Oh gosh, it finally happened. I knew it would at some point. I somehow managed to miss a day! Yikes! I realize I could cheat, but that would defeat the point. The point is to capture a little piece of every day, to be able to look back at the end and remember all the little small, happy, victorious moments from all the days. Now it will just be most of the days. Also, I’m having an issue importing some RAW files into iPhoto so Sunday Funday is missing.
This was a pretty hectic week. It started off with some sort of digestive ailment from the Bear, took us to Seattle for fun and story time with friends, and then out on a Sunday shopping trip, by Monday we all woke up with chest colds. DB has been going to bed around 1800 every night. Here’s hoping next week is full of sunshine and health. Oh and we got a Vitamix!
16Apr: Hello Mt. Baker
16Apr: Total cheat since I missed the 17th
18Apr: Climbing on the table is a thing now
19Apr: Testing out the new Vitamix
20Apr: A story of redemption
22Apr: At work
So April is more than halfway over and it’s been a total whirlwind. DB came home, we bought a new car, I went to Oregon on a weeklong exercise (and got seriously sunburnt), we had out first outdoor grill session, and then the Bear gave us both a digestive ailment that has left me behind in blogging and our house in a complete state of disarray. On the other hand, the three of us our a family again for the next few months before I head out on deployment. Here’s what the last couple weeks looked like.
02Apr: longer and longer
03Apr: A day at the farm
04Apr: Shopping for a new car
05Apr: On the road
07Apr: Big ski
09Apr: I’m not used to the sun
10Apr: No really, I’m not used to the sun AT ALL
11Apr: truck stop sunset
13Apr: Saturday morning routine
14Apr: Books are awesome
15Apr: Tired out
I spent this past week in Oregon on an exercise with my unit. Since we had long hours and were in the middle of nowhere, food options were limited to fast food or Dennys. I’m not really sure which is worse, but I definitely consumed more french fries in the past week than I had in the past 6 months combined and I felt so gross by the time I got home. I wanted and needed vegetables in the worst way. Fortunately, DB and I took the Bear for a visit to a local farm right before I left and bought a bundle of asparagus. It managed to survive the week and was so delicious in what I would like to call my detox frittata. Vegetables are really they key here with the eggs and cheese serving more to bind it all together than play center stage. Feel free to play with whatever seasonal greens you have available, and add some bacon if you want something a bit heartier.
Asparagus, Tomato, and Arugula Frittata
(adapted from Simply Recipes)
- 2T unsalted butter
- 1/3C minced shallots (1 med shallot, or half a medium onion)
- 1/2t fine grain sea salt
- 1/4t coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 lb asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut into 1-inch lengths
- 2 plum tomatoes, cored and diced
- 1 big handful of arugula (about 1-1/2 C)
- 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1C shredded Gruyere cheese (or cheese of choice)
– Heat butter into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until soft and translucent. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, arugula, salt and pepper. Stir until arugula is wilted and all ingredients are evenly mixed, about 2-3 minutes
– Pour in eggs and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes.
– Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put in oven under broiler until cheese is melted and browned, about 4-6 minutes. Carefully remove from oven, and remove frittata from frying pan. Cut into 4 wedges and serve immediately.
The sun was out a lot this week so we had a lot of outdoor time. You may recall taking the Bear outside is one of my 30 before 31 goals. I guess it sounds kind of silly, of course you’re going to take a kid outside and let him run around. However, when you live in the land of always rainy on the island of always windy, it can really be a challenge. Here’s hoping the rest of spring is as bright. Bears belong outside.
26Mar: The view from here
27Mar: Study, study, study
28Mar: Our rock collection
29Mar: 18 months old today. Seriously.
30Mar: Out on a walk
31: A Bear and his blanket
01Apr: Chocolate for breakfast on a Monday. Yes.