I am at the end of a great day. It started nice and early with a Starbucks in hand, my love to my right and two dogs at my feet. Followed by a wonderful day with my friend Jocelyn. Then a nice dinner and a movie - What Happens in Vegas - and I am just about ready to hit the hay.
Joc and I went downtown together - had lunch at one of our old favourites - Garricks' Head Pub - 2 visit to Starbucks, and a bunch of great shops in between. I found a great pair of black shoes - with a tiny heel, some of my favourite Rosemary Mint soap and some fun popsicle moulds. They are in the freezer right now - I will share them tomorrow - when they are all good and ready.
Although I don't see Jocelyn often - we always have a good time together when we do. I feel fortunate to have a good friend, one that is understanding when we lost touch for months, and one that I have such wonderful and lasting memories. I seem to have a good memory and can remember so many things. We are happy that we lived through our 'crazy days' - and I think that Joc agrees - that we probably wouldn't have changed a thing.
Tonight's dinner was a quick and simple pasta - using what I had in the fridge. The Root Cellar is calling my name - tomorrow will be a much needed shop. I don't really have a recipe - I literally used what was in the fridge. That is what I love about cooking - don't worry about following a recipe, use what you have on hand.
1 smallish zucchini - cut in half, then quartered, then thinly sliced
3 tomatoes - chopped into small pieces
1/2 package of organic baby spinach
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
To avoid too many dishes - I grilled the chicken on the grill (ok Chris did that part). After boiling the pasta, I drained it, and then used the same pot to cook up the veggies. I added a bit of olive oil, then added the veggies, garlic and basil, cooked them up added some stock, then the chicken, and added the chicken - gave it a good toss - and then added the goat cheese. It was a super good dinner, quick and super easy.
For lunch today we shared a clubhouse and a sweet potato and chickpea fritter - so I am going to see if I can make that tomorrow. It was delicious.
The rest of the weekend - the one day that is left - will hopefully will be slow mo. We have a dog walk planned with our neighbour tomorrow, then hopefully a visit with the new puppies at Heidi's, then maybe a movie - G.I Joe - and then attempting the fritters.
I hope that you're all enjoying the weekend - embrace it - it goes by oh so fast.