Savory Sunday

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Its Sunday.  My lazy day.  The one day I try to do as little as possible.  Today was no exception and I started it all off by not getting out of bed until 6:37 this morning.  Newcomers to London's Fog will think I'm crazy for thinking that's a great way to start off a slow Sunday.  However, when you realize I get up most days (including holidays) sometime between 3:30 and 4:30 am?  This was sleeping in!  I didn't think I was THAT tired after going to the hockey game last night but my body and brain would likely disagree.  I woke up around my usual time, cats bouncing excitedly on the pillows beside me but for some reason, I refused to get out of bed.  The only reason I eventually dragged myself from under the covers when I did was because my darling fluffball, Nero, wouldn't stop meowing and it was starting to annoy me.

What was left of the morning was spent watching a couple of episodes from season 2 of the X-Files (Scully's been abducted and Krycek disappears when suspected!!!), knitting, a long walk on the treadmill and overall slothiness. Is that a word?  It is now.  For the rest of the day, I plunked my tookus in front of the television and watching playoff football.  The Houston/Baltimore game was on first and it was a good one.  Nice and close with a a lot of great plays.  Tensions were running high and I half expected a few punches to be thrown before the end of the game.  The Giants are currently beating the Packers (Yay!) in the 4th quarter, 30 - 13.  Fingers crossed...!

I've been a very good girl today, food-wise.  Yesterday, not so much, but today - definately on point and within my points (trying to track this week).  Lunch was a HUGE salad with plenty of fresh veggies, topped with Greek dressing, and a side of pieirogies.  Mmmmmmm.  I was stuffed.  I snacked on a gorgeous granny smith apple and a few salt and vinegar crispers mid-afternoon.  And dinner?  See for yourself:
Gravy should be a food group
Remember my post on not having time to cook?  Well there you go.  One of the standard meals we had growing up: Shake'N'Bake chicken, mashed potatoes, and veggies (in this case, peas with a dot of unsalted butter).  Simple, healthy, filling, and ... it was on my plate in 40 minutes (I like my chicken dry).  And, since I'm a single gal, I have enough potatoes for three more meals (yay, lunch tomorrow).  Easy peasy.  AND I made gravy from scratch.  Simple, flavourful, yum.  Gravy is almost as easy to make as cranberry sauce!  On a side note, I'm embarrassed to admit that until this weekend, I didn't realize that "savory" is not just a flavour like sweet, sour, salty, etc.  Its actually an herb and its what I used in my gravy (I should also have added sage but forgot).  Kick me out of the kitchen now.

Not sure if anyone's noticed but I've been blogging more often than I used to.  One of the goals for 2012 I had mentioned earlier this month was to blog more and take more pictures.  A mini goal that I set for myself to start with (but didn't share) was to blog every day for a month.  I tried this once during NaBloPoMo but forcing myself to do it was a disaster.  This month, however, has been going really well.  Its half over and I've posted 16 times already.  Sure, not everyone who reads my blog care what I've eaten for breakfast or how pumped I was after my latest treadmill outing but the act of writing something every day and taking time to put it out there has been a great exercise for me, especially mentally.  God knows, we need to exercise our grey matter as much as our muscles.

Another of my goals was to read more and I'm sad to say that I've not been nearly as successful on this one.  I currently have two books on the go but I've been focusing more on knitting, exercising and blogging and leaving not much time for reading.  I haven't even been picking up one of my books during my lunch hour at the office; there always seems to be something I need to do at lunch that's more important than getting through a chapter or two.  This is going to change.  Hopefully I'll be pestering you with posts and reviews of cheesy adventure novels and history books most would find dry and boring.  Tough nuts, I say.

What did you eat today?
What are you currently reading?


Aysh said...

You dinner looks YUMMY!
I had tomato and basil soup with a roll of brown bread :D yum yum!
And I'm reading 1Q84 part one at the minute, although I've been really busy with uni so not had a chance to enjoy it properly! But i've made myself read a chapter a night, It's a great read so far!

sp said...

I enjoy your blog posts, whatever you decide to write.

On Sunday I had risotto as my main meal for the day.

I'm currently reading Winter by Adam Gopnik

Adrian Lee said...

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - and its rubbish! I picked it up out of curiousity, I live in Northamptonshire (the setting) & I loved the 1999 movie with Frances O'Connor and Jonny Lee Miller (Canadian director!) but the book leaves me cold so far (chap 7).

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