Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Snapshots from a weekday at home

Working at a grocery store leads to a random schedule, which at times makes me crazy. But for every Saturday I'm working, there's a Tuesday that I'm home enjoying the simple things. In a perfect world, I think I'd work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and be off all weekend, but that's not really an option at this point in my life. A girl can dream, huh?  I do love my weekdays off from work, and the opportunity to soak up a quiet weekday at home. I have some standards for a weekday off-- some kind of workout, a least a couple errands, and a bit of sleeping in. But lounging around the house is also a necessary part of the day off. As I was soaking up my lazy day off yesterday, I grabbed my camera. A bonus part of the day off-- natural light!  Here are a few shots from a typical mid-week day off.

Fresh baked bread! This is not typical, but I was really pleased with the results.
I let the finished loaves cool, and then sliced into regular sandwich thickness.
I then wrapped and froze the loaves, so I would have fresh slices of bread on demand.
Perfect for sandwiches or toast.

It's still chilly out there, so I'll just bring Spring inside.

Planning for our trip.

Pasta with Lentils and Kale.
From one of my favorite cookbooks.
Easy and healthy dinner for the night.

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Sausage.
Inspired by one of my recent Pinterest pins.
In the fridge for tomorrow's dinner.
(Do these 3 liners feel like Haiku?)

Want to try the recipes? Here are the links:

Pasta with French Lentils and Kale (Through I would recommend anyone who enjoys eating vegetarian just buy the Moosewood Cooking for Health cookbook)

Inspiration for Baked Spaghetti Squash


  1. wow - that bread looks amazing. and both of those dishes intrigue me - maybe blog them if they turned out well :)

    1. Good call-- links to the recipes have been added! The spaghetti squash was decent, but a little too "Paleo" for me (I love carbs!). The Pasta with Lentils is one of my favorite dishes to make early in the week for dinner, and then take the leftovers for lunch all week long.

  2. I love anything with kale, so I am definitely intrigued. I love your day - and those tulips! They're gorgeous!

  3. That bread looks amazing! It's making me dream of having a weekday off. And I'm definitely pinning both of these recipes! Yum...