Today I think we'll be staying indoors. The wind has been blowing nearly nonstop since yesterday afternoon. The temperature has plummeted – it's now a balmy 17°. And it's snowing, but not enough to stick. There's a dusting on the driveway and porch, but I don't expect any accumulation. Should be back in the 50s tomorrow. Maybe this is winter's last gasp. I certainly hope so.
I've walked 178 miles this year so far. I might have to re-evaluate the 1500-mile goal I set for 2014. I must average more than 4.5 miles per day, every day, for the remainder of this year in order to make it. That will be challenging. I could try for five miles every possible day, to give myself a cushion, but there will be lots of impossible days this spring, with a travel schedule that is unusually busy for me.
Oh, well. Not much point in setting a goal if it isn't challenging, right?
We ate bacon-wrapped chicken tenderloins for dinner last night along with a delicious side of mixed fresh vegetables. It did take some time to prep, but once I threw everything in a saucepan it cooked itself down to a yummy concoction that I will definitely do again and again.
Sautéed Mixed Fresh Vegetables
- Bacon grease (or olive oil)
- 1 onion, roughly chopped into large pieces
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 red pepper, sliced and diced into large pieces
- 1 yellow squash, halved and sliced
- 1 zucchini, halved and sliced
- 1 small container fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Roma tomatoes or 1 slicing tomato, chopped
- Sea salt, freshly ground pepper
This is one of those dishes that you could add just about anything to – black olives would be good, as would fresh cauliflower.
It makes a lot – I'm guessing it would serve a family of four normal people – but my husband and I had no leftovers. Which is kind of sad, now that I have a nice big refrigerator in which to store them!
Hope you both have a great day. I think I'm going to get my crafty on and finish a couple little knitting projects while I begin watching Breaking Bad.
Yes, sadly, I'm the last person on the planet who's seen it.