Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday Picnic

Hi Guys!  I'm hoping you had a good Monday.  It was a little bit of a rough one for me, but on to bigger and better things.

Thanks SO VERY MUCH for those who voted for me for Project Food Blog.  I had a blast with the first two challenges but couldn't hang with the big kids.  I am looking forward to voting for my favorites.  Seriously guys- check out those entries!  One thing I learned is that I'm no gourmet and I just do things my own, stubborn, way.  Things are more fun that way- trust me.

Each Sunday, I do my food prep for the week and also cook a meal for the hubby and I to enjoy.  Husband has been working like a mad man on his thesis because he's smart and I wanted to spend some time with him.  Food always wins.  We don't really have structured meals during the week so Sundays are it.  It's a great way for us to wind down from the weekend and a good way for me to try to avoid the Sunday blues. 

The Menu:

Spinach, roasted beets, marinated onions, almonds, pomegranate arils, slivered almonds, honey goat cheese and honey mustard vinaigrette.
 Garlic roasted potatoes and stuffed peppers (zucchini, garlic, tomato, basil)
Ahi tuna 'cooked' in lime juice and spicy goodness, homemade guacamole, and marinated spicy shrimp
Fresh veggies for dipping and face stuffing (me mostly)

All enjoyed 'picnic style' in the comfort of our living room
This, my friends, is how we eat our fancy Sunday dinner- other days we sit on our bar stools in the kitchen and sometimes I like to pace around the kitchen while I chew ;).  
I drink water out of a coffee cup and we eat our chips out of the bag (but we don't double dip because that's nasty).
I like to sit on the floor with my legs crossed for complete comfort- because who sits on couches when they are on a picnic?  That's just silly.

Other dining habits?

  • I eat breakfast on the run and usually show up to work with food on my face, unless my husband catches me before I get out of the car.
  • I eat past 7:00 PM most days of the week because I rarely get home before 8:00 PM and have not turned into a pumpkin or melted yet.
  • I eat out of the container if it's only my food- like almond butter and pumpkin butter.
  • I prepare breakfast dessert on a weekly basis for my husband because I know he likes it and he gets to eat whatever he wants for his tournament training
  • It almost hurts me to follow a recipe- I always have to tweak something for no reason other than my stubbornness
Tonight is my 300th post and I'm glad to have shared some of my quirks with you guys.  I never intended to keep this blog up for so long and wanted to quit many times but realized that it's something I love to do.  For those who read and comment, I'm truly grateful to have you here in my little home.  I invite you to come over for a virtual Sunday picnic.  Maybe I'll even let you sit on the couch and share some dark chocolate with you after dinner.

P.S. Any NYC bloggers up for lunch with me on Sunday, October 24?  I'll be in town and would love to meet you!  Email me onehealthyapple at gmail dot com


Anonymous said...

That is a lovely dinner! HONEY MUSTARD IS MY FAVORITE dressing of all time. So easy. Dijon + honey + apple cider vinegar. Bam. Done.
And I would love to have a virtual picnic ;)

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Oooh, I'm so excited that pomegranates are coming into season!! I love adding them to salads!

Mo Diva said...

dude im down 10/24. lets do it!

i love the spread.

and im bummed (but relieved) i didnt make to round three. ;) sorry you didnt make it but im proud of us for making it to round 2!

MelissaNibbles said...

We eat dinner like that every night. We are SO classy :)

I eat after 7pm too. I usually work until 6, then commute home. I don't know how people can get home and get dinner ready any earlier.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I wish I could have come to your picnic! YUM!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Hehe, I loved reading your dining habits :-)

I wish I was in NY to have lunch with you!!! I will be going there, but not until April ...

Mother Rimmy said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. That's quite an accomplishment. It's a labor of love isn't it? You husband is a lucky man, what a feast!

suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] said...

that seafood plate looks soooo good! :) i want some dark chocolate!

Gabriela said...

I'll be in NYC on the 24 and would love to meetup!!

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