True confession: I started getting antsy for fall at the end of July. One of my day campers came in all excited from buying new school supplies and his enthusiasm rubbed off on me. I love fall as it means that schools starts up again; apples and pumpkin and meals from the oven; and gorgeously colorful, crunchy Minnesota leaves. It seems like a time for rest, rejuvenation, and new possibilities.
In honor of a September new beginning, I came up with the following “goals” for the month.
1. Keep up on my school reading! I am a pretty slow reader. Shortly after my day camper planted the fall bug in my brain, I looked up my text books online and got a jump on my reading. I am taking a Complimentary and Alternative Approaches to Nutrition class and have been loving all the Micheal Pollan reading that was on the list. Hopefully my prep work will keep me caught up on the assignments.
2. Be flexible with my food choices. After five years of cooking for only myself, incorporating Art into my cooking plan is challenging :) He is pretty open to trying new things but I want to take his tastes into consideration too. I think I will be fine with this as time goes on, but right now it is a change and change is always a bit tricky for me! Those of you that cook for more than one, how do you deal with this?
3. Find time for exercise. With my move and new schedule, I need to find a new way to incorporate exercise into my life. I do so much better at life when I have “sweaty time” in my day. I just applied for a scholarship at a gym in my new neighborhood (grad student = tight budget!) and am saddened to hear that processing could take up to three weeks. yikes!!!!! I had a free gym membership through one of my old jobs. So until then, I shall utilize the great outdoors and yoga downloads. Again, change is hard for me :)
Today felt very fallsy with cooler temps so I thought today would be a nice day to utilize the oven for dinner. Enter the frittata. Breakfast for dinner is never a bad thing :)
I simply mixed eight eggs, a splash of 1% milk, sliced cherry tomatoes, spinach, and chopped mozzarella. I poured it into a greased 9 inch pie pan and popped it into a 425 degree oven for 15 min. Viola dinner and left overs for tomorrow too! I served the frittata with bacon and a slice of levain toast.
New weird search term that lead someone to my blog: “I bust a nut in her mouth” which lead to this post. EWWW!