Thus, I present to you: everything I ate yesterday.
Breakfast, 8:30 am:
In the mix: A combination of Trader Joe’s nonfat Greek yogurt, Noosa honey yoghurt, and Chobani passionfruit yogurt (a combination which sounds really weird and not all that tasty – and you would be right), topped with a sliced banana, fresh blackberries, dried goji berries, dried apricots, Barbara squares, and peanut butter. Unpictured: hot Yorkshire Gold tea with skim milk.
Lunch, 12 pm, after a glorious walk with Peter and dogs in the unusually warm Illinois weather:
Leftover pizza from Friday’s dinner party, a bit of omelet from Golden Harbor, and a salad dressed in olives and bell peppers.
Dinner, 6:30 pm:
I was so busy with a project, I completely forgot to have an afternoon snack. No biggie. When I came downstairs, this was waiting for me:
As I mentioned yesterday, Peter made gumbo from scratch, including a homemade roux that took 30 minutes of continuous stirring. That gorgeous deep brown color? That’s flour, oil, and water. The flavor? Incredible. Rich and slightly earthy, with a thickness that comes only from a perfect roux. Served with the last of our whole grain rolls from this dinner party (frozen and reheated).
For dessert, I savored a slice of Peter’s famous apple pie with homemade ice cream.
Okay, I take it back: I want Peter as my companion in the wilderness instead of my sister Courtney. Sorry, C.
Q: Have you ever made gumbo? What’s your favorite kind of soup?