I am sure you are sick of seeing Quinoa Porridge for breakfast, but here it is again…yum!
M2 and I had a nice list morning. Did a grocery run and stocked up on some things we'll need for Thanksgiving. We are having it at our house this year…first time in 7 years! I am very excited. I am looking forward to having family at our house, for a change, and getting to cook some good food.
Arugula. If this is a green that you haven't tried, please do. I typically grow this in my garden every year as well. It's a fairly hardy little plant that can be planted in early spring, and late fall. It's got a very nice peppery flavor when little, and as it grows develops a hearty horseradish flavor…makes some interesting pestos perfect for beef.
1/2 cup of arugula supplies 90% of your daily Vitamin K, 79% of your Vitamin A, and 25% of both Folate and Vitamin C.
This is a great example of why a variety of green leafy vegetables is important to you diet. You may think they all supply about the same amount of nutrition, but there can be a huge range.
I made a quick open faced egg sandwich with Sprouted Rye, Cheese, Arugula, Avocado, and a Fried Egg. I also had some leftover Corn and Black Bean Salad, which is so much better the next day.
Today M1 had an Egg Drop at school. What a blast! The fire department came with a truck and dropped everyones inventions from 100ft. M1 put a lot of thought and work into her project, but unfortunately her egg broke. Boo! But, it was really fun to see what the kids came up with. Of course it was blowing snow during the egg drop, and cleared up right as we finished. Oh Colorado...
Hubby got off work early to come and see, so we had an early family afternoon. Hubby took the girls for swimming date, and I took the dog for a hike.
After standing in the cold, wind and snow for a couple of hours, I felt the need for a hot cup of coffee before heading off on my afternoon hike. So NICE!
It was a beautiful afternoon for a hike. I love snow hikes. You can always add more layers of clothing, and the hiking warms you up. Then, of course, when it's snowing, it's just magical. Living in Fort Collins, and where I live on the west side, offers you so many close opportunities for a quick hike close to home.
Another Date Night!!! Every other month, M2's school hosts a parents night out from 6:30-10:30. It's really just enough time to grab a quick bite and see a movie at 7:15. So, where do you go when you have about 30 minutes before you need to get to your move? Cheesesteaks! I think I'm in over my head!
NOTE: I only ate half, those sandwiches are huge!
This has been a great week of family and Hubby time. But it's not over yet! Tomorrow I am working in the morning and in the afternoon we have tickets to Shrek the Musical at the Lincoln Center.