I knew I had hit the point of veggie deficiency (think scurvy, but with vegetables instead of fruit), when I was in Target on Saturday morning, and I felt an overwhelming urge to go to the food section and chug a V-8. My salad for dinner that night did nothing to curb my veggie cravings. On Sunday, I was set for my standing dinner with R. He suggested we go out, and I said "No. I need vegetables more than I need restaurant fare." So we made a stir fry.
R dragged me to the store with him, so I could pick out exactly what I wanted in this meal. I may have gone a little overboard in the produce section, as I was throwing just about anything green into the shopping cart. We ended up with baby portobello mushrooms, three bell peppers (red, yellow, and orange), asparagus, broccoli, green onions, haricots verts, snow peas, and zucchini. And, because R insisted, we also threw in some steak tips.
|R made me go to Earth Fare, so everything was organic.|
|Can you see the chunks of olives in the bread?|
|Look at all those veggies! My poor little vegetable deprived heart was doing a happy dance.|
Of course we had dessert too. We bought dessert pre-made, so there's not much to say there. We happened to swing by the dessert case while we were in Earth Fare, and they had mini cannoli on display. I love cannoli, so I insisted on getting two of the mini ones. Of course then they had strawberry cheesecake and blueberry cheesecake crumble, so we had to try a little bit of those too. I couldn't finish dessert because I was so stuffed from all of the vegetables at dinner, but it was good.
Overall, it was a great end to a fabulous weekend. I wonder if I'd be pushing my luck to try to get even more veggies on my plate next weekend......