Monday, January 5, 2009

Day 12: Soccer, cooking

Lauren and I spent the morning at a large soccer complex. We jogged a bit, but mostly watched Donna and her teammates DESTROY their opponents in the first game of the season. (Score: 1-0, which is pretty high for soccer).

Had Grammy and Grampa over for dinner, where Lauren and I made “our” “signature” sun-dried-tomato-pesto-chicken pasts. Quotation marks are because we mostly do just what The Joy of Cooking tells us on this dish. However, there are a few touches that make it our own (fresh basil leaves from the garden, the addition of sundried tomatoes in the sauce and as a garnish, and some balsamic-glazed, sautéed chicken breasts chopped up and thrown in). Pasta got rave reviews, and accompanied a grab-bag of leftovers as we tried to clear the fridge before scampering off to Maui.

After dinner, we watched An Inconvenient Truth, which I’d been meaning to see for a while. Pretty good.