Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Yes, kids, remember when? And what about the even cuter Muppet Babies who kept us company during the day when our mommies and daddies were at work?

Ari and I are enjoying a glass of wine and Muppets From Space (okay, so not exactly like it was in pre-school). Pure genius.

This morning I was dismayed to discover that I'd eaten the last of the bananas, so I whipped up some hot PB & J oats.

1/2 cup oats
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp peanut butter
1 tsp blackberry jam
1 tsp wheat germ
dried apricot, prune, craisins, currants

I should add that we slept a wee bit late and didn't have "breakfast" until 12:30! I haven't done that since I was at school (although I'm sure I'll be doing that again in a couple weeks when I'm staying up late studying... blegh). We spent the day doing some household chores and running errands (repeat this mantra: I will be a domestic goddess, I will be a domestic goddess...).

Around 4:30 I had lunch using the hummus I made yesterday:

Garlic-free hummus (this was accidental, but it turned out well):

1- 1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked and drained
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1-1/2 lemons
3 tablespoons tahini
1/4 teaspoons cumin
1/8 teaspoons salt
water as needed

Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy, adding water as needed to ease the blending process. Serve and enjoy!

I made a very strange sandwich that ended up being pretty tasty. Using two slices of rye bread, I spread hummus on one and stone ground mustard on the other. I added fresh spinach and sliced fresh tofu, which I sprinkled with salt and pepper. Yum!

I also had a Sunkist navel orange.

I went home to have a nice dinner with my parents... and take a long hot soak in the tub with my book and a glass of wine. My mom has been on a big Malbec kick recently. This guy had a black cork!

She prepared a lovely appetizer spread, from which I ate almost a whole carton of cherry tomatoes, some carrots, radishes and apple.

My mom made one of the best salads I have ever had. It was made of baby arugula, frisée, toasted hazelnuts, and roasted butternut squash.

We also had crab cakes from Citarella, steamed green beans, and leftover mushroom risotto. Now, I don't know if I've ever expressed my love of crab cakes to you, but they are one of my most beloved foods. (I almost got them at Ruth's Chris last night.) I'm not going to say that's why I'm dating Ari, but he is from Maryland, so...

All together with some ice cold milk.

We also enjoyed a lovely spread of mini pastries from Citarella, which we ate in the pre-school way (in keeping with our theme, of course): bite one, and pass it on...

I did do one Yoga Download today (Power Yoga 1) but I haven't had a sweaty cardio session in days and I'm pretty sure that's why my energy's been so bum. I'm setting my alarm early to make sure i do that tomorrow.

Off to save Gonzo... have a lovely night.


emilydh211 said...

muppets from space is awesome! Thats so funny that you are watching it while drinking some wine. Mixing the "adult" activities with the "kid". haha.

Dinner looks good...crab cakes are one of my favorite foods!

Have a great day girl :)

K said...

Ahh the Muppets!! Nowadays those darn kids have spongebob, yuck! They just don't make TV like they used to ;)

Fun dinner and dessert - yum!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen Muppets from Space but I do have fond memories of the muppet babies cartoons!!

Your sandwich actually looks super delish! And those pastries.. oh man do they ever look good!

Anonymous said...

HEHE that muppet flashback just made me happy! AND the fact that you drink milk with your dinner! I do that a lot, thought i was the only one :D What a fab family dinner, I need to try crab cakes one of these days i've never had them, gasppp!

Anonymous said...

i used to LOVE muppet babies when i was younger but the actual muppets always freaked me out (and still sort of do, lol)

i want your dessert platter.

Laura said...

I absolutely love crab cakes. :)

Your hummus looks really good! Glad it turned out without the garlic.

Anonymous said...

Love the muppets pics! I miss them! Your hummus looks great and so do those pastries! Have a great night!

Anonymous said...

those deserts look delicious!

and HUMMUS! i still yet have to try making my own hummus ;]

HangryPants said...

Yeah for yoga download.

Also, I just wanted to mention I really enjoy the pale yellow and blue of your mom's kitchen. :D