On Thursday, I made like an animated rat and made ratatouille. The photo on the left is the Pre-Cooked Ratatouille. I found a recipe in my Mark Bittman cookbook, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, which included instructions for a stovetop version. It was super easy. And really yummy. Yay!
Plus, it used up almost all of my CSA veggies for the week.
On Friday, I *finally* had my hairz did. I missed my last two appointments because of my back and the training I went to. SO, it had been almost 12 weeks since my last cut. UGH. My hairs were driving me crazy. On the plus side, I suppose, is that you can now see what my actual natural hair color is ...
Fortunately, an hour or two later, I was restored to my full blond glory ...
|My Natural Color|
On Saturday, I got up and did some cooking. SCGB was hosting a birthday picnic in Meridian Hill Park. So I volunteered to make a pasta salad and boozy punch (hurricances, using a mix my coworker brought back from New Orleans). I also made a salsa puree ...
The picnic was a lot of fun. Good food. Good conversation. Boozy beverages. Yay!
AND, today (Sunday), I got up and went for a run, my first run since my lower spine exploded. I was very slow, 3.2 miles in over thirty minutes (10:13/mile). But, my back didn't hurt. Which is a good thing. Maybe I will be able to run the Army 10-Miler at the end of October after all. *fingers crossed*
When I got back from my run, I had to rush around, because I had to meet Carolyn at El Centro D.F. on 14th Street at 1PM for brunch. I got there just in time ... and survived the torrential downpour on the way.
The food there was soooo good. They have a $35 all you can eat/drink brunch. I had some yummy tacos and huevos con chile relleno and some more tacos and guacamole and a few too many micheladas (spicy tomato juice and beer). THEN, we topped it all off with Mexican chocolate waffles. OMG. Died.
Carolyn drove me home (yay) and I fell asleep. I pretty much have spent the rest of the day being all horizontal. Although, I did iron about 6 shirts.
All in all, a totally fun weekend.