Thursday, March 18, 2010

Comfort Food

by Meghann on March 18, 2010

I’m sorry, I didn’t realize how many people didn’t know what PTO was! 🙂

PTO = Paid Time Off

Some places refer to it as vacation days, I know my Mom’s work calls it PL (personal leave), but it all means the same thing.

At my job we accrual so many hours of PTO per pay period, which means we are always adding to out PTO pot. When I worked at the newspaper, we were given so many days at the beginning of the year that we had to use it or loose it by the start of the next year. Where I work now the hours thankfully roll over. Though it doesn’t do me any good sense I am always in the hole. I can’t help it! I love to travel!

How does your job handle time off? I’m particularly interested in the answers from those lucky folks who live in other countries. I know the U.S. is so wrapped around the concept of 9-5, is it more freeing in other places around the world?

Anyways, this afternoon I enjoyed a refreshing snack of cantaloupe and Barney Butter.

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Cantaloupe with almond butter is my new favorite combination. Nom Nom Nom 🙂

I wasn’t feeling very creative with dinner tonight, so I decided comfort food was in order.

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Baked BBQ Tofu is in a old favorite, but for some reason doesn’t get enough play time on the blog.

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I marinated extra firm tofu in bbq sauce for 30 minutes, then baked it at 415 for 20 minutes, flipped it and baked another 20.

While the tofu was baking I had come acorn squash wedges in there as well.

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I kept the squash simple with just some salt and pepper for seasoning. Sometimes you just need to let the food speak for it self. Acorn squash is perfect as is in my opinion. 🙂

My plate was missing the color green. I found some frozen okra in the freezer that fixed that problem.

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As soon as I was done with dinner I couldn’t wait to dig in to the Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread Jacquie had sent me in my Great Harvest package on Tuesday.

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I was so obsessed with the Irish Soda Bread that I had almost forgot about the pumpkin bread!!

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Check out those chocolate chips!

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With the last bit of my Egg Nog ice cream on top.

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Twas excellent! 🙂

Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!

Good Night!

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