I swear this month…this year even, has just flown right by me! I cannot believe that tomorrow is already December! Feels like just yesterday I was frolicking in the summer sun <-and yes, I do indeed “frolick”
Let it be known that I am in no way a fan of cold temperatures, snow, snow by-products: ice, sleet…etc, or bulky winter coats! So yeah, for the most part, I pretty much hate winter! I’m all about sunshine, flip-flops, and a nice tan…I really should move closer to the Equator! 😉 So, being on the cusp of the very month that will bring in the season I most abhor, I declare a war…against the cold!
My first meal of the day to prepare for battle:
Finished off the leftover cranberry pomegranate sauce with this one. Just 1/3 cup of oat bran mixed with 1 cup of water and cooked for a quick couple of minutes on the stove. Topped with some fresh orange zest. So warm and so delicious!
Next, I packed up my grub for work: A slice of whole wheat banana bread in my pretty green WasteNot Sak (etsy.com), turkey soup (to be WARMED at work), a salad of spinach, cucumber, dried crans, pecans, and goat cheese with this amazing cranberry balsamic dressing, a honeycrisp apple (my all time favorite!), and an Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Cherry bar I picked up at Target.
When I got out of work, it was fah-reezing! Weatherman said it will get as low as 20 degrees tonight. But I was determined to stay strong AND warm…time for dinner!
I found this cheese at SAMs club a couple of weeks ago. A cheddar cheese stuffed with dried apple bits and cinnamon?…uh, heck yeah!
First, I sliced two rounds off a Vidalia onion and sauteed them in a dry skillet until tender and browned. Then I took a slice of leftover sourdough and layered sliced turkey and cheese on top. Place under low broil for about 5 minutes…and voila!
Served with a side of chopped fresh spinach with cranberry balsamic dressing (love that stuff!).
So, sooooo yummy! The pairing of the sweet onions and mildly sharp apple-infused cheddar was the perfect combo! I wanted to finish it all, but I just couldn’t, but I certainly have no problem heating this back up for dinner tomorrow, that’s for sure! Ha! Take THAT cold weather!