Sunday, August 18, 2013

A nice Sunday

Today was very relaxing. I hope it was for you as well. Sundays should be like that. I awoke early this morning and I sure do enjoy when I awaken refreshed and able to rise early. It is so quiet here on Sunday mornings. The birds were lively at 5:30, and after 6:20 am when the neighbor left for work, I had the property to myself.

I studied my Sunday School lesson one last time, and read Genesis 16 and Genesis 21. I love the Hagar scenes. I had a small breakfast of a fried egg sandwich, and coffee. Ahhh.

After church I made a quinoa and green bean salad, and processed some of my fruit for fruit salad. The Bountiful Baskets is such a God-send. I love the cantaloupe and the grapes and the nectarines and the bananas and the mangoes and all the rest. There was a recipe on Facebook for a quick cake: add a box of angel food cake to a 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, and bake. It came out great and I top it with fruit.

Afternoon was taken with nap and then movie. Today it was "Queen to Play" a French movie about a woman who discovers chess, and then discovers that she is good at it. Kevin Kline, the Kevin Kline of A Fish Called Wanda and Sophie's Choice was in it, and his role was entirely in French. He speaks so well and has a lovely French accent. The movie was set on the isle of Corsica, and the scenery was breathtaking.

Corsica reminded me of Elba, another island in the Mediterranean not far from Corsica. Many European and French sailors make a day trip to Elba in season either from the mainland or from Corsica. I remember eating at a small family run restaurant on Elba when the sunburned and lively yachtsmen who'd sailed over from Corsica started streaming in. We asked the waitress and she explained why the influx. It is truly beautiful area of the world, and it was nice to see it again via film.

Tomorrow sees our first full week of school with the kids. I am looking forward to it, but I also know I'll be tired. My idyllic mini-vacation AKA the weekend will end with a resumption of the struggle with the car ... but that is OK. Tomorrow will take care of itself.


Anonymous said...

Even though we aren't vegetarian, I borrow some of your ideas. We love veggies! New to us - thanks to you, and our cousin also - quinoa. And we really like it. I borrowed your quinoa/black bean idea, and modified to our tastes. Turned out great!


Elizabeth Prata said...

Hi carolyn,

I'm so glad you enjoyed the quinoa-black bean idea!

I made the quinoa green bean mixture with reduced fresh tomatoes mixed in and that was great too. I liked the tomato-quinoa combo. I am going to have some tonight for dinner :)