Yikes. It’s been awhile. Sorry! This weekend has been so relaxing, filled with good, fancy food and fun.
Yesterday morning around 10:00, my dad decided to make breakfast (we are breakfast lovers over here) but said that we wouldn’t eat until 11:00. I had an hour to kill with a rumbling stomach. While I had been watching Paula Deen, one of my favorite things, watching the Food Network isn’t a good idea when you’re hungry so I went for a run. It was long and slow so that I would use up plenty of time. I ran about 5.5 miles and it felt great (unusual for me!). Then, I got back just in time for brunch. Perfect!
My dad made eggs filled with veggies and topped with melted cheese. I made a fruit salad on the side for a little color. YUM.
Yesterday afternoon, sad things happened. All of the Christmas decorations came down. The tree was set out on the street for the garbage men to take. Just like that, gone. It’s funny, I am never home to do all of the fun decorating but I always manage to still be home when things need to come down and be put away. Tough luck.
Last night we were going to eat dinner at a chicken and waffles restauraunt in town but there was over a 1 hour wait when we got there! Who knew chicken and waffles were so popular? We switched to plan B, a restaurant in Durham called Alivia’s. It was delicious!
I love Ahi Tuna so when I saw it on the menu ordered it because I rarely have it! This was delishhhh! It was served with roasted green beans, on top of roasted yukon potatos and roasted parsnips. Parsnips are a vegetable I don’t know if I had ever eaten before last night. They tasted like potatoes but were sweeter, but not like a sweet potato. Weird, I know.
Today I was curious about parsnips so when my mom and I ran to the grocery store (I love shopping for groceries- who’s with me?) we picked up a few parsnips for dinner… but I am getting ahead of myself. Back to last night-
My dad, brother and I are hooked on LOST so we had a lost marathon last night. So suspenseful!
This morning (again, we love breakfast) since my mom didn’t get her waffles last night, we broke out the Belgium Waffle maker and made scrumptious, fluffy waffles.
Fancy, right? Today was filled with more Food Network, grocery stores, World Market, and… more LOST. While we were watching LOST, we made brie wrapped in crescent rolls. We were going to serve this during Christmas but never had the need for it with all the other food and HAD to clean out the fridge to make room for the new groceries. Bummer.
Dinner was a fancy one too! We had steak with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers along with roasted parsnips (!), zucchini and squash.
We are still experimenting with the parsnips. They needed to cook much longer than the zucchini and squash we learned. We seasoned them with just oil and dried spices- the flavor was great but they were a little too crunchy. Oh well, we’ll get it right next time!
I had no idea what a parsnip looked like before researching it last night. Basically, they look just like big, white carrots.
According to LIVESTRONG.COM, parsnips are low in calories and low in fat. The majority of the calories in this starchy vegetable come in the form of carbohydrates. Parsnips are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and folate (particularly important for women). Fun facts about parsnips!
Guess what? … I have been blogging for a week! Time flies when you are having fun! Thanks for reading