I had a very busy, very physically-active day yesterday, so I knew some light, relaxing yoga was in order early evening. I did 20 minutes of "Stress Relief Yoga for Beginners." Although I love this practice, I'm starting to think I need another relaxing practice, just so I can switch it up a bit!
In other yoga-related news, my ab muscles are SORE this morning. Ow.
I have a day off today! Woo! I have some appointments and things, but there will be time for a little bit of fun, too. :)
Dan has become a granola monster. (He finished the batch of granola I sent home with him last weekend already!) So, I made him another batch yesterday:
My same recipe that I always use, although I used agave this time 'round, instead of maple syrup, and a whole host of spices, (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger,) and a splash of vanilla extract, too! A blend of walnuts, almonds, and pecans, two different kinds of raisins, and dried apricots, too! I'm sure it will be well-received. :)
Yesterday in food . . .
Crackers and hummus (YUM!) and a sliced pear. Coffee, too.
I made Mexican Tomato Bean Soup with Corn Dumplings and quesadillas stuffed with leftover greens and mushrooms, and a sprinkling of queso fresco. The quesadillas were AWESOME, of course, although we ran out of salsa. :( Boo, hiss. I have made the soup in the past, but not for a couple of years, and was looking forward to another taste! I remember loving the dumplings, but this time was not meant to be. Last time I made the soup, I definitely used masa harina for the dumpling dough, which worked well. This time I used cornmeal, (the recipe suggested the substitution,) which was a DISASTER! I made and formed the dumplings, dropped them in the soup, allowed them to simmer undisturbed until I thought they were done, gave the soup a stir . . . and the dumplings completely fell apart. Alas. The soup still tastes good, and we each ate a big bowlfull for lunch, but no cute little springy corn dumplings! Bah. I made a note on my copy of the recipe, so I know to pick up some masa harina next time!
The rest of the chocolate mousse that I couldn't finish yesterday.
Yesterday was a long, busy afternoon, with a very late dinner planned. Lots of snacking, as a result.
Half a lemonade. (I saved the other half for Dan, who is nursing a cold and enjoyed the treat!)
Shared while watching a movie!
There were many, many hours between lunch and dinner. :)
Dinnertime finally arrived:
Mushroom-Potato Stroganoff (from The Cheese Factory Restaurant Cookbook,) egg noodles, and oven-roasted green beans. SO good.
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is calling my name . . . !