Thursday, January 22, 2009

Random Updates: Puppy Anxiety, Vegetarian Ventures, & Training Sirens

So Hubby and I are going through baby-arriving-soon anxiety. Only in our case, it's puppy arriving soon.
He put the crate together, and I must admit I'm a little daunted by how huge it looks! Ouf! Big doggy in our near future. We both have neurotic fears about this new little one who will join and change our lives starting this weekend. Hubby is obsessed about getting rid of my Peace lily, which is poisonous to dogs, and I find myself looking up things online like how to give a dog the Heimlich maneuver! I'm sure we'll be fine. . .

I've had a recent winner and loser vegetarian meal.
Last night's winner was something I put together in a time crunch, and thought when I sat down to it that it wasn't going to get it, but I have to say it was delicious! And every bite just got better and better! I put some veggies (multi colored potatoes, sweet potato, yellow pepper, onion, broccoli, carrots) I'd roasted following a recipe from Moosewood with Italian seasonings on top of brown rice and sprinkled a bit of shredded Swiss cheese on it. Delish! I'd eat this again and again. Too bad hubby said after his first bite, "For future reference, I don't like roasted vegetables."

Tonight's "loser" meal wasn't terrible just not a hit. I took baked delicata squash and mixed it with goat cheese. I spread that on a tortilla and topped with black beans and a little shredded mozzarella and another tortilla to make a quesadilla. Then we topped with peach salsa. I thought the delicata was a little pasty this way and the whole grain tortillas were a bit too doughy or something. I didn't have any immediate ideas how to make it tastier. Hubby suggested blue cheese instead of goat cheese.

Finally, as I was leaving work tonight (it's a crazy busy hectic time at work!), I ran into Trainer D. She's left me several voice mail messages and sent a few e-mails. I've appreciated them all but been a loser about responding to her. We chatted for a few minutes today--me pummelling her with updates--and I have to say, much to my surprise--complete shock in fact--that I found myself missing my workouts with her. She is like a siren. . . luring me to the gym.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the beautiful puppy - dogs are so loving and loyal. Lots of work in the beginning tho but it'll be so worth it.


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