Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had some things that I wanted to get done over the weekend and I succeeded...yay! I love it when I get my goals accomplished...don't you? This morning I had my usual smoothie. This one was made with green tea, a date, frozen banana, frozen peaches, and some blueberries. I normally like to add some kale or spinach, but I'm all out. Looks like I'll have to run to the grocery store today after work.
Saturday night I had some black eyed peas (one of my favs), some olive oil garlic pasta, and some Sesame Garlic Tepeh strips. Have you ever bought any of those marinated strips? I think they are by Turtle Island Foods. They were on sale at Whole Foods when I went a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to buy them to try. I thought they were okay, but not my favorite. I doubt I'll buy them again. The strips look like they were put in the spot light on my plate, but I didn't think they were spot light worthy. Apparently the sun did though. :o)
We've been getting tons of bell peppers out of our garden, so I've started freezing some of them. I cut them up into strips then lay them out on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for a couple of hours. After they are frozen, I then put them into a freezer bag. Have you ever frozen bell peppers like this? I figure they'll at least be good to cook with.
I finally tried my homemade pickles yesterday, and they were yummy! They aren't real crispy, but the taste is perfect. I had told you that if the outcome was good that I'd reference the recipe that I used. So, here's the link to the the recipe.. http://southernfood.about.com/od/picklesrelishes/r/r80820g.htm . The recipe is definitely worth sharing! I'll be making these again next year.
Okay, this next picture is for Molly since she likes Dragonflies. I snapped this picture last week as I was walking to feed the turtles on my break. I knew Dragonflies ate insects, but never would have dreamed that they ate moths. This little guy was chowing down. I know it's kinda gross, but it really was cool to stand there and watch him eat.
That's all for today. I hope everyone on the eat coast is safe! I've had you all in my thoughts and prayers.