I am thankful to have the day off today, and have been one heck of a busy bee with all of my free time!
First, many, many things happening in the kitchen . . .
Rhubarb for the freezer:
Asparagus for the freezer:
Oh yeah, more asparagus for the freezer:
12 cups of chickpeas for the freezer:
Caprese-style with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella, coated in a simple balsamic vinaigrette.
AND, "Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango:"
Ah, VCON, how I've neglected thee lately. This salad ROCKS. Quick, simple, gorgeous, healthy, and delicious! I imagine this would make an amazing potluck offering at some point this summer. :) And maybe amazing camping food, too!
I also met my friend Ashley for coffee this afternoon, and ran a couple of errands. I spent a FORTUNE at Target . . . a few new summer tops, a dress for a wedding we're attending in a couple of weeks, camping supplies for our upcoming trip, dish soap, toilet bowl cleaner . . . it all adds up so FAST!
Can you believe, however, that the one thing on my Target list that I didn't get (because it wasn't available) was a black cardigan sweater? Weird. I guess I'll try the Gap? American Apparel? H&M? (Although, going all the way to the "Black Hole of Death" seems extreme just for one sweater.) Grumble. Target, why did you let me down!??!?!?
Off to finish up my to-do list for the evening -- I have tons of cleaning left to do.