Did anyone else experience the crazy storm we got in Charlotte Saturday night? Check out some of the pictures of hail I took (from the safety of inside my house!):
Looks like snow!
Crazy! Right? This might be the biggest hail I've ever seen. I was happy to have my car in the garage!
Saturday night I actually had plans to see a movie with my friend Kerrie, but we canceled when the hail and tornado warnings started coming in. I think Clyde would have cried if I'd left him too, he was pretty much glued to my lap all night.
Anyway, we survived the storm, and Sunday morning I woke up in the mood for some eggs and potatoes.
I made a batch of scrambled eggs, and also some homemade home fries.
Here's my trick for homemade home fries. I take a potato or two, stab them to let the steam out and microwave them for about 2-3 minutes. Once out, I cut them up and saute them in a pan with a little olive oil or butter and season with salt, pepper, and usually a little paprika or rosemary. The cook up pretty fast that way, which is great, because I'm an impatient person ;)
I also had some of the previous day's coffee over ice for a nice cool glass of iced coffee. Perfect breakfast :)
Later in the afternoon, Kerrie and I decided to see the movie we had canceled seeing the night before. We saw The Lincoln Lawyer.
I really liked it! There was a bunch of twists and it had me on the edge of my seat and I thought Matthew McConaughey was great in it. This is my kind of Matthew McConaughey movie- I like the ones he's a lawyer in, like A Time to Kill, and stuff like that more then the goofy ones, although, he's good in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days too! I have a friend that read the book and she said the book is really good, so I kind of wish I'd read the book first. Usually, when I read the book first that makes me like the movie less though, so I guess it's okay that I didn't this time.
After the movie, I headed home and walked Clyde, who had gotten kind of antsy in the few hours I was gone. The walk seemed to calm him down. Then had to figure out what to make for dinner. I looked through the fridge and realized I had this guy in there:
It's a Listada De Gandia eggplant! Pretty huh? I googled for a while looking for a recipe for this particular eggplant, but mostly found the standard eggplant recipes. I found a couple recipes that looked good, but would take too long (I was starving!), so I opted to grill some of it with some zucchini and red pepper.
Grilled veggies are probably my favorite summer food. So glad to have them back :)
I threw them in a Flat Out wrap with some spinach and goat cheese.
With a side of cottage cheese for extra protein.
This week is kicking off a couple weeks that are going to be off the charts busy!
Eeeeek. Hope I survive it all!