Dang this rain!
Today was beautiful all day while I was working. As soon as it hit 5:00, it started raining here! And it’s been raining ever since. I think it is just trying to keep me from running. I don’t mind if it starts raining while I’m OUT there, but I’m not going to start if it’s already pouring. I hate when my shoes get all soggy and gross; plus, that’s when I get blisters, and I do not want any part of that, thank you.
At least dinner turned out well!
I felt like crazy cooking girl in the kitchen tonight – I was working on like 5 different things at once!
I made 2 dips to have with dinner and with snacks, etc, this week. I took the Roasted Eggplant Salad and Yogurt Sauce recipe from SELF Dishes and worked on that first.
I basically followed the recipe, except for the following:
- I roasted some green, yellow, and red pepper along with the eggplant PLUS I roasted some local squash to have with dinner
- I used just a few small tomatoes from our garden
- I added garlic to the yogurt sauce
- I just cut up a ww pita and toasted it without the spices, etc.
The eggplant salad and yogurt sauce turned out great!
For the main part of dinner, I took these cute little squash from the market –
aren’t they awesome? I’ve never seen any that were 2 colors like this.
I roasted them in the oven along with the eggplant + peppers, just sliced with some garlic, salt, and pepper.
Along with the squash, I cooked some whole wheat couscous in water with some garlic, onion, parsley, and salt. So quick and easy! I love couscous – it barely takes any time at all.
I also cooked some tilapia with garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. The main part of dinner barely took any time at all – roasting the veggies for the salad took the longest, but even that didn’t take more than 30 minutes.
This meal had a great combination of flavors, and I can’t wait to have more the salad/dip! Mixes like that just get better after sitting overnight.
All that’s left for me tonight is to finish packing my lunch and snacks for tomorrow!
What’s your favorite dip?
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