started by making myself a cocktail. I am not much of a mixologist (I’m definitely a wine girl), but this drink wasn’t half bad.
Pina Colada Martini
- juice of half a lime
- 1-2 ounces of pineapple juice
- 1 shot of vanilla vodka
- 1 ounce light coconut milk
- splash of pina colada seltzer (I used Polar brand, it is naturally flavored)
Put first four ingredients in cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake, pour, and top with a splash of seltzer.
Since this was a ‘martini’ I used vodka. But you can certainly use rum if you are looking for a more traditional pina colada taste. This is obviously much less decadent than a real pina colada, but it has to be less than half of the calories.
For dinner I sauteed some pole beans in garlic, olive oil, and crushed red pepper. I also cooked one of the veggie burgers that I made last week and had put in the freezer. I threw it all on a bed of lettuce with some artichokes, homemade croutons, and the last of the Caesar dressing.
Since I was having such a classy evening with my martini and all, I poured myself a glass of sparkling water.
|My new chalkboard glass that my mom got me|
I even put my napkin on my lap.
Dining for one never felt so classy!