Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lazy Saturday's "Lunch Alfresco"...

Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous Saturday we have here today....if 10 was the best it could is at least a 15!  For once the weatherman wasn't wrong...they said it would be a beautiful weekend and today sure is!  It's about 1:30 and it is only 70 degrees here.  The sky is postcard blue without a cloud to be found.  It is breezy and just absolutely gorgeous!  I hope the weather in heaven is just like this!  ;-)

I woke up early this morning for some odd reason -- I was awake at 6:00 a.m.  I am so glad because I wouldn't want to have missed one single second of this gorgeous day.  I had already trimmed my rosebushes in the front yard by 7:00 a.m. and was at one of the local farmer's market a little after 8:00.  Hubby had a board meeting to attend today from 10-2:30 (seriously...WHO schedules board meetings on Saturday's???) after the farmer's market I headed to Publix and did a little bit of grocery shopping and was still back home before 10:00.

For lunch I made myself a veggie burger that I grilled on my panini pan (you can use it as a grill pan too).  It only takes a few minutes on each side.  I put it on one of those Arnold whole wheat sandwich thins (the really skinny buns) and topped it with some cheddar and a few slices of a tomato just picked from my tomato plant.  I put a handful of reduced fat chips on the plate and decided to dine alfresco since it was such a gorgeous day.  Check out my lunch below -- it was really good.  Not sure hubby would like these "burgers" though...they are made of carrots, celery, bell pepper, garbanzo beans, brown rice flour and sunflower seeds...but I enjoyed it!  Since I picked up some beautiful blueberries while shopping this morning, I decided to have a scoop of frozen vanilla lowfat yogurt topped with some fresh blueberries.  I served it in a little waffle bowl...and enjoyed dining in the "secret garden".  I hope tomorrow is just as gorgeous as today is.  This is MY kind of weekend!

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