Here's our menu for the week -
Sunday - Corned beef and cabbage. Left Hand Brewing Co. "Nitro" Milk Stout. In today's case, the drink is as important as the chow.
Monday - Dal (chickpea) and rice (and yes, we used tea bags for this recipe!)
Tuesday - Dumplings (pork and shrimp) with sauteed bok choy
Wednesday - Roasted red pepper hummus with pita, tabouli and yogurt
Thursday - Whole wheat pasta with roasted cippolini onions, blue cheese, thyme and candied walnuts
Friday - Vegan chilaquilas
It's still middle-of-January-cold here in Chicago. It's pretty depressing, since the sun shines so infrequently and the wind howls incessantly. I haven't worn anything but my warmest running tights since December - and hat and gloves have been like second skin. I won't drone on and on about the weather, but it's really taken a toll on my mood :(
I braved some ridiculous chill yesterday to log about five miles. It was too cold to sport my green and white arm warmers; that, in and of itself, was a travesty. So aside from low cut green socks, I was basically free of festive apparel. Here's a shot of our green river this year - even the cold, gray uninviting skies couldn't keep away the crowds.