Lunch at home on weekends - what a concept
{Avocado and Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Baked Potato}

I've been unmotivated to get on the computer lately, writing instead in journals - logging meals, books and events. I should put quotes around the word events as it's pretty tame around here. No concerts, no riding lately due to very crappy weather, no wine (!) and wow.....rereading this is sounds so negative!  Ok, changing gears.

Lately we have been antsy about retirement and moving and no, I won't talk about it ad nauseam here, but today I want to touch base on it. The weather here is swampy, and as I mentioned, can't do too many outdoor things/ activities.  So we have focused a little on cleaning out the house of unnecessary items. It's way early in the game to think about actually moving but it's never too early to de-clutter and plan.  Right?  We have taken many boxes to a local charity organization - things we aren't using, wearing playing, reading......it feels great!

Another thing we have been doing is eating at home more on weekends. Besides the obvious cash savings, it's healthier. We don't typically eat out during the week so weekend rides and grabbing a meal was always a treat but that's not been possible (*See weather conditions above)

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So, this is from a previous weekend but I wanted to share a simple and fairly quick meal.  A baked potato and a favorite Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella salad from Mary Berry's cookbook.  I wrote about it before HERE and may thank Katherine for introducing me to that cookbook.

Also on tap for weekend meals are Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche and Black Bean Burgers.  Simplifying life for now.

Anyway....I finally got off my butt to do a blog update and participate with Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday event.  Check out her link HERE and join in if you are inclined. You'll find some good meals and book reviews over there :-)

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7 comments:

Vicki said...

I love tomatoes, avocado, and baked potatoes. This is going on my menu for this week.

We've had a few rain-less days and I'm loving it!

Tina said...

Vicki, I'm so jealous! Right this minute it's not raining but I'm sure it will be back. Love this simple salad & hope you do too 😃

Debra Eliotseats said...

Rain, rain, go away....:( I just got back from swamping out my office. Lovely. Anywhoo, I won't go on ad nauseam about that either. :)

Mary Berry is so cute. We love her and we have been eating in on weekends a lot more lately (but that's due to the Blue Apron delivery).

Tina said...

Debra, I hope the Blue Apron works out, it's sure handy. I like everything being ready to go.
Rain, yeah...blah.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Weekend lunches out are nice but weekend lunches at home can be delicious and even more relaxing. ;-) Thanks for sharing your salad with Souper Sundays this week.

Tina said...

I love joining in, Deb. hoping to bring a good salad this week.

Katherine P said...

Thanks for reminding me about the Mary Berry cookbook! We've been taking a break from rich food so I've kind of stopped using all my favorite cookbooks. I think I need to pull out Mary Berry's book as this one seems like it would fit perfectly into our new eating plan (J's blood sugar came back high so we are trying to lower it by diet). Sounds like you're using the crappy weather for good! Hopefully you can get a ride or something fun in soon. I love a good rainy day but not when there's weeks of them!

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