First I have to say it is a little disconcerting to be so far behind on the blog. I am going to try to post abbreviated entries to get caught up.
Our day started slowly at home. We opted to sleep in since we both haven’t been getting good rest. Our breakfast was not the least bit traditional but it was good.
We started with a bowl of watermelon.
A bowl of leftover vegetable barley soup with pine nuts added a more substantial element to the meal.
For lunch we had a big salad consisting of shredded romaine, salsa, Roma tomatoes, cucumber, marinated mushrooms, cannellini beans, cashew crème fraiche, and pumpkin seeds.
Once we had our lunch we took off for Annapolis for the day and played tourist. Here are some of the pictures I took while we were there. Here are some quick pics and a brief description. First up the bar pictures because Annapolis Harbor has a lot of establishments to where you can purchase adult beverages.
(Yes that is a fish drinking a beer)
Here are some residential Annapolis pictures.
(this was such a wild paint job I had to take a picture)
Here are some shots from the Naval Academy. I took a picture of the map so you could get an idea of the size of it which is quite impressive. They are also seriously about security as you will see.
While we were in Annapolis we checked out a few restaurants to see if they had anything we could easily make healthy and it didn’t turn out so well. Since we were going by Whole Foods on the way out of Annapolis we decided to run in there to pick up a snack (which we split) since we were an hour away from home.
I have read this is the largest Whole Food in the chain and I believe it. Dan and I think it is at least three times larger than our local Whole Foods.
At the prepared food area we pick up broccolini salad, a Mediterranean pepper and olive salad, asparagus and orange and grilled tofu. On the positive side the vegetables were prepared tender crisp which I prefer. Also the tofu had a nice chewy texture and good char from the grill. However, on the down side both Dan and I were very surprised by how greasy the food was. At first I thought it was just us since I don’t use oil in my cooking. But I called an omni friend that shops at Whole Foods that isn’t fond of the prepared foods and I asked why the grease issue came up again. I am going to try picking up some prepared food at our local Whole Foods to see how it compares. Next time I will be buying a very small portion just for a test in case we have the same problem.
Dinner was a salad of shredded romaine, cannellini beans, oven roasted veggies, Roma tomatoes and raw sunflower seeds. On the side of the salad we each had a small amount of the leftover whole wheat pasta with cabbage and oven roasted veggies with short grain brown rice.
I have not written the post for Tuesday yet. Can you tell how far behind I am? *rolls eyes* I hope to get that written and posted soon but realistically it probably won’t be tonight. My next post will probably cover both Tuesday and Wednesday to get caught up. Friday is going to be busy here as well. We have an early appointment and then we are going to try to get to the beach. At least that is the plan today unless something happens. Can you believe Dan wants to take another day off from work? I know I was shocked. Talk to you all again soon.