Monday, June 25, 2007

A Home-Cooked Meal

Johnnycakes and I are home from the beach. I really don't have much to say about the food we ate at the beach this time accept that we were pretty much gluttons. We are feeling pretty relaxed after 4 long days at the beach.

In an effort to not feel totally disorganized when we go back to work tomorrow, we stopped at the Whole Foods grocery store in Annapolis on our way home from the beach. We needed the essentials; bread, milk, eggs, etc. Plus since Shoppers Food Warehouse is really our only convenient grocery store option during the week, we were excited to try a different and fancy store.

We didn't go too crazy but we did pick up some fancy Ravens Brew Coffee in the Resurrection blend which reminded us of our honeymoon ( and some Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk which our grocery store has stopped carrying.

I wanted to eat light for dinner since we have been eating like pigs for the past four days and was leaning towards sushi. Johnnycakes wasn't on the same wavelength and wanted steak.

Whole Foods has an excellent prepared foods selection and we decided on Cajun Ribeye steaks that only required us to throw them on the grill and cook to our liking. Johnnycakes also had way more energy than I did because when we got home he carved a whole in a Vidalia onion and filled the center with vegetable broth, cooking wine and parmesan cheese. He wrapped it in foil and roasted it whole. I mustered the energy to chop a yellow squash into "coins" and shred some carrots for grilling. I tossed the veggies in fresh thyme from our "herb garden" and olive oil.

Before we knew it, we had a very delicious and semi-healthy dinner on our first evening home from the beach. It was a little late by the time we ate. The clock read nearly 9 p.m. but it was nice to inject some normalcy back into our lives after four relaxing days at the beach.

Now I have to put some of those tips in SELF Dishes to the test and try and shed some lbs and redeem myself after all the vacation indulgence!

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