Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Hope you all are having a happy Memorial Day weekend. The rain, for a little while, has finally ended in the Tampa area. No need for us to think about building arks, just yet, anyway. However, I really should not complain since we really do need the rain. The drought has caused very draconian watering policies to be enacted, and they are not going away any time soon. However, hurricane season starts in one week and if we can get some tropical storms through that are rain events, that would help.

I didn’t do a lot of cooking this week, due to still recovering and also starting back at work. This was dinner on Monday. I had gotten some quinoa pasta as an experiment, due to a suspicion that the TeddyBear has some gluten intolerance issues. He didn’t like it, but I thought it wasn’t that bad. Here I am having it with some kale and diced tomatoes that I made over the weekend. I was just looking for something quick and easy to make that would also be nutritious. It was a nice filling dinner after a long day at work.

The Fronch Toast was my breakfast on Saturday. The topping is a Cinnamon Spiked Blueberry Sauce (along with some maple syrup) that I found over at FoodTV from Robin Miller. She uses it on frozen yogurt, but I like it on the Fronch Toast (VwaV) and it would be good on pancakes or waffles as well. An easy way to eat some fruit at your breakfast or brunch, and if you don’t like blueberries then the cinnamon is a nice touch.


  1. The pasta and the blueberry sauce look really good! I think quinoa noodles take a little getting used to, but I like them - better than rice noodles and way better than corn noodles which are really ick.

    In Austin it has a rained on Memorial Day weekend the past 10 years in a row.

    Hope you're feeling better. My son has been sick too.

  2. I buy rice and millet pasta and really love it. It's so much lighter than wheat pasta, but has a good texture and isn't gummy like plain rice pasta can be. I've subbed it numerous times without anyone in the family noticing.

    The pasta dish looks yummy though and mmmm that fronch toast!