Dinner on Monday night was steak and gnocchi with pesto. Gnocchi and pesto is one of the best combinations we’ve discovered in a long time.
And no we didn’t drink both bottles on Monday night! There was half a glass of the Pinot Noir left and I opened the Quenett for me. The steak wasn’t the best one we’ve had. I think it was because I bought a different kind of cut of meat than what I normally get. Ooops.
I had asked for Tuesday off from work months ago. Michael and I had discussed going out of town for Labor Day weekend. But the plans changed and I decided to keep my extra day off. I think I went back to work too soon after Hood to Coast. I spent all of last week in a foggy daze of exhaustion.
“A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.” -Stephan Dolley Jr.
I slept in, I ate breakfast while I caught up on some emails, and then I went for a nice long swim at the pool. It was nice having the lane to myself and being able to just relax for awhile. Exercise is an important part of having a healthy life–and REST is also an important part. Rest happens to be something I don’t do very well. For example, Monday (yesterday) I took off as a Rest Day but then Michael and I went walking for over an hour and a half. Walking can be a workout too, so really did I have a Rest Day? I’m counting it as one but giving me a bad grade since I didn’t actually rest. 🙂
For lunch I made Inca Red Quinoa and topped it with chickpeas and steamed carrots and broccoli.
When I went to the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market on Sunday, I picked up a Sweet Spanish Onion.
I have no idea what to do with it.
QUESTION: Have you ever cooked with a Sweet Spanish Onion? Any tips or recipe suggestions?
Dinner Tuesday night was another awesome salad.
-Chopped Red Delicious Apple
-EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar
QUESTION: What is your favorite salad creation?