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Charming

by Meghann on September 2, 2010

My prince has come!

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Isn’t he charming?

Derek is hard at work trying to figure out how we’re getting to the airport tomorrow morning. Since our flight leaves at 6:30 am – and we need to be there an hour ahead of time – we’ve been a little less than successful at tracking down a friendly lift. Luckily we found a cheap parking lot nearby that includes a free shuttle ride to the airport. The parking lot + shuttle should be cheaper than taking a cab from a nearby friend’s house – at least that’s what we’re counting on after a little research. πŸ™‚

While he figured everything out, I made dinner.

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This meal includes pretty much everything left in my fridge. (minus the figs – those were for dessert)

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Simplicity has been the theme this week. My meat-less sloppy joe fits in there perfectly.

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The meat-less sloppy joe included some meat-less crumbles that I dug out of the freezer. The crumbles were added to some onions and pepper then heated up with a generous portion of ketchup and honey mustard.

I served mine on a slice of spelt toast.

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Derek on the other hand was scared to try the spelt bread because I called it spelt bread. I think if I would have called it whole wheat he would not have been the wiser. πŸ˜‰

Derek also had a problem the roasted broccoli rabe.

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He kept asking me if I was sure it was ok to have the leaves on there.

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Yes, Derek the leaves are ok to be left on there. πŸ™‚

It didn’t matter to him though, he ate around the leaves anyways.

Le Sigh.

Not sure how long I had a corn on the cob in the back of my fridge, but after roasting in the oven for a few minutes I tasted great.

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I told you the figs would make an appearance for dessert. You’ll see them at breakfast too. πŸ˜‰

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Oh wait, you can’t see them.

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There they are!

Which photo of my afternoon popcorn do you prefer? I couldn’t decide.

A)

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B)

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Or….

C)

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????

Must. Go. To. Sleep.

We have a 4:00am wake up call tomorrow. Oy vey!

See you in the big apple!

1 runningwithsass September 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

totally going to pop popcorn now!

2 Sana September 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

A! Have a fantastic trip!

3 Alyssa September 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Are you going to NY for a mini vacation or some other reason? Have fun regardless! It should be a blast with Derek πŸ™‚

4 eatmovewrite September 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I liked popcorn A. Artsy.

Ha ha. I love Derek’s mistrust of your healthy goods. I think he must be related to my husband, except my hubs is large and black. Maybe long-lost cousins? :p

5 deliciouswellness September 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm

“C” gets my vote! Happy traveling tomorrow!

6 Meghan September 2, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I use FastPark & Relax and love them! Lots of shuttles, we never wait long and it is only $5.49 a day.

http://www.fastparkandrelax.com/orlando.aspx

7 Heather September 2, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Safe travels and “C” gets my vote!

Good luck getting up at 4 am – I would definitely struggle with that!

8 Caitlin September 2, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Sloppy Joes are my favorite comfort food, but i haven’t had them since going meatless.

Also, this year when I visited my bff in Virginia, my flight back to Cali was at 6AM, so I didn’t tell her until the night before. Worked perfectly, but she couldn’t really opt out of driving me!

9 Naomi(onefitfoodie) September 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I LOVE BROC RABE!!!

10 Kristy @ KristyRuns.com September 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Definitely Photo C! πŸ™‚ Good luck with the early morning! Better you than me. πŸ˜‰ Waking up in the 4 o’clock hour is just waaaay to early.

11 Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Photo A!!! Have a fabulous weekend in NYC!! πŸ™‚

12 mydynamicjourney September 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm

C gets my vote.

13 What Kate Ate September 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm

A. Enjoy your trip! Woo!

14 Mary September 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm

A gets my vote! Have fun in the City tomorrow!!

15 Lee September 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

C.

Have fun in NYC.

16 Elizabeth A. September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I think I like Popcorn B πŸ˜‰

17 Brittany September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Dying laughing because regardless of WHAT I make every night for dinner for my bf, there is SOMETHING he must pick at. However, he naturally just eats around things. Ex: he eats the bunches out of the honey bunches of oats and whenever he gets ice cream, he loves to get flavors with chunks in them (phish food) and then eat all of the chunks out and leave the ice cream…sigh.

but SUCCESS! Tonight I made a sweet potato pasta with a light sage butter sauce. Nothing to pick out, and he ate every bite! πŸ™‚

18 pursuitofhealthfulness September 2, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Popcorn A!

Good luck with the early wake-up class! I hope that Derek’s navigation skills come through!

19 ida September 3, 2010 at 12:21 am

I like C. Hope you have a safe trip to NYC. Can’t wait to see all the good eats you guys find.

20 Kristin September 3, 2010 at 12:21 am

I like to chop up the broccoli rabe and saute it in a tiny bit of olive oil and water. Get it nice and hot then cover with a lid and steam through. Delicious!

My favorite way to eat broccoli rabe is chopped up with some house-made sausage, served over whole wheat pasta. Add some chili flakes for a little added flava. It’s so so good!

21 theprocessofhealing September 3, 2010 at 12:31 am

Your dinner sounds delicious! Creative!

22 Lauren September 3, 2010 at 6:29 am

Have a wonderful trip! πŸ™‚

23 gingerbreadcake September 3, 2010 at 7:55 am

I like popcorn A. πŸ™‚ And have a safe trip!

24 Jillian @reshapeyourlife September 3, 2010 at 8:38 am

Haha Derek is kind of like my boyfriend… completely suspicious of anything healthy/different. And to him if it doesn’t have meat it can’t be good. :;sigh::

I’ll convert him one day… maybe not about the meat thing though.

Have fun on your trip!

25 Stacey September 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

Yay! I love how most guys can fix things πŸ˜‰ And meatless sloppy joes are yummo-sometimes I crumble up tempeh and us it as the “meat” but not very often because my boyfriend hates tempeh. Good luck on your trip, hope the traveling goes smoothly for you! (And the waking up at 4 am part too πŸ˜‰ )

26 biz319 September 3, 2010 at 10:06 am

Have a safe trip! πŸ˜€

27 Megan September 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

I love broccoli rabe! Need to make some!

Have a blast in NYC!

28 Miranda @ MirandasJeans September 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

I like A best

29 Julie September 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I was just thinking I should go get something from starbucks when I read your comment about the ‘grande non-fat awake tea latte with one pump of pumpkin spice’. Of course, I ran out and got one right away! It was so good- now I have to find a way to keep myself from buying one of these every time I walk by Starbucks.

(I really hope this isn’t a duplicate post- it timed out when I tried to post this originally, and I can’t see it listed in the comments now.)

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