Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stay-cation


We interrupt this diet journey to bring you the following mini vacation ! Opening fuel was provided by

Quinoa and berries. It seems that any grain and fruit combo works very well on my palette ! Quinoa is a nutty, chewy texture that pairs well with the sweetness of berries. Bob had a funeral this morning, and off he went while Nick and I played some Wii Walk it Out. Poor family of the deceased was a little scrambled ! Catholic Church law says that there can be no funerals preformed during Holy Week, and so the funeral was sort of rushed...as if any of them are a long time in planning !.

When he returned , we went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch( forgot to take pictures, but it was lots of salad, a cup of soup and 3 mini muffins) , and then we headed to the woods for the afternoon.

Slowly signs of spring are making their appearance.

A few early flowers are beginning to bloom. I am not totally sure what these ones are , but I plan on looking through my field guides to find out

Patches of lily of the valley, jack by the hedge and more are starting to appear through the brown.
We walked around, talked, investigated and I got a nice pink beginning of a semi sunburn. Thank you Irish Ancestors for giving me a complexion that gets burned with pictures of the sun !!! I don't care though. It felt good to be out in the woods and in the fresh air and sunshine. We may not be able to afford a trip money or time wise, so sneaking off to our local woods is the best that we can do some times. It's kind of a Staycation day trip- something that has become more and more popular.

We had all gotten well filled at lunch so dinner was a quick, healthy go to meal

plain nonfat yogurt, granola, blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Sort of a variation of breakfast for dinner. It was a good dsy

4 comments:

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

Looks like a great day! I love walking in the woods :)

Enz said...

Breakfast for dinner is always a treat at our house. I love walking in the woods too, it makes me forget I live in a huge city.

I've never tried quinoa for breakfast but I am thinking it couldn't be as bad as oatmeal!!

Thanks for the tips every day.

spunkysuzi said...

My husband got a sunburn yesterday, he's a redhead so we always have to be careful!!
I love the fact that things are starting to turn green :)

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

We are finally seeing green here too. So nice! You have great food as always.

We had brown rice and chicken for dinner. it was easy and tasty!