Whew, is anyone else having a heat wave? Last night when I went to bed, my phone’s temperature stream still read 93˚! Like last summer, which was also pretty hot, I miss most of the hot and sticky weather because I’m inside all day at work in the air conditioning! I’m that person who is always cold, so while it’s in the 90s outside, I’m usually wrapped in a sweater as I wait at the door of the restaurant to greet customers.
Got to class on time yesterday; my stomach was grumbling a little before we started, so I had a bite of a Kashi bar to quiet it (I ate the rest at work while waiting for a good time to take a quick break for lunch.) After class, I stopped at a deli for an iced coffee. This was my second day in a row, and while yes, it hurt my stomach, it was absolutely worth it because I was seriously dragging even after being awake for 3 hours. I’m going to see if the deli has soy milk (doubtful), and see if that changes anything. I’m still experimenting! Right now, here are the top three tummy-turning culprits: 1) the coffee itself, 2) dairy milk, and 3) the time of day (early in the morning before I’ve eaten). I hope they have soy so I can rule one thing out!
My breakfast was quite filling this morning, due to a special addition: a crumbled Brown Butter Banana Strawberry muffin!
- 2% Greek yogurt
- Brown Butter Banana Strawberry Muffin
- 1/2 banana
- cashew butter
Business was steady and I had a good book to read, so the first hours passed quickly. I had another green bowl for lunch… are you getting tired of these yet? I love how filling they are, and the hot sauce and globs of hummus really bring everything together. I also use a little balsamic before I toss everything together.
The 15 minute walk home was so brutally hot and not only turned my arms a little pink, but made me so sleepy! Still, I changed into my gym clothes as soon as I walked in the door.
Somehow, though, Ari found me in bed when he got home, and we decided to just get started on our evening project instead.
Our friend’s birthday is today, so we made one of her favorite meals as a treat:Baked Ziti! We didn’t taste it, but it smelled pretty darn good. The recipe came from Naples at Table . It’s out of print, but you can buy it used on Amazon! We got it as a gift from our friend Anita last Christmas, and I’ve been waiting for the right time to dive into it.
For my own dinner, I heated up leftover fettuccine, steamed some German Butterball potatoes and tossed them in butter, sea salt + pepper, and saved a little of the steamed vegetables I was making simultaneously for my lunch.
For dessert, I made myself a pretty little heart of a fudge cup, which I topped with sea salt and unsweetened dried cherries.
We watched The Feast of Love after dinner; I just read the book last week, really liked it, and was curious to see how it would be as a movie. Like most film versions of books, a LOT was cut out, changed, and sort of Hollywood-ized. I still enjoyed it, but because I’d read it so recently, it was impossible for me not to compare it to the book, which I felt was far superior. Some books seem to do wonderfully as movies… The Hours , by Michael Cunningham, is one of my favorite books and films.
How do you feel about book-to-movies? Have you seen any good versions recently?