The Day That Got Away

September 22, 2010

And thank goodness for that. Yesterday was included in one the horrible days of work… and that said, moving on… no need reliving that one.

TGIW? Yes. Tonight I may have plans for a happy hour with some friends.

And this weekend I am traveling to Tahoe to hang out with my mom and to have a meet-up with an amazing blogger! Not telling who yet, but I’m sooooooo excited! Get ready, You, raw desserts are being made. πŸ™‚

Last weekend I took the three hour trip to my parents’ house to visit, since it’s been quite a while since I’ve made the trek home. They live in a much warmer climate than I do and their garden has no complaints…

Pictures lie, these guys are HUGE

Imagine these HUGE things times 10... quantity, not size. πŸ˜‰

Literally a sink full of fresh, ripe, and wonderful tomatoes

And being home, I do what I do best (since there is literally nothing to do in my tiny home town)- make food!

Roasted Vegetable Medley with Spicy Lemon Pepper Ground Turkey

And tomato-basil green salad

And let’s not forget dessert… really, you think I would? Since my parents live in a small town, void of any health food stores or restaurants, I wandered the “health” isles of Raley’s/Bel Air, only to find a true love actually exists in bum f*** nowhere.

Melty Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream, carob chips, and cinnamon. Also known as, Love.

Mmmmmmmm.

Besides eating, I relaxed, read, read some more, and did some running. (help, anyone????)

That is the end of this incredibly boring and pretty pointless post. I promise a few more read-worthy posts soon. Life has been busy, dinners have been short, and time is flying by.

I’ll leave you with a quote I found pretty awesome:

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.” -Jesse Owens, American track and field athlete and Olympic gold medal winner

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What do you do when you’re at home visiting the family? I need ideas, obviously. πŸ˜‰

Do you make the meals when you’re with others, friends, family? What’s your favorite thing to make (to show off…)?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan September 24, 2010 at 3:28 AM

Oh my, that squash frightens me a little…
…but that “love” ice cream is calling my name!
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..Marathoner’s lentil taco filling =-.

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maggie (livingfoodjunkie) September 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I let my parents spend time with my lil one and then I usually go do something that is lovely spent as “me time”..sometimes it’s the gym, reading a book, thrifting, etc…

My days have been busy and blah here…idk what it is..maybe adjusting to the fall season? Lots of rain here so that could be it πŸ™‚

Hope all is well for you wonderful Lori! πŸ™‚

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 23, 2010 at 8:57 AM

i dont go home anymore b/c it’s a pressure cooker so i skip alll that πŸ™‚

love the mega huge homegrown produce and veggies…enjoy em!

oxoxo
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..Being Judgmental &amp Critical of Others- Do You Judge or Feel Judged- New Hair Stylist =-.

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melissa September 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Wow your parent’s garden rocks! A sink full of tomatoes? yes please!
Your dinner looks amazing…yum! And coconut ice cream..I’m so excited to try it out:)
When I’m at home usually I go to the beach (summer) or play games. I also like to just hang out and be lazy as that doesn’t happen very often:)
I know it’s not anything crazy…but I love to make my guacamole version as everyone loves it!
.-= melissa´s last blog ..Where I feel I belong and my long to-do list! =-.

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Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw September 23, 2010 at 7:20 AM

I would love to have some of those tomatoes. I love fresh tomatoes!!

Now that I have kids, I use my trips home to ‘let’ my parents have quality time with their grandparents while I dash off to Starbucks or Target or even the back bedroom for some precious alone time. Pre-kids, I used the time to relax, watch cheesy TV with my sister and enjoy some parent’s paid for meals.
.-= Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw´s last blog ..Turning Granola into a Skirt =-.

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Katie September 22, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I’ve been loving the ground turkey lately. YUM.

I do the same at home. Relax, chat with family, just basically lie around and veg and not feel bad about not doing anything productive! And love every moment of it.

Are you meeting who I think you’re meeting?!?!
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Heat wave =-.

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kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM

YUM LORI!!! the veggies look miggghhhttty fine!! mm and u mixed the green veggies with roots and spuds <3 i love simple meals like that!

woohoo! carob chips!! i love grabbing a little bowl of them to snack on πŸ˜€

usually with my family i go shopping, hang out at the park, go for tea, just hang out.. nothing too fancy. i love making them muffins tho, and showing off my baking skills, thankfully theyre not too sick of it yet <3

xoxo

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ericaunmasked.blogspot.com September 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM

when I am home visiting – relax:) and go shopping with my mom. icecream looks fabulous:) so good.
.-= ericaunmasked.blogspot.com´s last blog ..A New Day =-.

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