Best of Intentions

Not much school work done today (I know, I know!) but I did make it to the gym!  I ran the .65miles there because I’m always late to warm up.  Then I took a 45minute Pilates class, which I adore even though I’m out of shape.  On the way out I spotted a “People: Style Watch” and convinced myself to do 15minutes on the stepmill at level 7.

When I got home I found out that friends in Williamsburg wanted us to come up for drinks so I had to take a quick shower to get dinner started in a hurry.

We had quite the spread:  Salmon Patties, Roasted Purple Cauliflower, and since you always need something fried with a burger, Oven “Fried” Okra.  The cauliflower was roasted in the usual way, and the okra recipe can be found here, but here is the recipe for the patties-

Salmon Patties, 2 servings

  • 2cans (6oz each) of boneless skinless salmon
  • 1t Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 a small onion, grated
  • 1/4C Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  1. Mush all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Once everything is combined form 4 patties.
  2. Cook with 1t evoo in a pan on medium high heat, time will depend on your settings

The cauliflower tasted just like the boring kind, but it looked much prettier.

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And the okra was fantabulous.

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I made a dipping sauce of ketchup, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar for the side.

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And I took the two smaller patties so A could have the bigger.

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All together.

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After dinner I was still ravenous.  I can’t understand why I’m so hungry!  I ate some Liberte Low Fat Honey Flavored Goat Cheese as dessert.

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Just kidding, I don’t know why they call it cheese, it was basically just Greek yogurt.

After dinner we headed off for the long trainride to Williamsburg.  We stopped to get a to go small skim hot chocolate for the commute.

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{Caution: Contents of this cup may be very delicious!}

We had a great time seeing our friends, we went to a couple of cute bars in the area; I really love Williamsburg.  Plus, for some reason we all decided it’d be good to walk the 20+ blocks to the 1st bar instead of renting a car, so I got to treck!  I had, unphotographed, a glass of red wine at our friend’s apartment and a Red Stripe at one of the bars.

On the way back to the Slope (much too late!) A had to pee so badly he made us get off the subway!  While we were out we ended up getting YUMMY pizza.

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Tired and stuffed, we fell into bed without even setting alarms which is why my post for Sunday will be rushed this evening! 🙂

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7 Responses to Best of Intentions

  1. Sarah says:

    haha, having to pee when you’re stuck on the subway is the WORST!
    where the heck did you find purple cauliflower??
    and was that “goat cheese” really not goat-y at all?
    AND thanks for the salmon patties recipe — i just bought a can of salmon yesterday!

    good luck going back to the kiddles tomorrow …

    • Emily says:

      Sarah – thanks, I need all the luck I can get! The goat “cheese” tasted identical to every other flavored Greek yogurt I have tried. And I actually got the purple cauliflower in your hood at Union Market.

  2. VeggieGirl says:

    Gorgeous cauliflower!!

    Best of luck with the new workweek!!

  3. Betsy says:

    Mmmm I LOVE white pizza!!

  4. OMGosh it’s Purple!!!!! I love it! I usually eat an entire cauliflower with my protein and carbs in order to feel completely full, so maybe it wasn’t enough of that purple stuff! 🙂

    BY the way, your handwriting is crazy awesome!! I love how bubbly and neat it is!

  5. Sharon says:

    LOL, love the pizza! =D
    And I need to try purple cauliflower, so beautiful!

  6. biz319 says:

    I have never even HEARD of purple cauliflower, let alone seen it! I bet it would be a good way to get kids to try it!

    Good workout with the pilates too!

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