Monday, July 28, 2008


It has been so hot here. Not only hot, but the humidity! If anyone thinks the humidity doesn't matter, it's because you've not experienced it. Trust me. We've had afternoon thunderstorms almost daily for so long that I can't recall the last time I've had to water the garden. And then about the time we go out for our walk/jog, it's just so incredibly humid that it's like breathing through water! I come home and my hair looks like I've been in a rainstorm.

Speaking of walking/jogging, I got up to 2½ miles Saturday! Mine is mostly walking, but in my defense it's a really fast walk (and it was hot!). My husband is now jogging over a mile of it! The plan is to continue to pretty much walk (3-4 times a week) this week and possibly next. The week after that I'd like to start incorporating more jogging. I'm really pleased with it. It's such a tension reliever and a great bonding time with my sweet husband.

We had guests yesterday and at outside and made entirely too much meat. So now we've got lots of leftovers with which to work. I hope to begin to put up some prices with the menu's in the next several weeks.

Monday - Leftover pork chops with sauteed vegetables, big salad

Tuesday - White beans, cornbread and sliced onion (at the request of my husband)

Wednesday - Quinoa and Black Beans (didn't get to it last week), salad

Thursday - Leftover beans, mashed, in a whole grain wrap with cheese and fixins (lettuce, tomato, sour cream, etc)

Friday - Pizza night! Whole grain crust and as much vegetables as I can pile on top, with homemade pesto! The basil is going crazy in the garden.

For more menu ideas, be sure to check out Laura's Blog!


Melanie said...

Your menu sounds delicious. I'm definitely putting the Quinoa and Black Beans on my to try list.


My name is Michelle. said...

Thanks Melanie! If you do it let me know you like it!

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the exercise! The menu looks good to me. :)

Carrie J said...

Would you please post your pesto recipe? I have been wanting to try making some. I prefer trying a recipe that has been "tested". I put up recipes for Tomato Jam and Jalapeno jelly on my blog if you want to check those out.


My name is Michelle. said...

Thanks Sharon!

Carrie, I sure will. :) Both post the recipe AND look up your Jam! How thoughtful of you!