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!
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:
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.
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.
Oh well—it’s closer than some places!
Have a great Monday!