Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's Eve last night! I had a pretty great day, actually -- we only had four kids at work during the day, our mini dinner party was a huge success, and Dan and I had a blast at the theatre production we went to see later on! (We saw the Christmas show at a local comedy and improv theatre.) Food from yesterday:

Apple-cinnamon oatmeal, made with almond milk. Not pictured: black coffee, multivitamin.

Sorry there's no photo, but I ordered Jimmy John's with a few of my coworkers. I had their veggie sub (provolone, avocado, light mayo, lettuce, sprouts, tomato, and cucumber) on wholegrain bread. I also snuck two chocolate-covered caramel leaves out of our "teacher treats" drawer. :)

Again, no photo. (Dinner will make up for it, I promise!) Another pumpkin chocolate chip muffin, and a Cara Cara orange. I shared a few slices with the kids -- they loved it! (And, bizzarely, the orange distracted them from the Oreo cookies being served for snack! Strange, but cool.)

I had a small platefull, and a few scoops of seconds, from the following dishes:
Salatat Taheena (Tahini Mix), Labana ma' Za'tar (Drained Yogurt with Za'tar,) and Bathinjan Makboos (Eggplant Pickles,)
Mutabbal Koosa (Garlic Zucchini Appetizer,)
Maazat Hummus wa Zaytoon (Chickpea and Olive Appetizer,) Zaytoon bi Za'tar (Olives with Za'tar,) and Maazat Khurshoof (Artichoke Hearts in Vinegar,)
Pita and Za'tar flatbread.

All of the vegetable/entree dishes are from this cookbook:
(This book is absolutely at the top of my "to buy" list now. Everything was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! A very fun, tasty, casual meal.)

The breads were both from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. (Buy this book, if you haven't already!)

We also had leftover Christmas cookies, (I had a few,) and herbal tea for dessert.

Dan and I split a medium popcorn at the theatre.

Nothing noteworthy yesterday, other than chasing after preschoolers for eight hours. I'll try and make up for that today!


Off to the grocery store in a little bit -- even though there are a few leftovers from last night, my kitchen desperately needs a restock! Later, skaters.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Good day, delicious food, great plans for today!!

Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks delicious--especially that zucchini garlic dish! I hope your guests enjoyed it as well :o)

Have a happy and safe and warm new year!


Sharon said...

Oh wow, running around with preschoolers is so much fun!
Wow, I really want that book now! Thanks for sharing! Bread looks delicious! I'm drooling...

Liz said...

Wow! Your food looks completely amazing! Were those the eggplant pickles you were waiting on to marinate?
How were they?

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed looking at your food pictures. Looks great. Happy New Year from U.K.