Sunday, April 29, 2007

A green Sunday

The first half of our day has followed our usual Sunday routine: gymnastics for Scooter (Trillian and I take a walk and get coffee while he's in class) and a trip to Whole Foods afterwards. While at Whole Foods, we did some impulse vegetable shopping--an interesting-looking graffiti eggplant and organic zucchini, ooh what about some sort of veggie sautee?--and then indulged in a couple of the marinated seafoods. Dinner plans were forming.

For the afternoon, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and headed off to the Green Living Show. We oohed and aahed over some organic cotton and bamboo clothing, picked up lots of literature, and looked over a bunch of hybrid vehicles. Scooter was especially interested in the vehicles, though more the bright red ones; he didn't have a lot of patience for his mommies' desire to look at the Toyota Highlander (verdict: we'll stick with our Corolla for a while later; two child seats will turn it into a 4-person vehicle, but that wouldn't be any different with the Highlander). Veggie dog for the boy, mini-empanadas for the wife, samples of granola and yogurt for me (not together, but that suddenly sounds yummy!). We didn't spend a very long time, as the crowd was packed together and pretty noisy. Scooter had enough and Trillian and I weren't too far behind him. And that's OK, because given more time, I just would have bought some things--which defeats that whole goal of decreased consumerism when I don't need things, even if the goods are responsibly made (and totally gorgeous).

Dinner continued the green and healthy theme of the day. We had a veggie sautee of the eggplant and zucchini we bought in the morning, plus carrots and celery. I also cooked up a batch of confetti lentils and couscous, again courtesy of Whole Foods, although it didn't maintain its color once simmered. And then some Cajun-spiced shrimp. Yummy and healthy, with leftovers for tomorrow's lunch and/or dinner.

Now to get the boy to bed and then to use my healthy high to help me pound out several more pages on my (last) paper.

4 comments:

crazymumma said...

It sounds like a fun and virtuous Sunday. I'm trying to hold myself back from drinking lots of wine....

Suz said...

Very fun! Good luck on the paper.

metro mama said...

Mmmm...shrimp.

Hooray for the last paper!

amy said...

Dinner sounded yummy and nutricious!