Monday, February 2, 2009

Feed Me

Bonjour, friends. I hope y'all had a lovely weekend... As for me, i spent the majority of yesterday thinking it was Saturday. Don't ask me why or how, but believe me when i say the disappointing reality that it was, in fact, Sunday hit me hard. But i tried not to dwell on that feeling and instead, opted to focus on how i could make this workweek better than the last. For example, inspired by Holly and her lovely readers over at decor8, i'm going to start making "Afternoon Tea" a daily part of my workday. Around 3:30-4 i'm always (i) hungry, (ii) bored, and (iii) dying to get home. Well my sister, who works at Google (free lunch and dinner? yes, please!), is lucky enough to have treats for afternoon tea delivered to her office. I'll have to make do (aka make my own or buy something), but i can steal the idea! Plus afternoon tea is much better pour moi than afternoon coffee (not to mention cheaper). Potential problems/issues/annoyances? First, while there are a plethora of nearby sinks in the office, none have simple dishwashing soap and a sponge (which, of course, means i'll have to buy/bring them). Second, i want to use a nice teacup, not a styrofoam cup so i'll have to bring a few to keep at the office. Third, i prefer loose tea which means i'll need some sort of straining device... again, more stuff. I'll let you know how this "great idea" works out... Any helpful suggestions??

Another thing i've been trying to do for the past few weeks is to cook a big meal on the weekend that i can reheat during the week. Problem is, whatever i've made doesn't stay good/fresh all week so i need a mid-week solution that doesn't take much time/energy. I've never been a huge sandwich person, but i DO love paninis. So this week i'm going to attempt to make my first panini - tomato, mozzarella and basil pesto on delicious sourdough. Hopefully it'll look 1/10th as good as this...

4 comments:

City Girl said...

That panini looks amazing. I too have the problem that I cook something over the weekend but by Wednesday need a new plan - this is reminding me I should post this super easy chicken recipe soon on my blog. Basically all you need is frozen chicken breast, frozen spinach and some spices and olive oil. So it's perfect for a Thursday night when I haven't been to the grocery store since Sunday.

Melita said...

I recently came across (then immediately fell in love with) teavana. I was a tea (bag) drinker until I came across this store. Now, I have loose tea galore! I can't imagine my workweek without my tea. This is absolutely perfect to have around the office (or even home) for a quick tea fix.

http://www.teavana.com/Loose-Leaf-Teas/Perfect-Tea-Accessories/Teavana-Perfect-Tea-Maker-16oz.axd

and you don't even have to buy the bottom piece as it is only a mug. this teapot will set over the rim of just about any mug. Plus, huge bonus, teavana.com has any kind of tea you would want and they donate money to care.org. If you do try it out, or find something else, I'd love to hear about it. Love your blog by the way.
namaste,
Melita

Carolyn said...

Valerie - Yes! Post the recipe!! I'm always looking for easy and healthy. :-)

Melita - Thank you so much!! That thing is GENIUS, and i'm debating whether i should buy it online or wait until i'm in Dallas. Either way i'm sold - merci!!

Carolyn said...

Valerie - Yes! Post the recipe!! I'm always looking for easy and healthy. :-)

Melita - Thank you so much!! That thing is GENIUS, and i'm debating whether i should buy it online or wait until i'm in Dallas. Either way i'm sold - merci!!