Sunday, August 17, 2014

Transition

It's official. My summer break is over. I have to report in the (very early) morning, and sit in meetings for the following two days.  I always describe this transition as going from being unemployed to being the boss. Zero to 100 in under one second.  To soften the blow, I've been working the last two weeks a little each day and even this weekend (all finished writing my units for The Odyssey and Beowulf.  Next up: Hamlet.)

My plate is also in transition, with more and more late summer produce showing up.  Further, it occurred to me that I have to go back to Sunday meal prep for lunches.
 I am going to pack lunches with Tempeh Bacon, Avocado, and Spinach sandwiches.  Summer fruit on the side...
Meals from the weekend included mashed avocado and tomato toast with corn on the cob.
 Sweet & Spicy Cucumbers
 Cappellini with broccoli, mushroom, nooch and seasoning
As I'll be held hostage in meetings the entire time at the staff retreat, you probably won't see another post from me until Wednesday. Wish me luck!

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  1. Goooooood luuuuuuuuuckkkk! Yeah, meal prep reminders can be a real shocker when you're used to having free time! Tempeh-avo sandwiches sounds like a great go-to. Though eating food at home is just so much nicer. Those pretty avo-tomato sandwiches just wouldn't be the same after a morning in the work fridge. Don't know how you feel about cold pasta...

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    1. Thanks, Maud! It went as well as to be expected. I haven't tried the tempeh yet, I hope it was the right variety to try, as there were so many options! But you are so right about the avo-tomato toast; those are made to eat immediately! Cold pasta, totally ok!

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  2. Awww good luck!! I can't believe how quickly the summer has gone by! You definitely go back to school much earlier than we do here in NY but you also get out earlier. Anyway, I think that having a plan is a great idea and I'm sure your transition will be smooth :)

    The meals you have planned sound great and your container of summer fruit looks so good! The avocado toast with tomato and corn is a perfect summer meal. The bread looks really crusty and delicious too. Beautiful looking pasta too. I love that there are so many veggies!

    Best of luck with your first few days back! Hopefully the will be quick and painless for you and Remy!

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    1. Our students return full time the Tuesday after Labor Day. Next week is a soft start (they report for one half day plus Back to School Night), but we return earlier! I can't believe it's here either!!

      It's all about the veggies with pasta! I have to get in a little more melon before it's over. Ha!

      Thank you! It was semi-painless, mostly exhausting. Remy on the other hand, is bored being home alone! Ha ha!

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  3. Cant wait to hear if that lady snores all night again. Can you bring Vodka to the retreat? Great looking grub, I especially like the looks of the Pasta.

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    1. Ah, good memory. I advocated for myself, and requested a non-snoring roommate, but it's amazing to me how many people don't know if they do or they don't. I stayed with two other gals in very uncomfortable bunkbeds (how old to I have to be in order to not be in a bunk bed?!), and one (who didn't know if she did) snored softly. Thus it wasn't as bad as last year, and we were allowed to leave at the end of the second day instead of sleeping two nights, so I got home at about 8pm. Remy, despite loving my parents and their house was beyond excited to see me!

      P.S. I had three small glasses of Sangria and a glass of red wine at the retreat. ;)

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    2. Bunkbeds?! Was it Cap n Crunch cereal you had for breakfast?

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  4. Best of luck with the retreat! Two days of meetings sounds exhausting to me. I mostly work alone during the day and quickly tire when others need to meet with me. Hopefully it goes well for you!

    That fruit container looks gorgeous & delicious, as does the corn. We finally found some good corn! I should try making sweet & spicy cucumbers. It's something I've always wanted to try but never have. It sounds great!

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    1. It was exhausting, kind of like a camp you didn't want to go to as a kid. Ha ha! Work is always work, despite any setting - right?

      I think you'd like the cucumbers! They are delicious, and especially if they came from that beautiful garden of yours!

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