Greggers was kind enough to give me run of the house. He got a neater house (and a cleaner girlfriend) out of the deal. I couldn't just sit around the house and not do anything, so I did a little light cleaning. Mainly I just straightened piles of mail and vacuumed the hall/living room. He's not really that messy, just a boy. His mom once asked him why I never cleaned his apartment. When he told me about it, I looked at my left hand and said "I don't see a reason to." ;-) Apparently she used to go over and clean his dad's house while they were dating. Sorry, but I barely clean my own house, I'm not going to clean two. For the record, Greg was not trying to subtly hint that he wanted me to clean his house, he was more amused at what she said.
While I was at his house, another storm came rolling through. I'm glad we have gotten some rain, but it's getting ridiculous. It was really cool to see while on Greg's property.
|Yes, he lives on/by a farm... what makes you ask?|
I recently realized that spinach is definitely my go-to all purpose vegetable. I kind of knew it before, but it has been reaffirmed this week. Greg and I went out to dinner on Sunday, and I couldn't find anything on the menu I really wanted. Then I realized that what I really wanted was a particular ravioli dish with spinach added. Since it was a non-chain and they had spinach in other sauces, I asked if they would help me out and they did. The server kept commenting on how it sounded delicious and she'd have to try it out the next time she ordered that dish. I cleaned my plate. :-) Tonight for dinner I was staring blankly at the fridge trying to decide what leftovers to eat when I saw spaghetti sauce and a bag of fresh spinach. Done. Lest you think I put spinach in all of my Italian pasta dishes, I do add it to other things. I put it in my eggs, in soups, on sandwiches, and yes, in a smoothie or two.
I realize this is kind of an odd topic. It just occurred to me because I was feeling vegetable deprived and spinach was the first thing I thought to eat. Anyone else had that bleh feeling and then realized you haven't had
I really need to make so "ahead of time" breakfasts again. I used to have some breakfast burritos, sandwiches, etc. prepared and in the freezer so all I had to do was nuke-and-go. It really made getting ready for work easier in the morning. And,