Thank you for sharing your opinions about the book. As I said, I really have enjoyed it, on the whole... Anyway, I'm almost done with it now and can pick out something else to read. I've been wanting to read something by Barbara Kingsolver--I'll probably check out the library pretty soon.
We have a grocery shopping excursion planned for this afternoon, because we are not well-stocked at the moment. We've been keeping up with our fresh fruits and veggies, but it's hard sometimes to come up with meals when there's not much else around. Last night, I did come up with a TVP "chicken" salad-style meal, that was very easy and aimed at using up some produce we did have. I put red onion, green bell pepper, and carrot in it, as well as some granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. TVP salad has been a good staple for us during busy spells. It actually came out tastier this time than I think it ever has before, so I will remember these ingredients!
It was good on a whole grain wrap piled with spinach and sprouts...
It was also delicious on a bed of spinach and sprouts, with a slice of toasted homemade bread.
Oh, homemade bread--that was the other staple that we made yesterday. I don't always photograph our homemade loaves, but this one is quite adorable, so I wanted to share it with you:
The recipe came from Fatfree Vegan, but we mix and knead it by hand rather than in a bread machine. This is a favorite bread recipe of ours. In the winter when the apartment is not as warm, we notice a difference in the way our bread turns out--denser, smaller, crustier loaves usually result. I love how this one almost came out in the shape of a ball! It's 100% delicious, though.
Oh, yes: Monday was the start of my last semester of grad school. I'm actually very excited about some of my classes this semester. My business curriculum classes should not be nearly as intensive as they have been in the past, so there's a break. And I'm taking a one-hour seminar on endangered species conservation and management (in which we will be reading A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, of which I have read excerpts before and found it to be wonderful literature), a hiking/backpacking class, and a Pilates class! Woo-hoo!
I guess that will leave me plenty of time to study for the CPA exam... woo-hoo...