Sunday, November 18, 2007

All in a days work

When I'm working long days, my meals need to consist of a few things. One is simplicity- they need to be quick to put together, and nothing too fancy. They also need to be hardy- I usually ride my bike at least 5 miles roundtrip, and my job consists of alot of running around and lifting large objects (dogs, towel baskets, stairs, etc). Finally, they need to be good- it's simple, I don't want to eat bad food. Yesterday was pretty good, foodwise. So much so I thought it warranted a post of it's own. Here's the breakdown:

I woke up early, so I got to have breakfast at home (yay!)- Toast (Rudi's Multigrain Oat), with peanut butter and sliced banana, spiced prunes, coffee. All while reading the Wheatsville Breeze.
Lunch is always fun in my Laptop Lunchbox- leftover Wheatsville Frito pie (Mmmmm!), carrot sticks with cashew-tamari dressing, 1/2 banana.

Cute notes from my ladylove. Awww, so sweet!

Dinner- okay, so I got a little bit fancy, but it was pretty quick and easy, plus I prepped ahead. We had roasted acorn squash stuffed with a forbidden rice salad (forbidden rice, celery, green onion, dried cranberries, tamari, maple, sesame oil, walnuts), sauteed swiss chard with chickpeas, wheatsville cornbread (best ever!)

And, let us never forget, dessert! Chocolate Peppermint Cream bars. These were the best things I have ever put in my mouth. Like a mint oreo and an Andes mint had a baby and it grew up to despise it's parents and become the best damn cookie in the world. I love you Kelly and Garrick! (Oh, and I didn't eat the whole plate, we were sharing. But, I could have..I so could have.)

Did anyone notice the abundance of Wheatsville goods? Yeah, so I'm in love with the place. It's a good thing I got the job there or I would be considered a stalker.

And, not my work, but the work of the groomer at my work. The cutest dog ever with a mohawk

Yo! Yo woman gimmie some treats. Mr. T demands doggie treats!

The Sunday night potluck is tonight, and the theme is seasonal produce. I'm making the Chickpea-Cranberry tart from VegNews, and we're bring the leftover Chocolate Peppermint bars. Chocolate is always in season.


Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like a day of good food!! I like your little laptop lunchbox, I've wanted one for awhile now, it's so cute :-)

Wow, chocolate peppermint cream bars, sounds so decadent! Excited to hear about your potluck last night!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That is the CUTEST dog EVER!

Vegan*asm said...

I love my Laptop Lunchbox. It's the best thing since plastic cartoon lunchboxes with a thermos. And I always (sometimes) get a nice balanced meal when I pack my lunch in it.
The bars were definately decadent. I thought I could only eat just one, but somehow I managed to put back far more..

And you're right melisser, that dog is the cutest. I took so many pictures of him and giggled the whole time. I just couldn't stand the cuteness!

yomomma said...

Oh My Gosh that dog is so cute..and those Chocolate bar look yummy.
sounds like things are going well.. Miss You