Today, I took it easy and relaxed for the most part. I went to sleep late, as usual, but was able to sleep in, so managed to get almost 8 hours of sleep. I spent the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon, responding to blog comments and reading other blogs.
I cooked one of the two cassava roots I had bought, earlier, for brunch. The actual root is white, when the peeled, but we usually cook it with turmeric, so the cooked root appears yellow. I ate it with katta sambol, which is a very spicy mixture of onions, a type of dried fish known as Maldive fish, dried chili, salt and lime juice:
|Cassava and katta sambol|
In the meantime, my daughter has been cooking, too:
Top row: Korean spicy tofu stew; green beans with butter, basil, and garlic; Pad Thai with shirataki noodles (which are made from a type of yam). Bottom row: Nametake - Enoki mushrooms cooked in mirin and soy sauce; one pot spicy Thai noodles made with shirataki noodles; braised daikon.
|Nanchatte bouillabaisse and tofu brownies with pecans and milk chocolate chips|
She said the tofu brownies would be considered vegan, if she didn't add the milk chocolate chips.
|Kamaboko and carrot puffs|
Kamaboko is a type of fish cake. She adapted recipes she found online, she said, and they are all recipes she's making for the first time, except for the green beans. Well, at least I don't have to worry about her not eating! LOL!
In the afternoon, I thought I would wash daughter's bed sheets, but when I went to take the sheets off her bed, this is what I found:
I didn't have the heart to wake him up! I know the saying is to let sleeping dogs lie, but I think it ought to apply to napping cats, too, don't you?
By this time, I had started to get a headache, so I took some Tylenol and took a nap. The nap and Tylenol helped, because the headache went away, after that.
In the evening, both cousin P and friend R called. I chatted with them, had a cup of tea, did the dishes (some in the dishwasher, the rest by hand), cleaned out the fridge a bit, and took the trash cans to the curb.
For dinner, I had another of the curry puffs. The remaining two curry puffs have been frozen for another day. I had some yogurt for dessert.
Daughter and I video chatted in the night for a bit. Her sore throat is turning into a full blown cold. I had her drink more coriander tea before we said goodnight.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in
- Afternoon naps (and Tylenol)
- Phone calls from family and friends
- Emails from another friend
- A restful, relaxed day
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Call for eye doctor's appointment
- Call for dental appointment
- Do the laundry
- Pay the natural gas bill
- Empty the dishwasher/put away dishes
- Do some filing
- Start on my closet
- Attend the knitting group
How was your Monday? Did you celebrate Labor Day? What are your plans for Tuesday?