Hurricanes are boring.
Tropical storms are even more boring. Particularly when the entire city shuts down because a certain mayor might be a little paranoid after the way he handled (or, um, didn’t handle) the massive snowstorms this past winter.
Knowing I wouldn’t be able to do much this morning, I didn’t bother going to bed early. I had a banana that was so overripe, it was practically black… but I didn’t want to make a loaf of banana bread or an entire batch of muffins. Nothing better to do during a hurricane than bake, right?
I have no idea what to call this… it’s not exactly a muffin! It was really dense, but I like it that way.
It included a (very large!) mashed banana, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 2 T soy flour, 2 t brown sugar, 1/3 T chia seeds gelled in <1/4 cup water, cinnamon, and banana extract. Shoved in the oven and hoped it wouldn’t be disastrous! And it wasn’t.
However, I stayed in bed much later than I normally would have — not much reason to get up when there’s wind and driving rain lashing against the house, is there? I did put out a bucket for a leak in the ceiling around 4.00 AM, but that doesn’t count as “getting up.” As a result, I didn’t eat this until around 10.00 … which is when the rain finally let up. I had a small window of time before the crazy winds were due to arrive, so I decided to use it to get in my weekend long run.
Just in case the splits don’t give it away, this was tough! There is a reason why I like to run first thing in the morning: I can’t stomach food beforehand. And even though my mom told me I’d be the only crazy person in the park, that wasn’t the case at all — people came out with their children and their cameras to photograph all the fallen trees. Funny choice for a Sunday morning outing with the kids, but hey, whatever floats your boat… (Oh, yes, there was a lot of floating potential. Let’s just say my new running shoes no longer look so new and shiny!)
After dragging my aching self to several stores in an attempt to buy a full newspaper, I brilliantly opened one to read that the section I was after (the one with the crossword, which is obviously the most important one!) had apparently been included with yesterday’s paper. Drat.
Came home, dug out this freebie left over from the tri:
I hated plain coconut water, but I love this stuff. Too bad it’s so expensive!
Right now, it’s just windy. I’m not in a low-lying area, so I didn’t have to evacuate… and even though I did see some uprooted trees and downed power lines during my run, my priority did not lie with photographing them. Near my house, for the most part, there’s just a lot of this:
But my office is located in an evacuation zone. And there likely isn’t going to be any mass transit running tomorrow… so I might get the day off. That would be awesome. Especially because my knee is not going to be happy if I have to bike there…
Oh, the post title… “the whole enchilada” is not generally a phrase I use!! But it’s fitting here. I finished off the package of sourdough wraps…
Sourdough wrap with mustard with horseradish, “steamed” kale, shredded carrots, and falafel; sugar snap peas on the side. I intended to add some cucumber to the wrap too, but I completely forgot about it until I stumbled across them in the refrigerator the next day. Oops.
But that has nothing to do with enchiladas. However, this does.
This idea just popped into my head because I have that “ground beef” in the refrigerator, and I also have a reluctance to freeze things for fear of never seeing them again. So I cut the last wrap in half (just so it would fit in the dish) and rolled it up with some of the “beef” inside, topped it with pasta sauce and nutritional yeast, and baked it for about twenty minutes. And I absolutely loved it.
However, I exhibited admirable self control and did not buy more of the sourdough wraps today. Considering I still have the rye wraps, and all.
I’ve been intending to clean my room for weeks… but I just never seem to get around to it. Maybe I’ll finally do that if I don’t have to go to work tomorrow. Because its state is getting to be a bit frightful. Just like my hair… I really need a haircut!!
And this has absolutely nothing to do with anything else, but I arrived very late to the party and finally read Sarah’s Key last week. I fully admit that I only got it because I thought my mom would be interested in it, but when a book is around, I need to read it. And it gets two thumbs up from me.
Have a great Monday!
“A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods.”