Today was rainy and cold. I think I brought the cold weather back from DC with me. It was 75 degrees here in Atlanta when we left on Thanksgiving day! Jason and I were both craving something warm for dinner. Well, at least, I was. We decided on a potato leek soup. I started prepping the ingredients when I realized that someone who shall remain nameless bought a fennel bulb instead of a leek. Oops! So we scrapped the soup idea for now and made grilled vegetable sandwiches instead.
On our last day in Maryland, my mom, Jason and I went to the American Tap Room for lunch and my mom had the grilled vegetable sandwich. I thought it would be pretty easy to recreate at home and it was. We bought some multi-grain French bread and topped it with some brie, grilled portobellos, grilled onions, grilled zucchini, spinach and tomatoes. The brie was on sale at Kroger and sort of an after thought, but it really made the sandwich.
After several days of lots of food and drink, I decided that I need a detox of sorts. I’m not really sure what I mean by that except that I want to really focus on eating whole foods, real meals and less fake stuff. I get a lot of stomachaches and I’m always tired and I really want to see if eliminating certain foods (like added sugar and diet soda) will make me feel better. I have a hunch that it will.
I’m also going to take a break from alcohol. I like having a glass of wine, but more often than not it turns into many glasses of wine and I feel awful the next day. Feeling buzzed for a couple of hours really isn’t worth feeling crappy for an entire day. That’s not to say that I’m going to stop drinking entirely, but I’m just going to stop for a couple weeks and see how that makes me feel. I am encouraging Jason to do the same. Frankly, it’s easier to not drink when I have someone not drinking with me.
We didn’t get home until 11 last night, so we weren’t able to get Murphy from the doggie hotel until today. I missed this guy. Wouldn’t you?