Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day Two Post Traumatic Event


Well, yesterday (which was the second "traumatic" day of sending my oldest to school) was probably the most productive I've had in a long time. Yay ME! :-) After getting up I fed kitties, cooked breakfast for the biggest "boys," made school lunch for SP, fixed breakfast for the baby, ate my own (now cold) breakfast, cleaned litter boxes, cleaned kitty water fountain, did three loads of laundry (yeah, I even put it away instead of letting it become a long-term "decoration" in my living room), worked out, showered, made up beds and straightened up, made some baby food to freeze . . . oh, and cooked this for supper (please forgive the "blahness" of the white plate): Italian roasted pork tenderloin; carrots roasted with orange juice, honey and rosemary; Parmesan mashed potatoes; and "Roman" style broccoli. The broccoli was, oddly enough, my favorite. We're participating in a local produce co-op which is providing lots of winter veggies, and I'm trying to find something a little different to do with all the broccoli. This method of cooking was to put a few tablespoons of olive oil in a medium-high skillet, add some spring onions (another co-op veggie) and garlic to cook for about 30 seconds, then throw in the broccoli and about a 1/2 cup of water; cover and steam until broccoli is just getting tender. Uncover the pan, then cook, tossing frequently, until the water has evaporated. This should yield some browning on the broccoli. Drizzle with some more EVOO and a teeny bit of lemon juice. YUMMY! It was actually the thing I was picking at after the meal (although I admit to having a small spoon full of the cold mashed potatoes - BAD Mikki). All in all it was a good day . . . I was even in bed by 10:30 (after getting my "House" fix with my hubby)! I can hear the "Wonder Woman" theme in my head now . . .

2 comments:

Susan said...

Dear Wonder Woman, Sounds like a productive day! Wish I could get some of that energy - can you buy it somewhere? I will be trying the broccoli recipe. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegs.

Robin said...

Wow! You go, Wonder Woman!

Mmm... that dinner sounds delish! Especially the broccoli. I'll definitely have to give that a try. I keep thinking about signing up for local organic produce delivery, but am still a little chicken... I just don't want to waste it!