Sorry I disappeared yesterday. Things here have been a bit of blur. We weren’t home much yesterday and I didn’t have my laptop with me so I got a little behind schedule on the blog. Let me tell you what we were up to. The pictures aren't some of my best because they were taken with my phone. Next time I will take my real camera with me since I have started sharing more than food on the blog.
Yesterday evening we did something that we haven’t done in a long time we went to a concert. Prior to yesterday our last concert was about 10 years. We had gone to see Jimmy Buffet with a bunch of friends (he is very popular with the sailing crowd). We had lawn seats because it is easier to talk and carry on which is something sail boaters like to do. The problem was the lawn seats went meant there were “kids” behind us. We had a bunch of 15 -18 year olds behind us that evening and one of the little juvenile delinquents actually caught my hair on fire with a cigarette. Thankfully it smoldered more than anything else but you don’t forget a concert that results in your hair burning. You could say that soured me on concert going for quite a while. My hair is still long (longer than the middle of my back) and it is still intact today after this concert. :-)
Last night we went to the Ram’s Head in Annapolis to watch “The Rippingtons”. The name is odd I know but it isn’t what it sounds like. They are an instrumental jazz fusion band and give a fantastic concert with a lot of energy. I would say I think they are much better in concert than on CD.
For those of you that are in the area the Ram’s Head On Stage in Annapolis is nice cozy venue, maybe 400 seats. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house. No seat was more than approximately 40 feet from the stage. It was a great concert and we both really enjoyed ourselves.
Before the concert we took a few minutes to walk around Annapolis (the state capital of Maryland). I took a few pictures of the Annapolis court house. Dan I were married there years ago. I am not a big church wedding sort of girl. We got married at the court house and took off for three weeks in Italy. Our initial plan was to get married in Italy but that meant we needed to get many documents translated into Italian and with both of us working long hours it just didn’t work out. We did the next best thing and left work one afternoon and got married instead. Some romantics we are, LOL. At least we took a good friend of ours with us to prove it happened. You see Dan and I were together for 10 years before we actually tied the knot. This is the second marriage for both of us so we wanted to be certain to get it right this time. ;-)
I love these cute little plaques to see on historic houses in Annapolis so I wanted to show you what they look like.
Here is one of the odd little pass throughs you see all over Annapolis.
This is the entrance to the Ram’s Head On Stage.
The original Ram’s Head Tavern is just next door.
This is the old church in the middle of Church Circle.
Here is the Sly Fox Tavern.
Annapolis is full of quaint charm and I hope my pictures give you some idea of what it is like. Dan and I had forgotten how much we liked it there and have decided to spend a Saturday there soon being tourists. Of course I will take pictures to share with all of you.
Breakfast this morning was a simple smoothie containing the following: 2/3 cup dry oats (ground into flour), 2 frozen bananas, 3 tablespoons reduced fat peanut butter, 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach, 4 shredded collard leaves, ½ teaspoon powdered ginger, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, water and ice (not measured) and stevia to taste. I had 2/5 of this and Dan had 3/5’s. We often make smoothies with fruit, nuts or seeds, and greens. It makes a fast yet filling breakfast. I always serve Dan approximately 50% more food than I give myself because I am short (5’2 ½ if I stand really tall) at that height I don’t need anywhere near as much food as he does at 5’10”.
Lunch was an enormous salad for both Dan and I. I used 2 heads of romaine, 1 avocado diced, 2 carrots shredded, 2 red bell pepper thinly sliced, 1 cup red cabbage finely sliced, 1 cup marinated mushrooms, 1 cucumber thinly sliced, a 1 cup salsa and a sprinkle of sun flower seeds.
At the concert we had a snack of roasted red pepper hummus with grilled pita, cucumber rounds and celery. We would have preferred more veggie and less pita but at least there was a veggie option so I am not complaining. No picture because it was dark and they asked us not to use a flash when taking pictures.
After the concert we realized if we drove fast we could make it back with plenty of time to see what Ian was cooking. We got the Szechuan tofu appetizer. So good, not good for us but really tasty. Since we eat so clean most of the time I didn't even feel quilty for sharing this last night with Dan.
We also ordered a whole wheat pizza with basil and mixed wild mushrooms to share which was delicious! The pizza had a nice mix of wild mushrooms which included chanterelle as well as others I didn't write down.
I am going to cover today’s activities in a separate post last today. Sorry I got so far behind. You wouldn’t have thought one day without blogging when have been that much of problem.
There is a pot of curried veggie stew on the stove now that smells divine. I love my Indian food! ;-) Other than that I have no idea what else I am making today. This isn’t new I like to cook from the seat of my pants or as Dan would say I like to “run with scissors”.
I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend. Talk to you again soon.