Thursday, August 8, 2013

Take a Bow

I can't believe it's here: my last day of summer break.  I am fully in denial; it seems unreal that I'll be setting up my room and writing lessons with coworkers tomorrow! Luckily, I'll only be working half days all next week so it won't be such a punch in the face for me (or, more importantly, for Remy!).

Yes, all of it.  A little later, I met a friend for a soy latte at Dazbog (it was in the low 70s and overcast - hot drink acceptable).

Zumba: this instructor liked a lot of hip / pelvis action, so I'll be feeling that shortly.  She also included three flamenco songs, olé!

Quinoa cooked in low sodium vegetable broth, Farmer's Market collards and corn.

I'm (now) almost finished with the container:

I realize this must be a tin-foil dinner! Ha!  Farmer's Market veggies tossed in a sweet & spicy mix and baked in the oven. Broccoli, green beans, carrots, and potatoes : 1 tbsp of olive oil, couple drops of maple syrup, red pepper flakes.

Thanks, Summer, it's been lovely.  Let's do it again soon.

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  1. When do classes actually start for you? It seems really early - I'm sorry for you!
    But it sounds like you've done a lot this summer.
    Love the late summer eats - collards and corn, lots of melon, even the tin foil dinner (it's cooled down a bit here too.)
    Well, now you can look forward to...winter break?

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    1. The school year officially starts August 26th. The two weeks prior will be preparing ninth graders (next week), retreat/meetings/office set up (the following week).

      I did do fair bit this summer, but it's always hard to transition back! Ha ha!

      Yes, two weeks around the holidays - and a week at Thanksgiving. It's a good stretch of time!

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  2. I'm excited to see a tinfoil dinner! Sounds terrific, especially with a little bit of maple syrup & red pepper flakes. I'm trying that on our next ones!

    The summer really has flown by fast but that's great that you get to ease into work with half days at first.

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    1. I had been thinking about sweet & spicy for a while, and it was great on everything but the potatoes were still a little bland.

      Yes! Half days are definitely a nice transition! :)

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  3. I LOVE Zumba -- haven't been in ages, but I love gettin my Shakira on! :) Enjoy these last few precious days of summer!!

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    1. After this Saturday, I won't be back for a while! It's all about the Groupon! Ha ha! ;)

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  4. That was a very short break. So short, I don't feel any resentment about you getting it. Still holding my breath here.

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    1. It wasn't too shabby - seven weeks of no work! Ha ha! It just went by so quickly. Feel free to exhale - I won't have any information until Monday evening! ;)

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  5. Wow, I feel like your break went so quickly! I can definitely imagine that it is a bummer that it is over but it certainly looks like you've made the most of your time off. You've had some great workouts, great meals and fun times with family (and one not so fun hike). Sounds pretty successful to me!

    Everything in this post looks really yummy. the quinoa dish sounds delicious. I've had a similar dish but I added some cauliflower mash to it and it made it nice and creamy. Great combo, love the addition of corn! The tin foil dinner looks fantastic as well! I should definitely try that soon!

    Best of luck with your first day back! Hope it goes quickly! Glad you can ease back in with some half days first :)

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    1. That is a very true summation of my summer: workouts, meals, fun times, and "the hike". ;) I remember when you combined the cauliflower mash and quinoa together! I will definitely do that soon! I picked up these goregous collards from the Farmer's Market, but waited too long to make a raw meal. They are great in this dish!

      It was a busy day yesterday, I hope next week goes smoothly! Aaah!

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  6. I <3 your simple quinoa salad and watermelons! ^_^

    www.veganmiam.com

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  7. Oh no - nothing worse than watching the countdown clock ticking down til you're back at work. You deserve something stronger than a soy latte!

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    1. It is the worst! I like a continuous flow; stop and start is always difficult. ;) I'll quickly be switching from latte to vodka. Ha ha! Not really.

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