Sunday, August 15, 2010
How To Eat Supper
The weather in Minneapolis today was the stuff of magical, blissful outdoor summers... in the high 70s, not a drop of humidity... a slight breeze. I got home from The Manfriend's house around 2 PM and instantly threw open the windows and turned off the A/C... and then set about mowing the lawn, doing some laundry, and preparing for the busy week ahead. I had a chicken defrosted and ready to roast alongside some fresh sweetcorn and yukon gold potatoes -- finally it was cool enough to turn the oven back on without turning my house into a sweat lodge!
The Manfriend was going to come over to help me take down the last remaining tree trunk... and I figured I'd make a nice dinner for us to wind the weekend down right.
But at the last minute we were both too tired and lazy to deal with the tree...
... so I made the simplest of dinners: soup and salad. After a weekend that included Chipotle, pizza, bar food, beer, and wine, my body was screaming at me for some healthy whole foods.
I absolutely LOVE Pacific Natural Foods Cashew Carrot Ginger soup -- it has been too hot to eat it for, oh, the last 2 months, but I could eat this for days on end and not get sick of it. I had some in the cupboard, and paired with a bit of warmed up baguette, it was the perfect comfort food. The salad? A mix of heirloom tomato, farm fresh cucumber and avocado -- dressed with a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Sometimes simplicity is the best solution.
Tuesday morning, bright and early, I'm off to Omaha on business. I'll return Wednesday night, and then leave again on Friday... this time for a relaxing weekend at the lake. Can't wait!
Off and running,