Sooooo? How’s everyone’s first day of 2012 going so far?
I’ll be honest…I was actually planning on my day being totally lazy, but it ended up turning out to be much more productive than I expected. I got some laundry done, the grocery shopping done, and we even got all of the Christmas decorations packed up and put away. Until next year!
Today’s grocery shop included a boatload of produce, so to make room for it all I threw together an “empty out the veggie drawer” salad for dinner.
It was not very pretty looking, thanks to at least three quarters of the veggies being on their last leg (and me being too hungry to care to make it pretty), but it turned out to be pretty darn delicious.
- the last of the Italian-style lettuce bag
- the last 1/3 of a cucumber, borderline squishy
- half a tomato
- the last six baby carrots in the bag
- the last 2 bread and butter pickles from the jar
- three big scoops of leftover spaghetti squash (hey, why not?)
- leftover steamed spinach
- leftover chicken & steak from last night’s dinner
- balsamic vinaigrette dressing
This thing was a monster. So much so that I had to leave a few bites behind. Holy cow! I’d have to say that the most surprisingly good ingredient was the spaghetti squash. I really, really liked having it cold on the salad. Give it a try!
After dinner, I spent a little time going through my latest issue of Cooking Light that came in the mail yesterday.
25 Healthy Chicken Dinners? Yes, please! Hopefully I’ll find a few more to add to my favorite Cooking Light recipes.
I actually already have a few bookmarked to try out soon with the chicken I bought at the store today. Woooo!
Alright, time to get back to that lazy thing for the evening.
Question for the Evening:
How did you spend your first day of 2012?