As you can tell from my lack of posting this week, I’ve been pretty busy and overwhelmed lately. Consequence: I’m a tired mess, my house is a mess, and the husband is a hungry mess (the boy literaly forgets to eat when I’m not around….).
I was telling my mom the concerns I have about the influence of my work on my health and my household. While I’m aware I’m a very lucky person (I have a fantastic husband, a job that I love, and a future to look forward to both professionnally and personally), I just need to let my frustration out every now and then. Otherwise, I feel like a pressure cooker ready to explode (I know, not the sweetest analogy but you get the idea!). Well my mom has always been such a great listener. She always has the right words to sooth my fears and a “plan of action” to help me. That plan included meeting me after work yesterday afternoon, taking me shopping for a while, showering me with presents, and helping us with some work around the apartment. It felt so relaxing to have her around. Like I could finally let go of that pressure….
She stayed over for dinner, which was the perfect occasion for me to reconnect with the kitchen…
While we worked on the house, we snacked on low fat goat cheddar and organic musli crackers…
Dinner later included:
- Ostrich steak with green peppercorn sauce
- Parsnips fries
- Sautéed mushrooms with crushed peppers, parsley and garlic
- A few asparagus “au naturel”
- And for the hungry husband, I made some mashed potatoes with black truffle and olive oil.
Ostrich meat is delicious and very lean (about 2,5% fat). I also love dear meat… They are interesting alternatives to beef…. Have you ever had either?
Parsnip fries have also become one of my favorite sides. I think I love them more than sweet potato fries… You really should try them if you haven’t yet! They would go perfectly with a burger, steak or chicken tenders…. or just by themselves!
For dessert we had pistachio yogurt and strawberries. I mixed one teaspoon of organic puréed pistachios with 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt and 1/2 tsp of agave syrup, topped with stawberries. Delicious and healthy!
Among the many presents she brought, she got me this totally cute cook book: “Brunch and dinners for you and I”. Perfect Valentine’s day gift! I love it and can’t wait to try some of the recipes!
Here is a cute pic of my mom and I:
Do you also have a very strong relationship with your mother? Has she influenced who you have become?
Happy Valentines day yall! I better get some work done before the husband gets up. I promised him he’ll have my undivided attention today! And I am soooo ready for some fun time with him!