This post is so boring, Casper is leaving the picture yawning

Just a slow, errand-y weekend.

It’s about time to take down the tree (not one of the errands I got to yet but I thought I better get a picture before I forgot). The living room is rather cozy even without finishing the bookcases and fireplace area yet. My furniture fits better here than at my old house.

Joey has it made: snoozing with his girl, hogging the bed with all four feet stretched out.

Tonight I tried a new recipe. It was the first time I prepared leeks. So what is a single leek vs. multiple leeks? Aren’t they neat looking vegetables?
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The dish was good (and quite sweet). We think it would be better with something spicy added next time, like a habañero pepper! It would also be good with mushrooms or maybe carrot shavings. The buckwheat noodles looked almost purple!

Adapted from Sesame Leek Soba Noodles:

Prepare noodles and set aside (I found buckwheat soba noodles in the bulk section at Wild Oats, but linguine would work)

Saute in olive oil:
Two leeks, chopped (white and light green parts)
one green bell pepper, chopped
bunch scallions, chopped
couple cloves minced garlic

Add to pan and cook for a couple minutes, stirring:
1/2 cup tahini
2 TBSP soy sauce
1/3 cup molasses
3 TBSP honey
salt & pepper

I did another circuit at work on Friday, this time with more women. I swear it was the silliest thing I’ve seen in awhile. Think a Nickelodeon Double Dare obstacle course (minus the slime and such) performed by a bunch of people in their forties. The last time what we did looked normal was when we were ten years old! But we were good and sweaty and sore after the balance balls, hand weights, hurdles, block runs, lunges, and medicine balls, and I guess that’s the point.

4 thoughts on “This post is so boring, Casper is leaving the picture yawning

  1. I lurve your hardwood floors. Doesn’t everything seem emptier once the tree and decorations are gone? I feel a burning need to replace it all with something else. But what?

    The circuit training sound fun to me. But I’m nuts like that!

  2. Leeks are not only neat-looking vegetables, but they are magic. Yes! Read FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FAT. There is a “Magical Leek Soup” (boiled leek broth) that comprises your diet for 48 hours — you can have the leeks themselves with salt, pepper and olive oil when you get really, really hungry — to kick start weight loss.

    Leeks and I have become intimately acquainted this year. I never considered using them in a dish with real food, though. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Hi Amy – I want to thank you for sharing your dental icks and yucks. I had some teeth pulled not long ago, and am in the process of getting implants put in. It’s been hard – a young woman with dentures? It’s not too Hollywood, if you know what I’m saying, and maybe I attach too much worth to my appearance, but Cheese-n-Rice, it’s tough not to.

    Anyway, it makes me feel good to know that there are other people out there – young, beautiful, vibrant people – who have similar issues, and are dealing with them bravely. It makes me feel more brave. So thanks.


    PS – French Women Don’t Get Fat is just a marketing gimmick for Veuve Cliquot Champagne. “Don’t eat too much, walk more, and oh! drink Veuve Cliquot! All classy, thin women do.”

  4. My boyfriend lost several front teeth in a bike accident a few years back, and his implant and crown experience resulted in my referrals to the same dental experts after we met. He said the road to healing with implants was difficult, and he’d wake up with girls who demanded he put his temp teeth back in :), but in the end was worth it.

    Meanwhile, I asked if he had any advice for someone getting implants, and he started talking about how your man would be happy… DENTAL IMPLANTS, you idiot! That’s not what he assumed, of course.

    Oh, and French food just equates to French fries in my mind, so I’d definitely get fat.

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