Archives for: September 2007, 24
Last night my Honorable Husband wanted to go down to the river for a picnic dinner. It sounded like fun to me, but my daughter had a big science test. She said she would take a quick study break and get back to the books. I got wrapped up in a computer project and suddenly HH said, "If we don't leave soon, it will be too late."
I hadn't even thought about what to pack in the picnic basket. It was easy to fix him a sandwich with beneficial ingredients. I had some cooked spinach, some leftover ground turkey, and a half a can of pumpkin. Spinach and ground turkey is a good combination. I usually add some raisins and nuts, which make it taste really good. But my lunch vegetables had been mostly green, and I wanted to be sure I got in a beneficial orange vegetable before the day was over.
The sun was going down, I dumped the pumpkin on top of the spinach, and tossed some water bottles and some fruit into the basket. Away we went, HH, myself and the dog.
As we ate, the fireflies came out. They are so pretty: like fairies skirting across the grass, or stars shooting across the ground. Fireflies are gone from the city. I'm glad they are still around in the country.
There is a 300 cliff above the river. After we ate, the three of us walked up the road to the top of the cliff. The sunset was fabulous with orange, purple and pink hues.
Maybe you're curious about my dinner. It looked terrible. Anyone expecting attractive or conventional food would be turned off. The texture was something like creamed spinach. I liked that. The tastes of spinach and pumpkin didn't exactly go together, but they weren't bad. I would never serve it or suggest it as a recipe, but I enjoyed it.
It's hard to explain. I obviously don't want to eat anything disgusting. But the immediate taste is becoming less important to me than how I feel after the meal is over. Cheese tastes delicious, but it makes me sleepy. I'll always think that donuts and chips taste wonderful, but they leave me with an upset stomach. Spinach and pumpkin are a little funky, but afterwards I felt contented and calm. Of course, the fireflies and sunset might have had a little to do with that as well.