Hey guys! How’s your day? I know I’m enjoying a fabulous warm day in Colorado!
Today for lunch I decided to try my hand at low & slow potatoes IN THE OFFICE!!!
What a yummy lunch it was too…I just used the toaster oven when no one else was using it and baked away! Honestly, these were the best low & slow potatoes I’ve had. Just look at that sweetness oozing out:
Served with bbq sauce it was a great meal 🙂 During my break I walked for about an hour (knee pain again, shocker) and started in on one of my favorite books of all time:
I adore this book. There’s just something about it that makes you feel like a very dear friend is sharing secrets with you (which I think is the point). It takes me to France in a heartbeat and helps remind me that savoring food is so much better than downing as much as possible. In case you couldn’t tell by the tattered cover and the stains from keeping it in the kitchen with me, I love it!
Here’s a little shot of that banana bread I made using this recipe:
And my lime-in-the-coconut bars! Basically I combined a graham cracker crust with Paula Deen’s Lemon Bar Recipe (and subbed lime juice) to make these bad boys:
The crust is 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup of shredded coconut, 1.5 sticks of melted butter, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Just press into the pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350. Thankfully I haven’t eaten as many of these that I’ve wanted to today. If I had as many as I wanted Nate would have to roll me out the door!
Later in the afternoon I got pretty snacky, so I had about 2/3 of a cup of leftover pasta from last night:
So good! I think linguine might be one of my favorite pastas…that and orzo/orecchiette are tied. It’s just so good!
When I was younger my dad, who loves golf, used to take me to the driving range to hit golf balls with him. He had big dreams of me one day playing on the LPGA and earning big bucks for excelling at the sport he loved. Although I loved going out there with “my very own Daddy” (as I called him) I felt rebellious and didn’t want to play. Come high school, when volleyball got rough, I decided to join the golf team. I mean, I could letter in it, go outside every day, and go on trips to get out of school. What’s not to like, right? Thing is I didn’t know that I would fall in love with the sport! And the funny thing is that now that I love it, I hardly have the money to play. But there you have it, I love GOLF 🙂
Golf is the cruelest game, because eventually it will drag you out in front of the whole school, take your lunch money and slap you around.
That quote is so true, too. Just like a relationship, when you think you have it figured out, golf throws you a curveball. It’s the one sport I’ve played (and there have been a lot of them) that I know the rules to, but just can’t seem to figure out. And I think that’s what I love about it: it’s a mystery.
Do you love golf? What other sports have you played (if at all)? What do you like to play? Obviously I love golf, but I also really enjoy playing volleyball (indoor, grass, and sand), flag football, softball (even though I’m not great at it), tennis (even though I might be the worst player on the planet), and ultimate frisbee. So fun! But I must admit, I’m a HUGE fan of Scrabble. It allows me to demonstrate smack-talk at it’s finest 🙂