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Sunday Supper

March 18, 2013

Before I talk about dinner from last night, a note on yesterday’s lunch—Lila tried her first homemade fruit packed in the squooshi packs!

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The verdict?

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I’d say they were a hit.  They got a little messy towards the end (she likes to put her hands on the bottom of the pack and SQUEEEEEEZE!!!), but that happens with the store-bought packets as well.  So…it’s a hit!

Yesterday afternoon, I headed to hot yoga for a SWEATY hour-long class.  The class felt extra hot—maybe since it’s also getting hot outside now?  I’m not sure how long I’ll keep up my hot yoga attendance once the real summer weather hits!

For dinner, we cooked up some simple, comforting spaghetti and meat-sauce:

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Doesn’t get much more classic than that! I sauteed half a minced onion and two garlic cloves in olive oil, added 1/2 pound grass-fed beef and browned it.  Then I added about a half cup of red wine, cooked that down, and added a heaping tbsp. of tomato paste and (gasp) 1 1/2 cups store-bought sauce.  Yeah, yeah—the rest of it was homemade, right? You gotta take some shortcuts every once in a while.  Winking smile

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Off to talk with my students about the movie Fresh.  Have you heard of this one?  I showed Food, Inc. in my class last semester and I have several repeat students from my 101 class, so I didn’t want to show it again.  Fresh was a nice alternative—it really focuses on why buying local is so important (as opposed to, say, organic). 

I find that (not surprisingly) it’s easy to buy local in the summer and fall months, but once winter hits, I struggle with it.  Even the places that should be geared towards local don’t always have anything grown within 100 miles.  We tried to buy local beef at Earth Fare, and the most “local” meat they were selling was from North Carolina. Sad smile 

Oh well—it’s closer than some places!

Have a great Monday!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 18, 2013 2:51 pm

    Yayyy! I kind of wish it was acceptable for adults to eat like our kiddos do! Shes so cute. THat meal looks delicious. I’m excited for lots more local goodness

  2. March 18, 2013 3:31 pm

    Love simple dinners like that. Sometimes that’s just the best thing period.

  3. March 18, 2013 9:46 pm

    That spaghetti looks SO GOOD!! And, I love those pictures of Lila – such a happy little girl! I miss her! (and you and Ryan, too)

  4. March 19, 2013 12:23 pm

    Spaghetti is just the perfect comfort meal! Easy and delicious! I love watching Lila enjoy that squeeze packet! That thing looks like too much fun!

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