Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rained out, taking the long way and weekend cooking

- My usual Saturday morning walk with friends was rained out (or drizzled out), but I still drove up to Starbucks for my weekend treat of a latte.  The dog in the truck in front of me at the light was just aimlessly looking around, when he stiffened and spotted something.  Click to enlarge for a better look at his alertness.  I looked to see what he was focusing so intently on and there, off to the left (out of view) was a squirrel - traipsing across a pawn shop's front lawn. 

- Taking the long way to Whole Foods to pick up ingredients for weekend cooking, so I could sip my latte and listen to the Lee Child book, Gone Tomorrow.  I reached the end later while sitting in the parking lot of the library, where another audio book awaited.

- This is a Weight Watchers recipe, Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale.  Click on the link for the recipe.  It was good!  I could have styled that better, I guess.  The photo was really for my sister, who follows Weight Watchers.  I don't, but spotted this dish on the cover of the WW magazine at the grocery store checkout.  Next time I will up the kale and might substitute cannellini beans for the Italian sausage, just for kicks. 

17 comments:

Joanne said...

Going without your weekend latte would have been also! Glad to hear you kept up the tradition even though it was a bit rainy.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - glad you were able to still have some personal fun during the wet weekend ...

Cheers Hilary

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the photo of the dog checking out the squirrel. Just as well he didn't jump out and go after it!

The weight watchers meal looks good.

Riot Kitty said...

Mmm. I want a latte now!

Susan Kane said...

A rainy wkend day, made special by the simplest of events. Very enjoyable.

Elephant's Child said...

A rainy weekend? Be still my jealous heart...

Lee said...

I love to be able to read what was going on in that dog's head! :)

That looks very tasty. I still have half a bunch of kale left...perhaps, perhaps, perhaps!

Ileana said...

You capture so much in just one photograph and your choice of dishes looks delicious. It's tough to believe that's Weight Watchers.

Cloudia said...

What an inviting dish!




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Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow, what a talented squirrel hunter there-
Oooo another Lee Child I'm sure to read,thanks
Your pic makes me hungry as usual! But I have to wait to go home tonight after BBsitting. Have some Swiss chard to put in soup later, you reminded me.

G. B. Miller said...

Gotta chase those squirrels, no matter what, eh?

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ladyfi said...

That pasta looks delicious.

ladyfi said...

That pasta looks delicious.

Sara said...

Yes, this last weekend was not so nice. Hopefully, the upcoming one will be better and you'll get your walk in.

LOL I missed your words about the dog seeing a squirrel. I read Hilary's comment and went back and looked at the picture again and again trying to see the squirrel. Fortunately, I re-read the post because I was beginning to think Hilary had x-ray vision:~)

Maybe weight watchers is getting better. That meal looks yummy. But I really like is the plate it's on. It's kind of pretty:~)

Happy day to you, Lynn!

TALON said...

That dish looks too scrumptious to be weight conscious. :) And I love when dogs spot something. They zero right in and little distracts them at that point! Lovely to be back and reading you, Lynn! :)

Granny Annie said...

I think you have told me this before, but please tell me again. What is the big deal with kale all of a sudden?

Granny Annie said...

Oh and it makes me so nervous to see dog riding in the back of trucks.