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Dinner for One

September 29, 2010

Hey guys! No lunch post today…lunch was quick, easy, and boring: a GIANT honey crisp, a lara bar, some soy nuts, and a side of almond butter.  Not much to say about it!

For dinner tonight, I was on my own.  Ryan had to stay late on campus for an event sponsored by the Sigma Tau Delta club that he sponsors, so I headed home to make dinner on my own.  I was a little late getting home, because one of my favorite students (yes, I have favorites) stayed late after our creative writing class to talk to me about the option of minoring in creative writing, and which classes he should take after this one (it’s an intro course).  I was so excited to hear that he wants to take more creative writing classes!  So many people write off the creative arts as a waste of time—or at least, certainly not what you should be using your college credits on.  I’m always excited when my intro class sparks an interest in a student to pursue creative writing further—it makes my teacher heart all warm and fuzzy.  🙂

After chatting with my student for a while, I headed home to make some dinner.  Our produce is running low—we’re hitting the grocery store tomorrow! I spotted one lone bunch of kale in the veggie drawer, and quickly sauteed it up with some olive oil, some golden raisins, and (I couldn’t help myself) about a half a cup of pumpkin that I had leftover from a smoothie.  The pumpkin was actually a really yummy addition—I added some nutmeg to up the spice factor.  You can’t really see the pumpkin in my pictures, but you could taste it!

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Perfectly comforting, and perfect for one!

My family comes tomorrow!!! I’m so excited! Prepare yourself for a major onslaught of Sophie pics!


13 Comments leave one →
  1. Chelsea permalink
    September 29, 2010 12:26 am

    I just found your blog, and I’m addicted. Consider me a regular. I want your job!

  2. September 29, 2010 1:04 am

    Aha! I’ve always known teachers have favorites(Fine by me so long as I’m one of them)

  3. September 29, 2010 1:05 am

    I can’t wait for the Sophie pics! 🙂

  4. September 29, 2010 1:31 am

    Oh that kale sounds great. Yummy.

  5. September 29, 2010 2:34 am

    Gosh, it has to feel good to inspire people. That is great Anna! Dinner looks really delicious. Looks like something I would have if Tony was gone for dinner. Have a great night!

  6. September 29, 2010 3:02 am

    Pumpkin in Kale?!
    I am so glad we stocked up on pumpkin because I have SO MUCH to try.

    :: drools:

  7. greensandjeans permalink
    September 29, 2010 5:27 am

    I can’t wait for a massive dose of the cutest baby ever!

  8. September 29, 2010 11:49 am

    Pumpkin and kale? I’m in!!

  9. September 29, 2010 11:57 am

    I have favorite patients, too…hard not to! And some are just ornery! 🙂

    I can’t wait for the Sophie pictures!!

  10. September 29, 2010 12:22 pm

    I almost majored in creative writing, but realized that as much as I love it I’m just not, well, creative enough!! That’s great about your student though! Hehe, I knew profs had favorites…

  11. September 29, 2010 12:29 pm

    I’ve never been a big fan of kale. I know all the health benefits but I just can’t seem to get in to it!! This dish does look fantastic though! Way to get creative with the leftovers in the fridge!

  12. Emo permalink
    September 29, 2010 5:02 pm

    poor Jon was on his own all last week while I was in a negotiation competition and he resorted to Chipotle and Chick-fil-a. Sigh.
    I’m going to make your pumpkin bars this weekend! I can’t wait!

  13. September 29, 2010 6:05 pm

    the pumpkin sounds like a really great idea! have fun with your fam!!

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