Thursday, July 22, 2010

Leftovers Again

Howdy and happy Friday eve.  I just got back from an awesome Bootcamp class!  One of the things that makes Thursday great.  Being Thursday it means Scott gets home from his business trip tonight.   I am also excited because I found a babysitter so that I can go to happy hour tonight with my old team of colleagues with Eli Lilly.  Since I quit work last October, several other people on my team, including my manager, have left or moved to different positions, so it is a “reunion” of sorts. 

My meals lately have been less than exciting.  Being the solo parent  this week means it’s all me to get Ava fed, bathed, teeth brushed, and a bottle and book, all before 7 pm.  After she goes down, I haven’t had the motivation to do any cooking for myself, so it’s been all about leftovers.  Luckily we planned ahead for this and made an extra large batch of everything over the weekend. 

Last night’s meal was one of my Quick Bowl Meals


Also called ‘cleaning out the refrigerator.’  This one contained, whole wheat couscous, about a 1/4 cup of beans, butternut squash, green and yellow zucchini squash, grape tomatoes and avocado. 


Oh, and don’t forget the kalamata olive hummus on top!


Veggies were grilled over the weekend in a big batch. 

To make dining alone on leftovers a little more elegant, I also had a glass of this Italian red.  It was dry, earthy, and medium bodied, which worked well with my dinner.  I’m usually not a big fan of Italian reds, but this one was nice. 

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Off to make some homemade pecan butter and shower for my big night out! 

Do you cook or drink wine when you dine alone?


  1. So glad you got a babysitter so you can enjoy a night out with your friends. Moms need that :)

    My husband has to travel sometimes for work. I hope he doesn't have to travel too much when the baby arrives until I get the hang of things!

  2. Have a great time at happy hour!!

    I love meals out of a bowl!! Its so easy :)

  3. I love leftovers, especially in a bowl! I'm not a fan of italian reds either. I found a great pinot noir in sonoma. Its from Truett hurst. Its amazing!

  4. Yes, I sometimes drink wine when I'm alone. Hubby works a lot in the evening so I'd be missing out on a lot of wine time if I didn't. :)

  5. You know I drink wine when I'm alone :)
    Actually, I really enjoy having some alone time in the kitchen with some wine.