May 2nd, 2011

Today feels a little off. Maybe it’s just Monday, but I don’t have the motivation to weed eat the yard OR take the dog for a walk. I think I’m better off to just shower, have some breakfast and get to work. For breakfast this morning we were contemplating having the Snow Crab we bought for Sunday (which of coarse didn’t get eaten because I was blessed to be invited for ribs next door), but then after my shower I decided that I really didn’t want to work all that hard for my breakfast. So open the fridge to see what we can find. Hmmm, I see a small container holding some leftover rib eye steak that we had covered with blue cheese. Sounds like it will be steak and eggs today. Got the wheat grass grinding, steamed some spinach, put the poaching water on (water, salt and white vinegar), and cut up the steak. I used my medium sized cast iron skillet to heat up the steak. I preheat the pan, then quickly sear both sides just to warm it up. I left it on the first side about 30 seconds, turned off the fire, flipped the steak pieces over and removed them after about 15 more seconds. As soon as the poaching water boiled, I turned it off, took off the lid and waited for the bubbles to stop. Once the eggs are in we are exactly 4 minutes away from a perfectly soft poached egg. When we sat down to eat, Randy decided a piece of toast would be good with a little coconut oil and honey. It was.

Having had a full breakfast, it was time to get tot the desk. Did some bookwork and about 12:30 I was wondering why I was hungry. It must be time for lunch. When we went shopping the other day we got some Mahi Mahi and I think it is time to throw that bad boy on the barbee. I seasoned it with olive oil, garlic ormus and pepper, then grilled it at 400 F for 5 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side…Perfect. When I took it off the grill I squeezed some lemon on top and let it rest for about 5 minutes. To compliment the fish we had some of that pea salad leftover from yesterday and some fresh asparagus. I did make a tarter sauce (although it was not needed as the fish was so good). The quickest, easiest tartar sauce is made simply from mayonnaise and pickle relish.

Back to work. I had several bags of bottles ready to recycle as well as some checks to deposit, so it looks like time for a trip to Pukalani. When I got out to the highway at the intersection, there was a dog that was running. I honked at him trying to get him to stop, but he ran right out into the intersection and got blasted by a truck. He hopped up and continued on his way across the highway. The truck stopped to see what happened as well as everyone else on the road. I did not follow the dog across the highway so I do not know of his demise, although it seemed when he hopped up and across the road that all was well. I completed my errands and headed back home.

A couple more customers and it’s time to call it a day. My chair is calling and my back is not terribly happy. After a short rest I started thinking about that leftover coconut curry shrimp soup. I think it must be time for a bowl of soup. It’s the perfect way to end the day. I put a little in a pan to heat up and got out a little baguette as an addition. Yes, this sounds like the perfect foodie day…For breakfast eat like a king, For lunch eat like a Prince, and for dinner eat like a Pauper. Good food just does not suck.

May 4, 2011 - 4:50 pm Jen - You need to take it easy. Your back needs rest too and all this good food is making me really hungry.

May 4, 2011 - 5:40 pm rebecca - Thanks for the concern, but he who does not work does not eat...Heh heh heh. This really was a day of rest you know.

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