I woke up and looked at the clock. 7:09am. That’s a reasonable hour to be awake on a Saturday morning. Sat up and looked out the window and wondered what I’m going to do today. Hmm I can go to the gym, it opens at 10am on Saturdays.
In the meantime, I’ll have breakfast. I hop out of bed, make coffee and waffles. Blog a bit.
10am comes around. Hm I’m still full. I’ll wait it out a bit. Oh wait, maybe I should go to the farmer’s market real quick to pick up my CSA share since they recommend going before 12:00pm.
So I go to the farmer’s market, pick up my share and I’m home by 11:30. As I put away my CSA veggies, I have a bright idea to make something with some of last week’s veggies. They’re going to go bad, obviously they can’t sit in the fridge an hour longer while I go to the gym.
I made some Cilantro Lime Slaw.
Cilantro Lime Slaw
adapted from Epicurious
1/4 cup greek yogurt
zest + juice of 1 lime
few shakes of cayenne
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
3 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
Combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
Then since it was sitting in front of me, I ate some Cilantro Lime Slaw. Who else is going to eat that plate I just photographed? I mean it can’t go back in the bowl that’s going in the fridge! I thought it was delicious! When I was little my mom used to make cabbage with lime and salt, nothing else. This tastes like a spicier, better version of that. What can I say, I’m easy to please (…not true at all).
While I was at it I had some chips that my old roommate who moved out left behind. Hmm now I’m too full to go to the gym.
Guess I’ll clean up a bit in the meantime. As I clean, I see a bag of bread flour and have a bright idea! Oatmeal bread!
adapted from King Arthur Flour
3 cups bread flour
1 cup oats
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp molasses (or honey or sugar)
2 tsp dry active yeast
1 1/4 cup milk, warm (microwaved it 30 seconds)
extra flour for dusting kneading surface
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine butter, milk, yeast, and molasses. Let sit for a few minutes until it gets foamy. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together. Once you can’t mix it any more, turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and put in a warm place to rise for an hour. After the dough has risen, put it in a loaf pan and let it rise for another hour. Once it has risen about an inch or so over the rim of the pan, bake at 350F for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
So I started making that. As the dough rises, I peruse the internet and look at the clock. It’s about 1:30. Oh the Germany vs Uruguay game is at 2:30, this gym doesn’t have a TV. I better not go now, plus I’m still full.
Instead I took a nap while my bread was rising. At 2:20, I woke up repositioned my bread into a bread pan and let it proof one more time. Perfect timing the game is going to start!
At the half time, I put my bread in the oven.
45 minutes later. Germany wins. I’m bummed but life goes on. My bread is ready. I should probably take pictures of it. In that process I ate two pieces (the rest is now in the freezer). Again too full to exercise. And damn the gym closes at 5:30pm.
Around 6:00pm, I finally gave up. Forget this, I’m not exercising today. Instead I took a shower and went to the mall for two reasons.
To watch this by myself:
and to buy this:
I’m a lonely, midwestern housewife. Don’t tell.
Eclipse was terrible. No two ways around it.
Sure, Taylor Lautner was pretty, but the movie was horrible. I laughed out loud a few times (not always at intentionally funny parts). I’m glad I went alone, I think I would have been terribly embarrassed if I made someone go see that with me, especially a boy (not that I have one to go with). There were a fair number of men in the theatre surprisingly. You know I’ll still see the next one anyway…
So it looks like I have a date with my bed and the above mentioned book (10th Sookie Stackhouse book, I can’t say no).
I must confess: I love cheesy books. They make me so happy. Sookie Stackhouse fills that need for me. For the record, the books really aren’t that much like the show.
This is the perfect example of why I need schedules (activities and meal times) and planning ahead.
I overspent both my monetary entertainment budget and my calorie budget.
Tomorrow will be a better day.