A few weeks ago Bob saw the trailer for Captain America and indicated he wanted to see it. I like the Marvel comics and the films that come out based on them, but poor Captain America just doesn’t interest me. So, I called Val and asked if we could set up a “play date” so the boys could see their movie … We could do some shopping. It was a date.
So Saturday morning we packed up Jessie and headed over to West Palm. We shipped the boys off to their movie and we went shopping. I desperately needed new jeans. Emmie has commented that one pair I have needs to go because they don’t fit (yes, Emmie, I am still wearing the pair you hated in the fall) and another pair is just plain falling apart. I could also use a few new things for work. So off we went, it was a successful trip and shopping with Val is about one of the only ways I don’t break out in hives thinking about it. Well. Shopping with Val and shopping on line. I even picked up a super cute pair of shoes on line this week … And they fit perfectly.
This morning Bill took Bob out on the water for paddle boarding. Val and I were going to yoga, but between my joints and her shoulder, we decided it wouldn't be a great idea. But the boys seemed to have a good time.
I also meant to post this recipe a few weeks ago, but just never found the time. I wanted something quick and different. I remembered the soba noodles at Jasmine in Tallahassee and decided to come up with something in that vein. I took peanut oil, soy sauce, honey, sherry vinegar and garlic for the sauce. I cooked the soba noodles and some onion, red pepper carrots and chicken tossed it all together and we had dinner.
Bob really liked this one and so did I. It was light but had tons of flavor. I keep meaning to make it again, but lately I stare at ingredients and just can't exactly get it together. I am making a baked tofu dish for tomorrow. I have it prepped – just have to toss the tofu in the marinade before work then make it with some squash and noodles when I get home. Hopefully I can get it together to do that.
I also came up with what may be the laziest approach to dinner I can think of. Well, maybe not the laziest, but this might come close. Bob and I love our Hello Fresh boxes. They are like a mini Christmas present every week. The food is exactly what they say – fresh and good quality – and I can get dinner together in 45 minutes. I don’t have to worry about missing an ingredient, not knowing the recipe etc. With this in mind, and knowing what the next six weeks looks like. I decided to try a second company -Blue Apron. I went with a basic four week ‘gift’ so there would be no automatic subscription and I wouldn’t have to worry about canceling at the end of this. I set the delivery date for later in the week, but now we have dinner taken care of. It feels lazy. It feels like I’m cheating, but honestly, I don’t want to eat out all of April and I just know I’m not going to have the mental capacity to get it together. Heck, I stared at the tomatoes on the counter for a good 20 minutes is week trying to figure out how I was going to stuff them. I knew, I had it planned out I just could not get started. So we will see how is works. So far, I’m not as impressed with Blue Apron as I was with Hello Fresh, but it is still first impressions. I’m try to get some pictures of different meals; try.
Hope everyone has a great week! I’ll let you know how the tofu experiment turns out.