It’s been a nice, quiet weekend — and there’s still one more day to go! Yes, I took Columbus Day off. Woo hoo! I love a long weekend (who doesn’t?!). Ethan is off from school and David has a bank holiday, so there was no way I was going to work. There’s nothing more depressing than having to get up for work while everyone else is still sleeping!
The weather has been spectacular all weekend — a beautiful Fall weekend with sun and a nice breeze. I actually even spent time on the hammock yesterday, lying in the sun reading “Knockout”. It was quite nice.
Today I did some serious cleaning of the pantry. It seems I’ve been through this exercise a few times before, and yet I still I find more “junk”. So I did some more purging, some organizing and some cleaning. I need to invest in some glass storage containers in various sizes. Taking my cue from Kris Carr, I did get some mason jars and have been using them quite a bit. But I’d like to get some other sizes to store leftovers. I would rather microwave lunch for work in a glass container than a plastic one (think carcinogens…). Also, with all the various and sundry seeds, nuts and beans in the pantry, I think glass containers will work better in there also.
Speaking of Kris Carr, I tried the “Save the Tuna Salad on Rye” recipe from Crazy Sexy Kitchen and we loved it! It was delicious. Definitely one I will make again (and in case you missed the joke in the title… there is no tuna). It’s made with raw cashews, sunflower seeds, pickles and seasoning (don’t knock it until you try it).
Another dish I made tonight is Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. I have been looking for some nutritious, easy breakfast recipes and I think this was is going to be great. You assemble and refrigerate. In the morning, you can eat cold, or warm up in the microwave. I haven’t tasted them yet, but I am really looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!
Here’s the link to the recipe… I use a lot of Melissa’s recipes and definitely recommend that you follow her blog.
Weekend (1967) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062480/